Louisiana Lawyers with a National Reputation

Fishman Haygood provides innovative solutions in both Business and Litigation. Our partners and associates are experienced in a variety of areas of law, and are recognized leaders in their fields.

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Scott Willis is Who’s Who in Real Estate Law

After researching the global real estate market to identify the leading practitioners in each jurisdiction, WWL selected Scott Willis as among the most prominent Louisiana lawyers in his  field.  The listed lawyers are well versed in the full range of real estate services, including acquisitions and disposals, leasing, planning and development, joint ventures, financing and real estate management.  Locally, Scott has represented Rouses Supermarkets during its expansion to 60 plus stores, including acquisitions, leasing, construction and remodeling of numerous stores.

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Fishman Haygood Welcomes Chip Saulsbury as a Partner in the Firm

Fishman Haygood proudly announces that Chip Saulsbury has become a partner in the firm.  Chip’s practice primarily focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and general corporate matters. Chip represents private equity funds, family investment offices, and individuals in a wide breadth of M&A and direct investment activities.  He also helps companies with strategic acquisitions, but is just as adept at working on the seller’s side of deals.  Chip also works closely with family and closely held companies in planning and structuring their businesses efficiently, often through the use of LLCs.…

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Economic Development Districts = Tax Dollars to Developers

Real Estate Developers in Louisiana can receive tax dollars to enhance projects through Economic Development Districts (EDDs).  EDDS are strictly defined geographic areas that are authorized and created by ordinance of the city or parish where they are located.  The vast majority of EDDs generate tax revenues for real estate developments from sales and use taxes and hotel occupancy taxes, though property taxes may also be used.  Read more about EDDs here. If you have questions about Opportunity Zones, contact  Charles Landry.

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CREW Comes to New Orleans: Leadership Summit for Women in Commercial Real Estate

Megan Riess, Fishman Haygood partner and President of New Orleans CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), welcomes CREW delegates from across the country for the 2019 CREW Network Leadership Summit.  This multifaceted meeting brings together the top leaders in CREW Network to learn from one another about chapter management, but also to learn from leading experts about the critical leadership skills that give you the business advantage.

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