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Black Bay Energy Capital Closes Partnership Deal with Total Operations and Production Services

Fishman Haygood client, Black Bay Energy Capital, has partnered with Total Operations and Production Services (TOPS). Black Bay is a private equity firm focused on high-growth companies with next-generation products, services and technology solutions in the oilfield services and equipment sector. TOPS is a provider of compression products and services that specializes in gas lift applications in the Permian Basin.…

Sharonda Williams to Receive Outstanding Lawyer Hidden Figure/Impact Award

Sharonda Williams is one of seven influential women who will receive the Outstanding Woman Lawyer Hidden Figure/Impact Award from the National Bar Association, Women Lawyers Division.  This national honor celebrates women lawyers and jurists who advance and embody the ideals of the NBA-WLD.…

Fishman Haygood prevails in Mississippi Supreme Court

A team led by Fishman Haygood partner Alysson Mills has successfully argued Anheuser-Busch violated the Mississippi Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act when it “matched and snatched” a Mississippi beer distributor’s sale to another distributor.

Rex Distributing, a family-owned distributor in Gulfport, Mississippi, alleged Anheuser-Busch and Mitchell Distributing conspired to redirect Rex’s intended sale to Mitchell instead, to punish Rex for having done business with Yuengling, Anheuser-Busch’s competitor.  …

The Firm Files Claims for over 900 Stanford Ponzi Scheme Victims

Fishman Haygood, together with co-counsel Castillo Snyder, filed individual claims for over 900 victims of the Stanford Ponzi scheme.  In total, the defrauded investors seek to recover nearly $500 million from five banks that had long-standing relationships with Allen Stanford and his entities.  The victims of the scheme allege that the banks’ close ties to Stanford gave them a front row seat to the fraud as it happened. The Wall Street Journal describes similar claims by a handful of other investors in this article.

Chambers Recognizes the Firm and its Attorneys

Fishman Haygood’s lawyers have once again been recognized by Chambers as among the best in Louisiana.  The firm is ranked Band 1 in Real Estate, Corporate / M&A, Commercial Litigation and Plaintiffs’ Litigation.  Nearly all of our partners are ranked in their practice areas and even our senior associates are on the rise.  Click here for more information.

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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 John Werner or  Charles Landry.

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

Fishman Haygood and 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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