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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.

Jim Swanson is Faculty for Securities Litigation 2019 presented by the Practising Law Institute

Jim Swanson, Managing Partner of Fishman Haygood and faculty member of the Practising Law Institute (PLI), will join a panel of esteemed lawyers in New York to discuss Securities Litigation: Trial of the Civil Action.  The panel is part of Securities Litigation 2019, a daylong program that PLI will present on April 1 at its New York office and will also make available through live webcast.  The program covers all the issues that can arise in the most complex securities matters, including SEC investigations and all stages of securities litigation and arbitration.  Learn more and register here.…

Lori Mince to present ABA webinar on Ethics in Contract Negotiations

Contract  negotiations often involve an attorney “puffing” the client’s strengths  or positions while downplaying other aspects of the deal in order to get the client the best outcome.  On April 10, the ABA Section of Real Property, Trusts and Estates will present a webinar on Ethics in Contract Negotiations for CLE credit. Fishman Haygood Partner, Lori Mince, will join a panel to discuss how to maintain fidelity to,  and advocacy for, a client while not breaching an attorney’s obligations  of candor and truthfulness.  Learn more and register here.

Lori Mince is Chair of the ABA Real Property Litigation and Ethics Group.

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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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