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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.

Louis Fishman to honor the late Justice Andrew G.T. Moore at the 31st Tulane Corporate Law Institute

Louis Fishman will deliver remarks about the life of the late Justice Andrew G.T. Moore at the opening of the 31st Tulane Corporate Law Institute on Thursday March 14, 2019.  Justice Moore (Tulane BA ’58, JD ’60) passed away on December 10, 2018 in Wilmington, Delaware.   Justice Moore, a justice on the Delaware Supreme Court for 12 years and one of the founders of the Institute, wrote and shaped much of the landmark case law that continues to guide the organization and conduct of American business today.…

Kerry Miller, Paul Thibodeaux, and Danny Dysart Join Fishman Haygood

Fishman Haygood welcomes the formidable trial team of Kerry Miller, Paul Thibodeaux, and Daniel Dysart to the firm’s litigation group. Miller’s broad civil and criminal defense practice covers environmental, industrial failure, insurance coverage, and construction matters.

Miller and his team are known for their high-level legal work and unrivaled work ethic. …

Lance McCardle Selected as a Leader in Law by NO CityBusiness

Congratulations to Lance McCardle, who was selected to the 2019 Leadership in Law class by New Orleans CityBusiness, which annually recognizes New Orleans lawyers for their career and community accomplishments.  See the full list here.  A special Leadership in Law insert profiling Lance and all other honorees will run in the May 24 issue of CityBusiness.  An event will be held to celebrate this year’s Leaders in Law on May 13 at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

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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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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