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Lance McCardle Featured in U.S. News & World Report: Money

Lance McCardle, a partner at Fishman Haygood who has been representing investors in claims against their brokers and financial advisors for 12 years, is featured in the  article, “What to Do When Your Advisor Messes Up.”  Read the article here.

Fishman Haygood prevails in U.S. Fifth Circuit, Mississippi Supreme Court

A Fishman Haygood team led by partner Brent Barriere has successfully argued the Mississippi Tort Claims Act does not prevent a liquidation trustee, standing in the shoes of a public hospital, from pursuing claims against the public hospital’s directors and officers.    The firm represents the liquidation trustee for the Natchez Regional Medical Center in a […]

Schilling elected President of the Association for Women Attorneys

Fishman Haygood lawyer E. Blair Schilling has been elected President of the Association for Women Attorneys. The Association for Women Attorneys is a non-profit organization whose membership consists of every sector of the legal community—public and private practitioners in civil and criminal law, judges, professors, corporate counsel, law clerks, and law students—who regularly gather to […]

Fishman Haygood files amicus brief for Innocence Projects

Fishman Haygood lawyers Alysson Mills and Kristen Amond have filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Fifth Circuit appeal of Alvarez v. City of Brownsville on behalf of the Innocence Project, Inc., the Innocence Project of Texas, the Innocence Project New Orleans, and the University of Mississippi School of Law George C. Cochran Innocence Project.

Mills and Amond co-author U.S. Supreme Court petition

Fishman Haygood lawyers Alysson Mills and Kristen Amond, along with the law firm Kaplan & Company, LLP, have filed a petition for writ of certiorari in the case Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant that asks the U.S. Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of Mississippi House Bill 1523. Mississippi enacted HB1523 in response to […]

Fishman Haygood continues its efforts to recover for student loan borrowers

Fishman Haygood partner Jason Burge and associate Kaki Johnson are leading a team that seeks relief for a nationwide class of private student loan borrowers who discharged their debts via bankruptcy, yet were hounded by debt collectors.  The lawsuit alleges that Navient was aware that certain non-qualified education loans were dischargeable in bankruptcy, yet Navient […]

Fishman Haygood continues pursuit of educational reform

Fishman Haygood has appealed a trial court order dismissing claims by four Minnesota mothers that the state’s teacher tenure, dismissal, and “last-in-first-out” layoff laws violate their children’s fundamental right to an adequate education. The plaintiffs’ complaint asserts that despite universal recognition that effective teaching is the most important in-school factor to student advancement, Minnesota law […]

Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans selects Sha for 2017 Class

Fishman Haygood associate Rebecca Sha has been selected for Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans’s Class of 2017.  The competitive, six-month program places its diverse members into different committees, focused on the arts, housing, education, and healthcare, for the purposes of deciding how to distribute funds to non-profits for maximum impact in the Greater New Orleans […]

Fishman Haygood welcomes new associates Kaki Johnson and Mark Macmurdo

Fishman Haygood announces the addition of two new attorneys to the firm. Kaki J. Johnson joins the Litigation Section in the New Orleans office as an associate. Kaki is a 2015 magna cum laude graduate of Loyola University College of Law, where she was a William L. Crowe scholar and an editor of the Loyola […]

Firm successfully defends Orleans Parish School Board

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has denied a request by two New Orleans charter schools to stall the Orleans Parish School Board’s implementation of a funding formula

Fishman Haygood assists with Stirling-Ochsner medical development in LaPlace

Stirling Medical Lacombe, L.L.C., an affiliate of Stirling Properties, L.L.C., has undertaken the ground-up new construction of an approximately 20,000-square-foot Emergency Department & Imaging Clinic for Ochsner Clinic Foundation. The development, in LaPlace, Louisiana, will give Louisiana’s largest healthcare provider a stronger foothold in St. John the Baptist Parish. Fishman Haygood lawyers Steven Serio and […]

Serio appointed State Chair for ICSC

Fishman Haygood lawyer Steven Serio has been selected State Chair for Louisiana for ICSC, the International Council of Shopping Centers. ICSC is the global trade association of the shopping center industry.  Founded in 1957, it has more than 70,000 members in over 100 countries.  Read about ICSC here. Serio is a partner in the firm’s […]

Sharonda Williams Joins Fishman Haygood

Former City of New Orleans City Attorney Sharonda Williams has joined Fishman Haygood, LLP as Special Counsel following a distinguished career in public service

Fishman Haygood Closes Real Estate Development Deals

Fishman Haygood’s real estate development group recently closed several multi-million deals, ranging from the CMBS refinancing of a mall in Hammond, Louisiana,to the purchase and financing of an apartment complex in Baton Rouge.

Firm Secures Victory for Executives in Employment Agreement Disputes

Fishman Haygood recently prevailed in two arbitrations on behalf of two former executives who sought to enforce the severance provisions of their respective employment agreements with a large multinational conglomerate engineering, procurement and construction company.

Paul M. Haygood (1942-2015)

We are deeply saddened by the death of our co-founding partner and friend Paul Haygood this weekend.

Fishman Haygood Sponsors Benefit for World War II Museum

Fishman Haygood was one of the sponsors for “Drafts for Crafts,” a benefit to raise funds a restoration project at the National World War II Museum. Funds raised at the event go toward the restoration of a Higgins PT-305 boat. One of the silent auction items at the event was the “Distiller for a Day” […]

Steven Serio Testifies Before Sen. David Vitter at Briefing

Fishman Haygood Partner Steven Serio testified before Sen. David Vitter and Congressman Bill Cassidy at an Environment & Public Works Committee Republic Field Briefing on August 15, 2014 in New Orleans. Steven, who is the Louisiana Government Relations Chair for the International Council of Shopping Centers, was one of three panelists who testified about the […]

Chambers USA Recognizes Fishman Haygood

Fishman Haygood has been named by Chambers USA as Band 1 among Corporate/M&A firms in Louisiana, and attorneys Louis Fishman, James Swanson, and

Firm Teeing Up Golf Course Revitalization

Fishman Haygood represented a group of investors in their acquisition of the real estate, golf course and country club at English Turn in New Orleans.

Burge, Richards Publish Article on Arbitrability

Fishman Haygood Partner Jason Burge and Associate Lara Richards recently published an article in the Gonzaga Law Review titled “Analyzing the Applicability of Statutes of Limitations in Arbitration.”

Fishman Haygood Prevails in Fourth Circuit Appeal

Fishman Haygood client Carilion Clinic may arbitrate its dispute with two investment banks that underwrote its bonds, according to a recent ruling by the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.