Montgomery & Andrews Volunteer as Mentors for Loyola’s Entrepreneurship Project

Fishman Haygood business attorneys Meghan Montgomery and Tyler Andrews are serving as mentors for the Entrepreneurship Project at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law during the Spring 2024 semester. This experiential learning course offers students interested in transactional work the opportunity to help local startups with tasks like organizing legal entities, drafting contracts, and preparing for outside financing.

Over the course of the program, mentors attend client meetings, answer student questions, review documents, and provide critiques. This marks Montgomery’s third year serving in the role.

New Orleans is a national hub for business innovation. In 2014, the city was named the No. 1 Brainpower City in the U.S. by Forbes, and in 2016, the Harvard Business Review called New Orleans the “Startup City to Rival the ‘Big Three.’” To encourage continued growth, Loyola works with Propeller, a business incubator that focuses on social and environmental ventures, to help identify clients. Former participants include 504Healthnet, a nonprofit whose mission is to improve access to healthcare, and Bricolage Academy, an area charter school seeking to advance educational equity.

The Entrepreneurship Project is a win-win for legal participants and area organizations. Students, guided by their mentors, gain invaluable experience while working with the community’s innovative leaders.

“It is such a pleasure to serve alongside the next generation of attorneys who will continue to make a difference in their communities,” says Montgomery.

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