If you’re in business, having an attorney isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity. Effective business representation requires a unique blend of business-specific knowledge and litigation experience. At Ogwyn Law Firm, we possess both the understanding and expertise to help you protect your organization and move it forward. Ogwyn Law Firm combines extensive experience in business litigation and consulting, with a potent blend of business education and experience. We provide clients with business-minded legal advice that addresses all facets of business ownership. Whether your needs include selecting and forming a business entity, developing internal operating agreements, drafting and reviewing contracts, or facilitating complex merger and acquisition transactions, we have the capabilities necessary to handle litigation matters across a broad spectrum of professions and industries.
- Risk Management
- Strategic Planning
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Contract Negotiation
- Dispute Resolution and Litigation
- Entity Formation & Founder Agreements
- Business Succession Planning
- Employee Handbooks and Human Resource Compliance
- Corporate Governance including Board Member Search, Meeting Attendance
- Copyrights and Trademarks
Ogwyn attorneys have deep, substantive knowledge of Louisiana and federal employment laws. We have represented large international companies, governmental entities, and small to mid-sized employers facing employment allegations of all types. We provide legal counsel—and litigation representation when necessary—in complex employment situations. However, keeping your company out of the courtroom is our real passion. We will explore all solutions that are in your best interest, including mediation and arbitration. But we do more than just try to keep you out of court, we are committed to developing a relationship and assisting you in developing a strong, healthy work environment. We pride ourselves in providing employers with advice and counseling services that avoid litigation.
- HR Policies & Procedures
- Compliance Review
- Employee and Supervisory
- Discipline & Discharge
- Non-Compete & Confidentiality and other Employment Agreements
- Discrimination & Harassment
- Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation
- Investigation of Employee Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
- Accommodations/Interactive Process for Disabled Employees
Oil and Gas
Louisiana is home to some of the largest deposits of natural gas, oil and shale hydrocarbons in the nation. Considering the breadth and importance of the state’s petrochemical industry, it should come as no surprise that oil and gas concerns encompass a wide spectrum of legal matters. From acquiring right-of-ways, litigating disputes, and resolving issues with surface owners, to assigning well or pipeline rights for large transactions, Ogwyn has the expertise and industry knowledge vital to representing and protecting your interests. Ogwyn has extensive experience and expertise representing landowners throughout Louisiana in safeguarding their property interests, negotiating for mineral exploration and development, pipeline right-of-ways, expropriation cases, and partitioning co-owned property. Whether your needs include negotiating a mineral lease, litigating the extent and existence of a servitude, or handling a complex commercial real estate transaction, Ogwyn can effectively and aggressively protect your interests.
- Mineral Leases
- Pipeline Servitudes
- Joint Operating Agreements
- Conservation Applications
- Transfers of Interest
- Joint Venture Agreements
Litigation involving construction disputes have increase tremendously over the last decade and can often become quite complex. Over the years, our attorneys have developed a state-wide reputation for their efficient handling of matters in not only trials but also in mediation and arbitration proceedings.
Ogywn attorneys are not just respected construction litigators. They are also advisors and counselors. Identify issues before they become problems and developing strategies for resolution to deal with them are a hallmark of our firm. Our attorneys take pride in their leadership in the industry and have a thorough understanding of applicable legal and industry principles, often taking part in the drafting of key documents and legislation, as well as teaching these materials regularly.
- Public-Bid Law, including Bid Disputes and Closed Specifications
- Public Works Act, Private Works Act, Miller Act, and other lien matters
- Contract Negotiation, Contract Drafting and Change Orders
- Insurance Coverage
- Construction defects
- Construction Disputes/Design Changes/Differing Site Conditions
- Architect-Engineer Malpractice
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation/Arbitration)
- Surety/Bond Issues
- Project Documentation
- Delays, Scheduling, & Acceleration
- Project Termination and Default
- RFP, Proposal, Prime Contract, Subcontract & Purchase Order Preparation & Negotiation
- Warranty claims, including claims under the New Home Warranty Act
We have the knowledge, experience, and resources to provide you with the legal representation and advice you require. Whether guiding you through the probate process or assisting in the development of your own comprehensive estate plan, Ogwyn can ensure that you’re properly represented.
Because you and your situation are unique, we thoroughly review your asset protection goals to create an estate plan based upon your needs. We’ve assisted clients from all walks of life to chart a course for transfers of assets and property to beneficiaries, according to their particular wishes. It’s our job to equip you and your family with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family’s future. Ogwyn is equipped to offer you the information, guidance and creativity you need for this final gift to the people or charities you cherish most.
The Succession Process
While administrating a succession can seem like an overwhelming task, Ogwyn has the compassion and experience necessary to assist and represent you through the probate process while helping you to avoid the potential pitfalls. We perform a thorough examination of all aspects of the deceased’s assets and debts, ensuring all documentation, including real estate titles and motor vehicles, are properly processed.
- Last Will and Testaments
- Trust Creation and Administration
- Probate and Succession Administration
- Powers of Attorney
- Living Will