Attorneys and law firms across the United States know our reputation here at the Lake Charles law firm of Scofield, Gerard, Pohorelsky, Gallaugher & Landry. That is why we are frequently asked to serve as local counsel to out-of-state law firms whose clients find themselves involved in major litigation in Louisiana state and federal courts. As local counsel, our role can vary from serving in a traditional local “eyes and ears” role to serving as lead or co-lead counsel.
Regardless of the role requested of us, our goal is to provide the highest-quality legal advice and assistance to the mutual client, coupled with unsurpassed responsiveness. There is no compliment we enjoy more than being told by out-of-state counsel that working with us reminds them of working with their own partners. That is why we often form lasting bonds with out-of-state counsel who come back to us again and again.
By way of illustration, we have served as local counsel in Louisiana matters with a variety of law firms, including Gibbs & Bruns; Kirkland & Ellis; Norton, Rose Fulbright; Neal & Harwell; Bowman & Brooke; Jones Day; Haynes & Boone; Littler Mendelson; Balch & Bingham; McGuireWoods; and Shook, Hardy & Bacon.
Local Counsel For Louisiana Business Transactions
Local counsel is not only important in litigation matters. Our transactional lawyers can also help out-of-state firms understand how Louisiana’s unique Civil Law system impacts their clients’ large transactional, real estate or financing matters. We have assisted in the formation of commercial and industrial facilities, including chemical companies, manufacturers, restaurants, hotels, theaters and retailers.
The out-of-state firms and clients whom we have helped include Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice; O’Melveny & Myers; Gholson, Hicks & Nichols; Donovan & Giannuzzi; Latham & Watkins; and the National Accounts Offices of First American Title Insurance Company throughout the United States, including New York, Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans, California, Denver and Seattle.