BREAZEALE, SACHSE & WILSON RECOGNIZED BY CHAMBERS
The BSW attorneys listed in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA include:
- John T. Andrishok—Construction—Band 3
- Thomas M. Benjamin—Gaming & Licensing—Band 2
- David R. Cassidy—Corporate/M&A: Tax—Band 3
- Clay J. Countryman—Healthcare—Band 3
- Murphy J. Foster, III—Construction—Band 3
Labor & Employment—Band 3
- Gregory D. Frost—Healthcare—Band 1
- Alan H Goodman—Bankruptcy/Restructuring—Band 2
- Emily Black Grey—Healthcare—Band 3
- David R. Kelly—Corporate/M&A: Tax—Recognised Practitioner
- Richard D. Leibowitz—Banking & Finance: Public Finance—Band 1
- Eve B. Masinter—Labor & Employment—Band 2
- Van R. Mayhall, Jr.—Corporate/M&A—Band 3
- E. Fredrick Preis, Jr.—Labor & Employment—Band 2
- Claude F. Reynaud, Jr.—Litigation: General Commercial—Band 3
Comments about our ranked areas from the Chambers USA 2018 directory:
Construction— Band 3—Regularly advises construction clients on how to prevent litigation, drawing on significant experience in contract review and claims avoidance. Also provides excellent litigation and arbitration expertise, with significant experience in disputes concerning insurance coverage, construction delay and design error claims. Calls upon wider strengths in its environmental team to advise on land management and contamination issues. Interviewees cite the team's "high quality of service” as a notable strength.
Gaming & Licensing— Band 3—Frequently acts on transactions such as gaming asset sales, acquisitions and joint ventures. Able to advise on contentious matters, such as contract and license-related disputes. Also regularly represents clients in front of regulatory bodies. Broad client base includes casino companies, video gaming distributors and truck stop owners.
Healthcare—Band 1—Dominant healthcare practice offering expertise across the full spectrum of transactional, regulatory and litigation concerns. Acts for a broad provider client base, which includes major hospitals, physician practices and nursing homes. Experience includes Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement disputes, licensing issues, public policy matters and HIPAA compliance. Also regularly engaged to provide counsel in fraud and abuse and medical malpractice cases. Strengths Sources single out the firm's "excellent reputation,"describing it as a "top-notch" practice. Interviewees are quick to highlight the attorneys' "goal-oriented and client-driven” approach, as well as their "excellent working knowledge of the complex rules, regulations and jurisprudential decisions that affect healthcare.”
Labor & Employment—Band 3—Broad-based practice that assists employers with dispute avoidance and resolution involving all aspects of labor and employment law. Expertise includes advising on collective bargaining and NLRB proceedings, as well as acting on workforce reduction matters and employment harassment and discrimination suits. Also noted for its experience in immigration issues and employee benefits. Equipped to handle union grievances and employee strike management. Sources highlight the "client-focused" approach the team takes.
Litigation: General Commercial—Band 3—Offers services across a broad spread of commercial disputes, including antitrust, securities and IP litigation. Also fields notable strength in advising on regulatory compliance, which informs its strong dispute-avoidance practice. Acts for clients such as energy, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies across the state. Has recently handled a number of sizable class actions. Sources say the firm's "client service and responsiveness are top notch."
Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth and client focused and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the US and worldwide. To access the Chambers USA online directory, go to www.chambersandpartners.com/usa.
BSW was founded in Baton Rouge in 1928. Today, BSW is a multi-specialty law firm with more than 70 attorneys serving the legal and business needs of people and companies throughout Louisiana. The firm has offices in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Monroe. For more information, please contact Margaret A. Martin, 225-376-3640.