By: R. Devin Ricci

Companies that rely upon trade secret information must remain diligent with their rights at all time – one inadvertent disclosure could, in theory, kill trade secret protection. As such, companies will need to adapt and revamp their security measures to account for the mass adoption of teleworking in response to the

By Carrie Tournillon

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Governor Edwards announced the availability of a new state-led loan program to provide loans to Louisiana small businesses in response to COVID-19. The Louisiana Loan Portfolio Guaranty Program (“LPGP”) is a partnership of the Louisiana Economic Development (“LED”), the Louisiana Bankers Association (“LBA”) and the Louisiana Public

By Carey J. Messina

Under Louisiana law, one can provide specific directions or the designation of a specific person to control the internment of that person’s remains. The directions must be in the form of a notarial testament or a written and notarized declaration. In the absence of specific directions, the law creates a priority

By: Jaye CalhounCarey MessinaKevin CurryJason BrownAngie AdolphJ. Mark MillerPhyllis SimsRobert Schmidt, Royce Lanning, and Willie Kolarik

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Public Law No: 116-136, the “CARES Act”

By: Hannah D. Robinson and Ben K. Jumonville

On March 26, 2020, Governor John Bel Edwards issued Emergency Proclamation 37 JBE 2020 (the “Proclamation”) providing certain measures intended to aid Louisiana businesses in navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, including a temporary suspension of the statutory requirement that Louisiana corporations notice and hold annual and

By: Jaye CalhounCarey MessinaKevin CurryJason BrownAngie AdolphJ. Mark MillerPhyllis SimsRobert Schmidt, Royce Lanning, and Willie Kolarik

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act” or the “Act”).  The

By: Carey J. Messina

When we meet with clients concerning their estate planning, we want to focus on assets such as IRA’s, life insurance policies, annuities, 401k accounts, and 403b accounts.  We normally refer to these accounts as “non-probate assets”.   Non-probate assets normally pass at death by way of a written beneficiary form.  These forms

By: Jennifer Jones Thomas

Physicians enrolled in Medicare are all-to-familiar with the constraints of the Stark Law which prohibits physicians from making referrals for designated health services (“DHS”) payable by Medicare when the physician (or immediate family member) has a financial relationship with the entity performing the DHS.  On March 30, 2020, CMS announced a