Baton Rouge Commercial and Business Law Lawyers

Experienced and Proactive Legal Representation

Carleton Hebert Wittenbrink & Shoenfelt, LLC is a full-service Louisiana law firm. Our Baton Rouge commercial and business law attorneys work to meet the needs of our clients in a wide range of legal areas. We form long-term professional relationships with our clients who are able to turn to us again and again to create proactive solutions in their lives and businesses.

Dedicated Assistance in a Wide Range of Practice Areas

Our Louisiana attorneys' areas of practice involve commercial and business law, litigation, insurance law, estate planning and tax law, and a wide range of related areas, including:

Business and commercial law: From "mom and pop" companies to national and international companies, we help businesses manage transactions before they lead to conflict while always preparing for litigation, if necessary.

Business formation: We can help you form or restructure your business strategically in an effort to control risk, save money and increase efficiency.

Closely held businesses: We handle all types of legal issues that closely held businesses may face, including matters involving the authority of directors to act, shareholder disputes, buyouts and dissolution.

Contract disputes: Whatever issues you may face regarding a contract, we will work to help reach a resolution that protects your valuable interests.

Advising owners of small businesses: From business transactions to collections and employment contracts, we are here to help your small business position itself for success.

Lease negotiations and landlord-tenant disputes: Whether your issue involves rent collection or compliance with building codes, we provide experienced representation to commercial landlords.

Employment contracts: We have experience drafting and enforcing non-compete and confidentiality agreements for employers of all sizes.

Outsourcing general counsel: Not every business can afford to have full-time, in-house counsel. We provide efficient legal services to a number of small and mid-sized companies.

Products liability and premises liability: We help businesses avoid litigation and negotiate on their behalves when they are facing the threat of lawsuits due to defective products or dangerous property conditions.

Eminent domain: We are dedicated to representing governmental agencies when it becomes necessary to take a property.

Construction law: We have decades of combined legal experience handling real estate and property development transactions and resolving construction disputes.

Environmental law: We represent businesses, government entities and individuals in a wide range of environmental law matters.

Admiralty and maritime law: We represent clients throughout the Gulf Coast, from Texas to Florida. We also represent national and international clients with business interests in the Gulf and along major waterways, including the Mississippi River.

Insurance defense: We represent insurers in defense matters nationwide, from regulatory issues to casualty and property defense.

Wills and estate planning: We can help give you peace of mind by protecting your assets and loved ones in the future.

Appellate litigation: We can handle appeals at all state and federal levels, up to and including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Family Law: We can help you with divorce and family matters which can be very complicated and emotional.

Serving Clients From Louisiana, the U.S. and Around the World

Clients in the Baton Rouge area appreciate our availability, and we are the only admiralty defense law firm in the city. However, our clientele are located in dozens of states and in numerous countries throughout the Caribbean, Europe and the world.

Our clientele ranges in size and industry as well. We regularly represent major petrochemical corporations, communications companies and insurance companies, as well as various governmental agencies, small to mid-sized businesses, and individuals.

Call for a Consultation With a Lafayette Business Formation Attorney

From business incorporation and restructuring to other legal matters, we are prepared to help you protect your rights and interests. Contact our Baton Rouge business law lawyers online or call 225-234-0521 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your situation. We accept credit cards, are available for after-hours appointments, employ English and French speakers, and are conveniently located in downtown Baton Rouge.