Experienced And Proactive Legal Representation
Carleton Shoenfelt & Chapman, 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 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 matters: 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. We can assist you with:
- Business formation: We can help you form or restructure your business strategically 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 position your small business for success.
Leases and landlord-tenant disputes: Whether the issue involves rent collection or compliance with building codes, we provide experienced representation to commercial landlords.
Employment agreements: We have experience drafting and enforcing non-compete and confidentiality agreements for employers of all sizes.
Outsourced general counsel: Not every business can afford to have full-time, in-house counsel. We provide efficient legal services to many small and midsized companies.
Products and premises liability: We help businesses avoid litigation and negotiate on their behalf when they are facing the threat of lawsuits due to defective products or dangerous property conditions.
Eminent domain issues: We are dedicated to representing government agencies when it becomes necessary to take a property.
Construction site law: We have decades of combined legal experience handling real estate and property development transactions and resolving construction disputes.
Environmental issues: We represent businesses, government entities and individuals in a wide range of environmental law matters.
Insurance defense law: We represent insurers in defense matters nationwide, from regulatory issues to casualty and property defense.
Estate planning: We can help give you peace of mind by protecting your assets and loved ones when you are gone.
Family law and divorce: We can help you with divorce and family matters, which can be complicated and emotional.
Appeals: We can handle appeals at all state and federal levels, up to and including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Personal Injury: We have provided legal services to those injured in a variety of accidents, including those injured in driving accidents and those injured due to unsafe conditions.
Workers’ compensation: We provide legal counsel to help businesses to resolve claims limit their exposure.
Medical malpractice: Our firm defends medical providers against claims of negligent harm.
Local government and municipal law: We provide counsel to governmental entities and businesses seeking to contract with them.
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 defense law firm in the city. However, our clients 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 government agencies, small to midsized businesses and individuals.
Call For A Consultation With A Lawyer
From business incorporation and restructuring to other legal matters, we are prepared to help you protect your rights and interests. Contact our Baton Rouge lawyers online or call 225-396-9789 or 866-462-1068 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your situation. We accept credit cards, are available for after-hours appointments and are conveniently located in downtown Baton Rouge.