Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility in New Orleans
Resolving Legal Matters in New Orleans for 30+ Years
When disciplinary complaints are made against lawyers and law firms, they
threaten not only an individual lawyer’s ability to practice law,
but also the firm’s capacity to operate effectively. Lowe Stein’s
lawyers understand the nature and potential consequences of disciplinary
complaints on every level, and we have the practical knowledge and experience
to vigorously represent our clients.
Law Firms Organization and Structure
Lowe Stein lawyers have 30+ years of legal experience which has included
counseling law firms from creation to dissolution. Our lawyers have advised
law firms on all aspects of mergers, lateral hiring, partner separation
and law firm compensation structures. Choosing the legal status of a new
or existing law firm can be complex. Compensation structures, liability
concerns, and tax issues are but a few of the matters that need to be
weighed in making the appropriate business model selection. Whatever choice
is made, written agreements clearly expressing members’ understanding
of all aspects of the firm’s operation and structure are essential.
Where a change in a firm’s structure is contemplated or required,
as the result of a merger or other significant event, our lawyers are
available to guide the firm through the alternative choices to arrive
at the most efficient and appropriate outcome.
Partnership Disputes, Partner Withdrawals, and Dissolutions
Partnership disputes, partner withdrawals, and law firm dissolutions are
an unfortunate but recurring reality in the legal profession. That does
not mean that these events need to be “messy.” To the contrary,
their potentially negative consequences can often be significantly mitigated.
We have represented both individual lawyers and law firms in these situations.
They have dealt with many varied ethical and legal issues. When there
is room for negotiated solutions, our lawyers seek them. In the event
of an unavoidable firm dissolution, Lowe Stein’s lawyers can facilitate
the winding-up process so that it is conducted in as orderly a manner
as possible. However, when there is no choice except to resort to arbitration
or litigation, we are there to help.
We have been delivering exceptional legal services to those facing complex
legal matters in New Orleans for decades. To learn more about how our
firm can help you,
contact us to schedule a
confidential case evaluation with one of our skilled attorneys.