OVERVIEW OF THE FIRM
The organization of Standard Law established a diversified law practice with a depth of legal experience. Principally located in Lafayette, Louisiana, Standard Law serves its clients’ interests across the state in a broad range of transactional and litigated legal matters. Practice areas comprise real estate, business and corporate law, probate, succession and estate planning, energy, administrative and municipal law. Additional areas include family law, employment law and commercial and general civil litigation. The firm’s client base consists of individuals, businesses, state, and municipal agencies, and often reflect revered personal relationships. Whether engaged to handle a routine transaction or a highly complex legal proceeding, our objective is the same: forge longstanding relationships with our clients through skilled legal representation and judicious counsel.
Our firm’s attorneys have extensive experience and expertise in real estate and property law, representing individuals and businesses in all related matters involving real property, which includes commercial acquisitions and conveyances, construction and land development, private capital and secured financing, joint-venture agreements, commercial leases, land use and regulatory compliance–to name a few. The firm’s affiliated in-house title company, Standard Title, provides escrow and closing services for all residential transactions, and issues title insurance through several national underwriters. As a complement to these transactional matters, our skilled attorneys and experienced support staff avail the resources necessary to aggressively engage in complex litigation in all ancillary civil proceedings, mediation and arbitration.
Our firm’s attorneys also have extensive experience and expertise in handling our clients’ estate planning, succession administration and probate proceedings, which includes drafting last wills and testaments, general trusts, credit shelter trusts and special needs trusts. Our practice encompasses all related matters involving succession and probate proceedings, to include succession litigation and the representation of individual heirs or legatees involved in such actions. This experience, coupled with the interdisciplinary nature of property law and probate and succession law in Louisiana, allows our attorneys to serve both clients’ interests simultaneously.
For business and corporate matters, our attorneys are well seasoned assisting new and on-going business concerns with corporate governance and by-laws, drafting or amending operating agreements, joint-venture and partnership agreements, dissolutions, stock or membership acquisitions and transfers. As general counsel, our attorneys provide advice and guidance in matters involving contract law and employment law, to include state and federal regulatory compliance. In addition to the comprehensive transactional services offer, our firm routinely engages in commercial litigation, ranging from collections, foreclosures, judgement enforcement to actions for breach of contract, shareholder derivative suits, actions for breach of fiduciary duties, and bankruptcy litigation.
In addition, our firm’s attorneys have valuable experience engaging in many disciplines of general civil litigation, to include family law matters, defense of civil actions, general negligence and personal injury claims. The hallmark of our firm is to provide highly skilled attorneys capable of effectively representing our clients’ interest in diverse practice areas.