Corporate Counseling and Organization

Guidance to build a successful business from the ground up

From a client perspective, general corporate counsel might seem to have little in common with litigation counsel. At Koch & Schmidt, however, we recognize that the two are closely linked, and that experience and success in litigation strengthen the legal representation we provide to businesses seeking to build and maintain a competitive edge in our region's economy.

Why? In helping clients respond to legal crises, we see that even the sharpest business owners can sometimes fail to account for the many contingencies that can arise in the business cycle and negatively impact their enterprises. By the same token, when businesses take action without thinking several steps ahead, they increase the likelihood that circumstances will arise down the road that threaten their stability and success.

Our firm recognizes that in the business world, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. While we excel at providing cures in times of crisis, we are equally adept at providing our business clients with both a roadmap and set of tools to minimize their legal risk and help achieve success within their industries. Our corporate counsel in this area includes:

  • Business entity selection and formation
  • Contract negotiation, review and execution
  • Real estate purchases, sales and leases
  • Asset sales and purchases
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governing issues and compliance
  • Human resources guidance
  • Business succession planning

As a local firm with a regional presence, we have a longstanding familiarity with Louisiana's business climate and landscape. For legal counsel to begin your new business or help it maintain the success you've already achieved, arrange a consultation with our attorneys. Call 504-541-9026 or send an email.