Business & Corporate:
Kean Miller’s business and corporate team has counseled clients in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and agreements with aggregate transaction values in the tens of billions. The firm handles complex transactions, including entity formation and joint ventures, affiliations, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, securities, strategic alliances, real estate development, lease and financing. This experience, combined with the firm’s intellectual property and tax expertise, provides clients with full-service business advice.
Kean Miller aggressively seeks creative solutions to client’s commercial and contract disputes. Kean Miller’s business litigation team has specific experience in trade secrets and non-competition agreements, software and licensing disputes, insurance coverage, bankruptcy and workouts, finance litigation and construction matters.
The Kean Miller economic development team is comprised of attorneys from a variety of disciplines, including: governmental affairs and lobbying; state and local tax incentives and economic development incentives; business and corporate; labor and employment; real estate; construction; utilities regulation; and environmental regulation and permitting. The firm has played an instrumental role in the successful development of numerous projects in Louisiana and in the nine-parish Capitol Region.
Kean Miller’s environmental team represents clients in water issues, air permitting and Title V compliance; ozone non-attainment regulation; climate change issues; release reporting; RCRA/HSWA issues, TSCA; TMDLs, OPA; SPCC; RECAP (state remediation program); DNR oilfield waste remediation programs; Corps of Engineers dredging and wetland matters; radiation and NORM issues; stratospheric ozone regulation; underground injection issues; permitting of commercial saltwater disposal wells and E&P facilities; carbon sequestration and enhanced oil recovery; compliance audits; advice on environmental management systems; Safe Drinking Water Act programs; environmental assessments or impact statements for new or expansion projects; and in due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. The environmental team has extensive experience in Superfund issues, RCRA, and the remediation of all types of hazardous and non-hazardous waste.
Labor and Employment:
Kean Miller’s labor and employment team has more than 150 years of combined experience in labor and employment law. The labor team has represented some of the world’s largest corporations as well as successful local businesses. The firm performs three main labor and employment services for clients: (1) preventive counseling and training, and assistance in drafting and revising employment policies, handbooks, and procedures; (2) defense of lawsuits and administrative proceedings; (3) assistance in labor management (union) relations.
Kean Miller represents many of Louisiana’s most prominent and successful companies in the acquisition of real estate, raw land for petrochemical and refining plant sites, and commercial property. The firm’s real estate experience includes acquisitions and sales, title insurance, tax, real estate finance, zoning, annexation, environmental matters, land use and property rights, expropriation, subdivision and development ordinances, zoning statutes, and public improvement districts.
Kean Miller represents industrial consumers of power and selected public utilities in proceedings before the Louisiana Public Service Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and other state and federal agencies and courts. The utilities regulation team provides advice to clients on electric contract disputes and rate cases, electric transmission access and regulation, the restructuring of the electric and telecommunications markets, the development of electric power projects and related contractual negotiations, the negotiation of electric service agreements, state and federal regulatory compliance, obtaining of operating certificates and approvals of acquisitions and mergers.
Additional Practice Areas:
Admiralty and maritime, banking and finance, bankruptcy and reorganization, chemical exposure litigation, class action litigation, construction, estate planning, health law, insurance coverage litigation, intellectual property, legislative and administrative lobbying, medical malpractice, permitting, probate, products liability, oil and gas, patent infringement, state and local tax, and toxic tort defense.
Kean Miller serves clients in numerous industries including maritime, energy, petrochemicals, drilling, exploration, technology, telecommunications, media, advertising, film and entertainment, retail, food and beverage, construction, contracting, banking, financial services, shipping and transportation, gaming, education, healthcare, manufacturing, refining and real estate.