Managing Member of McGlinchey Stafford's New Orleans office. Represents clients in matters relating to nearly every aspect of operations, sale, or restructuring/recapitalization. Serves as outside counsel and trusted advisor for a wide variety of businesses, such as major banks, other lenders, shipyards, financial institutions, casinos, leasing companies, and heavy construction companies, ranging from medium-sized businesses in Louisiana to corporations with a national footprint. Extensive experience in commercial and business litigation and transactions, including loan transactions, asset and corporate acquisitions, construction contracts, shareholders' rights, officer and senior management contracts, estate and trusts, real estate contracts and leases, other contractual relationships, and disputes involving lender liability, unfair trade practices claims, shareholder disputes, claims against officers and directors, and derivative actions. Routinely handles matters involving bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, enforcement of loan and lease obligations, and foreclosures. Has assisted clients with drafting leases and other commercial real estate contracts, lease disputes, negotiating multimillion-dollar contracts, employment matters, litigation of non-compete agreements, trademark enforcement, bonds, contractual and unfair trade practices claims, shareholders' rights issues and litigation, lender liability lawsuits, claims against officers and directors, and derivative actions. Nearly 30 years of experience with bankruptcy matters such as creditors' rights, enforcement of loan and lease obligations, foreclosures, reorganization, bond debt restructuring, loan recovery, workouts, indentures, and high-stakes litigation. Has represented clients in restructuring matters involving a diverse range of businesses and asset classes.