Adams and Reese add three partners to the New Orleans office,


NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, September 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Adams and Reese LLP is pleased to announce that Ricardo “Richard” Aguilar has joined the firm’s financial services practice as a partner in the Nova Scotia office. Orleans. Aguilar brings extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of commercial and commercial matters while advising clients on a wide range of financial matters. Aguilar is joined by Adam McNeil and Mark Chaney, III, also partners. Formerly at McGlinchey Stafford, the trio draws on extensive experience advising clients across multiple industries and states and builds the firm’s expertise in high-impact business and commercial matters, adding to the practice of services brand financiers at Adams and Reese.

“Richard, Adam and Mark bring tremendous national, regional and local experience, having served important clients in a wide range of industries and sectors. We are honored to welcome them to our firm, ”said Gif Thornton, Managing Partner of Adams and Reese. “With a blend of legal talent and pragmatic business acumen, they are three of the South East’s most successful and respected lawyers. We know that they will have an immediate impact on our regional footprint, continuing their many successes and ensuring favorable results for clients. ”

Aguilar strengthens the financial services, construction, real estate and business practices of Adams and Reese. He has extensive experience advising clients on matters such as creditors’ rights, lender liability issues and cases, construction contracts and related litigation, estate and fiduciary litigation, real estate contracts and claims. leases and claims for unfair contractual and commercial practices.

“Adam, Mark and I are delighted to join a distinguished firm with the reputation and stature of Adams and Reese,” said Aguilar. “The firm is made up of a team of accomplished practitioners and the depth of service offered to clients is unmatched. I believe that with the platform and resources of Adam and Reese, we can deliver more value to our customers in this ever-changing economic, business and regulatory environment, and we are excited to continue to implement strategies that generate results for clients.

In addition, Aguilar’s multi-state practice focuses on bringing its experience and knowledge of business operations to clients facing issues in areas involving creditors’ rights, reorganization, and commercial and commercial litigation. with strong consequences.

A seasoned litigator and transactional lawyer, McNeil’s practice focuses on logistics, construction, banking, real estate and transportation. Having litigated complex commercial cases before federal courts, state courts and arbitration boards, McNeil offers his clients a deep knowledge and understanding of commercial litigation, commercial torts, breach of lease and remedies and defenses under the laws of Louisiana and Texas.

In addition, McNeil advocates for admiralty (including ship seizures), construction, unfair trade practices, fraud and professional liability issues and has represented foreign and domestic owners, operators and lenders in financing transactions. of ships around the world.

Drawing on an in-depth knowledge of commercial and consumer lending matters, corporate governance, oil and gas exploration, production and pipeline operations, and construction of shipyards and ships, Chaney skillfully pleads or arbitrates even the most complex issues. With extensive professional experience spanning a wide range of topics, issues and procedures, Chaney has impressive understanding and skills in out-of-court negotiation and documentation for banks and commercial lenders, litigation in state and federal courts. and bankruptcy.

Chaney is particularly adept at helping out-of-state clients understand and navigate Louisiana laws and procedures relating to creditors’ rights, mortgages, and Uniform Commercial Code security interests, and assist clients with prioritize legal issues.

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