Jones Walker elects 10 new partners, strengthens leadership of his company
Bill hines, managing partner of Jones walker, said: “I am honored to welcome a strong group of newly elected Jones walker the partners. I also look forward to working with Richard and Rivers and the other leaders of our firm as we continue to implement our strategic plan for success and growth. Richard’s unique background and leadership in our diversity and inclusion efforts is a vital and welcome perspective for our Board of Directors and our firm. “
Jones walker new partners include former specialist lawyers Gibbons Addison, Liz craddock, Nick irmen, John morris, and Rose Sher as well as former partners Victoria Bagot, Daniel Baudouin, Jason culotta, Thomas slattery, and Joey steadman. These partnerships are also effective on January 1, 2022.
Richard Cortizas is a member of the corporate practice group of New Orleans office and acts as director of corporate diversity. He focuses on transactional matters, representing clients in complex land use and zoning issues, public finances and economic development projects. He has extensive experience representing businesses, developers and individuals before local planning commissions, zoning adjustment boards and governing authorities of political subdivisions of the state.
Lelong Rivers is a member of the Corporate Practice Group and a re-elected member of the firm’s board of directors. Rivers practice involves a variety of business transactions including secured financings, real estate, acquisitions and disposals of private companies and their assets, as well as the negotiation of sophisticated business contracts. He is also general external legal counsel for an international consumer packaged goods company as well as other small private companies.
Gibbons Addison is a member of the Litigation practice group within the firm Red Stick Office. He represents individuals and businesses, from local organizations to Fortune 250 companies, in commercial, real estate, property damage, construction, employment, personal injury, intellectual property, environment, oil and gas, estates, trusts and estates litigation. He manages all aspects of litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including research and defense against emergency and injunction requests. Gibbons serves in the community with the Boys & Girls of Metro Louisiana clubs and the Big Buddy program.
Elizabeth “Liz” Leoty Craddock is a member of the firm’s government relations team Washington DC, Office. She helps businesses, trade groups, and nonprofit entities connect and work with elected and appointed federal officials to educate, develop, negotiate, and pass laws critical to the success of the U.S. economy. His areas of interest include energy, environment, natural resources, agriculture, climate change and trade policy, as well as issues of social justice, ethics, sanctions and governance. Previously, Liz was the first female-dominated personnel director of the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and vice president of government and industrial affairs for an international oil and gas industry association.
Nick irmen is a member of the tax practice group within the firm New Orleans Office. He is a member of the Tax Credit Financing team and focuses on New Federal and State Market Tax Credits, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, and Tax Credit Operations for social housing. Nick’s experience includes representing investors, developers, community development entities, syndication funds, and lenders in transactions using the Federal New Markets Tax Credit, the Credit Union. historic rehabilitation tax, social housing tax credit and various state tax credits.
John morris is a member of the corporate practice group within the firm Red Stick and Lafayette desks. It mainly focuses on public finance operations and related issues. He acts as a bond advisor to local government entities, such as municipalities, special districts and other political subdivisions, for their debt issues. John also acts as legal counsel to underwriters, issuers and fiduciary advisers in various public finance transactions. Jean is a resident of Lafayette, Louisiana, where he is an active member of the community in Lafayette. He sits on the board of directors of Downtown Lafayette Unlimited and sits on its executive finance committee. John also sits on the Government Affairs Committee of One Acadiana.
Rose Sher is a member of the firm’s tax practice group and the trusts and estates team New Orleans Office. She practices in the areas of estate planning and administration and is a specialist in estate planning and administration certified by the board of directors, as certified by the Louisiana Legal specialization advice. Rose also holds a Professional Chartered Philanthropy Advisor designation from the American College of Financial Services. In addition to her legal work, Rose also sits on the board of directors of the Jewish Children’s Regional Service and the Jewish Endowment Foundation.
Victoria Bagot is a member of the Corporate Practice Group and Corporate, Securities and Executive Compensation Team New Orleans Office. Victoria advises public and private companies in a wide range of industries on a range of corporate matters and in a variety of transactions, primarily in the areas of capital markets, finance and mergers and acquisitions. These matters included public and private offers of debt and equity securities, initial public offers and other transactions, such as take-over bids, exchange offers and solicitations of consent. She also regularly advises clients on SEC reporting, securities law and disclosure matters, as well as corporate governance and compliance.
Daniel Baudouin is a member of the Litigation Practice Group and the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Industry Team in the Houston Office. He regularly represents clients in all sectors of the oil and gas industry, with a focus on disputes involving major service, joint operation, development, and purchase and sale contracts. Daniel has also represented oil and gas companies in matters relating to wrongful death and personal injury. He is a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and has been named Best Lawyer’s One’s to Watch in Commercial Litigation for the past two years. Daniel is also a member of duke university Council for the development of young graduates.
Jason culotta is a member of the practice of labor and employment group within the firm New Orleans Office. Jason is an active member of the Trade Secrets and Non-Competition Litigation Team and the Pay and Hours Litigation Team. Jason has successfully advocated a wide range of complex business and employment issues. He is also an active member of the cabinet pro bono regularly team and work with indigent clients on criminal justice and immigration matters.
Thomas slattery is a member of the Litigation Practice Group as well as the corporate compliance and white collar advocacy team within the firm New Orleans Office. Tom assists companies with a variety of compliance matters including corporate policies and procedures, third party risk management, government enforcement, and internal corporate investigations, with a focus on anti-corruption , sanctions and trade compliance. He also has extensive securities litigation experience as directors and officers of public companies in derivative shareholder suits and federal securities fraud class actions. Tom is the secretary of the board of directors of FLYTE (Financial Literacy You Take Everywhere), a New Orleans nonprofit whose mission is to create equitable access to financial and professional resources for business owners and minority families throughout the region.
Joey steadman is a member of the Litigation Practice Group of the firm’s mobile office. Joey represents banks, financial institutions and investors in commercial collection litigation and real estate matters in Alabama and Florida state courts. He has also defended municipal clients in civil litigation involving personal injury claims and land use disputes, as well as insurance companies in personal injury cases.
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