Chambers USA recognized Louisiana lawyers from Gordon Arata, ranking them in multiple practice areas. Chambers quoted a client as saying, “The firm offers a great service and the turnaround time is excellent.” Other clients were reported as saying, “The firm takes a very effective approach and has a commitment to thorough client representation,” and, “The depth and breadth of the team is strong.”
The firm’s Litigation: General Commercial and Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas practices were ranked, and the following attorneys were ranked in those areas as well as for Construction and Real Estate.
Michael E. Botnick—Construction—“…Advises public and private sector clients on a variety of projects, with his transactional expertise complemented by his handling of construction arbitration.”
Bob J. Duplantis— Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas—“…Has a strong reputation in the oil and gas market, with longstanding experience in energy-related litigation.” “He is very experienced and smart.”
Ewell “Tim” Eagan—Litigation: General Commercial—“Represents banking, energy, healthcare and construction sector clients in an array of disputes, including multidistrict litigation.” “[Tim] is one of the great lawyers in New Orleans.”
C. Peck Hayne Jr.—Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas—“…Well regarded for his transactional expertise. His practice covers purchase and sale of energy assets, mineral leases and title advice.” “Always the master of his craft.”
Samuel E. Masur—Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas—“…Regularly handles both litigation and transactional work within the oil and gas sector. He handles matters across Louisiana and in neighbouring states.” “Sam Masur was well prepared, detail-oriented and kept the entire matter on task. He has a good grasp of the matter and demonstrates solid litigation skill.”
Samuel E. Masur – Litigation: General Commercial—“…Has a robust practice that includes advising clients in product liability cases.” “He is a terrific lawyer who is smart, persistent and thorough.”
Cynthia Nicholson— Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas—“…Has expertise handling onshore and Outer Continental Shelf regulatory and transactional matters.” “She is great at problem solving.”
Scott A. O’Connor— Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas—“…Chairs the oil and gas practice at the firm and is well regarded for his representation in sector-specific litigation.” “He did a great job of understanding the complex issues.”
Kelly D. Perrier – Litigation: General Commercial—“…Is noted for her skills in energy and construction litigation.” “She is an excellent lawyer.”
Howard E. Sinor Jr.— Litigation: General Commercial—“…Is regularly called upon by clients for representation in complex litigation, including class action disputes. He offers particular expertise handling a full array of disputes arising from construction projects.”
Marion Welborn Weinstock—Real Estate—“…Serves as chair of the firm’s commercial transactions section. Her broad real estate practice includes the sale and acquisition of a range of property classes, including retail, commercial and industrial.” “ She is a very smart lawyer.”
Marion Weinstock, a member of Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett’s management committee said, “Our mission is and always has been to offer clients the utmost in service, work product, and results. We are pleased to be ranked once again among the Gulf Coast’s finest firms.”
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Gordon Arata represents savvy clients across a wide array of practice areas and industries, including energy, construction, finance, banking, real estate, tax, employment, bankruptcy, and creditors rights, chemical, manufacturing, maritime, telecommunications and public utilities. The firm is a member of Primerus, an International Society of Law Firms.