Established in 1826, Chaffe McCall, L.L.P. is the oldest continually operating law firm in Louisiana with a long-standing tradition of excellence. The Firm has approximately 66 attorneys with offices in Texas and Louisiana. They are known for their ability to resolve their clients’ controversies, both in and out of court. Practice areas include: litigation, labor and employment law, admiralty law, business and taxation law, government investigations and white collar criminal defense, health care law, environmental law, and real estate law.
Chaffe McCall, L.L.P. has always been a client-centered, results-oriented law firm that takes pride in the ability to reach creative, thoughtful, and effective business and legal solutions. Their attorneys listen so they can be responsive to the needs and goals of their valued clients. The Firm’s culture emphasizes teamwork and an unqualified commitment to excellence, a key reason for their success.
Chaffe McCall, L.L.P. has received numerous distinguished honors, professional awards, and recognition for both the Firm and their attorneys. They were awarded the Camille Gravel Award in 2009 for their substantial pro bono work. Sixteen of their attorneys were named as outstanding American lawyers in Super Lawyers 2010, and one attorney was named to City Business Leadership in Law for the past 5 years. Additionally, the Firm’s Real Estate Section garnered international recognition when it was recently chosen by Corporate International Magazine as the “Best Law Firm in Louisiana for Real Estate Work” for 2009/10.
The Firm’s Business and Taxation Section provides advice and representation in a wide variety of business areas such as business formation and start-up issues, mergers, dispositions, stock and asset acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, dissolutions, federal and state regulations, bank governance, corporate management, franchising, the use of federal tax incentives for historic preservation, conservation contributions (facade easements), new markets tax credits, motion picture tax credits.
In addition to representing borrowers and lenders in all types of commercial loan transactions, the Business and Taxation Section’s attorneys render advice on all phases of real-estate transactions, including the purchase, sale, and lease of commercial, industrial, retail, residential and development properties, as well as taxable and tax-exempt bonds, registered securities offerings, syndications, and the private placement of securities. The Section’s practice includes estate planning and administration, wills, trusts, and all areas of federal, state, and local tax matters. The Business and Taxation Section’s attorneys offer representation in all areas of federal, state and local governmental relations, including zoning and expropriation matters and federal, state, and local constitutional and charter issues.