Jean-Paul "J-P" Perrault advises business clients, including small businesses, developers, lenders, insurance companies and producers regarding general business, corporate, commercial, insurance regulation and compliance issues. In addition, J-P practices in the areas of construction law and business litigation.
J-P is the managing member of the firm's Baton Rouge office and chairs the firm’s Associate Evaluation Committee where he is responsible for the process by which the firm’s members evaluate associates regarding performance and development and for the communication of those results to the firm’s associates. He was previously the chair of the Baton Rouge office recruiting committee where for seven years he managed and provided oversight for lateral hiring and law student recruitment including the office’s summer law clerk program.
J-P routinely represents clients in all aspects of corporate structure, formation and governance, including financing, joint venturing, asset and stock sales/acquisitions, and divestitures and mergers.
J-P frequently represents insurance companies, producers and lenders in the structuring of credit insurance policies and programs and related products and services in addition to form, rate and other filings as well as mergers and acquisitions of regulated insurance entities.
J-P represents clients in the areas of construction contract negotiation, contractor licensing and compliance as well as private and public works issues.
J-P represents clients in the area of business litigation in selected matters related to ownership and management of closely held businesses and construction litigation.
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit