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Adams and Reese LLP

Headquarters

One Shell Square, Suite 4500
701 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70139
United States
(504) 581.3234

Firm Details

About Adams and Reese

Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with nearly 300 attorneys and advisors strategically located in 18 offices across 17 markets throughout the southern United States and Washington, D.C.  Our firm provides legal services on a regional, national and international scale. The American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation's top law firms – The Am Law 200. The National Law Journal also includes the firm on the NLJ 350 list of the nation's largest law firms.

Our Service

At Adams and Reese, it’s our business to know and understand our clients, their businesses, and their current and future needs. We provide leadership strategies and proactive legal solutions to clients by assembling teams of attorneys and advisors to identify issues, solve problems and maximize opportunities. We represent industry leaders ranging from small businesses to S corporations to Fortune 100 companies. We serve our clients through solid legal counsel and advocacy that always aligns with their goals and interests.

Our Practice

Adams and Reese serves more than 75 industries and disciplines, from government relations and labor and employment law to real estate, intellectual property, First Amendment and media law, commercial litigation and many more. Our nearly 300 attorneys and advisors have the knowledge and experience to address challenging legal issues with solid and comprehensive legal counsel.

Our Commitment to Our Communities

At Adams and Reese, we feel that our success is directly related to the prosperity and the quality of life in the communities we serve. Through our corporate philanthropy program, HUGS (Hope, Understanding, Giving and Support), we have donated thousands of volunteer service hours and financial donations assisting those in need. Additionally, our in-house pro bono program, CA&RE (Caring Adams and Reese Employees), encourages every attorney to perform 20 hours of annual pro bono service assisting members of the community who need accessible no-cost legal services.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Diversity is not new at Adams and Reese and is not the work of one individual or committee, but rather the work of our entire firm. Through dedication, creativity, hard work and leadership of many culturally diverse individuals coming together, our diversity momentum grows stronger every year. Our appreciation of the unique differences among us and how we benefit from the diverse backgrounds, experiences and talents of our attorneys, advisors and staff enhances our service to our clients while it enriches the lives of both our employees and the communities in which we work and live.

For more information about the law firm of Adams and Reese visit: http://www.adamsandreese.com.  

Management

B. Jeffrey Brooks
Chairman, Executive Committee
Paul J. Lassalle
Chief Financial Officer
Ann M. Wallace
Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Mississippi in Education Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Louisiana in Government Relations Practice with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Government Relations Practice with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Louisiana in Litigation - Environmental with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Florida in Litigation - Insurance with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tennessee in Media Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Louisiana in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants with 10 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Ridgeland in Banking and Finance Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ridgeland in Education Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ridgeland in Energy Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Nashville in Government Relations Practice with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Jacksonville in Insurance Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New Orleans in Litigation - Environmental with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Jacksonville in Litigation - Insurance with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ridgeland in Litigation - Real Estate with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New Orleans in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Mobile in Mergers and Acquisitions Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ridgeland in Natural Resources Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New Orleans in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants with 10 lawyers

Awards

  • Diversity Recognition - Diversity Scorecard - Among top 200 law firms in diversity consecutively since 2008 Minority Law Journal
  • Highly Recommended Firms" in Trademark and IP Law, IP Stars - Managing Intellectual Property consecutively since 2014
  • Am Law 200 - Nationally ranked among the nation's top law firms consecutively since 2003 - American Lawyer
  • Top Entertainment Firms consecutively since 2012 Nashville Business Journal
  • NLJ 350- Nationally ranked among the nation's largest law firms consistently since 2002- The National Law Journal
  • Top 10 percent of all law firms in Litigation, Intellectual Property, Complex Commercial and Complex Employment BTI Litigation Outlook, Ranked by Corporate Counsel, 2016
  • Top 200 Pro Bono Firms in the Nation, consecutively since 2012, American Lawyer Magazine
  • The South’s Top Government Affairs Firms and Lobbyists” - No. 1 in Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee; No. 2 in Mississippi; No. 5 in South Carolina - Southern Political Report Magazine, 2015
  • Go-To Law Firm for Financial Services Companies consecutively since 2007, American Lawyer Media
  • Go-To Law Firm in Litigation, consecutively since 2007, American Lawyer Media
  • Go-To Law Firm in Intellectual Property, consecutively since 2010, American Lawyer Media

About Our Clients

Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with attorneys and advisors strategically located throughout the southern United States and Washington, DC.  It is our business to know and understand our clients, their business, their current needs, and their future plans. We provide leadership strategies and proactive solutions by assembling teams of attorneys and advisors to identify and meet the specific needs of our clients. Providing legal services on a regional, national and international level, our firm represents industry leaders ranging from S corporations to local businesses to Fortune 100 organizations.

Contacts

Mark C. Surprenant
Agricultural Chemicals
504-585-0213
James T. Rogers III
Antitrust and Unfair Competition
504-585-0296
Martin A. Stern
Appellate Advocacy
504-585-0289
Kathleen F. Drew
Asbestos
504-585-0213
Charles N. Parrott
Banking and Finance
601-353-3234
Jannea S. Rogers
Casualty and Coverage
251-433-3234
William B. Gaudet
Class Action and Complex Litigation
504-585-0263
William C. Brabec
Commercial Dispute Resolution
601-353-3234
Richard P. Carmody
Commercial Restructuring and Bankruptcy
205-250-5033
Mark R. Beebe
D&O and Professional Liability
504-585-0436
Raymond R. Ferrera
E-Commerce/Internet
713-308-0127
James B. McLaren, Jr.
Economic Development
901-524-5277
Holmes S. Adams
Education and Public Entity
601-292-0723
Craig G.Townsend
Energy
713-308-0139
J. Jeffrey Trotter
Energy and Environmental
601-292-0711
Jeff Trotter
Energy/Environmental
601.292.0711
Linda Edell Howard
Entertainment and New Media
615-341-0068
Powell G. Ogletree, Jr.
Forestry
601-292-0740
B. Jeffrey Brooks
Government Relations
202-737-3234
Brad A. Lampley
Government Relations Team Leader
615.259.1310
Reber M. Boult
Intellectual Property and Technology
615-259-1452
James A. Keith
Labor and Employment
601-292-0718
Charlie A. Cerise, Jr.
Litigation Practice
504-585-0418
Edwin C. Laizer
Litigation Practice
504-585-0207
Lee Butler
Litigation Practice
713-308-0100
Guilford F. (Gif) Thornton, Jr.
Managing Partner
615.259.1492
Charles F. Gay, Jr.
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
504.585.0295
Richard B. Eason II
Pharmaceutical and Products Liability
504-585-0243
Philip A. Franco
Real Estate and Construction
504-585-0291
John F. Lyle III
Tax
251-433-3234
David Johnson
Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services
251-650-0855
C. Dale Allen
Transportation
615.259.1467
Thomas Anthony Swafford
Transportation and Logistics / Labor and Employment
615.259.1490
Lee Reid
Charter Schools and Real Estate
225-336-5200

Firm Practice Areas

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Derivatives and Futures Law
  • Economic Development Law
  • Education Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
  • Entertainment Law - Music
  • Environmental Law
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • First Amendment Law
  • Gaming Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Patent Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Project Finance Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Timber Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Water Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Office Locations

United States

United States

Alabama

Alabama

Birmingham, AL

Regions Harbert Plaza, Suite 3000

1901 Sixth Avenue North

Birmingham, AL 35203

United States

(205) 250.5000

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Mobile, AL

RSA Battle House Tower, Suite 23200

11 North Water Street

Mobile, AL 36602

United States

(251) 433.3234

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Montgomery, AL

RSA Plaza Building, Suite 150

770 Washington Avenue

Montgomery, AL 36104

United States

(334) 593.5560

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District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

20 F Street, NW, Suite 500

Washington, DC 20001

United States

(202) 737.3234

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Florida

Florida

Fort Lauderdale, FL

350 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1110

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

United States

(504) 585.0476

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Jacksonville, FL

EverBank Plaza, Seventh Floor

501 Riverside Avenue

Jacksonville, FL 32202

United States

(904) 355.1700

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Sarasota, FL

1515 Ringling Boulevard, Suite 700

Sarasota, FL 34236

United States

(941) 316.7600

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St. Petersburg, FL

150 Second Avenue North, Suite 1700

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

United States

(727) 502.8200

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Tampa, FL

Bank of America Plaza, Suite 4000

101 East Kennedy Boulevard

Tampa, FL 33602

United States

(813) 402.2880

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Georgia

Georgia

Atlanta, GA

Monarch Tower, Suite 1600

3424 Peachtree Road, NE

Atlanta, GA 30326

United States

(470) 427.3700

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Louisiana

Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA

Chase North Tower, Suite 1900

450 Laurel Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70801

United States

(225) 336.5200

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New Orleans, LA

One Shell Square, Suite 4500

701 Poydras Street

New Orleans, LA 70139

United States

(504) 581.3234

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Mississippi

Mississippi

Ridgeland, MS

300 Renaissance, Suite 800

1018 Highland Colony Parkway

Ridgeland, MS 39157

United States

(601) 353.3234

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South Carolina

South Carolina

Columbia, SC

1501 Main Street, Fifth Floor

Columbia, SC 29201

United States

(803) 254.4190

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Tennessee

Tennessee

Memphis, TN

Crescent Center, Suite 700

6075 Poplar Avenue

Memphis, TN 38119

United States

(901) 525.3234

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Nashville, TN

Fifth Third Center, Suite 2700

424 Church Street

Nashville, TN 37219

United States

(615) 259.1450

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Nashville, TN

Music Row

901 Eighteenth Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37212

United States

(615) 341.0068

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Texas

Texas

Houston, TX

LyondellBasell Tower, Suite 4400

1221 McKinney Street

Houston, TX 77010

United States

(713) 652.5151

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