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Fishman Haygood L.L.P.


201 Saint Charles Avenue, Suite 4600
New Orleans, LA 70170-4600
United States
(504) 586.5252

Firm Details

Fishman Haygood, L.L.P. enjoys a reputation as one of Louisiana’s leading business law firms. We advise a variety of commercial clients – including large, sophisticated businesses as well as smaller, entrepreneurial enterprises – across a broad range of practice areas. Although we handle major transactions and litigation for public companies, we also understand the needs of new and emerging companies, and tailor our services to help them grow.

Our "boutique" firm structure has allowed our lawyers to develop expertise in several specialized areas of law, permitting us to devise innovative solutions to our clients’ business and litigation problems. Our lawyers are known for their extensive experience in a variety of intricate business matters, as well as for their commitment to excellence and values of professionalism. Because of our small size, our clients are assured that our most senior lawyers are actively involved in the projects we undertake.


John D. Werner
Managing Partner
Patricia Christovich
Office Manager

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Louisiana in Mergers and Acquisitions Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Louisiana in Securities / Capital Markets Law with 5 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in New Orleans in Securities / Capital Markets Law with 4 lawyers


  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Beau Box Realty
  • Beaumont Health System
  • Bernhard LLC
  • Biltmore Property Group
  • Bollinger Enterprises
  • Bonelli Erede
  • Cantale Guinan
  • Carbo-Chlorination Technologies LLC
  • Chaffe & Associates, Inc.
  • Continental Realty Corporation
  • Cooper Human Systems
  • Crescent Capital Consulting, LLC
  • Dallas County Utility Reclamation District
  • Denham Capital
  • Dorsey Development, LLC
  • Dovetail Development, LLC
  • Enhanced Capital Partners, L.L.C.
  • Enquist Level Development
  • EuroChem Louisiana, LLC
  • Eustis Commercial Mortgage Corporation
  • Executive Affiliates, Inc.
  • Genesis Offshore
  • GMFS Financial Services
  • Go Auto
  •, Inc.
  • Gray Insurance Company
  • Gulliver One
  • H&E Equipment Services, Inc.
  • Hajari Hospitality Management
  • Harvest Marks Pipeline, LLC
  • Home Bancorp, Inc.
  • Iberia Capital Partners
  • IberiaBank
  • Intermarine, LLC
  • Jefferson Capital Partners
  • Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
  • Kabine Law Office
  • KFK Group Inc.
  • Lake Hospital System
  • Learning Sciences Corporation
  • Level Homes
  • Liberty Bank & Trust
  • Loadstar Product Handling Services
  • Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
  • Louisiana Department of Revenue & Taxation
  • Louisiana Department of Treasury
  • Louisiana Stadium & Exposition District
  • Louisiana Television Broadcasting/WBRZ-7 TV
  • MAC-RE, L.L.C.
  • Miles Lumber
  • Millennium Galvanizing
  • Morada Energy, LLC
  • Municipal Employee's Retirement System of Louisiana
  • New Jersey Division of Law, Affirmation Civil Enforcement
  • New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.
  • New Orleans Public Belt Railroad
  • New Orleans Redevelopment Authority
  • New Orleans Startup Fund
  • New York Times Co.
  • Orleans Parish School Board
  • Peaker Energy, LLC
  • Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity
  • Provident Resources Group
  • Regions Financial Corporation
  • Robinson Lumber Company, Inc.
  • Rouse's Enterprises, L.L.C.
  • Sabin, Bermant & Gould LLP
  • Sanderson Farms, Inc.
  • Schwegmann Real Estate
  • Simmons & Company International Ltd.
  • SMG
  • South Highland Ventures
  • Stewart Construction Co., Inc.
  • Stirling Properties, LLC
  • Superior Energy Services, Inc.
  • Swire Oilfield Services Ltd.
  • The Associated Press
  • The Buccini Pollin Group
  • The Howard Hughes Corporation
  • The Lemoine Company
  • Total Life Care RX
  • Tufts Energy
  • Tundra Oil & Gas, LLC
  • Turbo Squid, Inc.
  • Ustay Construction-Contracting and Trading Company
  • Viking Energy Group, Inc.
  • Wallace C. Drennan, Inc.
  • Wampold Companies, L.L.C.
  • West Virginia United Health System, Inc.
  • Whitney Bank
  • Williams Williams Montgomery, PA
  • XTn Group, LLC


John D. Werner
Banking and Finance
John D. Werner
Corporate / M&A
Charles A. Landry
Real Estate
James R. Swanson
Sterling Scott Willis
Real Estate

Firm Practice Areas

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Environmental Law
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • First Amendment Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Health Care
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation

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Office Locations

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Baton Rouge, LA

100 North Street, Suite 800

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

United States

(225) 706.4040

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New Orleans, LA

201 Saint Charles Avenue, Suite 4600

New Orleans, LA 70170-4600

United States

(504) 586.5252

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