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Chaffe McCall, LLP

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Managing Partner: E Howell Crosby

Firm Overview:
Based in Louisiana and Texas, with offices in four cities, Chaffe McCall, LLP works with clients regionally, nationally, and internationally to address challenges they face in numerous areas of law. Chaffe McCall attorneys are devoted to understanding their clients’ businesses and are known for successfully providing practical legal guidance that is consistent with the clients’ interests and goals. Chaffe McCall’s mission is to deliver the highest quality of legal services in a timely and cost-effective manner. Founded in 1826, the firm has earned a reputation for exceeding expectations and achieving results. The firm can be found online at

Main Areas of Practice:  

- Banking & Commercial Transactions
- Banking & Finance
- Bankruptcy
- Business & Taxation
- Copyright & Trademark
- Entrepreneurs & Emerging Companies
- Estates, Wills, Trusts & Successions
- Real Estate
- Tax Credit

- Admiralty & Maritime
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Antitrust
- Appellate
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction
- Government Investigations/Criminal Defense
- Health Care
- Insurance
- International
- Labor & Employment
- Oil & Gas
- Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices
- Product Liability
- Railroad

A vital component of the firm since its inception in 1826, the admiralty section is one of the leading practices of its kind in the southeastern United States. Over generations, it has become international in scope The firm’s attorneys regularly represent US clients in other countries, as well as foreign interests in the US. The group is multicultural and multilingual. It consists of attorneys with a wide range of interdisciplinary experience and a depth of knowledge that allow for effective collaboration with clients to achieve their legal objectives. Each lawyer approaches each case individually with the broad knowledge and deep understanding Chaffe McCall attorneys have for admiralty law.

Banking & Commercial Transactions:
The business and taxation practice represents clients in 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, and entertainment law. In addition to representing borrowers and lenders in all types of commercial loan transactions, attorneys render advice on all phases of real-estate transactions. The firm offers services in banking and commercial transactions; entrepreneurs and emerging companies; estates, wills, trusts and successions; and real estate matters.

Real Estate:
Chaffe McCall’s real estate section works closely with its clients to establish unique professional relationships, learning the ins and outs of their businesses and acting as a partner in every endeavor. The group does not simply respond to requests for help, but actively coordinates resources and expertise to meet a client’s specific goals in an efficient, timely, and economically sound manner. The group offers a results-oriented, time-sensitive service clients appreciate and can count on in a full spectrum of real estate matters.

Labor & Employment:
As a leader in representation of management interests in all aspects of labor and employment law, the Chaffe McCall labor and employment group serves local, national, and multi-national clientele across diverse industries and managerial disciplines. The section provides counsel and representation in union matters, company-wide policy, procedure, and employee-disciplinary matters, and trial and appellate litigation in federal and state courts across multiple states, as well as in multiple arbitration, mediation, and governmental-agency forums. Chaffe McCall labor partners average more than 20 years of experience in the practice of labor-and-employment law.

Chaffe McCall’s litigation section includes attorneys with experience handling cases in both state and federal courts. It has served clients in a broad array of industries in nearly every major area. The firm’s lawyers are uniquely qualified to handle litigation matters at the trial and appellate levels, as well as in arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings. When a matter reaches the courtroom, the litigation team is prepared to provide clients with an informed approach designed to achieve the best resolution.

Chaffe McCall’s bankruptcy practice group includes skilled professionals who take a hands-on approach to resolving disputes and claims arising from bankruptcy and financial restructuring issues. The firm’s attorneys work to comprehend a client’s concern and are committed to finding creative solutions to resolve client issues in the most effective way possible. Working with related practice groups within the firm, the bankruptcy attorneys can provide a full array of legal services for clients experiencing financial difficulties or distressed financial circumstances.

Insurance Practice:
Chaffe McCall’s Insurance practice group has a long history of representing domestic and foreign insurers in a myriad of coverage matters. The section has successfully litigated, mediated, and arbitrated insurance disputes and has experience with bad faith litigation in federal and state courts, involving commercial and personal lines and including commercial general liability, life, and disability insurance, property/casualty policies, excess and umbrella liability, marine insurance and energy policies. Attorneys who have dedicated their careers to the insurance industry, the firm’s lawyers possess a breadth of knowledge in many specialty coverage areas and have the necessary relationships to provide a full range of legal services on a national basis.