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Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea LLC

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Managing Partners: Leland G Horton, Richard S Crisler, Jerry N Jones
Number of partners: 24
Number of lawyers: 42
Languages: English

Firm Overview:
Bradley Murchison was formed in 2009 by a group of lawyers from Shreveport and New Orleans, Louisiana, many of whom have decades of nationally recognized practices. They found common ground in their dedication to high standards of professionalism and in the quality of service they are able to deliver to their clients. Since the firm’s inception, client needs in the state’s capital have steadily grown, resulting in an office expansion into Baton Rouge in January 2013.

Main Areas of Practice: 

Practice Areas:
Casualty Litigation:
- General Liability & Insurance Defense
- Medical Malpractice Defense
- Nursing Home Defense
- Product Defense
- Toxic Tort & Chemical Exposure
Chemicals & Petrochemicals
Commercial & Business Litigation
Commercial Real Estate
Construction Contracts & Litigation
Energy & Natural Resources:
- Intrastate & Interstate Pipelines
- Oil & Gas Business Transactions & Operations
- Oil, Gas & Energy Litigation
- Oil & Gas Regulation Compliance/Federal
- Oil & Gas Regulation Compliance/State
- Oil & Gas Title
- Renewable Energy/Landfill Gas
Environmental Litigation & Regulatory Compliance
Governmental & Regulatory Affairs
Intellectual Property & Entertainment
Louisiana Economic Development
Transportation
Trusts & Estate Planning

Energy:
Bradley Murchison energy attorneys have built a longstanding tradition of providing quality legal representation in many facets of the oil and gas business in the region. Attorneys have served as advisors and advocates for clients in oil and gas exploration contracts, drilling contracts, operating agreements, processing agreements, midstream and gathering agreements, transportation and marketing agreements, pipeline construction agreements, regulatory matters, expropriation, new resource project development and finance, lignite surface mining title examination, and joint surface use agreements between competing mineral interests. The firm has advised long time clients as well as many new clients in connection with issues and opportunities created by the discovery of the Haynesville Shale.

Environmental:
The environmental litigation and regulatory compliance practice includes attorneys from numerous disciplines that work with firm clients to navigate the complex environmental issues that have evolved over the past few decades. The firm represents clients in critical negotiation and, if necessary, litigation involving various regulatory agencies and private citizens. The firm’s goal and primary focus is creative resolution of issues that satisfy the economic concerns of our clients and the regulators’ permitting and compliance goals, while ensuring good stewardship of the environment.

Litigation:
As a full-service firm with multiple locations and a client base consisting of corporate entities, governmental agencies and individuals, the firm maintains a diverse practice. Litigation services include focus areas in class actions, complex litigation, construction, environmental and energy, regulatory compliance, labor and employment, healthcare and rail transportation. The firm’s attorneys have experience in the defense of personal injury and property damage claims, medical malpractice claims against physicians, hospitals and their insurers, chemical and product exposure issues facing manufacturers and health care providers, and other healthcare litigation issues faced by hospitals, insurers, and businesses. The firm has received national recognition for their work in all aspects of the rail industry. Their experience includes expropriation and right-of-way disputes, grade crossing accidents, trespasser, pedestrian and other third party injuries, FELA actions, track usage disputes, derailments and hazardous material releases resulting in both ordinary and class action proceedings. The transportation law practice also includes representation of over-the-road common carriers in a variety of litigation issues. The firm’s attorneys are also practiced in mediations and arbitrations.

Transactional:
Bradley Murchison regularly represents and provides corporate transactional services to a large number of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and other business entities, in a number of industries. Attorneys advise clients on corporate structure, management and operation, in the negotiation of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures of their business interests, business and succession planning, ownership and management issues, corporate governance, incentive compensation and commercial law matters. They assist clients in connection with emerging businesses on financing transactions, assist in determining if companies are eligible for federal and state tax subsidies and incentives, and aid in various employment related issues including designing and implementing executive compensation plans and employee benefit arrangements. The transactional group includes Intellectual Property and Technology lawyers who regularly provide representation to a variety of clients such as artists, authors, software developers, inventors, corporate entities, and production and movie studios. The focus of this practice includes patent, federal trademark and copyright registration and review; preparations of sales agreements; preparation and negotiation of licensing and royalty agreements and software licenses; smart phone applications; intellectual property rights enforcement and defense litigation; confidentiality non-replication agreements; ownership agreements; and numerous other business matters.