Jones & Odom, L.L.P. offers complete legal services for businesses operating throughout Louisiana.  Founded in Shreveport in 1985, the firm is AV-rated under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system.  We have earned a reputation throughout the business and legal communities for providing unique solutions in sophisticated business law matters.  Our reputation for excellence extends to the areas of business law and energy law, commercial litigation, and general civil practice and business planning.

 

General Civil Practice/Business Formation and Transactions

We offer a full range of transactional services, including drafting and review of transactional agreements, business agreements, mergers and acquisitions, financial agreements, contracts, and purchase and sales agreements.

 

Business Law/Energy Law

We use our extensive experience in business law and energy law to find solutions to complex legal, transactional and litigation matters for many business and energy related clients with whom we may have developed long-lasting relationships. We handle contracts involved in the oil and gas industry and perform examination of title to mineral rights.

 

Commercial Litigation Practice

Our lawyers are experienced trial attorneys and negotiators who help businesses resolve dispute involving contact, business issues, oil and gas matters, shareholders and property owners.

General Civil Practice/Business Formation and Transactions

The firm provides services and advice to clients in many other areas, including:

  • Business planning, business formation and organization, restructuring and asset planning and protection.
  • Business transactions, mineral rights, oil and gas leases, mineral sales.
  • Commercial lending transactions and asset-based credit facilities for lenders and borrowers.
  • Zoning and local business regulation.
  • Representation of executors and administrators in probate matters (successions in administration) involving oil and gas properties and real estate holdings.
  • Due diligence and investigative services for out-of-state clients contemplating investments in Louisiana.

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Business Law/Energy Law

The firm provides transactional services to clients in a variety of matters, including:

  • Small to medium sized business acquisitions, including asset purchase agreements, stock purchases, mergers, and related due diligence.
  • Formation and reorganization of limited liability companies, closely-held corporations, partnerships and joint ventures.
  • Commercial lending, representing both lending institutions and borrowers, including transactions involving asset based financing of real estate, securities, timber and mineral rights collateral.
  • Oil and gas transactions, including sales and acquisitions of producing properties, title opinions, and E&P work, advice on oil and gas leases and mineral deeds.
  • From 2008 to date, we have handled numerous mineral leases, rights of way and other agreements relating to the development of the Haynesville Shale and the Bossier Shale plays in Northwest Louisiana.

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Commercial Litigation Practice

The firm has served clients in resolving many types of business and investment disputes, including litigation in the following areas:

  • Conflicts over contacts and business transactions in the fields of oil and gas law, mineral rights, construction law, real estate, and gaming.
  • Conflicts over oil and gas leases, participation and development agreements, and operating agreements.
  • Litigation over the ownership of mineral rights and mineral royalties.
  • Litigation over ownership and control of corporations, limited liability companies, and closely-held business organizations.
  • Employment contract disputes.
  • Litigation and arbitration of construction contracts, subcontracts and construction management agreements.
  • Landlord-tenant disputes under commercial leases.

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