Michael Riess and Christopher LeMieux are bringing over 50 years of combined legal experience to establish Riess LeMieux. Michael, Chris and a team of ten proven and talented attorneys have come together to create this new firm focused on providing a full suite of legal services typically available only from larger law firms.
Riess LeMieux delivers legal services with the personal touch of a boutique law firm, while always staying mindful of the cost-effective representation desired in today's climate. While Michael, Chris and their construction law team bring decades of experience in providing solutions for construction problems at every stage of a project, the lawyers at Riess LeMieux are also experienced in the practice areas below. Take a moment to view our team to determine how we can best help you.
We listen to your individual needs to find practical solutions to your complex problems and help you reach your unique goals.
Areas of Practice
Construction Law and Litigation
We have comprehensive experience in complex, high-stakes litigation for all types of contractors, engineers, architects, developers and purchasers in a variety of construction issues, claims and disputes. We also advise clients in non-litigation aspects of construction law and business.
Commercial Transactions, Real Estate and Financing
We can guide you through complex commercial transactions and legal issues arising out of buying, selling, developing, leasing or investing in commercial real estate assets. Our work involves leases and purchase agreements to complex, multi-million-dollar real estate transactions.
Commercial and Business Advising
We have been advising and counseling business clients from various industries for more than 50 years, including major oil companies, gaming companies, Louisiana's largest construction companies, commercial developers, interested parties in bankruptcy litigation, wealthy entrepreneurs and more.
Maritime Advice and Litigation
Our team covers virtually any legal matter that could arise for clients whose business centers on vessels and the waterfront. Our experience stems from more than 50 years as skilled counselors and litigators in these issues, and from our practice of making our clients' business our business.
Our lawyers have significant experience in this unique area of law involving complex financial transactions, creditors' rights, corporate debt restructurings and related litigation matters to represent its clients with operations worldwide.
Class Action and Multi District Litigation Matters
Our team has handled numerous class actions, mass actions, and multi-district litigation on behalf of its clients, both plaintiff and defendant. Our work in this area draws from the firm's substantial experience in complex business and tort class actions.
Our Employment Practice covers the full spectrum of issues affecting the employment relationship, employment training, wage/hour issues, ADA, FMLA, and Title VII. We help navigate complex workforce issues on a weekly basis to instill a proactive approach for our clients and avoid potential claims.
We have an extensive understanding of gaming law that stretches back to the legalization of gaming in Louisiana. Our firm's multi-disciplinary background has proven successful in matters involving gaming law and casinos, including workouts, reorganization, and other disputes.
Insurance Defense, Coverage Disputes, and Bad Faith
We have wide-ranging experience representing insurance companies and their insureds in claims arising out of property damage, personal injury and commercial losses, including: automobile and trucking accidents, products liability, toxic torts, fire and explosion and determining insurance coverage.
Complex Commercial Litigation, Mediation, Arbitration and Appellate Practice
Our experienced trial lawyers and litigation managers strive to solve our clients' problems. We are committed to vigorously pursuing the most efficient, cost-effective resolution for our clients, whether we have to litigate, arbitrate or ultimately appeal the case in state or federal courts.
With our understanding of the legal challenges that often arise out of the public arena, we provide tailored solutions to every municipality in areas such as forming partnerships with private companies, land use and zoning issues, employment concerns, and on-going general counsel.
Environmental Law, Energy Law and Natural Resources Law
Our attorneys have successfully defended manufacturers and distributors in mass litigation involving toxic torts. We also help clients solve - and often avoid - problems by providing a full range of legal services from regulatory and transactional advice through trial and appeal.