CHRISTY R. BERGERON | ASSOCIATE2018-08-13T17:02:09+00:00

CONTACT INFORMATION

504-619-6158

EDUCATION

  • Loyola University, B.A., Accounting and Finance, 1991
  • Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 1994

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana Supreme Court and all courts of Louisiana
  • Texas Supreme Court and all courts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Commercial Real Estate Women
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Christy R. Bergeron  |  Associate

Christy R. Bergeron has a diverse practice, with experience in business and corporate law, transactional matters, commercial litigation, debtor-creditor rights, and construction litigation.  Christy’s finance and accounting background enables her to understand complex issues involving businesses today, and to craft solutions to meet their needs. 

Christy works in the business and corporate law arena to assist companies with both the acquisition and disposition of company assets. At the same time, she will work with lenders to craft a workable financing structure to ensure clients the best opportunity to succeed.  Christy has also assisted several companies with business succession planning and contracts of all kinds, including leases, confidentiality agreements, employment agreements, license agreements, and inter-company asset transfers. 

Christy practices extensively in the bankruptcy courts, typically representing secured creditors in their efforts to protect their interests in a bankruptcy matter.  Her corporate expertise assists her with complex commercial disputes involving company management, business disputes, and development agreements.  Christy’s litigation experience is also utilized in her representation of numerous construction clients, working to protect their rights as general contractors and to defend against defective claims by owners and improper subcontractor claims.   

In whatever the matter, Christy advocates for her client’s best interest, to obtain the best possible resolution.  

Christy serves as an Assistant Bar Examiner for the Louisiana Supreme Court, and is active in several non-profit organizations.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Represented a national insulation company in connection with its corporate matters, including membership redemptions, license agreements, amendments to operating agreements, and independent contractor agreements. 
  • Assisted clients in establishing partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies, and crafting by-laws and operating agreements to govern same. 
  • Represented a construction firm specializing in insulation, fireproofing, and painting/coatings, with locations in both Louisiana and Texas, with collection issues, lien enforcement, and litigation involving defective workmanship. 
  • Represents a Louisiana drilling company with its organizational structure, rig lease agreements, rig sale agreements, contracts with oil companies, and with the acquisition of $77 million of assets from Pride International, Inc. 
  • Assisted an electric utility contractor with a stock sale to a national engineering firm, in the amount of $14 million dollars. 
  • Assisted a barge cleaning operation in purchasing batture property in St. James Parish, Louisiana, and to subsequently enter into an option with a third party to acquire the batture property.
  • Served as counsel in a publicly traded company’s bankruptcy, representing the Future Nuclear Claimants’ Representative, involving nuclear-related personal injury claims.  The representation involved a channeling injunction and the development of a post-bankruptcy trust to pay pending and future claims. 
  • Served as debtor’s counsel for a publicly traded orthodontic and dental services company, litigating disputes between the debtor and its affiliated doctors.
  • Served as creditor’s counsel to a locally owned bank, representing the creditor in disputes involving the enforcement of mortgages and the restructuring of loans as part of the confirmation process.
  • Represented a defrauded investor in a preference action involving an alleged Ponzi scheme.
  • Participated in the purchase, sale and financing of multiple vessels with the United States Coast Guard.
  • Assisted several family-owned companies with a succession plan, whereby the company was from generation to generation, taking into account other family members and the value of the assets. 
  • Represented a genetic diagnostic company in the sale of its assets to Pfizer, Inc.
  • Assisted a company focusing on nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics with distribution agreements, lease agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and employment agreements, both in Louisiana and across the country.
  • Formed several profit-sharing plans for entities that wished to compensate its employees with an ownership interest in the company.
  • Worked with clients to purchase casino and racetrack assets from the President Casinos, Emerald Casino, and New Orleans Fairgrounds bankruptcies.
  • Represented an offshore contractor in connection with penalties assessed by the United States Coast Guard, including participating in a contested hearing.
  • Represented a national general contractor in connection with a dispute in New Roads, Louisiana, involving both a court action with a supplier and an arbitration proceeding with a subcontractor.
  • Represented the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates in land acquisition and litigation in Texas.
  • Represented the largest hotel chain in commercial disputes in Texas. 
  • Assisted a national gaming company acquire title to a public street for use as an entertainment venue.

Christy R. Bergeron
Associate

Christy R. Bergeron has a diverse practice, with experience in business and corporate law, transactional matters, commercial litigation, debtor-creditor rights, and construction litigation.  Christy’s finance and accounting background enables her to understand complex issues involving businesses today, and to craft solutions to meet their needs. 

Christy works in the business and corporate law arena to assist companies with both the acquisition and disposition of company assets. At the same time, she will work with lenders to craft a workable financing structure to ensure clients the best opportunity to succeed.  Christy has also assisted several companies with business succession planning and contracts of all kinds, including leases, confidentiality agreements, employment agreements, license agreements, and inter-company asset transfers. 

Christy practices extensively in the bankruptcy courts, typically representing secured creditors in their efforts to protect their interests in a bankruptcy matter.  Her corporate expertise assists her with complex commercial disputes involving company management, business disputes, and development agreements.  Christy’s litigation experience is also utilized in her representation of numerous construction clients, working to protect their rights as general contractors and to defend against defective claims by owners and improper subcontractor claims.   

In whatever the matter, Christy advocates for her client’s best interest, to obtain the best possible resolution.  

Christy serves as an Assistant Bar Examiner for the Louisiana Supreme Court, and is active in several non-profit organizations.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Represented a national insulation company in connection with its corporate matters, including membership redemptions, license agreements, amendments to operating agreements, and independent contractor agreements. 
  • Assisted clients in establishing partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies, and crafting by-laws and operating agreements to govern same. 
  • Represented a construction firm specializing in insulation, fireproofing, and painting/coatings, with locations in both Louisiana and Texas, with collection issues, lien enforcement, and litigation involving defective workmanship. 
  • Represents a Louisiana drilling company with its organizational structure, rig lease agreements, rig sale agreements, contracts with oil companies, and with the acquisition of $77 million of assets from Pride International, Inc. 
  • Assisted an electric utility contractor with a stock sale to a national engineering firm, in the amount of $14 million dollars. 
  • Assisted a barge cleaning operation in purchasing batture property in St. James Parish, Louisiana, and to subsequently enter into an option with a third party to acquire the batture property.
  • Served as counsel in a publicly traded company’s bankruptcy, representing the Future Nuclear Claimants’ Representative, involving nuclear-related personal injury claims.  The representation involved a channeling injunction and the development of a post-bankruptcy trust to pay pending and future claims. 
  • Served as debtor’s counsel for a publicly traded orthodontic and dental services company, litigating disputes between the debtor and its affiliated doctors.
  • Served as creditor’s counsel to a locally owned bank, representing the creditor in disputes involving the enforcement of mortgages and the restructuring of loans as part of the confirmation process.
  • Represented a defrauded investor in a preference action involving an alleged Ponzi scheme.
  • Participated in the purchase, sale and financing of multiple vessels with the United States Coast Guard.
  • Assisted several family-owned companies with a succession plan, whereby the company was from generation to generation, taking into account other family members and the value of the assets. 
  • Represented a genetic diagnostic company in the sale of its assets to Pfizer, Inc.
  • Assisted a company focusing on nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics with distribution agreements, lease agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and employment agreements, both in Louisiana and across the country.
  • Formed several profit-sharing plans for entities that wished to compensate its employees with an ownership interest in the company.
  • Worked with clients to purchase casino and racetrack assets from the President Casinos, Emerald Casino, and New Orleans Fairgrounds bankruptcies.
  • Represented an offshore contractor in connection with penalties assessed by the United States Coast Guard, including participating in a contested hearing.
  • Represented a national general contractor in connection with a dispute in New Roads, Louisiana, involving both a court action with a supplier and an arbitration proceeding with a subcontractor.
  • Represented the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates in land acquisition and litigation in Texas.
  • Represented the largest hotel chain in commercial disputes in Texas. 
  • Assisted a national gaming company acquire title to a public street for use as an entertainment venue.

EDUCATION

  • Loyola University, B.A., Accounting and Finance, 1991
  • Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 1994

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana Supreme Court and all courts of Louisiana
  • Texas Supreme Court and all courts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Commercial Real Estate Women
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • American Bar Association