Riess LeMieux has been ranked in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” regional lists. The firm has been ranked Tier 1 for Construction Law and Litigation and Tier 3 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Firms included in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. This announcement follows the news that four attorneys were recently selected to Best Lawyers 2021 publication.
We are proud to announce that Michael S. Blackwell has been named partner in the firm. He brings experience in Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Governmental Contracts and Surety Law, and Real Estate Law and regularly lectures on these matters. Michael was named to both the 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list and the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.
Riess LeMieux is pleased to welcome Ali Barnes to the firm. Ali brings to the firm experience in construction law, commercial litigation, employment and labor law, transactional law, and insurance law. She has previously served as a prosecutor and as an Assistant City Attorney in Mobile, Alabama. She also has worked for a family business on complex estate, trust, and insurance matters.
The Department of Labor recently issued a proposed rule to determine whether workers are considered employees or independent contractors. If adopted, the new five-factor test will implement an updated standard by which companies must classify workers as either employees or independent contractors for the purpose of workers’ compensation and labor laws.
Legal Update: Yor-Wic Construction Co., Inc. v. Engineering Design Technologies, Inc., et al. (July 2020)
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana recently issued a ruling that clarifies the liability of a surety when a claimant gives late notice of a loss and also made clear the duty of a commercial general liability (“CGL”) carrier to indemnify its insured for an economic-loss claim. In Yor-Wic Construction Co., Inc. v. Engineering Design Technologies, Inc., No. 17-0224, 2020 WL 3964775 (July 13, 2020), Yor-Wic, a subcontractor, was denied the opportunity for a subcontract and subsequently brought a lawsuit against the surety and the general contractor.
Thank you to those who attended Riess LeMieux's Annual Construction Law Seminar: Dealing with Risk and Uncertainty on September 10, 2020. We are excited that there was such a great turnout for the webinar and hope that those in attendance learned something useful.
Christopher K. LeMieux and Jonathan S. Forester both attended the Louisiana Associated General Contractors (LAGC) Summer Conference from July 29-August 2. Chris participated on a legal panel, discussing recent legal decisions that have impacted the construction industry. He will be going into further depth about the cases presented at the seminar during Riess […]
Indemnity, Change Orders, and More: Top Construction Legal Issues and Answers Webinar Now Available On Demand
On June 10, 2020 Christopher K. LeMieux and Jonathan S. Forester hosted an audio webinar with the National Business Institute (NBI) titled Indemnity, Change Orders, and More: Top Construction Legal Issues and Answers. This audio webinar is now available on-demand through the NBI’s website. The webinar discussed construction issues and how to troubleshoot solutions before they escalate.
Riess LeMieux is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s lawyers have been named to the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Michael R. C. Riess, Christopher K. LeMieux, Michael D. Lane, and Michael S. Blackwell have been recognized in the fields of Construction Law, Construction Litigation, and Admiralty and Maritime Law.
Riess LeMieux is pleased to welcome Patrick "Trey" Talley to the firm. Trey is a recent graduate from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University and also has a Structural Engineering degree from Clemson University. The firm is excited about his technical experience that will allow him to assist in advising clients on construction-related issues.