Business and Commercial Law

At Bonaventure Law Firm, we provide legal support at all levels—from the owners, board of directors, and executives to all business units like human resources, marketing, operations, and administration. We have represented, negotiated with and litigated against some of the most prominent players in a variety of industries throughout Louisiana and Texas. With the exception of litigation, we offer these services either through a traditional law firm delivery method or through our General Counsel Services.

Contracts and Other Transactions

We know how to negotiate contracts and understand business relationships. You will enter into agreements with your eyes open. Clear contracts, fresh and relevant terms and obligations, streamlined enforcement mechanisms with teeth allows you and your customers parameters to focus on products and services. When a dispute arises, you need to know what buttons to push and levers to pull, and you need someone who understands your business objectives advising you in the process. You don't need in-house counsel without courtroom experience nor an hourly firm that will benefit from long drawn out litigation.

Employment & Labor

Clear expectations, fair but firm contractual terms, and consistent disciplinary policies provide security to employees, which results in dependability and loyalty. We are well-versed in employment policy, agreements, related business transactions and can either help create employment contracts and policy manuals or review and keep update-to-date your current ones. Employment disputes and lawsuits, no matter how meritless, can disrupt the workplace and must be dealt with efficiently and effectively. We are here to assist!

Risk Management

Unfortunately, risk can not be eliminated. However with Bonaventure Law Firm's experience and knowledge we can help your business minimize, avoid, mitigate, or manage the risk. Upon our engagement, we will conduct a business practices risk assessment to identify potential business and legal risks. Thereafter, we will set forth a strategy to protect your company that includes eliminating real or potential issues, periodic review of compliance with regulatory needs, insurance policy review, audit assistance, claims management and many more. As your legal counsel, all this is done through the beneficial conduit of privileged communications.

Governance & Compliance

Corporate governance and strategic planning is a key to promoting sustainable growth in your company. As part of our services, we can assist you with corporate formation and drafting core document (by-laws, operating agreements, etc.). We will advise your board and leadership, not only at meetings, but as needed on issues involving corporate governance. Lastly, we will provide your business with a system of checks and balances that facilitates accountability among the corporation’s management, business units and board of directors.

Commercial and Business Litigation

Unfortunately, commercial transactions go wrong. When they do, we become relentless advocates for our clients. The size of our opponent or its team has never been a deterrent to us winning. We prepare every case as if it's going to trial. We consult experts, depose witnesses, and demand information from the other side. Then we take even the most complex problems and clarify them before judges, juries, and arbitration panels. By responding quickly and diligently, we gain a position of strength at the negotiating table or in the courtroom if a fair settlement cannot be reached. Moreover, it equates to cost-savings for our clients.