Thursday, June 20, 2024

Best Places to Work 2023: Kean Miller LLP

by BIZ Magazine

Kean Miller serves as legal counsel to the people and industries that drive the regional economy. From Fortune 500 companies to local and regional businesses, we provide efficient and effective legal services in a cost-efficient manner. In the courtroom and the boardroom, Kean Miller attorneys create unique solutions, practical strategies, and unparalleled value that allow our clients to perform at the highest level.

Kean Miller serves clients in numerous industries, including energy, petrochemicals, maritime, construction, manufacturing, drilling and exploration, midstream, technology, transportation, advertising, retail, food and beverage, financial services, shipping, gaming, education, health care, refining and real estate.

We combine the talents and expertise of our attorneys into multi-disciplinary client and industry teams. These teams are comprised of seasoned attorneys and professionals from a variety of disciplines who are equipped to identify the legal and business needs of the client. Our teams develop superior service strategies which provide unmatched support to the client.

Kean Miller assists clients in a variety of service areas, including business litigation, construction,  environmental regulation, permitting, class action defense, banking and finance, admiralty and maritime, products liability, emergency and incident response, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, intellectual property, patents and patent infringement, chemical exposure litigation, toxic tort defense, oil and gas, health law, medical malpractice defense, bankruptcy and reorganization, utilities regulation, labor and employment, state and local tax, legislative and administrative lobbying, estate planning, probate, municipal finance, and insurance coverage and recovery.

Whether we are helping clients defend lawsuits, raise capital, comply with regulatory requirements, enter new markets, obtain or defend intellectual property rights, develop and distribute products and services, or acquire or divest businesses or real estate, we understand it is the client’s goals that are paramount.

Kean Miller’s history is one of lasting alliances with our clients. Our partnerships are based on value, service, and unique regional know-how.

ABOUT

CEO OR PRESIDENT: Linda Perez Clark, Managing Partner

EMPLOYEES: 13

AVERAGE EMPLOYEE TENURE: 7+ years

CULTURE: People First. Forty years ago, six partners in a well-respected Baton Rouge law firm announced they were leaving to begin a new firm. A firm where the partners would be friends first and business partners second. A firm that would be inclusive and where client service reigned supreme. A firm that put people first. The founding principles of Kean Miller are alive today, in our relationships with each other, in our representation of our clients, and in the communities where we live and work. As we reflect on the past 40 years, we are amazed by all that we have accomplished. We have grown from twelve attorneys in 1983 to 199 attorneys in 2023. We have expanded from one office in Baton Rouge, to eight offices across Louisiana and Texas, including Shreveport almost a decade ago. And we continue to represent many of our firm’s original clients to this day. Kean Miller continues to set the standard for excellence in client service, having earned numerous awards for our market-leading practices and creative legal representation. Once again, we are honored to be recognized by the National Law Journal’s NLJ 500, the Law 360 Top 400, and the BTI Client Service All-Stars. Furthermore, Kean Miller has achieved Mansfield Rule 5.0 certification, a rare honor bestowed on a select group of law firms that prove a genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

VITALITY: Kean Miller’s Shreveport office was established in January 2014 with the addition of 5 partners from the Cook Yancey law firm in Shreveport. Price Barker, Scott Zimmer, Michael Lowe, Brian Carnie, and Kyle McInnis joined us as partners. Price Barker, a talented employment lawyer, passed away in 2016, and Kyle transitioned to an in-house legal and business role with Anderson Feazel Management in Shreveport in 2017. Will Huguet joined us in Shreveport in April 2014, bringing his energy, oil & gas, and mineral title practice to the Firm. In January 2020, Mark Miller joined the Shreveport office, adding important business, corporate, estate planning, and transactional capabilities. The Shreveport office continues to grow with the addition of a new associate, Reagan LaPieitra (Loyola Law) in September 2022. In March 2023, Blair Boyd joined us in North Louisiana as an associate. Blair comes to us from the New Orleans office of Deutsch Kerrigan. The 7 attorneys in the office are complemented by 6 staff members.

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