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Entering our Third Century... Poised for the Future

For over a century, the diverse and creative talents of the attorneys at Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P., have produced a hard working partnership dedicated to providing the best in legal representation and counseling. A full service law firm with offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Montgomery Barnett's attorneys handle all aspects of corporate, real estate, and business law; admiralty & maritime, products liability, insurance and professional liability; construction, surety, fidelity, transportation, environmental, and oil and gas; bankruptcy, tax and estate planning; and entertainment/sports law on a local, regional, national and international basis.

We operate under simple principles. We set a goal on each matter to provide our clients with prompt and effective representation, properly staffed for the particular matter involved. We have never varied from this benchmark. We have never forgotten that we are professional service providers and that we must satisfy our clients. Our broad client base demonstrates our solid position in the legal community.

Firm News

Ashley L. Belleau, partner, has been selected as the new Editor for the Louisiana Chapter of Business Torts: A Fifty State Guide. The Louisiana Chapter will focus on such causes of action as negligent interference with an economic advantage, tortious interference with business relations and/or contract, and unfair competition.

Congratulations to Edmond C. Haasé, III who has acquired the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation powered by the resources and expertise of the AICPA (American Institute of CPAs) and CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants based in the United Kingdom).

Congratulations to Harvey C. Koch on being nominated by his peers as one of the world's leading practitioners in the Construction Field. (Who's Who Legal: Construction 2014)

Montgomery Barnett, LLP, was a Gold Level Sponsor for the Seventh Annual Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession, March 21, 2014 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. The Conclave encouraged discussion among judges and attorneys, primarily hiring and managing attorneys within law firms and law departments. Their main point of discussion was about the importance of and how to improve upon diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Diversity is just the first step, inclusion is the key.

Omar K. MasonJeremy David Rush and R. Ethan Zubic participated in The Young Lawyers Section of the New Orleans Bar Association's 12th annual New Orleans Bar & Grille Cook-Off, Sunday, March 23rd in City Park. Teams of amateur chefs from local companies and law firms participated. The event offered family, friends, and the general public plenty of entertainment including live music, free drinks and of course a sampling of the dishes that were prepared on site. Although teams were not limited in what particular dish they prepared, teams competed for Best Local Favorite, Best Dessert, Most Creative, Best Booth Decoration, Crowd Favorite and Best Overall.
All proceeds benefitted Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, a nonprofit law firm founded to provide free legal assistance to low-income persons in civil cases.

Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. congratulates our Partner John Y. Pearce
 for being named to CityBusiness Leadership in Law based on his professional and community contributions. Leadership in Law recognizes legal professionals who have helped move the legal community forward through their energy, innovative ideas, industry achievements and accomplishments, and how their legal work has impacted the greater community.

Congratulations to Harvey C. Koch, on receiving the Martin J. Andrew Award for Lifetime Achievement in Fidelity & Surety Law. It is the highest award given by the Fidelity & Surety Law Committee of the American Bar Association. The award, first given in 1998, was named after Martin J. Andrew, who was a contemporary of Mr. Koch's. Mr. Koch was Chair of the Fidelity & Surety Law Committee in 1990-1991 and Martin Andrew followed him in 1991-1992. The award was presented on January 23, 2014 in New York City.

Ashley L. Belleau, partner and a Vice-Chair of the ABA Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, will be presenting on the topic "Endorsements Related to Title and Escrow Agents" at the ABA Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Mid-Winter Program on January 23, 2014 at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

Philip S. Brooks (Admiralty & Maritime), Terrel J. Broussard (Business Litigation, Government), A. Gordon Jr. Grant  (Admiralty & Maritime), Harvey C. Koch (Admiralty & Maritime, Construction), Daniel Lund (Litigation), Patrick E. O'Keefe (Admiralty & Maritime), John Y. Pearce (Oil & Gas, Environmental and Natural Resources), Joseph P. Tynan  (Admiralty & Maritime) and Stephen L. Williamson (Bankruptcy) from Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. were recently selected as 2014 Louisiana Super Lawyers. Omar K. Mason (Litigation) was selected as 2014 Louisiana Rising Star.

Congratulations to John Y. Pearce, who has become the chair of the Primerus Business Law Institute for North America. The International Society of Primerus Law Firms consists of more than 200 independent law firms in 130 cities and over 40 countries around the world.

Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. has been acknowledged and voted for as a winner in the Global Finance Global Awards 2013. The Global Finance Today Global Awards 2013 recognize a select number of leading professional firms across the globe for their individual areas of specialization within their geographic location.

Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. has been named as a 2013 Lawyers World law award winner in the category of Construction Law Firm of the Year.

Ashley L. BelleauHarvey C. Koch and  John Y. Pearce have been selected by a vote of their peers to be included in New Orleans Magazine's list of Top Lawyers in New Orleans, Louisiana. The list will appear in an upcoming issue of New Orleans Magazine.

Ashley L. Belleau was elected to serve as the FBA's delegate to the ABA House of Delegates. Her two-year term begins on October 1, 2013. She will be sworn in at the FBA Convention in Puerto Rico on September 28, 2013.

Congratulations to Ronald J. Kitto, on the publication of his article "Risk Assessment in Maritime Activity and the Law of Bailment" in the Primerus Paradigm.

Congratulations to Omar K. Mason, for his AV Preeminent rating by Martindale.

John Y. Pearce was recently named the Best Lawyers ® 2014 New Orleans Oil & Gas Law "Lawyer of the Year." (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Daniel Lund was selected by his peers to be included in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in multiple practice areas.


A. Gordon Grant (Admiralty and Maritime Law), Harvey C. Koch (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Litigation - Construction, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants), Daniel Lund (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Litigation - Construction, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants), John Y. Pearce (Mining Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law) and Joseph P. Tynan (Admiralty and Maritime Law) from Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

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Daniel Lund receives 2012 Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award

Daniel Lund, a partner with Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P., is the recipient of the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s (LBF) 2012 Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award. This award was presented at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s 71st Annual Meeting in Destin, Fla. The award was established through an endowment to the LBF in memory of Curtis R. Boisfontaine, who served as president of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. Generous donations from Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel, L.L.P., the Boisfontaine family and friends established the fund. Lund will receive a plaque and $1,000 will be donated in his name to the New Orleans Bar Association.

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