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Construction Contractors: Top 5 Tips for Preventing Legal Trouble

Your business can end in a heartbeat, with one sheet of paper mailed to your office: a court summons. Legal issues are long, tedious, and difficult. If they're not done correctly, they can spell worse issues for your company other than litigation. Avoiding legal issues is also tougher for construction contractors. Since contractors and their employees […]

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Top 5 Signs You Need to Hire a Real Estate Lawyer

Deciding whether or not you need a real estate lawyer in Lousiana can prove to be a little more complicated than you may originally think. There are several indications, however, that are sure signs that you should deal with a professional. To get started on the right path, here are five signs you should hire […]

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Why You Need a Lawyer for Business Startup

If you are thinking of starting your own business, there are many obvious factors to consider. For one, you need to think about which employees to hire, how to enter the market that you're considering, staving off competitors, and what type of structure you envision for your company. Your attorney is a valuable piece in […]

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Do I Need a Lawyer for a Will?

Do I need a Lawyer for a Will? "What you don't know can't hurt you" does NOT apply to estate planning. Did you know that more than half of Americans don't have an estate plan? It's understandable. Many people aren't comfortable thinking about their own mortality. Knowing that your assets will go to your chosen […]

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Need a New Roof? How to Choose a "Good" Roofing Contractor

The recent hail storms in North Louisiana have many homeowners searching for a “good roofer”.  After 40+ years of construction law experience, we at Hayter | Reynolds have compiled the following checklist for homeowners searching for a reliable roofing company: Legal Status: Verify that the roofer is registered with the Louisiana Secretary of State. The […]

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Louisiana Residential Truth In Construction Act “All Bark & No Bite!”

The Louisiana Legislature enacted broad protections for homeowners by way of the Residential Truth in Construction Act ("Act").  The coverage is broad, requirements on contractors are tough, but the recourse for a homeowner is minimal.

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