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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