Your business is important to you. It might be a goal in your near future, or it might be one you’ve already actualized. If you are emboldened enough to follow your entrepreneurial spirit, it is important to have attorney guidance to help you navigate the business legal landscape.

We are as dedicated to you as you are to your business. By gaining knowledge of your professional goals, we can work to help you achieve them. The success of your business should never be impeded by the law of business. We make it our responsibility to provide you with the information, clarity, and tools you’ll need to make the right decisions for your company. Contact Forrest, Cressy & James, LLC today at (504) 605-0777.


  • Business Formation
  • Buying & Selling A Business
  • Business & Commercial Transaction
  • Contracts and Other Ongoing Legal Needs
  • Licensing, Zoning & Real Estate
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Business structure can have serious long-term impacts on operations. The way in which your business is formed will determine the personal liability of the founders, how taxes are paid, and other important details.

You will need to understand the possible benefits, potential risks, and general implications of each business structure in order to find which best suits your objectives.

The attorneys at Forrest, Cressy & James, LLC have the knowledge and experience to guide you towards the most suitable structure for your business.

An experienced Forrest, Cressy & James business lawyer can assist with the negotiation of the sale of your own company or the acquisition of another company. Our attorneys are trained, experienced, and most of all enthusiastic about your business.

〉Business Valuation: You need to guarantee that you are valuing the business you intend to buy or sell accurately.

〉Acquisition Agreements: We’ll discuss the terms of the business sale safely and legally and draft the acquisition documents for commemoration.

〉Due Diligence: We are available to discuss the due diligence process before buying a business to ensure that you’re buying what the seller says you’re buying.

Our attorneys can counsel individuals and organizations on the legal issues generated by their business dealings.

We represent clients in a variety of transactional legal matters, including asset acquisitions and real estate development.

Contact us today for more information (504) 605-0777.

Have you done thorough research on the zoning laws in your community before you start or buy your small business? Zoning ordinances and regulations are laws that dictate and limit how you can use your property. Typically, zoning regulates land use by type of use and the height and position of the structures on the property.

〉Permits & Licenses: Do you know what paperwork you need to file in order to procure permits to operate your business? Do you know what is necessary at the local, state and federal level?

〉Zoning & Variances: Cities use zoning laws vary parish by parish. These laws decide where and how businesses can operate. Do you need help with signage issues, parking concern variances or conditional uses?

〉Lease Review & Negotiations:  Are you renting or leasing real estate? If you need a Lease Agreement or want to discuss those terms, reach out to our team.

As a business owner and entrepreneur, it is wise to anticipate potential issues that may arise. With the help and guidance of a knowledgeable lawyer, you can attempt to proactively avoid problems whenever possible. If the problem is unavoidable, an experienced lawyer is an invaluable problem solver.

Disputes are becoming more frequent and can be very complex. With more companies doing business in emerging markets, the risks are even greater. All of this creates higher costs and greater liability, requiring that disputes be avoided whenever possible, and resolved efficiently when they arise.

For more information, contact us today at (504) 605-0777.


We are passionate about helping you start and grow your business. That’s why Forrest, Cressy & James, LLC is excited to work with small business owners. If other business law needs arise that are outside of the scope of what we offer, we always collaborate with expert counsel. Contact us today.