Legacies And Litigation
A stark reality we all face is how to pass down our assets to our dearest family and friends. In some cases, the transmission of ownership upon death develops into contentious disputes with consequences that can change the fortunes of those involved. That is not the time to shortchange your rights to what you are entitled to.
We work directly with our clients to understand their struggles and build effective strategies to protect their priorities. Across Louisiana, we have a trial-tested reputation for protecting your succession, trust, or testamentary interests.
When Mourning Turns to Nightmare
When faced with the tragedy of loss, whether a family member or a business partner, the days ahead are always difficult. However, even before those suffering loss have time to mourn, others may maneuver to benefit at the cost of your deceased loved one’s intent and your rights. Trusts and estates litigation can pose extremely complex legal issues often necessitating aggressive negotiation and a willingness to go to trial.
Our team has expertly navigated disputed trusts, wills, and interdictions for multi-million and multi-billion-dollar estates, most recently exemplified by our advocacy on behalf of family members of the late car dealership magnate Ray Brandt and New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson. We have guided our clients through many of these situations, such as:
- Succession disputes between siblings and business partners
- Trustee and beneficiary disputes
- Issues of undue influence
- Interdiction issues