Attorney Tom Arceneaux was recently awarded and inducted into the Captain Shreve Circle of Honor. The Circle of Honor recognizes and honors those who have contributed time and services to improve the quality of life in the community and/or nation.
Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as one of the “Best Law Firms,” receiving Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in 7 practice areas including Commercial Litigation, Energy law, Environmental Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation, Natural Resources law, Oil & Gas law, and Real Estate law.
Blanchard Walker, a Shreveport-based law firm, has been awarded recertification in Meritas, a global alliance of independent business law firms. Blanchard Walker joined Meritas in 1993, and as a condition of its membership, is required to successfully complete recertification every three years.
Blanchard Walker’s Brian Flanagan has been named as a 40 under 40 award recipient by the Young Professionals Initiative (YPI), a network of community leaders and professionals under the age of 40. The award will be presented at the 10th Annual Northwest Louisiana Young Professionals Dinner and Gala presented by The Forum on Saturday, December 3, 2015 at the Shreveport Convention Center.
We are happy to celebrate Melissa Flores’ 11th anniversary at Blanchard Walker. Melissa joined the firm in 2005, was admitted to practice the same year, and is now a Director of the firm. She practices in the areas of commercial real estate and finance, residential real estate, title insurance and title examination, and other general corporate matters.
We are happy to celebrate Rebecca’s 3rd anniversary at Blanchard Walker. Rebecca joined the firm in 2013, was admitted to practice the same year, and is an associate of the firm. Her practice primarily involves taxation, estate planning, successions, and business and commercial transactions.
Slattery Johnson was recently appointed as Chair of the Historic Preservation Commission. The City of Shreveport adopted the first Historic Preservation Commission in June 2013, which authorized the City to create a Shreveport Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), to create local historic districts, and to create and adopt regulations to preserve historic properties inside the city limits.
Seven members of the Blanchard Walker O’Quin & Roberts law firm were recently recognized by their peers for inclusion in the 23rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a respected peer-review publication in the legal profession,® 2017.
Brian C. Flanagan, Associate at Blanchard Walker, O’Quin & Roberts, is one of two reviewing editors for Professor Patrick S. Ottinger’s Louisiana Mineral Leases: A Treatise. The 1,452 page treatise, published by Claitor’s Law Books and Publishing Division, Inc. is the culmination of five years of research and writing by Mr. Ottinger, and is a comprehensive study of the evolution of the mineral lease, the contours and various attributes of the lease relationship; the statutory laws that regulate it, and the clauses (both customary and special) contained in the mineral lease forms used in Louisiana.
Attorney Rebecca Radford’s presentation for the 45th Annual Estate Planning Seminar at LSU Law Center is now available online. The presentation focuses on the requirements for drafting a trust to hold retirement benefits.