Gibson Gruenert, PLLC

Gibson Gruenert, PLLC is a Law Firm in Lafayette, Louisiana


 
Offices In Louisiana and Texas
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Gibson Gruenert is well into its second decade providing services to corporate and commercial clients in Texas, Louisiana and the wider Gulf Coast region. We have offices in Lafayette, Louisiana and Houston, Texas. We are primarily business lawyers. Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurs embarking on their first ventures, doctors and medical practices to individual investors. We represent clients in the manufacturing, construction, healthcare, real estate, banking, oil field services, mid-stream energy, exploration and production, hospitality and industrial services industries, to name but a few. We provide those clients with services including commercial litigation, contract preparation, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, environmental counseling, estate planning, tax planning and business counseling.

The attorneys who started the firm are all rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell, the definitive mark of excellence in the legal services industry. The partners all spent substantial time as associates and partners in larger Gulf Coast firms, and offer their clients a level of skill, diligence and detail that might be expected from much larger firms. Paul Gibson and Tom Gruenert formed the firm in order to provide their clients with first class business counseling at prices that were no longer practical in the large firm context. The firm is dedicated to providing its clients with pragmatic, affordable service at a cost that is a fraction of that found in larger firms, and with quality that is second to none.

At Gibson Gruenert we believe that the practice of law is first and foremost a service business. We understand that, at his or her essence, a good lawyer is nothing more than a good problem solver. Our clients' satisfaction with the results of our work is the best possible advertisement for our practice, and we do not hesitate to provide references when requested. We are focused on remaining affordable, and we have been pioneers in the area of alternative fee arrangements in the commercial law context. We appreciate you visiting our website, and we look forward to getting to know you, helping solve your business problems, helping you grow your business for years to come, and building our communities in the process.

Statement of Practice

Insurance Law; Health Law; Hospital Law; Employment Law; Civil Litigation; Workers Compensation; Products; Professional Liability; Contract Disputes; Trial Practice; Environmental Law; Corporate Law; Commercial Law; Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Securities; Bankruptcy; Creditors' Rights; Municipal Liability.; Creditors Rights; Secured Creditors Rights; Bankruptcy Litigation; Litigation; Lender Liability; Complex Commercial Litigation; Oil and Gas Litigation; Environmental Litigation; Securities Litigation; Securities Law; Insurance Defense; Administrative Law; Collections; Trade Secrets; Uniform Commercial Code; Bank Foreclosures; Commercial Fraud; Unlawful Detainer; Breach of Contract; Construction Liens; Toxic Torts; Shareholder Derivative Actions; Corporate Governance; Fiduciary Liability; Directors and Officers Liability; Estate Planning; Successions; Commercial Transactions; Real Estate; Personal Injury; Family Law; OSHA; Construction Arbitration; Construction Litigation; Construction Mediation; Construction Contracts.; Debtor and Creditor; Debtors Rights; Fraud; Labor and Employment; Discrimination; Disability Discrimination; Race Discrimination; Sex Discrimination; Age Discrimination; Age Discrimination in Employment; Employment Disability Discrimination; Employment Discrimination; National Origin Discrimination; Pregnancy Discrimination; Employment Litigation; Risk Management; Maritime Law; Civil Rights; Professional Malpractice; Commercial Collections; Consumer Collections; General Liability; Products Liability; Medical Malpractice; Noncompete Litigation; Confidentiality Agreements; Maritime Accidents; Accidents; Longshore; Harbor Workers Compensation Act.; Wills; Contested Wills; Living Wills; Living Trusts; Trusts and Estates Taxation; Trusts and Estates; Estate Administration; Real Estate Foreclosure; Real Estate Acquisitions; Real Estate Sales; Real Estate Title; Commercial Leasing; Wrongful Termination; Sexual Harassment; Wage and Hour Law; Whistleblower Litigation; Americans With Disabilities Act; Employment Terminiation; Harassment; Class Actions; Affirmative Action; Employment Contracts; Employee Drug Testing; Employment Civil Rights; Labor Law; Reductions in Force; Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation Agreements; Shareholders Law; Shareholder Rights; Shareholder Disputes; Shareholder Agreements; Executive Compensation; Profit Sharing; Intellectual Property; Mergers and Acquisitions; Business Formation; S Corporations; Limited Liability Company Law; Limited Partnerships; Corporate Contracts; Commercial Contracts; Buy-Sell Agreements; Construction Claims; Business Litigation; Complex Business Litigation; Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy; Workouts.

Firm Size: 8

Rate Information

Fixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees Available
Accepts Major Credit Cards

  • American Express


Address

600 Jefferson St., Suite 600
Lafayette, LA 70501, (Lafayette Parish)

Phone

Phone: 337-233-9600
Facsimile: (337) 269-4675 Toll Free: (888) 293-0300

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Website

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http://www.gibsongruenert.com

Office Hours

Monday: 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday: 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday: 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Firm/Affiliate Offices

Pearland, Texas: 9330 Broadway, Suite 324, 77584-7891. Telephone: 281-997-2740. Facsimile: 281-997-2741. Email: tgruenert@gibsongruenert.com.

Pearland, Texas Office: 9330 Broadway, Suite 324, 77584-7891. Telephone: 281-997-2740. Facsimile: 281-997-2741. Email: tgruenert@gibsongruenert.com.

PARTNERS

Paul D. Gibson (Partner) born New Orleans, Louisiana, January 8, 1953; admitted to bar, 1984,Louisiana;2000,Texas;U.S. Supreme Court. Education: University of Louisiana Lafayette (B.A., 1981); Loyola University School of Law (J.D., 1984). Mr. Gibson practices civil litigation, emphasizing employment and commercial disputes, construction, insurance and personal injury litigation. His litigation practice has included representation of employers in discrimination disputes, insurers, self-insured and municipalities in personal injury and civil rights claims, contractors and clients in construction disputes, and corporate clients in various litigation including disputes related to enterprise resource software.

Mr. Gibson consults with employers in employment litigation risk management, workplace policies and procedures, and compliance with federal and state labor and employment statutes. He frequently consults with employers regarding contracting, risk avoidance and mitigation, complaint investigation and conciliation. In addition, Mr. Gibson has represented corporate clients through merger and acquisition transactions.

Mr. Gibson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is licensed to practice in the states of Texas and Louisiana. He is a 1984 graduate of the Loyola University School of Law, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and The American Association of Hospital Attorneys.

With a special interest in employment discrimination issues, Mr. Gibson is a frequent lecturer and consultant on strategies for employment litigation avoidance, in-house management training, and employee discipline Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Employment Law; Construction Law; Civil Litigation; Commercial Law; Labor and Employment; Real Estate; Estate Planning; Successions; Litigation.Email: Paul D. Gibson

Thomas G. Gruenert (Partner) born Billings, Montana, February 26, 1955; admitted to bar, 1983, Louisiana; 1987, Texas; 1991, District of Columbia. Education: University of Montana (B.A., cum laude, 1977); Washington and Lee University (J.D., 1983). Mr. Gruenert obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of Montana in 1977, majoring in Political Science and History. He received his Law degree from Washington and Lee University’s School of Law in 1983. In law school, he served as a note and comment editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review.
Mr. Gruenert was one of the founding partners of Gibson Gruenert, establishing the firm in January 1996. Prior to that time, he was associated with a number of the leading corporate law firms in Texas and Louisiana. Mr. Gruenert is the former chair of the Wetlands and Endangered Species Committee of the ABA Real Property Section, and the former chair of the Endangered Species Committee of the ABA Section on Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law.
Mr. Gruenert's practice is concentrated in the areas of corporate law, commercial transactions and general civil litigation, including creditor's rights, products liability, environmental litigation and construction litigation. Mr. Gruenert is admitted to practice in Texas, Louisiana and the District of Columbia. Member: Louisiana State, and American Bar Associations; District of Columbia Bar; State Bar of Texas. Practice Areas: Corporate Law; Commercial Transactions; Commercial Litigation; Civil Litigation; Creditors Rights; Products Liability; Environmental Law; Construction Law; Commercial Law; Bankruptcy; Construction Litigation; Environmental Litigation; Litigation; Real Estate.Email: Thomas G. Gruenert

Jason B. Boudreaux (Partner) born New Iberia, Louisiana, July 25, 1968; admitted to bar, 1997,Louisiana;2010,Texas;U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana. Education: University of Louisiana at Lafayette (B.S., Business Administration, 1990); Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center (J.D., 1997). Mr. Boudreaux obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1990, and received his Law degree from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1997. Mr. Boudreaux has been with Gibson Gruenert since December 2006. He is admitted to practice in Louisiana and Texas, and in the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana. He is a member of the Louisiana State and Lafayette Parish Bar Associations and a former member of the American Inn of Court of Acadiana and the John M. Duhe Inn of Court in Lafayette, Louisiana. Mr. Boudreaux practices general civil litigation, with an emphasis on commercial and employment disputes, corporate law, construction law, insurance defense, offshore and maritime litigation, civil rights and personal injury litigation. In addition, he has practiced in the areas of successions and donations, consumer and commercial debt collections, workers compensation and professional malpractice defense. Member: Lafayette Parish and Louisiana State Bar Associations. Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Commercial Law; Employment Law; Corporate Law; Construction Law; Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Maritime Law; Personal Injury; Health and Hospital Law; Municipal Liability; Insurance Defense; Civil Rights; Personal Injury Litigation; Labor and Employment; Labor Law; Energy; Oilfield Drilling; Oilfield Personal Injury; Professional Malpractice; Workers Compensation.Email: Jason B. Boudreaux

W. Corey Grimley (Partner) born New Orleans, Louisiana, May 28, 1976; admitted to bar, 2001, Louisiana, U.S. District Court, Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 2008, Texas. Education: Louisiana State University (B.A., 1998; J.D., 2001). Mr. Grimley received his Bachelor of Arts in history from Louisiana State University in 1998 and is a 2001 graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. He is admitted to practice before all Louisiana state and federal courts and is a member of the Louisiana State and Lafayette Bar Associations. In 2008 Mr. Grimley was admitted to practice law in the state of Texas by the Supreme Court of Texas. Mr. Grimley is also a member of the American Inns of Court of Acadiana and the Louisiana Association for Justice. He has been practicing law with Gibson Gruenert since August 2003.
Mr. Grimley serves as faculty for the National Business Institute, where he speaks on topics concerning personal injury litigation and ethics, and for the Louisiana Association for Justice, where he speaks on topics concerning business litigation, piercing the corporate veil and single business entity liability. Mr. Grimley practices general civil litigation with emphasis on commercial disputes including commercial injunctions and temporary restraining orders, debtor-creditor law, security devices, insurance law, offshore energy and maritime litigation, construction law, labor and employment law including litigation of non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements, products liability and personal injury — both maritime and land based accidents — including state workers compensation and federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act workers compensation cases.


Member: Lafayette Parish and Louisiana State Bar Associations; American Inns of Court of Acadiana; Louisiana Association for Justice. Practice Areas: Commercial Law; Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury; Construction Law; Labor and Employment; Insurance Law; Litigation; Maritime Law; Debtor and Creditor; Business Litigation; Business Law; Debtor and Creditor Rights; Employment Law; Noncompete Litigation; Confidentiality Agreements; Products Liability; Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act.Email: W. Corey Grimley

ASSOCIATES

Amy E. Boudreaux (Associate) admitted to bar, 2005, Louisiana, U.S. District Court, Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. Education: University of Louisiana at Lafayette (B.A. in Political Science, 1996); Loyola Law School (J.D., 2005). Ms. Boudreaux obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with a minor in English, from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1996, and she received her law degree from Loyola College of Law in 2005. She is admitted to practice in all state courts of Louisiana and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana. She is a member of the Louisiana State and Lafayette Parish Bar Associations, and the American Inn of Court of Acadiana. In 2006 and 2008, Ms. Boudreaux received an Outstanding Attorney Award from the Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers' Association. Ms. Boudreaux practices in the areas of estate planning, successions, commercial transactions and real estate. She has also practiced in the areas of construction law, personal injury litigation, workers compensation, and family law. She has been practicing law with Gibson Gruenert since May 2009. Member: Louisiana State Bar Association; Lafayette Parish Bar Association; American Inns of Court of Acadiana. Practice Areas: Commercial Transactions; Estate Planning; Real Estate; Successions; Civil Litigation; Corporate Law; Commercial Law; Workers Compensation; Family Law.Email: Amy E. Boudreaux

Francine A. Elliot (Associate) born New Orleans, Louisiana, 1976; admitted to bar, 2007, Louisiana; U.S. District Court, Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana. Education: Louisiana State University (B.G.S., Pre-Medicine, 1999); Louisiana State University (M.S., Pathology, 2002); Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center (J.D./B.C.L., 2007). Ms. Elliot obtained her Bachelor of General Studies degree in Pre-Medicine, with minors in Microbiology, Zoology, Psychology and Italian, from Louisiana State University in 1999. She received her M.S. degree in Pathology from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in 2002. She received her Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law degrees from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2007. She is admitted to practice in all state courts of Louisiana and the United States District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana. Ms. Elliot is a member of the American, Louisiana State, and Lafayette Parish Bar Associations, the American Health Lawyers Association and the American Inns of Court of Acadiana. Ms. Elliot practices in the areas of commercial litigation, business law, insurance law, general civil litigation, and successions. Her expertise also includes general liability, products liability and medical malpractice defense. She has been practicing law with Gibson Gruenert since September 2011. Member: Lafayette Parish, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations; American Health Lawyers Association; American Inns of Court of Acadiana. Practice Areas: Bankruptcy; Civil Litigation; Corporate Law; Commercial Litigation; Commercial Law; Environmental Law; Business Law; Insurance Law; Estate Planning; General Liability; Products Liability; Medical Malpractice Defense; Successions; Energy.Email: Francine A. Elliot

Thomas M. Long (Associate) born Lafayette, Louisiana; admitted to bar, 1997, Louisiana; U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. Education: University of Southwestern Louisiana (B.A., 1994); International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy in Boulder, Colorado (2000); Loyola University (J.D., 1997). Mr. Long's practice emphasizes business law, general civil and commercial litigation, construction disputes, and insurance defense. His practice also includes health care law, emphasizing compliance, reimbursement, and collection issues on behalf of health care providers.Mr. Long was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and is licensed to practice in Louisiana. He is a 1997 graduate of Loyola University School of Law and was a member of Law Review. In 2000, he attended the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy in Boulder, Colorado. He currenlty is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.Mr. Long currently serves as Assistant Examiner for the Louisiana State Committee on Bar Admissions, and servces as an adjunct instructor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, teaching an undergraduate course on business law. Member: American Bar Association; Louisiana State Bar Association; Lafayette Parish Bar Association; American Health Lawyers Association; Assistant Examiner for the Louisiana State Committee on Bar Admissions. Practice Areas: Business Law; Health Care; Health Care Compliance; Health Care Reimbursement; Medical Collections; Insurance Defense; Construction Law; Commercial Litigation; Civil Litigation; Corporate Law; Commercial Law.Email: Thomas M. Long




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