Litigation
Litigation
We are recognized as one of Louisiana’s leading law firms in the field of litigation. Through years of experience, the Firm has developed an impressive reputation for effectively litigating large, complex business and probate administration disputes.

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Estate Planning and Probate
Estate Planning and Probate
Theus, Grisham, Davis & Leigh estate planning attorneys provide a variety of estate planning services for individuals and families. We prepare wills and trusts, form family partnerships and limited liability companies, advise clients on various gifting strategies, and help our clients implement other tools to accomplish their estate transfer and tax minimization goals.In Louisiana, the administration of a decedent’s estate is called a “succession” (referred to as “probate” in other states). We represent executors and family members in administering successions of all sizes, a process that includes the identification and inventory of estate assets and liabilities, the distribution of assets to the beneficiaries of the estate, and may include the preparation of an estate tax return and other dealings with the Internal Revenue Service.

We often advise families and individuals who are residents of other states but own real estate and mineral interests in Louisiana. Our lawyers can assist in planning for the efficient transfer of such assets, and provide representation in “ancillary” Louisiana succession proceedings in conjunction with probate proceedings in the decedent’s resident state.

Our experience includes:

Wills

Trusts

Marital Property Agreements (Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial)

Family Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies

Gifting-Family and Charitable

Estate and Gift Tax

Successions (Probate)

Ancillary Successions

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Taxation
Taxation
Our tax practice covers all aspects of federal and state taxation. The Firm also designs pension plans to meet clients’ deferred compensation and retirement objectives.

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Business and Commercial Transactions
Business and Commercial Transactions
We are active in all aspects of corporate law. In addition to the Firm’s litigation experience, our attorneys are available to provide advice and assistance in the design, formation, reorganization, and expansion of a client’s business.

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Timber Law
Timber Law
Our timber law practice represents numerous forest landowners seeking the experience and knowledge of a full-service firm to handle a wide variety of sophisticated transactions and complex litigation.

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Elder Law
Elder Law
The aging of America has created distinct legal problems for our aging citizens. The attorneys at Theus, Grisham, Davis & Leigh, LLC, are advocates for the elderly and their loved ones. We handle a wide range of legal matters affecting an older or disabled person, including issues related to health care, long term care planning, guardianship, retirement, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and other important matters.

Dayna M. Ryan focuses on the needs of older adults, which are often different and more specialized than the needs of younger adults. Not only does she handle important financial and estate planning matters, she also assists families in taking care of day-to-day issues affecting the actual care of seniors, such as assisted living and life planning.

How Can We Help You?

An elder law attorney can help with any one of the following:

Discuss the importance of wills and estate planning, including planning for a minor or adult with special needs, probate proceedings, and other matters.

Create a durable power of attorney.

Provide help with health care and planning, including long term care options, patient rights, Medicare, and health care power of attorney.

Discuss financial representation: financial planning (including durable financial power of attorney), housing opportunities and planning, income, estate, and gift tax matters.

Guardianship: help with the selection and appointment of a legal guardian.

Help locate long term care facilities and manage assisted living cost.

Draft a living will or other advance directives, including a durable power of attorney and long term planning documents.

Call us to set up your consultation today and let us help ease your concerns!

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Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law
Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law
Northeast Louisiana’s rich heritage of oil, gas, timber, agriculture, and other natural resources has resulted in the Firm’s development of specific legal knowledge and experience in these areas.

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Our objective is to help protect your family the way you would.

It is our ambition to provide the best service and care possible for each of our clients and their families. To maintain our standards of excellence, we take the time to meet with each client individually to discuss concerns and goals. We feel it is important for us to get to know you. It is also important to allow you to get to know us before you hire us, which is why we offer a free consultation for most services.

Call us today to set up your free consultation and let us help you!

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