News And Updates

On April 17, 2020 and May 8, 2020, Shields Law Partners presented two webinars regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the construction and surety industries. On April 17, 2020, on behalf of Lorman Education Services, our partners presented a 95 minute long webinar: Construction Industry Issues Caused by COVID-19. The interactive webinar (questions were encouraged)...

On March 25, 2020, and March 27, 2020, on behalf of  Louisiana Associated General Contractors and Associated Builders & Contractors, Bayou Chapter, respectively, Shields Law Partners partners, Lloyd Shields, Betsy Gordon, Adrian D’Arcy, and Andrew Vicknair presented a live webinar on Contractors and Coronavirus – Contract and Other Issues in the Current Environment. The hour-long video...

On April 22, 2020, the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal (“the Second Circuit”) held a contractor liable to the owner for his defective performance as well as project completion costs after his termination. The ruling stemmed from a contract that included ambiguous provisions and terms. While consistent with other Louisiana court holdings, this holding should serve as a reminder that contractors should carefully draft their construction contracts. [Read More...] 

Shields | Mott L.L.P. co-hosted the annual After Party with Beacon Consulting Group, Inc.; Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn; Krebs Farley & Dry, PLLC; Nicholson Professional Consulting; and Loewke Brill Consulting Group during the ABA 2020 Fidelity & Surety Committee Midwinter Meeting in New York. A great time was had by all! Some of the moments were captured...

Shields Law Partners partner, Betsy Gordon, represented the firm at the “Day of Golf,” an annual event co-sponsored by Shields Law Partners (along with Loewke Brill Consulting Group, Clark Hill Strasburger, Ernstrom & Dreste, and Etcheverry Harrison LLP), and held before the National Bond Claims Association’s annual meeting in Greensboro, Georgia.   As Shields Law Partners frequently handles...

On December 16, 2019 and December 19, 2019, Shields Law Partners presented our annual seminar with the National Business Institute – Construction Law: Advanced Issues and Answers – in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, respectively.   The seminar afforded attendees the opportunity to learn how to provide their clients with the best representation possible by expanding...

On December 4, 2019, Shields Law Partners partner, Betsy Gordon, co-presented at the Nation Business Institute’s seminar: Insurance Bad Faith “Set-Up” in Louisiana. The seminar was presented in Kenner, Louisiana, and provided attendees with the tools and tactics to steer clear of insurance bad faith. Behind every denial of defense, coverage, or settlement lies the potential...

On December 5, 2019, Shields Law Partners managing partner, Sonny Shields, co-presented the Arbitrator Musings – Common Mistakes Litigators Make in Arbitration panel in the LSBA’s annual arbitration seminar. Sonny, along with Dale Clary, Craig Kaster, and Phelps Gay presented the panel discussion which provided attendees practical tips on ways to avoid common mistakes in advocating...

On November 1, 2019, the Junior League held their annual Touch a Truck event, a unique experience that gives children and their families an up-close look at their favorite “big trucks” and the opportunity to meet the people that protect, serve, and build Metropolitan New Orleans. Nearly 3,500 attendees of all ages thoroughly enjoyed the...

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