Entrepreneurs & Emerging Companies

At Chaffe McCall, we’re passionate about economic development in the Gulf South. We understand that entrepreneurial activity drives economic growth and we’re proud to say that we’ve been a part of that entrepreneurial landscape throughout our history. As that landscape has changed, we too have adapted our practices to meet the needs of today’s entrepreneur. We continue to work with entrepreneurs like you through our Entrepreneurs and Emerging Companies Team, a multi-disciplinary group of attorneys focused on the needs of today’s entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses.

We advise our emerging company clients on a wide-variety of legal and operational issues, but some typical issues include:

  • Entity Formation & Taxation Issues
  • Contracts, Licensing, and Lease arrangements
  • Raising Capital through Debt, Equity, and Grant Funding
  • Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment & Other Workforce Issues
  • Tax Credits
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

In addition to the legal expertise we bring to the table, our attorneys also have a wealth of experience in the industries we serve. Some the areas we’ve worked with recently include clean energy, digital media, Ed tech, craft and microbreweries, healthcare innovation, fashion-forward retail, restaurants and hospitality, and tech-enabled services. A number of our attorneys are also entrepreneurs themselves, having founded and grown businesses in a number of industries.

Flexible Pricing

We understand that as an emerging company you need legal counsel that matches your budget. We offer a suite of fixed-fee services to address the most common legal issues for emerging companies. We also offer other flexible payment arrangements to ensure that our services are truly seen as value added, not something holding you back during the critical start-up phase of your new venture.

Commitment to Entrepreneurs

As part of our commitment to entrepreneurs like you, we frequently work with New Orleans business incubators to ensure we stay on top of current industry developments and to ensure we can help connect you with relevant industry contacts and potential funding sources. We also host a workshop series on legal issues for emerging companies at the Propeller business incubator in New Orleans’ Broadmoor neighborhood and even host our own pitch competition, the Chaffe Entrepreneur Challenge, in connection with the Idea Village.

Featured News

  • 2018 White Collar Crime Symposium

    Friday, April 13, 2018 – Sheraton New Orleans Hotel –  New Orleans, LA Please join Chaffe McCall attorneys, Walter F. Becker, Jr. and Peter G. Strasser as they present in Louisiana State Bar Association’s 10th Annual White Collar Crime Symposium in New…More»

  • City Business Selects Chaffe McCall Partners for Leadership in Law Awards

    Chaffe McCall congratulates partners G. Wogan Bernard and William H. Langenstein selected to the 2018 New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Class. The annual “CityBusiness’ Leadership in Law” designation is awarded to 50 area attorneys/legal professionals, who are nominated by…More»

  • William Langenstein to serve on the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans

    William Langenstein featured in a recent article for New Orleans City Business, entitled “Langenstein joins Port of New Orleans board” From New Orleans City Business William Langenstein III has been appointed to serve on the Board of Commissioners of the Port…More»

  • Chaffe McCall Adds Group of Preeminent Insurance Attorneys

    Chaffe McCall strengthens its National Insurance Practice with the Addition of Recognized Attorneys Adelaida J. Ferchmin and Thomas H. Prince. (New Orleans, LA) – Chaffe McCall L.L.P.  welcomes experienced attorneys Adelaida “Adi” J. Ferchmin and Thomas H. Prince to the…More»