Business Law Attorney

Local Attorneys for Your Local Business Law Needs

Have you ever wanted to start your own business but didn’t know where to begin? Or maybe you own a business now and want to expand? Think hiring a business lawyer in Louisiana for your business needs or for an LLC formation will cost you an arm and a leg?

Whether you’re just starting out with your small (or large) business or you’ve been in business for a while and need some advice, Stanley-Wallace Law can help. Our Business Law Division offers business and commercial law services for Slidell, Lacombe, Covington, Bush, Sun, Mandeville, Madisonville, Pearl River, Hammond, and Baton Rouge at affordable rates that won’t blow your business’ budget for the year.

What Makes Our Business Law Firm Different?

For starters, we’re local just like you and your business. Our convenient office in Old Towne Slidell means you don’t have to drive across the lake just to see your business lawyer. That being said, our New Orleans clients are one phone-call or teleconference away if they need to talk to their corporate lawyer.

Our team of attorneys has real-world, current experience owning, operating, and managing businesses— we didn’t just read about small business attorneys or commercial law in law school books.

We are mindful of your time and resources. We know your time is precious and we want you to do what you love: operate your business and spend time with your family. If we can shoot an email or text you, then we do it—and encourage you to do the same. If you prefer a phone call or a Skype conference, then we make it happen. Need to meet with a business contract lawyer or business formation attorney before you head to the office or after the office closes? We are available.

Business Law Services

  • In-house counsel (otherwise known as General Counsel)
  • Business Formation or Modifications of partnerships, limited liability corporations (LLC), corporations, LLCs and preparation of related documentation (Articles of Incorporation, Operating Agreements, Resolutions, Filing with Secretary of State, Generating a Tax ID Number)
  • Document drafting
    • Buy Sell Agreements
    • Noncompete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements
    • Commercial contracts, including services agreements, partnering agreements, vendor/supplier agreements and reseller agreements
    • Employment contracts
    • Employee manuals
    • Independent Contractor Agreements
    • Corporate governance, including board of director matters and stockholders’/voting agreements
    • Liability Waivers
    • Model Release Waivers
  • Managing and Negotiating Corporate Transactions
    • Strategic alliances, joint ventures and other partnering transactions
    • Leveraged buy-outs
    • Sales of businesses
    • Dissolutions
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Deciding whether someone should be employee or independent contractor
  • Family Law Services specifically for business owners (wills, pre-nuptial agreements, antenuptial agreements, divorce, community property partitions, spousal support)
  • Wills and Successions specifically for business owners (will, power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, successions).

How Do I Utilize Stanley-Wallace Law Business Division?

We offer three ways for you to retain our business contract services or get help with your legal questions.

  • Business Subscription Services
    Understanding you have limited resources but may need an attorney more often than you think in your business endeavors, we offer monthly legal services subscriptions for our corporate clients that includes

    • Monthly meetings
    • Document review
    • Legal opinions
    • Included Notary service
    • Current Business Clients Only Monthly Business Newsletter
    • Discounts on our other services

In order to best serve our Northshore, Louisiana and Gulf coast and central Mississippi business community, we offer three packages for our small and large business clients.


Flat Fee and Hourly Services

We offer hourly rates for our commercial clients that range from $150-$195 an hour based on the attorney. If you need our services, whether it be for a contract lawyer, buy sell lawyer, noncompete lawyer, or for pursuing a claim on your business’ behalf or defending your business, then you’ll most likely utilize our services at an hourly rate. This includes negotiations, depositions, and trial work. However, we can offer flat rates for these types of matters if it’s something we can do for you. Example: a flat rate through discovery, a flat rate through a certain amount of hours in negotiations, a flat rate from discovery through trial, etc.

  • Monthly meetings
  • Document review
  • Legal opinions
  • Included Notary service
  • Current Business Clients Only Monthly Business Newsletter
  • Discounts on our other services


Our Most Popular Service

Flat rate services for a majority of legal items your business may need, such as a single document drafting, formation of your organization and filing with the secretary of state, or nonprofit formations, just to name a few. If you have a legal issue that may require more time and attention then we have hourly rates that won’t break your bank. Some of our flat fee services for our Slidell, Louisiana business law clients or our Lacombe, Louisiana contract law clients include:

  • Notarized documents
  • Document review
  • Document creation
  • Liability waiver
  • Model release waiver
  • Buy/Sell agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Nonsolicitation agreements
  • Noncompete agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Bylaws
  • Minutes and resolutions
  • Board of Director manuals and practices
  • Employment applications
  • Employee or independent contractor agreements and contracts
  • Employee manuals, policies, and procedures
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Business formations
  • Nonprofit formation
  • 501(c)(3) Nonprofit application
  • Consultations

GIVE US A CALL OR SEND US A MESSAGE AND We will let you know if we can help you

Business formations or modifications of existing business entity:

Whether you’re a Slidell, Louisiana one man or woman operation or run a team of thousands, you need to make sure you, your business, and your assets are properly protected. One way to do that? Set up your business correctly from the outset. Stanley-Wallace Law offers a variety of flat fee business formation or modification options for our Northshore clients.

  • Simple Protection Business Formation: creation of operating agreement, articles of incorporation, by laws, tax identification number, and registration with Secretary of State.
  • Advanced Protection Business Formation: creation of operating agreement, articles of incorporation, by laws, tax identification number, registration with Secretary of State, and liability waivers.
  • Platinum Protection Business Formation: creation of operating agreement, articles of incorporation, by laws, tax identification number, registration with Secretary of State, liability waivers, employment or independent contractor agreements, noncompete agreement, nonsolicitation agreement, and confidentiality agreement.
  • Nonprofit Business Formation and Application Drafting: creation of operating agreement, articles of incorporation, by laws, tax identification number, registration with Secretary of State, liability formations, drafting of legal materials related to the IRS 501(c)(3) application.
  • Consultations: Have some legal questions and just want to know your options moving forward? Can’t decide what option you need from us? Give us a call to schedule your paid consultation and we will walk you through your legal issue and help you pick a short-term and long-term plan specific to you, your needs, and your business. Make sure to bring all documents we may need to review so we can be cost-effective with your time and resources.


Team Member

Amber Sheppard

Not only is Amber Sheppard a licensed attorney in Louisiana and Mississippi but she has first-hand knowledge of starting, operating, and managing companies. Before joining us as of counsel she spent her time running national companies both big and small. During that time she implemented employee training and practices that doubled a national company’s profits and grew a nonprofit into the largest organized sports club of its kind in Mississippi. In fact she’s been nationally published (over 19 times) in multiple news outlets on business related matters.

As an attorney, Amber has helped a wide range of business clients from one person start ups to international companies. Whether the company is big or small, her attention to your case remains the same.

She knows the metaphorical blood, sweat, and tears that goes into owning a company. Amber works hard to keep your legal headaches to a minimum by offering a variety of legal services for our clients.

Team Member

Kristen Stanley-Wallace

Kristen Stanley-Wallace has been practicing on the North and South Shore of Louisiana for over 12 years. She has represented and defended multiple small and large businesses in law suits, contract negotiations, and other business services. Prior to starting Stanley-Wallace Law, Kristen actually worked for an insurance company — don’t worry, she’s one of the good guys now.

She has used what she learned in worker’s compensation defense firms to our business client’s advantage— she knows what to expect from the other side and, as much as one can, be pro-active in her approach of business litigation.

In addition to working hard for her clients, she also works hard for the Northshore community by serving on the Board of Directors for multiple philanthropic entities: Habitat for Humanity, St. Luke’s Good Samaritans, and First United Methodist Preschool. As the leader of Stanley-Wallace Law, Kristen understands what business owners go through and is here to help protect your business with as much vigor as she uses in protecting her own.


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