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Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.  was named to the American Bar Association Health Law Section's Top 10 in the South list.  The full list can be found here. 

Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. congratulates Phyllis Mayo on being named Paralegal of the Year by the Baton Rouge Paralegal Association. 

Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson congratulates Rachael Reed on being named the 2016-17 President of the Baton Rouge Paralegal Association. 

BSW Healthcare attorney Emily Grey was quoted in The Advocate's article about the Baton Rouge General's partnership with Ochsner. Read the full article here. 

BSW Healthcare attorney Greg Frost was featured in the Baton Rouge Business Report's article on Baton Rouge law firms expanding legal specializations. The full article can be found here. 

Baton Rouge attorney Saul Reinaldo Newsome was named to the Engage Cuba Coalition's Louisiana State Council which is made up of leaders across industries and localities in Louisiana. The Louisiana State Council will join other state councils that have formed in Tennessee and Ohio to mobilize grassroots support for lifting the Cuban embargo. The full press release can be found here. 

Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that it received high rankings for five practice areas and had sixteen attorneys listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Louisiana. 

The BSW Practice Areas listed in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA include:
  • Construction
  • Gaming & Licensing
  • Healthcare
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial

The BSW attorneys listed in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA include:
  • John T. Andrishok—Construction
  • Robert L. Atkinson—Healthcare
  • Thomas M Benjamin—Gaming & Licensing 
  • David R. Cassidy—Corporate/M&A: Tax
  • Murphy J. Foster, III—Construction and Labor & Employment
  • Gregory D. Frost—Healthcare
  • Alan H Goodman—Bankruptcy/Restructuring 
  • Emily Black Grey*—Healthcare
  • David R. Kelly*—Corporate/M&A: Tax
  • Richard D. Leibowitz—Banking & Finance: Public Finance
  • Steven B. Loeb—Construction
  • Eve B. Masinter—Labor & Employment
  • Wesley M. Plaisance*—Gaming & Licensing
  • E. Fredrick Preis, Jr.—Labor & Employment
  • Claude F. Reynaud, Jr.—Litigation: General Commercial
  • Melissa M. Shirley—Labor & Employment

* Newly listed in 2016.

Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth and client focused and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the US and worldwide. To access the Chambers USA online directory, go to

E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. of the New Orleans office of BSW was named Chair of the Leading Age Non-Profit Long Term Care Association National Legal Committee for the 2016-2017 term. 

Jeanne C. Comeaux was elected President of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. See here for the full list of board officers. 

Congratulations to Alan H. Goodman of BSW's New Orleans office on being named to the firm's Management Committee. 

Jerry L. Stovall, Jr. will present at the Society for Design Administration, Baton Rouge Chapter's June 1, 2016 meeting. 

E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. will present an Employment Law session on Wednesday, June 8 for the Louisiana Bankers Association 2016 Bankers Supervisory School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

David R. Cassidy wil be speaking at the 2016 Institute for Professionals in Taxation's Annual Confference in Traverse City, Michigan on June 14, 2016. The topic will be "Ask the Experts - Texas and Louisiana Sales and Use Taxes." 

James R. Raines will present Medicare Set-Asides In Workers' Compensation for the National Busines Institute on June 24 in Baton Rouge, LA at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel. For more information or to register click here.

E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. will be presenting a seminar for the Asian American Hotel Owners Association on labor/employment on July 12, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Jerry L. Stovall, Jr. and Rachael Jeanfreau will be speaking at the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants 2016 Not-for-Profit workshop on July 15, 2016 in Kenner, LA. 

Rachael Coe and Rachael Jeanfreau will be speaking at the 2016 LPA Annual Convention and Trade Show at the Crown Plaza in Baton Rouge, LA on Saturday, July 23, 2016. 

Joseph R. Hugg wil speak at the NOLA SHRM Legal Perk seminar session on July 28, 2016 in New Orleans, LA. 

E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. will present a labor and employment update at the Annual Louisiana Banker's Association HR Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 29, 2016. 

E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. will join OFCCP District Director Rachel Woods for a panel presentation on AAP Developments at the NOLA SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 7, 2016. 

Rachael M. Coe will be presenting two sessions on special education law at the IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in New Orleans, LA. She will be covering "The IEP Development Process: Handling Difficult Issues" and "Key Considerations for Implementing IEP's." 

Jerry L. Stovall, Jr. will be presenting on the topics of FMLA and FLSA changes at the State Human Resources Management Association meeting on Wednesday, May 25. 

E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. will present at the 2016 Leading Age Gulf States and Louisiana Assisted Living Association Annual Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans on May 12, 2016.

Van R. Mayhall, Jr., Van R. Mayhall, III and Sunny Mayhall West presented "Louisiana's Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Act' at a forum hosted by the Internationall Association of Insurance Receivers at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Spring 2016 National Meeting Issues Forum in New Orleans on April 4, 2016. The Act requires all Louisiana-domiciled insurers, including HMOs, to file an extensive disclosure report with the Louisiana Department of Insurance by June 1, 2016. Please refer to for further information. Click here for a photo from the event. 

E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. presented Labor and Employement Law Update for the PEAK Leadership Summit hosted by the Leading Age National Non-Profit Long Term Car Association in Washington, D.C on March 14, 2016. 

E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. spoke on Federal Wage & Hour Law Compliance at the Louisiana Hotel & Lodging Association's March 2 Workshop in Baton Rouge. 

E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. presented a Legal Update summary at the February 24, 2016 meeting of the Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association General Membership Meeting at the Loews Hotel in New Orleans, LA. 

Gregory D. Frost presented Louisiana Health Information Law Seminar on February 24, 2016 at the Louisiana Hosptial Association. More information can be found here.

Rachael Coe spoke at the January 28 NOLA SHRM Legal Perk Program on Transgender Rights in the Workplace.

Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson hosted Management Update Briefing on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at its New Orleans office. More information can be found here. 

E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. presented "Recent Changes in Overtime Law Under the FLSA" at the LBA Bank Counsel Conference on December 10, 2015 in New Olreans. 

E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. presented an "Employment and Labor Law Update" at the LPCA 2015 Oil and Gas Conference in Shreveport, LA.