Margaret Atkinson Martin
Director of Client Services



10/14Nicole Gould was quoted in the Law section of the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report on her response to the topic, “You're being audited. Now what?" The full article can be found here.
10/14Jay Stovall and Joe Hugg were quoted in the Law section of the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report on their response to the question, “When a worker leaves on bad terms, is a non-disparagement clause in order?” The article can be found here
10/14In response to the rising concerns of awareness and safety among healthcare officials in the wake of the Ebola virus in the US, Breazeale, Sachse and Wilson has created an Ebola Preparedness Resource Center The purpose of this resource center is to provide information from trusted sources that may be useful for healthcare providers and other participants involved in the healthcare industry. The resource Center can be found at
9/14Emily B. Grey was quoted in the Recommended Reads section of the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. The article can be found here.
9/14E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. has been elected to the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board.
8/14Breazeale, Sachse and Wilson, L.L.P. attorneys B. Troy Villa and Paul M. Hebert, Jr. were recently selected as 2015 "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers.B. Troy Villa was selected for Mergers and Acquisition Law in the Baton Rouge area. This is Troy’s second time being selected as Lawyer of the Year in Mergers and Acquisition and his fifth year being listed with Best Lawyers. Paul M. Hebert, Jr. was selected for Family Law in the Baton Rouge area. This is Paul’s tenth year being listed with Best Lawyers.

8/14Seventeen lawyers from Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

Baton Rouge, LA

New Orleans, LA

  • Thomas M. Benjamin—Commercial Litigation; Securities / Capital Markets Law;
  • Alan H. Goodman—Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Real Estate; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Joseph R. Hugg—Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Eve B. Masinter—Litigation - Labor & Employment; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
7/14Van R. Mayhall, III was appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, Louisiana Capital Area Chapter.
7/14Eve B. Masinter has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Association of Defense Counsel. To read the full press release visit here.
7/14Clay Countryman received the following appointments from the American Bar Association Health Law Section for the 2014-15 bar year: Chair of the Business & Transactions Interest Group, Co-Chair of the ABA Physicians Legal Issues Conference, and Vice Chair on the Programs Executive Leadership Committee.

Clay J. Countryman been selected as a member of the Baton Rouge Area Leadership class of 2015. The Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program was founded as a program of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber to prepare a diverse group of professionals for leadership positions in the community. There are now over 700 graduates of the program, many of whom serve in leadership positions on boards, commissions, and hold both state and local public offices.


Emily B. Grey appointed vice chair of strategic activities in the American Health Lawyers Association’s Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group.To read the full press release visit here.


Lance J. Kinchen was elected President of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants. The Baton Rouge Chapter has over 1300 members.


Modern Healthcare lists BSW as one of the “Largest Healthcare Law Firms” in the country, ranked 63 on a list of 69. The survey ranking methodology is based on a blended score: Sum of 50% weight from data collected in the survey (number of healthcare lawyers) and 50% weight of American Health Lawyers Association membership from each firm.


American Health Lawyers Association recognized BSW as having one of the top healthcare teams in the country and in Louisiana with 100% involvement. The American Health Lawyers Association bases its ranking by the number of AHLA members each law firm has enrolled in the association; this includes attorneys, paralegals and non-paralegals. BSW is proud to have all 11 members of its health law practice group as members of AHLA.

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