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Michael R. Hubbell
Michael R. Hubbell

Michael R. Hubbell

Partner - Baton Rouge

Serving the Business Owner/Entrepreneur

Michael R. “Mickey” Hubbell represents Business Owners/Entrepreneurs and understands the issues that they face each day. His experience involves multiple business disciplines, including corporate organization, marketing, finance, company facilities, management, economics, accounting, statistical reporting, and business decision-making and negotiations.

Mr. Hubbell incorporates his legal knowledge and over 30 years’ experience dealing with business operational issues as out-side counsel into providing guidance and legal advice to Business Owners/Entrepreneurs. Mr. Hubbell’s experience is in both transactional matters and commercial litigation matters. When legal matters involve special and specific knowledge and experience in areas of law practiced by other attorneys in our Firm, Mr. Hubbell works closely with those attorneys in an effort to accomplish the ultimate desired legal and business result.

Entrepreneurial Business
  • Asset and stock sales and acquisitions of businesses, including post-closing ”settle-up” and handling of agreed-upon and disputed claims
  • Cooperative Endeavor Agreements, with related ancillary contracts
  • Responses to governmental Requests for Proposals
  • Customer, supplier, and third-party vendor contracts
  • Equipment and Vehicle leases
  • Purchase and sale of Aircraft and Vessels
  • Preferred Ship Mortgages
  • Physician Assistant Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Independent contractor and sales representative contracts
  • Trademark and Copyright License Agreements
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Royalty Agreements
  • Succession planning for family businesses
  • Probate matters involving businesses and individuals
Real Estate
  • Acquisitions, financings, leasing, and development of commercial real estate, including hotels, restaurants, office buildings, condominiums, healthcare facilities, recreational facilities, retail facilities, marinas, medical office buildings, historic tax credit properties, and various investment and mixed- use properties
  • Rights-of-way and property use and occupancy agreements
  • Boundary disputes and breaches of covenants and restrictions
Corporate
  • Formation and governance of corporate entities such as limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships, and joint ventures
Commercial Litigation 
  • Legal actions involving enforcement and damages resulting from breaches of contracts
  • Overseeing and management of various claims and litigation matters where there are hold harmless and indemnification obligations arising out of business sales and acquisitions
  • In-court representation, including institution and defense of lawsuits, pre-trial procedure, discovery proceedings, depositions, discovery disputes, pre-trial motions, and trial proceedings
      

Education

Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1987 (Member, Moot Court Board; Semi-finalist, Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition)

Louisiana State University, M.B.A., 1980

Louisiana State University, B.S. (Prelaw Option), College of Business Administration, 1978

Admissions

Admitted to practice: 1987, Louisiana State Courts, Eastern, Middle & Western Districts of Louisiana, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations

Baton Rouge Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

American Bar Association, Business Law Section

Member of Alumni Associations of the Louisiana State University College of Business Administration, the Graduate School of Business, and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Louisiana State Law Institute Visitation Committee for Revisions to Louisiana Third Party Visitation Statutes, Member, 2005

Honors and Awards

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated

Publications

  • Co-authored the “The Uniform Commercial Code” chapter in collaboration with Professor A. Levasseur (trans.) of the book entitled “An Introduction to the Law of the U.S.A.” (Dalloz, 1993)
  • Be Aware of Search Logic for UCC Searches
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