Insurance Issues for Flooded Businesses

Besides residential damage, the recent flooding is so widespread we are seeing many commercial buildings and businesses affected. Flooding of your business can raise a whole new set of questions. First let’s talk about business insurance coverage. As always, the primary source to answer insurance questions is your actual insurance policy. We will discuss common provisions, but with business coverage, …

New Day, New Rule for Commercial Drone Users

Today the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced rules allowing for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). Part 107 to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations permits a remote pilot-in-command to commercially operate a small UAS (one weighing less than 55 pounds) up to 400’ altitude during the day, under certain conditions. Previously, all flights in furtherance of …

Georgia K. Thomas Voted Northshore’s Best Attorney

Seale & Ross, P.L.C. is pleased to announce Georgia K. Thomas has been voted the Northshore’s Best Attorney by Sophisticated Woman magazine for the year 2017. Thomas joined Seale & Ross in 2011. Her business law practice encompasses commercial litigation/transaction work and professional liability malpractice. She guides small to medium sized businesses in organizing limited liability companies and preparing operating agreements. Thomas maintains a …

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Dear Clients and Friends, The novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, have rapidly become a top priority for governments, businesses, communities, and families worldwide. At Seale & Ross, we share your concerns. Our hearts go out to those who have already been affected by this pandemic and to those who now face difficult choices. We assure you nothing …

Mardi Gras – Nation’s Capitol Style

Once in a while it becomes possible to witness something important taking place disguised as something superficial or at the very least, something devoted to fun-loving frivolity. I was in the position to witness just such an event in Washington this week as 3000 Louisiana natives convened in and around the Washington Hilton for the Washington Mardi Gras celebration. There …

Thoughts on President Trump’s Inauguration

It is the eve of the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as 45th President of the United States. I have reason to have special interest in this event, and have been following the preliminaries all week. The biggest reason is that I had the opportunity to meet personally with then candidate Trump in September of last year and was very …

T. Jay Seale, III Named to Board of Regents

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced T. Jay Seale, III as one of his appointments to the State of Louisiana Board of Regents – a state agency which coordinates all public higher education in Louisiana. Mr. Seale represents the 1st Congressional District until December 31, 2022. Gov. Edwards said, “Our institutions of higher education continue to face financial challenges that make the work of the Board of …

Generational Transfers in Business

A common part of our business and commercial law practice is working with successful business owners who reach the point where they are ready to bring more junior employees into the company as owners. Sometimes this need is brought about by the business owner’s appreciation for the skill and devotion of a long-term employee, and sometimes it is prompted by …

Brig. Gen. Kenneth L. Ross Speaks at Veteran’s Day Program

Brig. Gen. Kenneth L. Ross spoke at North Oaks Health System’s Veterans Day observance on Monday. He discussed the importance of veteran resources and how volunteers can give back to those who protected the nation. “Not all veterans are as fortunate as me, and they need our help,” Ross said. “Not all veterans have the economic advantages they need, but there …