Biz New Orleans - January 2021

John Overby Becomes Member of Stone Pigman

NEW ORLEANS – Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann announces the membership of John Overby, who has served as special counsel since joining the firm in 2016.  “This is a tremendous honor, and I look forward to furthering the outstanding reputation the…

Vachere's First American Bank & Trust Wins National Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Independent Banker magazine, the monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America, has recognized five community banks for their exemplary efforts to create an exceptional work environment for employees.   “Community banks have always valued relationships and…

Orleans Parish Property Tax Bills Delayed

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans said property tax bills have been delayed because it is awaiting final approval of the tax rolls from the State of Louisiana. When it has the approval, the City said it will…

Schools to Host Virtual Career Expo

NEW ORLEANS - The 2021 NOLA Virtual Career Expo will be hosted by the career centers at Dillard University, Loyola University New Orleans, Southern University at New Orleans, University of New Orleans, and Xavier University of Louisiana. The schedule: Wednesday,…

Flanagan Partners Honored by Louisiana Super Lawyers

NEW ORLEANS - The 2021 Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists include seven Flanagan Partners attorneys Thomas M. Flanagan, Harold J. Flanagan, and Sean P. Brady were named to the 2021 Louisiana Super Lawyers list. Thomas Flanagan and Brady…

LeSueur Joins Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver

NEW ORLEANS - Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver LLC has announced that Laurence D. LeSueur Jr. has become a member of the firm. LeSueur's litigation practice includes representing clients in complex commercial disputes, insurance coverage and bad faith cases,…

Carnival Pauses All U.S. Operations Until March 31

MIAMI – Carnival Cruise Line has announced additional cruise cancellations, including extending its pause in all operations in the U.S. through March 31. Booked guests and travel agents are being notified directly of the cancellations and their options for a…

Higgins Hotel Makes USA Today 'Top 10' List

NEW ORLEANS - USA Today readers voted for their favorite hotels that opened in 2020 and the Higgins Hotel & Conference Center in downtown New Orleans made it onto the top 10 list. The Higgins is the only Louisiana property…

Ferachi Takes the Reins at McGlinchey Stafford

NEW ORLEANS - McGlinchey Stafford has announced that Michael D. Ferachi became the firm’s new managing member on Jan. 1. Previously serving as senior operations manager for the firm, Ferachi has worked closely with predecessor Rodolfo “Rudy” J. Aguilar Jr.…

Editorial: A Lost Generation of Teachers?

NEW ORLEANS - As the country braces for another spike in COVID-19 cases, many schools must transition to virtual learning. While they have planned for this possibility, the work entailed puts an enormous strain on teachers. A recent survey of…

'New Orleans 500' Will Profile City's Influential Leaders

NEW ORLEANS - Biz New Orleans magazine – a national award-winning monthly business publication – will publish the inaugural edition of the New Orleans 500, a book profiling influential leaders in greater New Orleans. Click here to submit a nomination. The New Orleans…

Engler, Kostal Make Partner at Kean Miller

NEW ORLEANS - Jessica C. Engler and Tyler Moore Kostal are the newest partners at Kean Miller LLP. “We are excited to welcome Jessica and Tyler as partners in our law firm. They have shown a remarkable commitment to their…

Riess LeMieux Attorneys Named 'Super Lawyers'

NEW ORLEANS – Riess LeMieux has announced that Michael Lane has been named to the "Super Lawyers 2021" list and Jonathan Forester, Michael Blackwell and Robert Riess have been recognized on the “Louisiana Rising Stars Super Lawyer 2021” list in…

Delgado Discounts Online Cybersecurity Training Program

NEW ORLEANS - Delgado Community College’s Workforce Development and Technical Education Unit, in partnership with Reboot Louisiana, has released a new, online cybersecurity training program to address the region’s growing technology workforce needs. The program lasts 12 weeks and will be offered online from…