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Baker Donelson's Louisiana Life Sciences and Technology team has a sophisticated and unique understanding of the intellectual property, corporate, finance and other legal issues surrounding emerging and established companies in the life sciences and technology industries in Louisiana.

Practice Overview

Overview

Baker Donelson's Louisiana Life Sciences and Technology team has a sophisticated and unique understanding of the intellectual property, corporate, finance and other legal issues surrounding emerging and established companies in the life sciences and technology industries in Louisiana.

In order to support the companies in our ecosystem, our multidisciplinary team of attorneys, patent agents and public policy experts counsel clients in all areas, including:

  • Patent prosecution (including life sciences specialists in biotechnology, chemistry and electrical engineering)
  • Business transactions, corporate finance and capital raising
  • Tax-efficient entity selection and structuring
  • Tax credits and economic development incentives
  • University technology transfer
  • Employment law
  • Commercial intellectual property transactions and licensing
  • Patent portfolio growth and management
  • Trademarks and branding
  • International trade
  • Public/private partnerships
  • Intellectual property enforcement
  • Litigation
  • Federal, state and local public policy, and lobbying
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Information privacy and security management

We are the leading law firm in Louisiana dedicated to supporting and developing companies in our life sciences and technology ecosystem. With LouisianaBIO, we co-authored the "2016 State of Life Sciences Entrepreneurship in Louisiana".

Our Role

Our attorneys and professionals are proactive in understanding our clients' businesses, including the science and technology underlying their intellectual property. We see ourselves as trusted partners in their growth and development. This allows us to provide timely, thoughtful and reliable legal advice to allow our clients to meet their strategic business goals and confidently take on investment.

Knowledgeable Leadership

Baker Donelson's Louisiana Life Sciences and Technology Team is co-chaired by Noah Kressler and Dr. Paula Estrada de Martin, who together have nearly 25 years of experience advising companies on intellectual property, business transactions and corporate finance.

Before joining Baker Donelson, Noah and Paula each spent more than ten years at leading Wall Street law firms counseling some of the country's largest companies, research institutions and investors. They work together to bring to bear their national experience to develop and support Louisiana's emerging and established life sciences and technology companies.

State of Life Sciences Entrepreneurship in Louisiana

Click here to download the State of Life Sciences Entrepreneurship in Louisiana report.

We at Baker Donelson and LouisianaBIO are pleased to present this report on the perceived state of life science entrepreneurship in Louisiana. This report offers anecdotal data about the startup climate for entrepreneurs in the life sciences. It further identifies the challenges and opportunities faced by life sciences professionals working to commercialize scientific discoveries, secure public monies, raise capital and build a quality workforce. We gathered feedback from Louisiana's life sciences community for this report through a written survey disseminated across the State of Louisiana.

Recommendations include specific actions related to the following areas:

  • Access to Capital
  • Incubator Programs
  • Mentoring
  • Commercialization and Technology Transfer
  • Access to Services
  • Workforce Development

If you have any questions about this report, please contact Noah Kressler or Paula Estrada de Martin.

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