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Location
Louisiana
Publication Date
05/08/2019 05:38 AM EDT
Closing Date
05/30/2019 05:00 PM EDT
Issuing Organization
French Market Corporation
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Description

Specifications include, but are not limited to: The French Market Corporation (“FMC”) desires to obtain proposals from law firms licensed to practice in the State of Louisiana interested in providing outside counsel legal services on an as-needed basis in various specialties for FMC. The services are professional in nature and will be assigned by the Executive Director of FMC. 1) Provide legal research, advice, and/or opinions in the following areas for projects (a) requiring an independent firm with no conflict of interest with the City or FMC, and (b) requiring technical expertise: a. Litigation, including Financial Litigation and Construction Litigation b. Environmental c. Tax, Public Finance, & Municipal Bonds d. Real Estate Finance and Development, including Concessions and Leases e. Ethics, Fiduciary Duties, & Municipal Representation f. Contract & Procurement g. Insurance 2) Represent FMC in selected negotiations, legal proceedings, litigation, and administrative hearings as directed. 3) Recommend and hire outside experts for projects requiring technical expertise, when instructed by the Executive Director. 4) Provide written status reports of all pending matters to the Executive Director upon request. 5) Seek any necessary opinions, letters, or other documentation on behalf of FMC. 6) Submit copies of all significant pleadings, briefs, research, correspondence, and work product, whether generated by the legal services provider or any other party, to the Executive Director in sufficient time to allow meaningful review before taking further action. 7) Advise and consult with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors of FMC with respect to strategic or tactical decisions associated with a particular matter or assignment. 8) Apprise the Executive Director of all significant development in any and all matters assigned.

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