Practice Area

Commercial Litigation

The Riviere law firm has extensive and varied experience in all types of commercial litigation. We have handled numerous cases involving employment law, including the enforcement of non-compete agreements, unfair trade practices and the resolution of disputes between business owners over issues of shareholder rights, contracts, liquidation and other cases involving complex commercial transactions.

General and Complex Litigation

Legal disputes involving minerals and other resources is another principal focus of the firm. Christopher Riviere has defended major producers in Louisiana against claims of land contamination and also handled complex royalty-payment and mineral-rights issues. On the maritime side, he has represented numerous vessel owners and marine operators in Jones Act claims, as well as claims under the Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Compensation Act. He has also advocated on behalf of manufacturers in products liability, personal injury and breach of contract cases.

Agribusiness Issues

With an emphasis in agricultural cooperative law, Mr. Riviere has vast practice experience in representing Louisiana sugar producers, mills and cane farmers and other agricultural industries. Among the many cases he has handled are commercial transaction issues, including mergers and patronage agreements.

Construction Law

Our firm has an established track record representing general contractors, municipalities and building owners in various issues of construction law including lien-enforcement issues, engineering professional liability matters, and public and private bid disputes.

Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Insurance Defense
  • Mineral Law and Land Owner Rights
  • Successions