Practice Areas            
Commercial Litigation

The Commercial Litigation Group at Frilot L.L.C. handles a wide variety of cases arising from commercial and business disputes. The group represents plaintiffs and defendants before all state and federal courts and agencies at all stages of a case from filing to final appeal. Some of the firm’s most experienced lawyers practice in this area and have had winning results handling matters in Louisiana and across the nation, involving:

• Complex Business Litigation,
• Patent and Trademarks,
• Lender Liability,
• Unfair Trade Practices,
• Class Actions,
• Contract, Lease, and Construction Disputes.

The group also has considerable experience in loan workouts, collections, foreclosures, and bankruptcies for local and out-of-state lending institutions. The lawyers regularly represent several commercial entities and asset-based lenders, and often work closely with other practice groups in the firm to represent maritime interests, manufacturers, health care providers, real estate developers, oil and gas concerns, and agribusinesses.

In the field of corporate collection and creditors’ rights, the group represents lenders and creditors in collection actions, post-judgment efforts, and bankruptcy cases, and has handled numerous foreclosures, garnishments, sequestrations, attachments, and seizures. Notably, Eddie Rantz represented the seizing creditor in the U.S. Marshal’s sale of the $4.6 million St. Tammany Plaza in Covington, Louisiana.

In other areas of commercial litigation, Joe Mole acquired and collected, after a two-month jury trial, one of the largest judgments ever awarded in an antitrust case in New Orleans. Additionally, Joe Mole obtained a landmark federal appellate decision holding that damages for intentional patent infringement are non-dischargeable in bankruptcy. Earlier, Joe Mole obtained a zero jury verdict for Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. in a ten-week jury trial in which the plaintiffs sought over $750 million in damages.


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Benjamin M. Castoriano
Miles P. Clements
Krystle M. Ferbos
Everett R. Fineran
Joseph E. 'Josh' Lee III
Heather McArthur
Joseph N. Mole
T. Patrick O'Leary
Jessica A. Roberts
Rodney A. 'Rocky' Seydel Jr.
Brandon K. Thibodeaux