Baton Rouge Estate Planning Lawyer
Baton Rouge Attorney Protecting Your Best Interests
My name is Dale M. Maas. I am a Baton Rouge attorney who has represented individuals and business owners throughout Louisiana for more than 41 years.
I focus on educating my clients so they can make informed decisions. I cannot guarantee a specific outcome, but I can guarantee you will receive my best efforts. Continue reading to learn more about the areas in which I practice law, which include estate planning, family law, real estate and business.
Estate Planning, Successions and Probate Litigation
Estate planning is for clients at all income levels. It is important to establish a will or trust to protect your assets and ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes. Estate planning is also important to establish financial and medical directives in case you become incapacitated. In addition, if you have children, estate planning provides an opportunity to name a trusted guardian. Living wills and powers of attorney can make your choices known at a time when you may be incapacitated and unable to speak for yourself.
Establishing a health care proxy and living will is more important than ever. Without an advance health care directive, your family may struggle to obtain the authority to get information and make decisions in the face of privacy laws.
In the state of Louisiana, it is necessary for an estate containing real estate to go through a succession before being distributed to heirs. It is important to have experienced representation during these matters to preserve valuable time and money.
When heirs disagree, intense litigation may occur. Probate litigation requires interpretation of the will and succession laws. Because litigation can ultimately lessen the value of the estate due to legal fees, a good probate litigation lawyer will help the family cut through the emotional aspects of the argument as efficiently as possible.
Real Estate Litigation, Landlord-Tenant Law and Construction Law
Serious disputes can arise from simple misunderstandings when dealing with real estate and landlord-tenant matters. It is important to reach a resolution in a timely manner, allowing everyone involved to move forward.
In construction law, I represent contractors and subcontractors who need to file liens to insure payment. I also represent homeowners in construction defect litigation and New Home Warranty Act actions against builders.
Business Litigation, Commercial Transactions and Business Formations
Business litigation can become very intense and complex. A seasoned attorney will work to resolve your dispute in an effective and efficient manner to save you valuable time and money.
Experienced in reviewing and drafting contracts, I also handle disputes related to breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation and shareholder disputes.
I also counsel new business owners on the best choice of entity to protect their interests and give the business room to grow and profit.
If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation, in addition to pain and suffering.
Contact My Baton Rouge Office
I also represent individuals and businesses facing general litigation and appeals needs.
My East Baton Rouge Parish office is conveniently located close to I-12. I am available to meet with you to discuss your needs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For assistance from a knowledgeable lawyer, contact me by e-mail or call 225-754-9864.