Shockey & Associates
10114 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809-2725
Telephone: 225-291-7500
Fax: 225-291-7501

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Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Commercial Real Estate and Property Development

If you want to work with attorneys who understand commercial real estate law and have the broad perspective to identify which laws may be relevant to you, contact us.

Commercial Real Estate Transactions

We represent developers, contractors, buyers, sellers and lenders in commercial real estate issues such as:

  • Contract negotiations
  • Indemnification
  • Contract performance
  • Financing - public and government
  • Bond issuances
  • Performance bonds
  • Payment bonds
  • Liens
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Public bid laws
  • Public and Private Works Acts
  • Warranty actions
  • Title insurance

Managing Rural Resource Rights

Making the most effective use of real estate sometimes means taking advantage of laws that allow you to distribute rights associated with resources on the land.

For instance, servitudes allow the owner of land to retain it for their use while someone else gains mineral, timber, water or mining rights. Reservations, on the other hand, restrict the buying and selling of rights after the sale of real estate.

At Shockey & Associates, we will help you understand the different rights associated with commercial real estate and negotiate land contracts to ensure that resource rights are properly addressed.

Land Owner Benefits and Considerations

At Shockey & Associates, we will help you navigate environmental law issues so you can take advantage of opportunities that benefit you and effectively manage any challenges to your commercial real estate projects.

If you are involved in a rural land purchase, you may want to consider a conservation easement, a new and unique incentive program that may allow you to take a tax write-off. We also have experience with the buying and selling of carbon credits. And we can counsel you on wetland remediation relating to buying or creating new wetlands to compensate for the development of federally recognized wetlands.

  • Minerals
  • Timber
  • Conservation Servitudes
  • Wetlands

In all areas of commercial real estate and property development, the lawyers at Shockey & Associates will work with you to help you understand the law and make informed decisions. Contact us to get a legal team on your side.


At Shockey & Associates, we represent clients in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and throughout the region, including New Orleans, Denham Springs, Livingston, Walker, Watson, Gonzales, St. Gabriel, French Settlement, New Roads, Plaquemine, Port Allen and Zachary. Other locations include East Baton Rouge Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, East Feliciana Parish, West Feliciana Parish, Livingston Parish, Ascension Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish and Iberville Parish.