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Recent Notables

Contract Disputes

  • Hayter | Reynolds has successfully negotiated and finalized a substantial settlement on behalf of our client on an over half million dollar construction claim, arising from subcontracted work performed at Barksdale Air Force Base.
  • After suffering a devastating fire that destroyed their entire residence and all of the contents, a client engaged our services. Immediate efforts were undertaken to prove the cause and origin of the fire and negotiate with the insurer for payment of the value of the home and its contents. Our efforts led to a multi-million dollar payment to the clients.
  • After the successful conclusion of a large real estate transaction for a client, the firm’s efforts led to a national grocery chain choosing a location on our client’s 100+ acre tract of land.
  • John Hayter, III has been appointed by the Louisiana Law Institute to serve as a special adviser to the Security Devices Committee in its revision of the Louisiana Private Works Act, which has become overly cumbersome and contradictory since its last revision in 1981.

It’s About TIME

Its-about-time-2Everyone knows they need a will, but few people truly understand why it is crucial to have one in place. If this basic document is so essential, the question must be asked, why doesn’t everyone have one? Beyond the inherent discomfort of confronting our own mortality, the answer is TIME.

The necessity of creating a will is often ignored due to the frantic pace of our lives and limited free time. Ironically, those of us with the least time to spare are often the most in need of this essential document to protect our families and loved ones. The fact that we each have a finite amount of time before our passing is inescapable. Neglecting to create a will is gambling with the welfare of those we care for the most and creating burdens for them after we are gone.

In an ongoing effort to place the client first, Hayter | Reynolds has begun scheduling appointments at times most convenient for our clients. Whether it is after work or on a weekend, we are committed to helping you find the time to orchestrate your wills, trusts, living wills, and other estate planning needs. Call us and schedule your appointment, because it’s about time.


biz-artIn an effort to support and promote local artists, Hayter | Reynolds has transformed our offices into a kind of gateway gallery through a program dubbed BiZ-ART. BiZ-ART also includes a free, family-oriented event, taking place on a monthly basis featuring new, local artists every month. All original artwork displayed is for sale. On that night, the public is invited to attend the artist showing and shop for local artwork.

During the month of March there will be eighteen paintings on display by local artist Christie Cassell. In college she pursued a degree in Advertising Design and found illustration as her strength. Today as a professional artist, Christie leans toward the realist tradition of portraiture and figure painting. She primarily uses pastel and oil with occasional charcoal or conte crayon. In her own words: “Painting is truly, for me, a celebration of the gift of life! The joy of creating and constantly learning is the gift I’ve been given to share, and I’m deeply grateful.” Christie’s paintings have been juried into many local and regional exhibitions including: Hoover Watercolor Society; Louisi-ana Artists; Louisiana Watercolor Society; Creative Art Connection; Lynda Benglis/Michael Klein Visual Exhibition; Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Annual Regional Competition; Artport; Northwest Louisiana Artist Triennial Competition (Meadows Museum of Art); Shreveport Pastel Society; and Associated Women in the Arts.

Artist Participation – Artists who wish to be considered for future showings can register by email to All submissions must be original and not a copy or reproduction of any other artwork. All visual artists, in all mediums can participate. Artists are advised to provide their own insurance for their artwork.

Credit Cards Now Accepted

credit-cardsIn our ongoing effort to place client convenience first, we now accepts credit card payment for legal services rendered through the security and expedience of PayPal. If this is your desired method of payment, please contact us for an electronic invoice and we will be happy to assist you with the process.