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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 partnered with local art collector and purveyor Betty Black to transform our offices into a kind of gateway gallery through a program dubbed BiZ-ART. Periodically, a new artist’s works will be put on display, for purchase if desired, for the enjoyment and appreciation of our clients and staff. Seeking additional participation in the program, John Hayter recently presented the concept to a gathering of local business owners at the monthly meeting of Business Exchange Inc.

There are currently thirteen pieces on display at the offices of Hayter | Reynolds by local contemporary artist Jerry Wray. As a professional painter, she has won over 40 awards in the last 30 years in juried exhibits. She has had 28 shows in the last 15 years and participated in many group exhibitions throughout the U.S. Her paintings have been purchased internationally by private collectors, foreign royalty, and Fortune 500 companies. In 1996, she was elected to the National Association of Women Artists and in 1999 she was selected to be in Manhattan Arts Magazine Showcase Award. She is currently represented in five galleries and seven museums world-wide.

She began working with watercolor in 1943 as a student of Newcomb College Art School, from which she graduated with honors. She was first drawn into the spotlight when the drawing-painting portion of her senior project was selected to be displayed in the Museum of Modern Art. Ms. Wray works in a variety of water media, including watercolors, ink, acrylics and collage, often combining them to produce exciting visual expressions with a special emphasis on color. The firm of Hayter | Reynolds is honored to display the works of such a renowned local artist.

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.