Ragan Richard practices in the area of corporate transactions, business, real estate and finance, focusing on business and finance transactions ranging from acquisitions, divestitures and mergers to corporate governance and organization for large and small companies. He represents clients across diverse industries, including agricultural cooperatives, real estate investors and franchisees, learning about their businesses and assisting with their growth, planning and progress. His background in biomedical engineering informs his understanding of business challenges and couples with his aptitude to promote creative solutions through problem-solving strategies. Ragan considers the friendships developed with clients one of his practices’ greatest rewards.
Ragan’s practice includes representing both banking and lending institutions and borrowers in financing transactions; restructuring debt and equity financing; drafting and negotiating contracts, leases, and servitude agreements; acquiring and developing real estate and commercial business establishments; representing owners of large franchise chains; representing owners of multifamily apartment complexes and hotels; representing utilities, agriculture marketing cooperatives, and trade associations; representing industrial clients in all phases of project development, construction and operations; drafting and enforcing subdivision and condominium restrictions for highly regulated developments; forming and structuring joint ventures; and general counseling of both established and emerging businesses; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
Ragan serves as general counsel to many of his clients and assists them in developing and executing their business strategies. Additionally, he serves as the firm’s managing partner of the Baton Rouge office as well as the Regional Practice Coordinator of the firm's business group and finds ways to positively and progressively influence the firm as a member of its Policy and Planning Committee and as chair of its Operations Committee.