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Strengthening Our Ranks: Charles Spencer and Mark Fry Join Phelps Dunbar in Baton Rouge Business Group

April 26, 2019

Baton Rouge, La.— Phelps Dunbar’s Baton Rouge Business Group welcomed Charles Spencer and Mark Fry to its group of over 20 business attorneys.

“Charles and Mark add great value to our Baton Rouge practice group and the community at large. They are seasoned professionals with a breadth of experience and diverse clientele. Their knowledge and involvement in our community will help provide enhanced services to our collective clients,” said Baton Rouge Business Practice Coordinator and Office Managing Partner Ragan Richard.

Mark and Charles join Phelps from the local Baton Rouge law firm of Hebert, Spencer and Fry LLP, where they worked together for over 26 years.

Charles Spencer focuses his practice on wills, estate planning, successions, contracts and media/communications law. He previously worked as an attorney in the Office of General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C., and is General Counsel of the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters and the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge.

“Phelps is known to have a preeminent business practice. We are excited to join ranks with such outstanding attorneys,” stated Charles.

Mark Fry enjoys a diverse practice as well. He is a Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, and is registered with the State Board of CPAs of Louisiana as a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive-Status). His practice encompasses trusts and estate planning, taxation, successions, business formation (for-profit and tax-exempt), business succession planning, and special needs planning.

“Phelps affords us the opportunity to participate in a client service platform which extends across the Gulf Coast Region and to expand our strategic alliances with professional advisors of various disciplines who share our commitment to foster long-term client relationships and to provide exceptional counsel and guidance”, observed Mark.

The Phelps Baton Rouge office is one of the largest law offices in the state capital with more than 50 attorneys. The business practice group is progressive in philosophy, diverse in location, and experienced in the broadest range of disciplines, including banking and finance, corporate and securities, franchise and distribution, government contracts, health care, intellectual property, international law, mergers and acquisitions, municipal finance, real estate, tax, trusts and estates and bankruptcy and creditors' rights.