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Living in New Orleans
New Orleans is often referred to as the “most unique” city in America. It is world-known for its famous cuisine, music and its annual Mardi Gras celebrations.
New Orleans was established by French colonists and strongly influenced by their European culture. The city is known for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture, as well as its diverse heritage. The French Quarter, the oldest neighborhood in the city, is a streetcar ride from the New Orleans office.
Locals and tourists enjoy the city’s museums and landmarks. New Orleans is home to The National WWII Museum, the Confederate Memorial Hall, the Contemporary Arts Center, the Louisiana Children’s Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The beautiful nature of New Orleans can be experienced at the Audubon Nature Institute, Longue Vue House and Gardens, the New Orleans Botanical Garden, and City Park.
Professional sports is another thing that locals love. New Orleans is home to the 2009 Super Bowl XLIV champion New Orleans Saints, the New Orleans Pelicans, and the New Orleans Baby Cakes. Each year New Orleans hosts the Sugar Bowl, the New Orleans Bowl and the Zurich Classic, a PGA golf tournament.
Even in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the city and its residents continue to demonstrate the tenacity and civic pride that have made New Orleans such a distinctive part of the national landscape.
Although tourism is a primary driver of the region’s economy, New Orleans offers a diverse economic environment in which to maintain a successful law practice. Our local clients include leading members of the oil and gas, banking and maritime industries.
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Living in Lafayette
Located at the intersection of I-10 and I-49, in the heart of Cajun Country, Lafayette is known as the Hub City of Southwest Louisiana. Lafayette is the center of Acadiana, a nine-parish region known for its fresh-from-the-water seafood, frequent festivals, and Zydeco and Cajun music.
Lafayette’s growing economy is fueled not only by its traditional oil and gas exploration, production and related service companies, but also by robust healthcare, technology, and tourism industries.
Lafayette is the home of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, hosting a student body of approximately 20,000 students, who proudly proclaim themselves to be Ragin' Cajuns.
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Living in Houston
Known as the “energy capital of the world,” Houston is a thriving business center and the fourth largest city in the country. Houston is made up of more than 3,700 energy-related establishments, including 40 of the nation's 134 publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production firms.
It is a diverse, international location that offers residents and visitors top choices among museums, fine restaurants, world-class shopping, rodeos and professional sports teams. NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the headquarters for astronaut training and mission control, is located here.
The city is devoted to arts, science and history, cultural activities abound year round for Houstonians and visitors. The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Jones Hall and the Alley Theatre are just some of the facilities that house Houston’s renowned opera, ballet, theatre and symphony performances.
Houston also boasts some of the country’s best medical schools, hospitals, research facilities, and top academic institutions, such as Rice University, South Texas College of Law Houston, Texas Southern University, the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, and the University of Houston. The Texas Medical Center, the largest in the world with 106,000 employees, is located in Houston. Some of the country’s best medical schools, including Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Medical School-Houston, are part of the TMC. The M.D. Anderson Cancer & Research Center has been continuously ranked as one of the best cancer treatment centers in the nation.
The Port of Houston is consistently ranked 1st in the United States in foreign waterborne tonnage; 1st in U.S. imports; 1st in U.S. export tonnage and 2nd in the U.S. in total tonnage. Houston is often referred to as “The Gateway to Central and South America” in terms of trade and commerce.
Many annual events celebrate the diverse cultures of Houston. The largest and longest-running is the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, held over 20 days from early to late March, and is the largest annual livestock show and rodeo in the world. Another thing Texans love is their sports. Local professional and minor league sports teams include the NFL’s Houston Texans, NBA’s Houston Rockets and Major League Baseball’s Astros.
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