1. Overview

    Bouhan Falligant has an extensive and far reaching commercial litigation practice that has helped corporations, professional services firms, financial institutions and individuals bring and defend a wide-variety of lawsuits throughout the country. The firm has routinely represented businesses and individuals in significant and complicated breach-of-contract cases, shareholder disputes, and matters of mismanagement or breach of fiduciary duty.

    Bouhan Falligant’s commercial litigators have also successfully defended businesses and their agents that have been served with tort claims for alleged personal injuries, misrepresentations, conversion, and defamation. Bouhan Falligant’s commercial litigators handle matters at the local, state and federal level. We are determined to meet our clients’ business objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner. Our diverse client list includes litigation for large corporations and insurance companies.

    Bouhan Falligant business and corporate lawyers have also helped resolved internal conflict among business owners and ease tension between management and labor. The firm has helped corporate executives work out disagreements as to the how control of a business should be divided and how profits and expenses should be shared. The firm has brought shareholder derivative suits to ensure that officers and directors look out for the best interests of a corporation. The firm has represented both employers and employees in disputes over the enforcement of non-compete clauses, compensation, and benefits.

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    More Than 130 Years of Experience

  2. News & Publications

    Preserving Your Construction Lien Rights

    By Maggie Puccini, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah Business is booming for the construction industry, and not a moment too soon. Prior to the recent recession, construction employment hit an all-time high of 7.7 million jobs, but then reduced 30 percent of its workforce by January 2011. Over the past six years, […]

    Bouhan Falligant LLP honored by inclusion in 2015 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”

      Bouhan Falligant out of Savannah, GA is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2015 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” The Firm received this prestigious ranking in eleven practice areas, including admiralty & maritime law, commercial litigation, product liability litigation, transportation law, medical malpractice law, professional malpractice law and […]

    Bouhan Falligant Partner Makes Presentation at International Conference

    Todd Baiad, a partner at Bouhan Falligant, recently was a guest lecturer at the New York State Bar Association’s International Section’s meeting in Dublin, Ireland. Baiad spoke on the topic of federal court litigation in Georgia. Other speakers included prominent members of the New York State Bar Association, the former Chief Judge of the Southern […]

    Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2016

    Bouhan Falligant is pleased to announce eight of its attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016. The designation honors those who have been selected by their peers for outstanding achievements in their respective practice areas. “It is especially an honor for so many of our attorneys across a wide […]

    Bouhan Falligant Associate Recognized with Award

    Bouhan Falligant associate Elizabeth Verner was recently honored with the Exemplary Real Property Law Student Award from the State Bar of Georgia. The award recognizes excellent academic performance in at least one upper-level real estate course. Verner, who was recently sworn into the state bar, practices commercial real estate and commercial litigation at Bouhan Falligant. […]

    Georgia Trend Recognizes Six Bouhan Falligant Attorneys as “Legal Elite”

    Six Bouhan Falligant attorneys were recently recognized in the December 2015 issue of Georgia Trend with the publication’s prestigious “Legal Ellite” designation. Legal Elite recognizes the top attorneys in the state of Georgia as selected by their peers. “We are pleased to be recognized by our peers for our attorneys’ outstanding service to clients,” said […]

    John Northup Joins Bouhan Falligant as New Attorney

    Bouhan Falligant LLP announced today that John Northup has become an attorney with the firm. Northup’s practice will focus on commercial real estate, banking, corporate and litigation. Prior to joining Bouhan Falligant, Northup worked as an attorney at Morris, Manning and Martin, LLP. He has extensive experience handling a wide range of matters for commercial […]

    Bouhan, Williams & Levy, LLP is included in the 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms Rankings

    (SAVANNAH, GA) Nov. 1, 2011 — Bouhan, Williams & Levy, LLP is pleased to announce its selection for inclusion in the 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms Rankings. The firm was also selected for the 2010 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms Rankings, the first year of the rankings. Bouhan […]

    Savannah, Georgia Attorney Todd Baiad Selected to Join National Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

    Bouhan Falligant Attorney Todd Baiad is among the national group of litigation attorneys selected to join the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. Savannah, GA May 22, 2013—Todd Baiad, a partner with Bouhan Falligant, has been invited to join the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. The CLM is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands […]

    Maritime Business Owners: Beware of Overtime Pay Requirements

    Business in Savannah (BiS)  By Todd M. Baiad With many business owners, taking the time to understand a complex area of law is the last item on a long list of responsibilities demanding their time and attention. However, understanding the obligations federal laws place on employers, especially those with maritime businesses, should not be ignored. […]

    Four Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America

    Frank W. “Sonny” Seiler, Walter C. Hartridge, Edwin D. Robb, Jr. and Carlton E. Joyce among those selected for 2014 Best Lawyers in America. Bouhan Falligant is proud to announce that four of its attorneys have been named to the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Frank W. “Sonny” Seiler, Walter C. Hartridge, […]

    Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2018

    Savannah, Ga. – Bouhan Falligant is pleased to announce 13 of its attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in the 2018 Best Lawyers in America. The designation honors those who have been selected by their peers for outstanding achievements in their respective practice areas. “We are incredibly honored to have more Bouhan Falligant lawyers honored […]

    Forming a Small Business in Savannah

    By Elizabeth H. Verner, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah As the economy recovers, many entrepreneurs are taking the opportunity to start new businesses. According to the Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, the rate of new business creation is again on the rise after a five-year slump that hit its low in 2014. […]

    BOUHAN FALLIGANT LAWYERS RECOGNIZED AS 2015 SUPER LAWYERS AND 2015 RISING STARS

    Contact: Brigitte VanBaelen T: 912-665-1048 E: bvanbaelen@gmail.com Nine attorneys at Bouhan Falligant LLP have been recognized as 2015 Super Lawyers and 2015 Georgia Rising Stars. Super Lawyers recognizes prominent attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The Rising Stars lawyer selection recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state — those who are […]

    Make Sure Your Insurance Covers Hurricane Needs

    After years of avoiding hurricanes, Savannah was pummeled by Hurricane Matthew last year and swamped by Hurricane Irma this year. The hurricanes have taught us that we cannot just buy the cheapest insurance policy and hope for the best. If you want to be protected, you have to ask the right questions. Here are six […]

    Bouhan Falligant Attorney Ben Karpf Named to Board of The Creative Coast

    Ben Karpf, an attorney at Bouhan Falligant, was recently named to the board of The Creative Coast. As a board member, he will serve as an advocate for the entrepreneurial community of the creative coast region by supporting, mentoring and connecting local businesses. At Bouhan Falligant, Karpf’s practice focuses on intellectual property law and commercial […]

    Newsmakers: Lawyer Elected to Board of Directors

    Todd Baiad, a partner at Bouhan Falligant LLP with expertise in commercial litigation, has been appointed to the Georgia Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

    Businesses and Bankruptcy: What You Need to Know

      By Maggie Puccini, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah Earlier this month, Hancock Fabrics, Inc. declared bankruptcy. This is the second time in less than a decade that the company — one of the largest fabric sellers in the United States with 250 locations in 37 states — has sought protection from […]

    Generation Next: Todd Baiad

    Savannah Age: 37 Company: Bouhan Falligant, LLP Title: Partner Top accomplishments Managing the successful merger of two law firms Growing and developing a robust commercial litigation practice Top awards/accolades Named as a Georgia Rising Star Named as a Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite Elected to the management committee of the firm Top philanthropic leadership roles Cabinet […]

    Bouhan Falligant Partner Maggie Puccini Installed as Secretary of Savannah Bar Association

    Maggie Puccini, a partner at Bouhan Falligant, was recently installed as the secretary of the Savannah Bar Association. Other officers installed included Colin McRae of HunterMaclean as president, Matthew McCoy of McCorkle & Johnson as president-elect, and Robert Hughes, III of Brannen, Searcy & Smith as treasurer. The Savannah Bar Association serves the Savannah legal […]

    Prevent Professional Malpractice Lawsuits through Research, Relationships, and Robust Contracts

    By Jay Thaw, Bouhan Falligant LLC Special to Business in Savannah As a professional, you want to provide the best service possible to your clients. But sometimes unforeseen circumstances can expose you to the risk of a malpractice lawsuit. In an increasingly litigious society, you should be aware of risks and pitfalls associated with your […]

    Corporations and Venue: Things to Consider When Incorporating Your Business

    By Elizabeth H. Verner, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah When incorporating and starting your business, strategically choosing the location of your registered office and your other offices can help to limit or control the counties in which your company can be sued. This can make a huge impact, as certain counties in […]

    Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2017

    Bouhan Falligant is pleased to announce nine of its attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in the 2017 Best Lawyers in America. The designation honors those who have been selected by their peers for outstanding achievements in their respective practice areas. “Being recognized by Best Lawyers in America is an honor not only for our […]

    Lobbying on the Local Level: Tips for Small Businesses

    By D. Jay Thaw, Bouhan Falligant Special to Business in Savannah According to the Center for Responsive Politics, lobbying spending has more than doubled since 1998, going from $1.45 billion to $3.22 billion in 2015. Last year’s top five spenders nationally included the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ($84 million), the National Association of Realtors ($37 […]

    Know the Limits of Liability Insurance

    By Glen M. Darbyshire Special to Business in Savannah Trucks are essential to America’s freight transportation, moving the vast majority of goods and produce from factory and farm to warehouses, to retailers, and to offices and homes. Our national economy depends on trucks to deliver 10 billion tons of freight every year, which is 70 […]

    Bouhan Falligant Hires Elizabeth Verner as New Attorney

    Bouhan Falligant announced that it is expanding its practice, hiring Elizabeth Verner as a new associate attorney. Verner graduated from St. Andrew’s School, in Savannah, before attending the University of Wisconsin, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. She earned her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in […]

    Workers’ Compensation Fraud: What Small Businesses Need to Know

    By B.H. Levy, Jr., Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah Six weeks ago, two Lee County residents — including the owner of a local insurance agency — were arrested for conspiring to create multiple fraudulent certificates of insurance. The certificates, which indicate proof of workers’ compensation insurance, were then presented to a Lee […]

    Savannah Attorney Dennis B. Keene Joins Bouhan Falligant Law Firm

    Bouhan Falligant LLP, a full-service Georgia law firm, is pleased to announce that Dennis B. Keene has joined its group of experienced attorneys in Savannah. Dennis Keene’s broad experience representing international corporations and individuals in tort-based litigation will deepen the Firm’s Commercial Litigation, Products Liability, and Transportation & Logistics practice areas, and allow additional focus […]

    Georgia Trend Recognizes Bouhan Falligant Attorneys as “Legal Elite”

    Four Bouhan Falligant attorneys were recently recognized in the December 2016 issue of Georgia Trend with the publication’s prestigious “Legal Ellite” designation. Legal Elite recognizes the top attorneys in the state of Georgia as selected by their peers. “It is always an honor to be recognized by our peers for outstanding client service,” said Lea […]

    Newsmakers: Dennis B. Keene

    by Business in Savannah DENNIS B. KEENE New job title: Attorney and counsel Company: Bouhan Falligant LLP Duties: He will deepen the firm’s commercial litigation, personal injury, products liability and transportation and logistics practice areas and allow additional focus on mediation and alternative dispute resolution. Related experience: Keene has been practicing law in Savannah for […]

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