Biotechnology & Life Sciences
Print PDF

The biotechnology industry is expected to become one of the more dominant industries of the 21st century. A number of regions in the country have spawned biotechnology corridors enticing companies from around the world. Dozens of new companies and expansion of existing companies are blossoming around these efforts. 

Jones Walker has assembled an elite team of attorneys that focuses on the legal needs and challenges of the biotech and life sciences industry. As one of the leading law firms in the Gulf south, our firm is uniquely positioned with highly qualified and experienced attorneys to service the legal needs of the biotech and life sciences community. In addition to their law degrees, several members of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice possess degrees in biotech and engineering. As a key player in the business community for more than 70 years, we have been at the genesis of the biotech boom, assisting local biotech companies toward ultimate success. 

Our firm is committed to the support and growth of the biotech and life sciences industries and guiding companies toward profitable commercialization of their products and devices. Whether your needs relate to intellectual property procurement and enforcement, patent portfolio management, licensing, regulatory compliance, import-export issues, trade regulation, products liability, patent and commercial litigation, public or private equity and debt financing, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, tax and incentive programs or other transactional matters, we have a combined team of attorneys across each of these disciplines. The attorneys in our Biotechnology & Life Sciences practice group have legal skills and coupled with an understanding of the this industry, provide comprehensive legal services, thoughtful business counseling and creative strategic thinking. We understand how the multidisciplinary aspects of the law and science fit together and deliver our services efficiently.

Our attorneys have assisted in the development of the BioInnovation Center in New Orleans, the InterTech Science Park in Shreveport, LA, the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LA, and a variety of incubator programs such as The Idea Village in New Orleans and the Louisiana Emerging Technology Center. 

Of particular benefit to biotech and life sciences companies is the firm's extensive experience working with tax incentive programs such as:

  • Angel Investor Tax Credit
  • Renewal Community Tax Credit
  • Research & Development Tax Credit
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Technology Commercialization Credits
  • Venture Fund Development Programs

Whether planning your start-up or your IPO, our Biotech & Life Sciences Team can assist you at each step along the continuum of development.