Jones Walker’s Industrial, Petrochemical & Advanced Manufacturing Industry Team helps clients develop industrial, petrochemical, and manufacturing projects from initial planning, to land acquisition, financing, construction, and operations stages. We strengthen best practices, deepen supply chain relationships nationally and globally, and overcome regulatory challenges at every step.
Since the earliest years of our firm, we have served as a trusted advisor to leading US and multinational petrochemical suppliers and manufacturers. We have worked side-by-side with owners, executives, and investors to identify tax and economic-development incentives, secure appropriate sites, secure permits and financing, secure and protect licensing and other intellectual property rights, address antitrust issues, and negotiate construction contracts to develop and finance petrochemical, manufacturing, and industrial facilities. On behalf of clients with operating facilities, we regularly draft vendor, supplier, and customer agreements to ensure a steady, predictable flow of resources and finished products.
We provide ongoing counsel on day-to-day operational concerns, including labor and employment, transportation logistics (rail, truck, and maritime), immigration and business visas, intellectual property, environmental, safety and health (OSHA), and other issues. In the face of economic downturns and related financial challenges, our bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers helps clients return to solvency. And when disputes arise — whether with business partners, regulators, or law-enforcement officials — we provide outcome-driven representation that helps clients refocus on the job at hand.
We represent clients from every corner of the industrial, petrochemical, and manufacturing industries, including these key sectors: