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QUICK QUESTIONS FOR THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR WORK: WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? Being an attorney, I get to help those in need. Attorneys are stereotyped in a negative light, but we contribute a lot of nobility to society. I’ve stopped unlawful evictions, obtained justice in court for those who have been wronged, and once successfully secured the safe return of an urn containing the ashes of a widow’s late husband after she was evicted and forced to move her family into a shelter. Conducting real estate closings, I am fortunate to help people realize their dream of buying a home. At the closing, it’s always rewarding to see the excitement on a new homeowner’s face. As a business attorney, I assist companies with a wide array of legal needs to ensure long term success for the company and the families of the employees who depend on the company for their livelihoods.
WHAT IS THE HARDEST? My job is high stress and high stakes. Being able to remain calm and level headed when someone’s life is on the line is vital. A lot of times when I meet with clients I am not only acting in my capacity as their attorney but as their counselor. It didn’t take long into my career before I started saying there should be a psychology class in law school. Sometimes clients just need to vent and be reassured you are going to fight for them. Sadly, a lot of clients have never had anyone in their corner. We are a voice for them.
HOW CAN BROUSSARD AND DOVE HELP LOCAL BUSINESSES?
SEPTEMBER 2020 | BAYOU BUSINESS MONTHLY
SYE BROUSSARD MANAGING PARTNER AT BROUSSARD & DOVE, APLC
My wife/law partner and I both have our Masters in Business Administration and manage several businesses. This provides us invaluable insight from not only a legal perspective, but a business one. We are a local law firm here for local businesses. It amazes me how many times I hear of businesses going to out of town firms for their legal needs without searching locally. They end up paying twice the local hourly rate and the local economy losses that money forever. Now more than ever local businesses need to support one another! Save yourself the drive and money and ensure your dollars are being reinvested back into our local economy. We are a charitable company and routinely donate to local schools, organizations, and charities. We have handled numerous business transactions involving startup companies, contract negotiations, financing, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate deals. Unfortunately, business transactions do not always go as planned and companies give us a call to handle a wide array of litigation involving breach of contract, fraud, unpaid invoices and more. We take the time to really understand a business and its needs. We look at every business as a lifetime client; not another file to close out and move on.
TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF: AS A CHILD, WHAT DID YOU SEE YOURSELF DOING AS A CAREER? I always dreamed of playing in the World Cup as a child. I was one of three boys to a single mom who was THE 80’s soccer mom. We would drive all over the state and into Texas playing tournaments on the weekends. Sometimes our games would be in different cities. Now I have children of my own and have no clue how she did it. But like she always said, “We’re on an adventure.”