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The Derbes Law Firm congratulates Desire Mire on her retirement

Desire Mire, the firm’s recently retired officer manager, is recognized for her 28 years of outstanding service to the law firm. Ms. Mire began working with the firm in 1994 as legal secretary to then associate Albert J. Derbes IV. The firm wishes her well as a new grandmother.

Sagona appointed to serve on Estate Planning and Administration Advisory Commission of the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization

Beau P. Sagona was recently appointed to serve a three year term on the Estate Planning and Administration Advisory Commission of the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. The advisory commission drafts and administers the examination for lawyer qualification as an Estate Planning and Administration specialist.

Derbes, Sagona, and Garrity are Super Lawyers 2023

Albert J. Derbes IV, Beau P. Sagona, and Patrick S. Garrity were once again recognized as Louisiana Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Scheinuk and O’Neill are Newest Members of the Derbes Law Firm

Jared S. Scheinuk and Bryan J. O’Neill are now members of the Derbes Law Firm, LLC effective January 1, 2023. Mr. Scheinuk joined the firm in 2017 after previously working in Monroe, Louisiana. Mr. O’Neill joined the firm in 2016 shortly after graduating from Loyola Law School.

Beau P. Sagona and Frederick L. Bunol included in New Orleans Magazine’s 2022 list of Top Lawyers

Beau P. Sagona and Frederick L. Bunol have been selected by a vote of their peers to be included in New Orleans Magazine’s 2022 list of Top Lawyers in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Bunol was selected in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, while Mr. Sagona was selected in the area of Trusts and Estates....

Insolvency Issues in Estate Planning

Albert J. Derbes, IV presented “Insolvency Issues in Estate Planning” at the New Orleans Estate Planning Council Meeting on November 1, 2022.

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Spoofing Alert

If you received a purportedly “secure message” from Beau Sagona, it is fake and possibly malware. DO NO OPEN IT.


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