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David C. Coons


David Coons joined Adams and Reese in 2009 and is a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group. He assists clients in general business counseling, contract claims, partnership and other entity disputes, and franchise transactions and litigation. David also represents developers and business operators before executive branch and legislative bodies.

David’s experience includes:

  • Successfully helping represent a high-volume auto dealership against auto manufacturer regarding franchise agreement disputes and improper termination of the dealer/franchisee.
  • Assisting a developer to obtain zoning approval for $75 million downtown redevelopment to include apartments, retail, and supporting mixed uses.
  • Preparing franchisor’s disclosures and negotiating franchise agreements.
  • Helping a premium cigar bar obtain permits to operate in a historic district notwithstanding a new, municipal anti-smoking ordinance.
  • Representing clients before public interest groups and the media.

David previously worked on the political staff of a United States Senator. He also interned in the Washington, DC, office of Adams and Reese.

David serves on the Louisiana Committee on Bar Admissions as an Assistant Examiner for the subject of Business Entities and Negotiable Instruments.

In the community, David is Chairman of CASA Jefferson, which trains volunteers to advocate in court for the best interests of abused and neglected children. He helps the board of directors fulfill its fiduciary duties by ensuring adherence to governance best practices. David also coordinates two annual service projects for HUGS (Hope, Understanding, Giving, and Support), the Adams and Reese philanthropy/ community service organization.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in economics from Wake Forest University, David received his J.D. and Diploma in Civil Law from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

David enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and sampling new local restaurants.