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Susan N. Eccles has joined the firm’s Construction Team and Baton Rouge office as Special Counsel.

With broad construction industry experience, Eccles works closely with owners, contractors, subcontractors, sureties, insurance carriers, utilities and commercial enterprises, representing them in construction, licensing, regulatory and procurement matters.

Eccles also represents government contractors, providing guidance on contract terms, modifications, novation requirements, name change procedures, submission of certified claims and mandatory disclosure procedures. Eccles also assists clients with drafting contract documents and resolving performance disputes and contract claims.

“Adams and Reese has a well-recognized construction law practice throughout the Southeast, and I am excited to join a wonderful and talented team,” said Eccles. “I look forward to working closely with the firm’s litigators, construction lawyers and other teams to offer clients exceptional legal services.”

In addition to her construction background, Eccles represents businesses and insurance companies in general litigation matters and drafting, evaluating and litigating employment agreements, noncompetition agreements, and Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices Act matters.

Eccles received her J.D. from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2005 and her B.A. from Loyola University in 2002.

Among other legal associations, Eccles is notably involved with the American Bar Association as a member of its Forum on the Construction Industry; Public Contract Law Section, Construction Committee (Co-Chair); and Surety and Fidelity Law Committee. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.