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Reliably serving businesses in Bastrop and Monroe since 1963

As a full-service law firm, Rankin, Yeldell & Katz, A Professional Law Corporation, offers valuable guidance and legal services to businesses throughout Northeast Louisiana.

Bastrop real estate attorneys

The firm’s Louisiana real estate lawyers understand that property is an important investment for individuals and businesses. We implement proper safeguards to protect commercial and residential real estate investments.

With more than 47 years in real estate law, the firm has handled countless transactions, from the simplest residential sales to complex commercial and industrial real estate deals.

We are adept at managing real estate closings, negotiating and reviewing contracts, reviewing title searches, and negotiating inspection obligations. We are licensed title insurance agents, so we handle all title insurance work ourselves.

The firm assists commercial and residential clients in obtaining financing and represents banks, credit unions, and insurance companies that offer mortgages and farm loans.

We handle every facet of real estate transactions, from beginning to end

The firm’s real estate practice includes:

  • Contract preparation and formation
  • Deed and mortgage preparation
  • Financing
  • Title searches
  • Property rights
  • Environmental and government regulatory compliance
  • Title insurance
  • Land installment purchase contracts
  • Contract disputes
  • Actions for specific performance
  • Quiet title actions
  • Partition actions
  • Title insurance claims and disputes
  • Title disputes based on forged or fraudulent title instruments
  • Disputes regarding the validity and priority of liens
  • Mechanic’s lien claims
  • Contractor negligence

Experienced Louisiana business lawyers clients can rely on

Rankin, Yeldell & Katz, A Professional Law Corporation, is involved with all phases of our clients’ business operations, from formation through closure. Large and small Northeast Louisiana businesses rely on our nearly five decades of corporate law experience to guide them through the ups and downs of running a company.


We represent business clients in:

  • Corporate formation and operation
  • Partnerships
  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • Joint ventures
  • Franchises
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Real estate purchase/sale
  • Financing

Day-to-day operations

Once formed, businesses may require additional services relating to:

  • Commercial collections
  • Bylaws
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Leases
  • Equipment leases
  • Assistance raising capital
  • Contracts with customers, employees, and vendors
  • Closure

When a business closes or is sold, we provide services to aid in the transition. We have overseen the purchase and sale of countless businesses and professional practices. We help dissolve companies, resolve outstanding contractual disputes, divest real estate and other property, and handle corporate reorganizations.


When litigation arises at any stage in a business’ existence, we have the knowledge and experience to protect client interests. We work to resolve matters through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution, when possible. However, we litigate vigorously in court to help clients prevail.

The firm regularly represents banks and other commercial lenders in transactional and litigation matters. Additionally, we are experienced in representing banks, credit unions, other lending institutions, and individuals in protecting their security and interests in Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 bankruptcy proceedings.

Call us with confidence

You owe it to yourself to see what the combined 135 years of courtroom experience at Rankin, Yeldell & Katz, A Professional Law Corporation, can do for you. We offer a risk-free, no-cost initial consultation on personal injury, auto accident, and SSD cases, and only charge you attorney fees when we recover on your claim.

We represent clients throughout Northeast Louisiana, including Bastrop, Monroe, Oak Grove, Farmerville, Rayville, Morehouse Parish, Ouachita Parish, Union Parish, West Carroll Parish, Richland Parish, Madison Parish, and East Carroll Parish.

Lawyers for your business. Lawyers for your life.


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  • Bastrop Office
    411 South Washington Street
    Bastrop, Louisiana 71220
    Phone: 318-239-4364
    Fax: 318-281-9819