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Michael R. C. Riess

Michael R. C. Riess

Founding Partner | Riess LeMieux

Host | Moderator

Opening Remarks

Michael R. C. Riess is a founding partner of the firm. Prior to starting Riess LeMieux in 2018, Michael founded Kingsmill Riess, LLC in 1989. During his thirty-five-year career, Michael Riess has represented domestic and international corporate and individual clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters and business transactions. Michael continues to fiercely represent his diverse mix of local, regional and national clients with their legal needs in cases involving construction litigation, public bid protests, contract disputes, maritime incidents, charter party disputes, insurance and indemnity law questions, sales, transactions, foreclosure, restructuring and litigating troubled loans for both creditors and debtors.

Michael has tried more than 75 cases to verdict and handled thousands more with the understanding that each individual client has their own goal for a successful resolution. Michael regularly presents seminars on construction- and business-related topics, including contract negotiation, public bid law disputes, FARs, bid rigging, ethics compliance, and DBE compliance. Michael has been involved in many charitable endeavors over the years, the most recent being Campaign Chair to raise over $6.2 million to refurbish and restore St. Stephen’s Church, a historic landmark in Uptown New Orleans.

Among other acknowledgments, Michael has been recognized by New Orleans Top Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and Chambers USA. Michael was also recognized in the 2011 Leadership in Law class by CityBusiness.

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