Welcome to Ayres, Shelton, Williams, Benson & Paine

Formed in 2008 by attorneys, each of whom have more than twenty years of experience and who have practiced together for almost all of that time, Ayres, Shelton, Williams, Benson & Paine, LLC owns the reputation of being comprised of members who are among Louisiana's leading business law and litigation attorneys. We advise a variety of business clients, both large and sophisticated and small and focused, in a number of practice areas. We handle major transactions and litigation for public companies, but we understand and attend to the needs of new and emerging companies.

Our Attorneys

Curtis R. SheltonCurtis practices commercial law handling litigation, general business, and transactional matters. His experience includes representing parties to business and contract disputes in state and federal courts, representation of lenders in bankruptcy courts, complex commercial transactions and preparing contracts and business policies for on-going operations.

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Sarah E. SmithJacob is an associate of the firm whose practice is focused primarily on transactional matters including corporate, partnership, and planning areas, with an emphasis on federal and state taxation.

Prior to attending law school, Jacob graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish, with a Concentration in American Studies. In 2011, Jacob graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

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Lee H. AyresLee is principally a trial lawyer. He has extensive experience in civil litigation, including business and commercial disputes, products liability claims, professional malpractice defense, trucking defense, personal injury claims, fraud claims, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith defense.

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John R. WilliamsStephen is a partner for the firm and is a transactional attorney who practices in the areas of corporate, partnership, securities compliance, estate planning and succession law with a particular emphasis on entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings and oil and gas transactions.

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John R. WilliamsJohn's practice primarily involves business related issues including corporate and partnership planning areas with an emphasis in tax planning. He has represented many local and regional clients in a variety of transactions and has extensive experience in developing sophisticated estate plans in both Texas and Louisiana.

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J. Todd BensonTodd is a trial lawyer handling oil and gas and commercial and business disputes, substantial personal injury matters, and appeals in state and federal courts.

Todd received his undergraduate and law degrees at Louisiana State University, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review and the Order of the Coif, an honorary society of the top ten percent of each graduating class.

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Stacey practices as a litigation and trial attorney for the firm, handling complex litigation, trial and appellate matters. Stacey has considerable experience handling construction contracts and disputes.

Stacey graduated Cum Laude from Southern University Law Center in 2011. She was a Herschel and Charlotte Richard Scholarship recipient, in addition to receiving Cali awards in Admiralty, Agency and Partnership, Criminal Procedure and Obligations.

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our firm's attorneys
provide solutions to
clients in numerous
areas of law.

Business &
Transactional Law

Taxation

Oil and Gas

Litigation &
Dispute Resolution

Individual Services

 

ayres warren shelton williams

14th Floor, Regions Tower
333 Texas Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

Telephone: 318-227-3500
Facsimile: 318-227-3980