If I retain Schultz Law LLC, who will be doing my work? All substantive work will be performed by me, Sherry Landry Schultz. I have been practicing transactional law for more than 22 years and for the last fourteen years have focused primarily on tax credit matters, partnerships and related real estate development work. Please see the “About Sherry” page for more information about my experience.
If my project is not located in Louisiana or Texas, can Schultz Law LLC work with me? If your project needs legal representation regarding matters of federal law, such as federal tax credits, (including, consultation on deal structure, negotiation of term sheets, drafting and negotiation of transaction documents and issuing legal opinions on federal law), in many instances, Schultz Law LLC could be retained as special federal counsel and work with your local counsel who may have limited or no experience in certain federal law matters.
Can a solo practitioner handle this type of sophisticated legal work? This solo practitioner most certainly can! At my prior firm, my usual practice was to handle all aspects of the representation of my clients myself, excluding title work, which Schultz Law LLC outsources. I am very technologically proficient, which has always enabled me to draft and edit my own documents with limited or no administrative assistance. In addition, I have found it to be more economically efficient to my clients if I handled the receipt and review of due diligence items and the drafting of all transaction documents. This practice enables me to be intimately familiar with all aspects of the representation and avoids billing for multiple lawyers on calls, attending meetings, reviewing the same documents, etc. Schultz Law LLC also has subscriptions to the same state-of-the-art tax research databases as the “big firms” use. Finally, although I’ve never had a claim in my 20+ years of practice, Schultz Law LLC has malpractice insurance. In short, I am providing the same level of representation at Schultz Law LLC, as I provided at my former firm.
What happened to your fancy office? Hurricane Ida destroyed it, but the silver lining is I realized that I didn’t need a fancy brick and mortar office to serve my clients. Even before Hurricane Ida, ninety-nine percent of meetings take place over conference calls, emails, video conferencing, etc. When person-to-person meetings are desired, I go to my clients office without charging travel time! I also have access to a conference room, if needed.
Do you have any client references? I sure do! For starters, you can check out the “Testimonials” page. If you would would like additional references, please feel free to reach out to me through the “Contact” page.