The Harper Firm is a boutique law firm which
focuses on business litigation, business transactions, corporate
law, intellectual property, as well as individual’s legal
rights. The Harper Firm lawyers represents clients in connection
with fiduciary matters, including, but not limited to succession
and trust matters, investments, and the like. The Firm engages
in virtually all types of business services including advise and
counsel to businesses with respect for formation, governance,
mergers and acquisitions, raising capital, officer, director and
shareholder relations and the preservation of intellectual property.
Based in Shreveport, Louisiana, the Harper firm
lawyers represent business clients in Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas
and Mississippi. The Harper Firm has experience in representing
businesses along the entire spectrum of growth, from the very
smallest businesses to Fortune 500, companies in connection with
numerous industries. Examples of the diversity of his representation
include businesses providing services in the health care industry,
retail sales, pharmaceutical sales, telecommunications, oil and
gas, timber, paper products, general manufacturers, computers,
gaming companies, construction heavy industrial, wholesaler’s,
brokers, banking, office suppliers, distributors and manufacturers,
automobile manufacturers and sub-contractors, attorney’s,
accountants, physicians, state and local government entities and
agencies and public utilities.
The Harper Firm is led by Jerald R. Harper,
an Shreveport native with 25 years experience in representing
businessmen and women, individually, and their businesses throughout
Louisiana, East Texas and Southern Arkansas. Mr. Harper has obtained
an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell representing
the highest possible rating among members of the legal community
for both legal ability and professional ethics. Mr. Harper’s
experience is unusually well rounded in that it includes service
as general counsel to a publicly owned corporation, as a seasoned
litigator and business counselor. The Louisiana Secretary of State
appointed Mr. Harper Chairman of the Louisiana Commission on Corporations.
Mr. Harper graduated from Harvard University, with honors, in
1974. That year Harvard nominated him for recognition as a Rhodes
Scholar, for which he was a finalist. Mr. Harper was the recipient
of several scholarships from Harvard and was selected to the Board
of Governors at the Harvard Institute of Politics while still
an undergraduate at that school.
In 1978 Mr. Harper graduated from Louisiana State University Law
School, and was selected to serve on the Louisiana Law Review.
He served as Article Editor for the Law Review as a senior. Mr.
Harper also was selected for Order of the Coif recognition by
that school for high academic achievement.