At LCS, our strength is in our diverse skill sets. Consolidating multiple legal and industry-related fields under one roof lets us offer shared resources, improved performance, and better protection for clients, and with our special focus on coastal issues we can help our clients navigate the unique property, environmental, policy, and other obstacles incurred during a coastal project.
LCS is made up of five divisions:
LCS Land Brokers
LCS Land Brokers is a one-stop shop for all your land acquisition and land use needs in coastal Louisiana. Made up of local land professionals, LCS Land Brokers has the experience to navigate coastal Louisiana’s unique environmental, property and local government issues.
LCS Land Brokers implements a cutting-edge land management and project management software to keep its clients up-to-date with the progress of any land rights project. LCS Land Brokers is comprised of staff and partnerships with various attorneys, landmen, abstractors, surveyors, right-of-way agents and logistic support to handle the most intricate terrains and legally complex areas on the coast. LCS Land Brokers specializes in the following areas:
- Right-of-ways, abstracting, leasing and curative title services
- GIS Mapping
- Voluntary and involuntary relocation assistance
- Landowner negotiations
- Oyster damage lease negotiation
- Permitting, mitigation bank and carbon credit consulting
LCS Law Group
LCS Law Group’s unorthodox practice combines tactical expertise with a humble understanding that law firms must partner with industry to truly understand their client’s legal issues. Pursuing litigation may be an easy solution, but it may not be what a client needs or wants in light of various factors such as opportunity costs. LCS Law Group creates partnerships with its clients to understand what their goals are as individuals or entities, at which point it can advise clients on their legal needs. After all, legal support is just another form of risk management.
Cherishing this concept of risk management, LCS Law Group goes a step further when advising clients to see not only where it can mitigate risk, but also enhance opportunities. As such, LCS Law Group interacts with its sister companies for a more comprehensive understanding of what opportunities are surfacing in coastal Louisiana.
We practice in three main areas: transactional, serving the legal needs of individuals, industry and government on Louisiana’s coast; land and title, applying experience, coastal insight, and risk management solutions to the landowners and land users of Louisiana’s coast; and civil litigation defense, protecting our coastal clients with an in-depth understanding of Louisiana’s unique commercial climate. Through these focus areas, we offer:
- Defense litigation
- Litigation avoidance consulting
- Title insurance and closing services
- Transactional support: contracts, acquisitions, negotiations
- Government immunity consulting
- Grant appeals
- General risk management
*Please note LCS Law Group is a separate legal entity subject to Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct and may not be able to provide legal services in the event of a conflict of interest.
LCS Grants and Management
Grants and other assistance funding, although great for a community, come with very important obligations owed to the grant sponsor. Awardees must be familiar with many different areas of compliance, such as procurement laws (at all levels), contracts, fiscal laws, cost eligibility, property rights, audit requirements, and various project management requirements.
What makes LCS different from other grant management companies?
- LCS does not provide engineering or construction services. LCS partners or works with these firms to provide grant management services. Therefore, our primary focus is grant management support.
- LCS’ commitment to south Louisiana enables coastal clients to meet their grant obligations in light of the unique and complex legal/policy issues facing the region.
- LCS combines professional services with innovative project management solutions. The result: a disciplined, risk-management based operation that improves contractor/client interaction and ensures grant compliance.
LCS Grants and Management can help with:
- Grant writing and management
- CDBG, FEMA, and DOI conservation grants; NOAA and Corps
of Engineers consulting
- Capital outlay consulting
- Cost accounting and consulting
- GOMESA and RESTORE consulting
- HUD and DOA grants
The LCS Mapping division combines our expertise in land-management with expert mapping capabilities including geo-database management and digital map production. We also offer outsourcing for GIS services including a broad spectrum of coastal/ecological capabilities to meet the objectives of your project. The following is a breakdown of our capabilities and expertise in GIS and remote sensing.
Coastal management mapping
Infrastructure and land-use layer mapping to extract utility and anthropomorphic features to meet end goals for environmental /land use projects (pipeline, oil-gas infrastructure, offshore infrastructure, hazard management mapping)
Surface modeling, elevation and bathymetry analysis
Using the newest, most accurate elevation data (including LIDAR and photogrammetry point cloud data) we can create digitial surface models. We specialize in utlizing and modeling data from survey companies and aerial/photogrametry companies (that use drones, aerial images from aircraft and satellite images) therefore we do not create aerial imagery, or conduct surveys, but specialize in creating data that is used for the analysis of surface modeling.
Land cover change and land classification
Our abilities to create land cover maps using remote sensed data (aerials, satellite images) sets us apart from many GIS service companies. Using the most cutting edge techniques for land-cover classification mapping, including index modeling and vegetation index analysis we can create land cover/ land-use map classes for change detection analysis. Louisiana marshland has changed drastically over the past decades and we see an important need to utilize remote sensing techniques for land-loss analysis.