Kean Miller Elects New Managing Partner; Jason Brown and Vic Suane Elected Partners

Kean Miller is pleased to announce that G. Blane Clark, Jr. has been elected Managing Partner of the 135-attorney, Louisiana law firm effective January 1, 2013.  As Managing Partner, Mr. Clark will oversee all business, financial, and operational aspects of the firm’s offices in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Lake Charles.  Mr. Clark joined the firm as an associate in 1984 and is currently a partner in the Baton Rouge office.  He earned his B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University in 1980, and his J.D. in 1984 from the LSU Law Center where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.  Mr. Clark will maintain his active business, corporate, M&A, and transactional practice while serving as the firm’s chief executive.  “Kean Miller is extremely fortunate to have a person of Blane’s caliber as its new Managing Partner,” said Gary A. Bezet, who steps down from the role effective December 31, 2012.  “His knowledge of our clients, relationships with our people, and business acumen will help lead Kean Miller into the future,” added Bezet.  In addition, the firm has elected partners Carey J. Messina, A. Edward Hardin, Jr., and John F. Jakuback to the firm’s Management Committee.  Messrs. Messina, Hardin, and Jakuback join Linda G. Rodrigue and Mr. Clark on the five-member committee.

Kean Miller is also pleased to announce that Jason R. Brown and Victor J. Suane, Jr. have been elected to the partnership effective January 1, 2013.  

About Jason R. Brown

Jason Brown is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller and practices in the state and local tax, business, and corporate practice groups. He represents local, state, and national clients in matters involving each of the taxes administered or assessed by the state and local taxing authorities and at each stage of the taxing process. He earned his J.D, cum laude, from Southern University Law Center in 2001, where he was named to the National Law School Dean’s List and served as associate editor of the Southern University Law Review. He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Southern University in 1998. Jason is a member of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana State, and American Bar Associations.  He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Volunteers of America of Greater Baton Rouge.  He is a member of Volunteers of America of Greater Baton Rougethe Board of Directors and HAART, Inc.

About Victor J. Suane, Jr.

Vic Suane is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller and practices in the environmental and litigation groups. He represents local, regional, and national clients in a variety of environmental, regulatory, and general litigation. Vic earned his J.D., cum laude, from Southern University Law Center in 2007, where he was a member of the Southern University Law Review and American Inns of Court. He earned his B.A. in Business Administration from Rhodes College in 1998.  Vic is a member of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations.  He is a Member of the Board of Directors of Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge and President of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana School for the Deaf Foundation.  He is also a member of the Young Lawyers Council of the Baton Rouge Bar Association.  
 
About Kean Miller

With 135 lawyers, Kean Miller serves the legal needs of Louisiana businesses and Fortune 500 companies. The firm maintains offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles, Louisiana and is the one of the five largest law firms based in Louisiana.  The firm serves clients in numerous industries including energy, petrochemical and chemical, technology and telecommunications, transportation, media and advertising, financial services, insurance, gaming, government and education, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, retail, construction and leasing.   The firm combines the talent and expertise of its lawyers into multi-disciplinary client and industry teams. These teams are comprised of seasoned legal professionals from a variety of disciplines who are equipped to identify legal and business needs and to develop superior service strategies that provide unmatched support to the client.

For more information, contact Steve Boutwell at 225.389.3736, or steve.boutwell@keanmiller.com