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Stephen C. Fortson
Practice Areas
Industries
Education

Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 1998

University of Texas at Austin School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2001

Bar Affiliations

Louisiana, 2003

Texas, 2001

Courts

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Associations

Louisiana State Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

The Arc Caddo-Bossier, Vice President of the Board of Directors

North Louisiana Economic Partnership, Member of the Board of Directors

Council for a Better Louisiana, Leadership Louisiana Class of 2020

Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Program, Class of 2013


About Stephen

Stephen Fortson represents companies engaged in all sectors of the oil, gas, and petrochemical industry, banks and other financial institutions, and other business clients in connection with transactional issues, complex business litigation, and other business matters commonly encountered by companies. He has extensive experience in negotiating large scale commercial transactions, including industrial development and construction contracts, joint venture agreements, consulting and professional services agreements, master service agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and commercial leases. Stephen also assists clients with corporate formations, reorganizations and dissolutions, and labor and employment matters. He also commonly represents clients in oil and gas disputes, employment disputes, and other complex business matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Stephen served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge, Tom Stagg, and to First Judicial District Judge, Jeanette G. Garrett.

Recognized by SB Magazine as a “Top Attorney” in the Shreveport-Bossier area, 2016

Super Lawyers ® Shreveport, LA, Rising Star, 2012, 2013

Presentations:

“Employment Issues for Landmen,” Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen, February 2016
“Legal Issues for Licensed Residential Contractors,” Northwest Louisiana Home Builders Association, December 2012
“Legal Issues for Licensed Residential Contractors,” Northwest Louisiana Home Builders Association, January 2011