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Brettner Counsel Merges with Bienvenu, Bonnecaze, Foco & Viator

The announcement includes physical expansion of both practices into new cities.

February 1, 2023 - Brettner Counsel, a New Orleans law firm founded in 2019, and the Baton Rouge law firm Bienvenu, Bonnecaze, Foco & Viator, which focus on a variety of business, individual, and defense-related practices, announce the merger of their law practices and operations, effective February 1, 2023. Jackie Brettner has joined Bienvenu, Bonnecaze, Foco and Viator as a partner and will lead the firm’s expansion in the New Orleans area legal market. Jackie’s practice areas and documented experience can be found at

Both firms have complementary practices and share proven records of securing outstanding results and service for their respective client community. In addition, the firms share a commitment to value-driven service and leveraging technology and management practices to reduce client costs. This fusion enhances resources, legal talent, creativity, and expands each firm’s presence with offices in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Both firms also share a commitment to diversity and respect in the workplace.

“The decision to join Bienvenu, Bonnecaze, Foco & Viator was bittersweet, as developing Brettner Counsel has been very personal and rewarding over the past few years,” said Managing Partner, Jacqueline Brettner.” It is satisfying, however, to unite with a group that shares BC Firm’s commitment to diversity and respect in the workplace as well as a passion for the law and efficient and effective representation of our clients. I am excited to join BBFV and expand our client services in a supportive of self-starters that care so much about the work we perform for our clients.”

“Jackie and her energy fit right in with our group and our client community. She is proven as an excellent lawyer with a loyal client-base and connections just about everywhere you turn,” said David Bienvenu, Founding Member. “We are excited about the unique practice areas and expertise she brings to the firm and what we can also do for her clients. The expansion into New Orleans is also something that we’ve coveted as part of our long-term plans.”


BIENVENU, BONNECAZE, FOCO & VIATOR, LLC is a full-service firm with 15 attorneys dedicated to treating our clients as partners, whether large corporations engaged in complex litigation or transactions or individuals who require efficient and creative solutions to their legal needs. Our attorneys are highly self-motivated individuals who have track records of proven success for our clients. Our attorneys offer expertise and experience combined with urgency and tenacity. Our firm is managed to meet the needs of 21st-century clients who expect tangible results coupled with expectations for responsiveness, efficiency, and creativity.

BRETTNER COUNSEL LLC uses technology to efficiently, effectively, and creatively serve clients’ business needs. Technology offers efficiencies of scale unheard of just five years ago, and the firm takes advantage. The firm's digital framework enables the firm to provide high quality service without the added overhead of traditional law firms. The firm represents clients in multiple jurisdictions, and is equipped to handle wide-ranging business, risk management, general legal, and commercial litigation matters.

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