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Abid Hussain

Business Attorney at Metairie, LA

5.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Louisiana - LA 11 years
    Texas - TX 17 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2012
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2006
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Abid

Learn Abid’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Review, negotiation, and drafting of contracts, leases, settlement agreements, licenses (software, hardware), payments and other terms.

    18 years, 500 cases

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    Formation, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, dissolution, seed to angel to investment capital, stock options, growth, dissolutions, and non-profits.

    18 years, 500 cases

  3. Trademark application
    Conduct trademark and word mark searches, review potential conflicts, resolve conflicts and respond to demand letters, and work with the USPTO to successfully achieve trademark protection for clients.

    16 years, 200 cases

  4. Trusts
    Draft trust agreements for real estate and other small business entrepreneurs in conjunction with a strategic asset protection plan.

    18 years, 100 cases

  5. Wills and living wills
    Provide estate plan to protect assets of small business owners.

    18 years, 100 cases

I protect technology startups, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits from costly legal pitfalls so they can focus on growing their business. I help my clients avoid the kinds of mistakes that can cause them to go out of business. My goal is to prevent costly litigation as much as possible. 

A typical client may hire me for:
- Entity formation
- Restructuring
- Mergers
- Representation with investors, venture capitalists, and other funding sources
- Changes in ownership structure
- Setting up stock options
- Reviewing and negotiating commercial leases
- License agreements
- Contracts and other matters

With respect to personal interests, I have been producing alternative rock and electronic music for more than 25 years. I have recorded, performed, and collaborated on more than 270 songs with artists from all over the world. I teach a class on digital music production at the University of New Orleans.

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Hussain Law LLC
3445 N. Causeway Blvd, Suite 706
Metairie, LA, 70002

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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prompt and Professional Legal Support
As a CEO of an early-stage startup, my legals needs are constant but time and resources are always limited. Abid provided prompt and excellent legal advice at a great rate, helping me lock in an important contract.
Posted by Christopher | February 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top quality all the way
Mr. Hussein helped me survive a complicated matter and I am so thankful that I discovered him. He's incredibly passionate, patient, and competent. Do not hesitate to reach out to him for legal advice.
Posted by Marco | September 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing! Will get it done on time and will fight for you!
If any of you needs legal help or advice for your business or ministry - call Abid Hussain! He the best in the business and will totally fight for you. Can’t say enough about how great he is! ‭He helped us get our 501(c)(3) way under the time we thought it would take with NO ISSUES at all! Helped us navigate other legal things and really fought for us. The best.
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Posted by Chris | May 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The entrepreneur's attorney
Abid has been extremely help for a wide range of corporate law from contracts, to business formation, to capital raise for me and companies that I work with. He is relaxed and easy-going, but on-point when it comes to the quality of his work. Highly recommended and very fair for growing businesses.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2015
Excellent representation!
I hired Abid to assist with legal needs for my start-up venture, and couldn't be happier with his representation. He took the time to get to know me and understand my business situation before we moved forward. Abid always provided excellent legal advice. He loves the start-up space and is passionate about helping new business ideas successfully grow.
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Posted by Emily | March 18, 2015
Reliable, knowledgeable, caring attorney!
Abid has been my attorney since the very early stages of my startup business. From the get-go, he was extremely attentive and seemed to know the answers to ALL of my questions. I have never felt intimidated or worried about emailing him with questions or requests; time and time again, he gets back to me quickly and is willing to jump on board to help me out. I do not hesitate to go to him with general business questions, in addition to legal ones - he is very informed in all areas of business. I honestly can't say enough good things! The one other area I'll touch on is the sincere consideration he's shown for not only the success of my business but my general well-being as well. Throughout our time working together, he has illustrated the deep care he has for my overall happiness in addition to my business accomplishments. He's full of countless business lessons and life ones as well! He's been a wonderful attorney and a great friend. I would highly recommend Abid to anyone who needs an attentive, very knowledgeable, caring attorney. If I could give him 10 stars I would.
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Posted by Lee | March 16, 2015
Excellent general council
We have been working with Mr. Hussain at the Joffrey Ballet School for almost 5 years. His advice has always been spot on. He works efficiently and produces quality results. Mr. Hussain has negotiated employment and business to business contracts for us. He has advised us on the types of new entities we should form for new businesses we have started and formed them for us. He has helped us with legal asset protection.
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Posted by Joshua | March 16, 2015
Smart, Informative, Friendly
I consulted with Abid a couple of times on different issues and each time was very impressed by his knowledge. He possesses a strong ability to explain complex issues so that they are accessible to a layman. He broke things down for me in a way that made sense without feeling condescended to; he is genuinely sincere in doing the absolute best for his clients. I found his advice very helpful and would strongly recommend his services.
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Posted by J. | March 16, 2015
Entrepreneur friendly attorney
As a advisor to startups I am always looking for lawyers that can both provide sound legal advice but also who understand the unique challenges and needs of founders. Abid has always impressed me on both counts. He is practical and has great skill in helping me and other startups understand complex issues and how they impact my business. His strong negotiation skills are a key asset for us "little guys".
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney & Managing Member
  • Hussain Law LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Sternberg, Naccari & White, LLC
  • 2020 - 2023
  • Director, Partnerships + Legal Affairs
  • VL Group
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Of Counsel
  • The Derbes Law Firm, LLC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Lonergan Law Firm
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Contract Attorney
  • Jones Day
  • 2007 - 2009
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  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993
  • The Bronx High School of Science
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • ETDO Productions vs. Disco Amigos
  • Pending.
  • Disco Amigos Social Aid and Pleasure Club, Board Dispute
  • Pending.
  • Fleischmann vs. State Farm
  • Favorable judgment for client.


  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Secretary
  • 2021 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Treasurer/Secretary
  • 2019 - Present
  • Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board
  • Hearing Committee Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Law Practice Division Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Propeller
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Chair
  • 2016 - 2019
  • The Idea Village
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • 2014 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • Bengali

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans 2023, Corporate Law
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2023
  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans 2022, Corporate Law
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2022
  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans 2021, Corporate Law and IP Law
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans 2020, Corporate Law and IP Law
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans 2019, Corporate Law
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans 2018, Corporate Law
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans 2017, Corporate Law
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2017
  • 2016 President's Award
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans 2016, Corporate Law
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2016
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans 2015, Corporate Law
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2015
  • Ones To Watch
  • New Orleans City Business
  • 2014
  • Chapin Clark Award
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Four Corners Seminars
  • Managing Your Practice Through The Cloud
  • 2016
  • Tech Tuesdays
  • Cloud Computing for Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Wealth Building Strategies - Real Progression
  • Corporate Structures and Trusts
  • 2014
  • Tech Tuesday
  • CLE: Data Encryption: Are Your Files Safe?
  • 2013
  • Tech Tuesday
  • CLE: Big Firm Tech, Small Firm Budget
  • 2013
  • Procrastinators' Program
  • CLE: Law Practice Management
  • 2013
  • Cloud Technologies for Lawyers
  • CLE: Law Practice Management
  • 2013
  • 6th Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference
  • CLE: Big Firm Technology, Small Firm Budget
  • 2013
  • 2013 CLE Wrap Up
  • CLE: Law Technology
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (22)
Endorse Abid
Business Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I used to work as a business lawyer, I was nervous because I heard of this great new lawyer in the community. And his reputation certainly matched his acumen. Abid is known to be diligent, meticulous and personable. These characteristics endear him to fellow lawyers and clients alike. I do not hesitate to endorse Abid in his legal practice."
Business Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Abid is a very knowledgeable and capable attorney, with a great talent for putting people at ease in tense situations. He can put complex legal principles in easy to understand terms, and demystifies the legal process for his clients."
Business Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Abid is a bright, articulate, and highly capable attorney. He also possesses an outstanding grasp of technology. I admire that Abid shares his valuable time and insight with other lawyers by presenting seminars to his peers."
Business Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Abid is an excellent, hard working, creative and thoughtful attorney. He also has a great personality and cares about his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Abid is smart, responsive, and client-oriented. He's a go-to attorney for both small and big business needs. I regularly refer clients with business and contract issues. He has my strong endorsement."
Business Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Abid is a smart, energetic, and dedicated attorney. His assistance has been invaluable in my own practice, and I never hesitate to refer both colleagues and clients to him for their legal business and technology needs."
Business Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I heartily endorse Abid - he is my "go to" attorney for business/corporate and business litigation matters in Louisiana. I recommend him to any person or business seeking representation in business matters."
Business Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Abid is a rare blend in an attorney. He's technically-minded, but personable. He's young and energetic when it comes to providing business advice, but his approach toward disputes is that of a much older attorney. The guy is practical, smart, and easy to get along with. I refer matters to him and I'd hire him."
Business Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is bright, intelligent, intellectual, and professional....I would recommend his services for business law issues."
Business Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Abid is a passionate and knowledgeable attorney, who genuinely cares about helping his clients, whether they are just getting their business off the ground or well-established and looking to grow. His technological expertise is unsurpassed. I do not hesitate recommending his services to my own clients and friends."
Business Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Abid is a great lawyer and he has lots of experience with business and corporate litigation. You should definitely call him if you need a lawyer in either of those fields. I highly endorse Abid!"
Business Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Abid is a smart, technical lawyer that understands the needs of startups and business owners. I especially recommend Abid if you conduct business in both Texas and Louisiana."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Hussain is on the cutting edge of law practice innovation and technology, a lawyer's lawyer who has helped me immeasurably in my practice."
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