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Patrick Cornelius Cotter

Business Attorney at Lafayette, LA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Con Cotter, JD, CPA

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2010
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Litigation involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty; unfair trade practices; shareholder derivative actions. Representation and advice on a wide array of contractual matters involving commercial real estate, oil & gas service companies, medical directorships & physician consultants, venture capital, and specialty contractors. Federal & Louisiana R&D credits; Louisiana media & film credits.

    14 years

  2. Lawsuits and disputes

    14 years

  3. Tax
    Wealth Transfer strategies; basic to complex wills, trusts, etc. IRS audits & appeals; Payroll Tax Audits & Trust Fund Recovery assessments; Offer in Compromise & Installment Agreements; IRS Criminal investigations; Louisiana income tax and sales tax assessments; representation before Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals

    14 years

Con has a wide range of experience with business transactions, commercial litigation, federal and state tax law, and wealth transfer planning. He serves clients in various business sectors including energy, healthcare, real estate, and internet technology.

Con is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, the American Association of .’s, and the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants.


Con Cotter, L.L.C.
315 S College Rd. Ste 163
Lafayette, LA, 70503

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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Thorough!
Con Cotter and staff represented us very well in a real estate transaction gone bad. Con's thoroughness and attention to detail resulted in a fair settlement while being mindful of costs. His professional negotiation skills gave us the results we desired.
Posted by George | August 11, 2015
Estate and Corporate work
Mr. Cotter was an informed attorney that also used great resources to assist me some complex estate issues and also handled some corporate work with a specific LLC that I has partnership concerns with. His rates were more than fair and he always seemed genuinely concerned and on top of my issues.
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2013
Exceptional Attorney
Honest and incredibly knowledgable. Con is a tedious and very efficient attorney, which allows for a sense of comfort in knowing that he will get the job done.
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2013
Business Startup
Mr. Cutter Cotter was an informed attorney that also used great resources to assist me with some complex estate issues and also handled some corporate work with a specific LLC that I has had partnership concerns with. His rates were more than fair and he always seemed genuinely concerned and on top of my issues.
Posted by Greg | January 14, 2013
Thank heaven this man exists!
Being a young and naive company from Texas we took on a job in Louisiana. We tried to do everything by the book, called every state office to try and learn what it was we were supposed to do in order to work there legitimately. No one had all the answers or any answers. We got turned from one agency to another then back to the first. We followed the rules as best we could understand them and did our best. 2 years later the LDR came after us for not paying taxes (we did not owe) in the thousands. Our Texas attorney used his network and put us in the hands of Patrick "Con" Cotter who not only finally made sense (to us) of what it was we were dealing with but worked on our behalf to take care of our issues beyond our expectations. When dealing with the LDR who doesn't want a their attorney to be a CPA as well? We honestly hope we never have to use his services again but would feel totally confident with him on our side.
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Posted by Kregg E | November 21, 2012
A guy you can trust!
I have only known Mr. Cotter for a few years now, but he has helped me and guided me in numerous areas. He completely overhauled my investment/ retirement portfolio - has set up several LLC's on my behalf - counseled me on tax laws, advantages and disadvantages - and has become someone that I turn to for advice more and more (and I don't even live in LA). So, regardless of your dilemma/ ordeal, you can count on him for solid counsel and advice.
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2012
Highly Recommended
Con is an excellent attorney, and incredibly knowledgable. He's honest, fair, and to the point. He comes highly recommended, and I've been more than pleased with the level of professional service.
Posted by Matthew T. | November 10, 2012
Great Service and Customer Relations
For Legal advice Mr. Cotter has always provided great guidance. He is always responsive and great at following up with clients. I personally forget to do certain tasks and Mr. Cotter always sends reminders / follow ups. I would recommend Mr. Cotter to any friends and family to use for future business guidance, financial assistance and any legal guidance.
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Posted by Justin | November 9, 2012
Great attorney
Very thorough, careful, and patient. Has done work for me over the years and has always done a great job. Would strongly recommend.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Young, Cotter & Meade
  • 2011 - Present


  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hillman v. Griffin, 2013-648 (La. App. 3 Cir. 12/11/13), 128 So. 3d 661
  • Judgment reversed / remanded


  • LSBA Immigration Practice Section
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - Present
  • Lafayette Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • 2005 - Present
  • Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants
  • 2005 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Scholarship
  • American Association of Attorney-CPAs Foundation
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • 7th Annual Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar
  • Louisiana Lease Agreements
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (13)
Endorse Patrick
Unknown Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well-respected and bright attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He was extremely responsive and was able to successfully resolve our client's matter in a professional and timely manner."
Business Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is an extremely competent and diligent attorney and I would not hesitate to refer anyone to him for business, tax, or estate planning matters. Patrick has a strong accounting background which is unique for a lawyer, but invaluable to his business clients."
Business Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although Mr. Cotter is relatively new to Avvo, his answers reflect the dual approach of a CPA and attorney. Further, his answers are accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are all the exact qualities that every potential client would be looking for in hiring an attorney. Finally, very, very rare, he expresses professional courtesy to fellow attorneys. Welcome to Avvo!"
Tax Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Other
"I have referred many of my own clients to Mr. Cotter in the areas of tax law, business transactions, and litigation. I have worked closely with him and also hired him as my own counsel for certain matters. Mr. Cotter is an extremely thorough, thoughtful, and reliable lawyer. His intelligence, combined with a sense of resolve and determination that can only be characterized as Churchillian, prompt me to give Mr. Cotter highest possible endorsement."
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