More Than 40 Years Of Legal Service To The Baton Rouge Region
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More Than 40 Years Of Legal Service To The Baton Rouge Region

Representing River Pilots Throughout Louisiana

The Louisiana Pilotage Fee Commission was created to establish rates and fees charged by state-commissioned river pilots licensed to provide service on the Mississippi and Calcasieu rivers. Mr. Ezell has over 20 years of experience representing associations of state-commissioned river pilots in applications to increase rates to recover the ordinary and necessary costs and expenses of pilotage.

We are proud of our long history of accomplishments in this unique area of the law.

Getting Fair Recovery Of Expenses

Over a period of years, the cost of doing business inevitably goes up, and the cost of living erodes pilot compensation.

Our firm has the knowledge and experience to prepare and support the required applications to secure necessary rate increases. We have helped several river pilot associations secure the rates necessary to operate safely, efficiently and reliably. In order to secure needed rate increases, a strong rate case must be prepared. We will help you gather and present the appropriate facts, documentation and testimony to successfully present your rate case and can provide authoritative representation in negotiations with the regulatory authority and industry.

Multi-Year Tariffs

We have been successful in negotiating multi-year tariffs that adjust annually to provide reasonable expense reimbursement and pilot compensation. The establishment of this type of dynamic tariff structure provides dependability of necessary revenue streams and reduces the time, effort and expense necessary to prepare and present a rate case. We are also experienced in rate filings that fund the expense of required capital expenditures that arise from time to time in the course of operating a maritime business.

Contact Us If You Are A State-Commissioned River Pilot Requiring Legal Help

Contact us to learn more about how our experienced river pilot lawyers can help you with your next petition for a rate and fee increase or capital expenditure request. Call our law firm at 225-763-2272 or 888-511-8717 toll-free.