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Brian A. Cowan

New Orleans (504) 596-6303

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Brian A. Cowan brings his substantial business background to over 20 years of law practice. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Cowan was Senior Financial Analyst and later became Vice President of Construction and Real Estate Lending for a large regional bank.


Energy and Natural Resources
Mr. Cowan also practices in the area of natural gas gathering, natural gas transportation, and natural gas processing. He has extensive experience in the negotiation and preparation of gathering and processing agreements, interconnection agreements, gas sale and purchase agreements, compression agreements, master services agreements for pipeline construction and related oilfield and gas field services, state regulatory advice with respect to gathering activities, sales and lease agreements of gathering facilities, balancing and other system management agreements.

Mr. Cowan represents a major multistate energy company in its day-to-day transactions. He has advised the energy company in the acquisition of two billion dollar Haynesville Shale gathering systems and the related pipeline construction and long-term natural gas gathering and treating agreements, the acquisition of a large Oklahoma gathering system and the related pipeline construction and long-term natural gas gathering and treating agreements, the construction and acquisition of two major natural gas treating plants, and regarding extensive long-term gas processing and gathering transactions, involving billions of cubic feet of gas annually.

Mr. Cowan most recently represented an international client as outside general counsel in the negotiation of a $billion engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a methanol plant in Louisiana and will serve as legal counsel for the administration of the EPC.

Intellectual Property
Mr. Cowan’s practice also includes a major focus in intellectual property law. As the only intellectual property practice in North Louisiana, Mr. Cowan and other Bradley Murchison attorneys represent a number of artists, authors, software developers, inventors, corporate entities, and even an Oscar-winning movie studio on an ongoing basis regarding virtually every type of intellectual property matter.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Sales, Securities Regulations
Mr. Cowan provides securities regulations and securities offerings advice, and has negotiated and conducted numerous mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses in Louisiana, Mississippi, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas.

Emerging Businesses and Corporate Representation
Mr. Cowan counsels business owners and senior management throughout numerous industries from manufacturers to medical practices regarding:
• Corporate formation (choice of entity),
• Corporate governance,
• Contracts and transactions,
• Buy-sell and other shareholder agreements,
• Long-range business and transition planning, and
• Employment and compensation issues.

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mr. Cowan is a certified Louisiana mediator. 

More Information

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Inns of Court
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Certified Mediator
  • Mississippi Bar Association, "Legalines" Pro Bono Project,
  • Young Lawyers Board of Directors
  • Big Brothers of Jackson, Mississippi, Founder
  • The Mississippi Club, Board of Directors
  • Think First of Louisiana
Practice Areas
  • University of Mississippi, J.D., magna cum laude, 1993
  • Millsaps College, B.A., 1984
    Bar Affiliations
    • Mississippi, 1993
    • Colorado, 1996
    • Louisiana, 1999
    • Texas, application pending


    401 EDWARDS ST., SUITE 1000
    SHREVEPORT, LA 71101-5529
    P: (318) 227-1131
    F: (318) 227-1141

    New Orleans

    1100 POYDRAS, SUITE 2700
    NEW ORLEANS, LA 70163
    P: (504) 596-6300
    F: (504) 596-6301

    Baton Rouge

    301 MAIN ST., SUITE 2100
    BATON ROUGE, LA 70825
    P: (225) 490-5000
    F: (225) 490-5001

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