Founding Partner at Smiley Law Firm
New Orleans, LA
About Seth Smiley
Seth Smiley is the son of a general contractor and acquired valuable work experience in the construction industry prior to entering law school. He earned his J.D. from Loyola College of Law New Orleans in 2009.
Seth is a proud husband (wife Jennifer) and father (sons Jude & Luke). Seth and his family reside in uptown New Orleans. As an active member of the community, Seth Smiley served as a board member of his local Audubon Riverside Neighborhood Association, and he is also a small business owner and landlord.
In his practice, Seth handles all aspects of construction cases, from initial contracting and bidding, all the way to final payment once work is complete.
Recent questions answered by Seth Smiley
Recent articles by Seth Smiley
Another great tool that is out there to secure debt with real property is the HOA lien. HOA stands for homeowners association. Many neighborhoods have homeowner associations. These entities exist... Read more
Arizona, much like other states around the country, requires preliminary notices to be sent in order to secure lien rights. Helpfully, although the Arizona mechanic’s lien statute is long and... Read more
This post is geared to those in the construction industry who extend credit to clients, but the principles discussed below, can generally apply to all businesses. Credit applications are an... Read more
In a recent publication of Construction Executive there is a nice article written by J. Craig Rusk on alternatives to both payment and performance bonds in the construction industry. These... Read more
Years of Experience
- Construction Law
- Louisiana Bar, 2009
- California Bar, 2011
- Texas Bar, 2017