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Scott N. Hensgens
Danielle L. Borel

Scott N. Hensgens

Managing Partner - Baton Rouge

Scott Hensgens is Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson’s Managing Partner, and practices in the firm’s Baton Rouge office. Scott dedicates his practice to Intellectual Property matters, which includes heavy concentration on the representation of businesses and individuals in trademark and copyright registration and litigation. Scott has handled state and federal litigation involving various intellectual property matters, as well as numerous proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). A significant portion of his practice is dedicated to negotiating and drafting various types of intellectual property-related agreements, including: trademark and copyright license agreements, software license agreements, software as a service (SaaS) agreements, hosting services agreements, master service agreements, naming rights agreements, domain name license agreements, assignment agreements, talent release agreements, work-for-hire agreements, and confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.

Education

Tulane Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1997

Louisiana State University, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1993

Admissions

1997, Louisiana State Courts, Eastern, Middle & Western Districts of Louisiana, Fifth and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations

Baton Rouge Bar Association; Member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s Bench Bar Committee (1998-2008); Chair (2003) and Vice-Chair (2002) of the Baton Rouge Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference Committee; Recipient of the 2003 President’s Award for service to the Baton Rouge Bar Association in 2003.

Louisiana State Bar Association

Community Involvement

Member of the Board of Directors of Our Lady of the Lady Regional Medical Center (2017-present)

Downtown Development District, Commissioner (Chair 2019-2020; Vice Chair 2017-2018; Treasurer 2015-2016; Member 2013-present)

Junior League Baton Rouge Community Advisory Board (2015-present)

Capital Area Medical-Legal Partnership, Inc. (Member, Board of Directors; 2014-present)

Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) Member of the Board of Directors (2010-present; Chair 2019-2021; Vice Chair 2017-2019; Secretary 2015-2017; Treasurer 2013-2015)

Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Board Member (2011-2019; Chair 2016-2017; Vice Chair 2015-2017; Community Fund for the Arts Chair 2014; Nomination and Board Development Chair 2013).

City Club of Baton Rouge, Board of Governors (2014-2016)

Community Fund for the Arts, Cabinet Member (2012-2015)

Our Lady of the Lake College, Development Committee (2014-present)

Academic Distinction Fund, Board Member (2013-2019)

Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana, Board Member (2013-2016)

Baton Rouge Area Chamber Business Development Committee, Member (2008-present)

Baton Rouge Chamber Canvas Series participant (2003-2016; Chair 2012)

Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo, Board Member (2013-2019; Vice Chair 2018-2019; Treasurer 2017)

Pennington Fund for Excellence (2011-2013; 2017)

Volunteer! Baton Rouge Member of the Board of Directors (2006-2010); Secretary (2008); Vice Chair (2009-2010)

Capital Area United Way, New Campaigns Division (2007)

Forum 35 Member of the Board of Directors (2002-2004); Vice President of Individual Membership for Forum 35 (2003)

Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) Leadership Louisiana (2007)

Baton Rouge Area Chamber Leadership Program (2009)

Rotary Club of Baton Rouge (2013-2017)

Honors and Awards

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2016

Selected Lawyer of the Year, in Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Trademark Law in Baton Rouge by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2020, 2022

Listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers in the areas of Business Litigation and Intellectual Property, Since 2016

2004 Recipient of the Top Forty Under Forty, Baton Rouge Business Report

AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated.

Publications

  • Do I Need to Trademark my Company's Name?” January 2015
  • 2005 Special Legislative Session Update
  • Insurance Coverage in the Storms' Aftermath
  • What a Tangled Web (Site)!
  • E-Discovery: Out-of-Sight Does Not Mean Out-of-Mind
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Representative Matters

Represented insurance company in breach of contract dispute with former agent in which plaintiff demanded over $10 million in damages.

Represented a minority shareholder in an involuntary dissolution proceeding involving companies worth approximately $25 million.

Represented local credit reporting agency in Fair Credit Reporting Act claims asserted by consumers.

Represented automobile dealers in various types of lawsuits, ranging from redhibition claims to Fair Credit Reporting Act and Truth-in-Lending Act claims.

Represented a nationwide insurance company on numerous claims involving life, health and disability policies, during which time several claims have been disposed of on summary judgment.

Represented a nationwide distributor of heavy machinery in various redhibition actions in Louisiana and Texas.

Represented the inventor of corrosive-resistant piping in a patent infringement matter.