Legislative Monitoring and Lobbying


Ackel & Associates  offers lobbying and legislative monitoring services for Louisiana’s state and local governmental activities.  Our firm’s passion is to advocate for private property rights, free enterprise and civil liberty.  Subject matter categories that we may represent  involve:

Agriculture: horticulture; livestock; poultry.

Agriculture: forestry; timber.

Business and private and commercial enterprises.

Charities and social services, faith-based organizations, and community outreach.

Computers, hardware, software, and intellectual property.

Construction, contracting, and real estate.

Government: local; municipal; parish; state; federal.

Health care: hospitals; nursing homes; elderly care; hospice.

Hotels, restaurants, and tourism.

Law and lawyers.

Manufacturing: wholesale.


Louisiana “secondhand dealer” Law- Violation of the Fourth Amendment?

Does Louisiana’s “secondhand dealer law” violate the Fourth amendment to the Unites States Constitution?  In addition to banning cash transactions, Louisiana’s Revised Statute 37:1861 et seq. poses a myriad of problems including a potential violation of the U.S. Constitution by allowing for and even requiring unlawful searches and seizures.  R.S. 37:1861 et seq. regulates those [...]

Repealing the Ban on Cash Transactions / Constitutional Amendment

Sign the Online Petition HERE Public outrage towards Louisiana lawmakers banning cash transactions is spreading far and wide.  Individuals and business throughout the state and the U.S. have contacted us to voice their concerns.  Our team of attorneys at Ackel & Associates and The Foundation for Economic and Civil Liberty are initiating actions to see [...]

Cash Transactions Banned by Louisiana

Government Takes Private Property Without Due Process By: Thad D. Ackel, Jr. Esq. This summer, the State Legislature and Governor of Louisiana passed a law that bans individuals and businesses from transacting in cash if they are considered a “secondhand dealer”.  House Bill 195 of the 2011 Regular Session (Act 389) broadly defines a secondhand [...]

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