Terrence D. McCay
Terry McCay is a partner in the Lake Charles office of Kean Miller.  He joined the firm in 1999 and practices in the forest products industry, business defense and litigation, and labor and employment groups.  Terry has extensive experience in the Louisiana forest products, pulp and paper, and chemical industry and was selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America for 2007-2013 in Timber Law by Best Lawyers. 
A professional forester and Land Administration Manager with Boise Cascade before attending law school, Terry has specific experience in cases involving exposure to toxic substances, general civil litigation and defense, hearing loss, property issues and collections cases.
Terry also assists in representing local, regional and national industrial clients in cases involving the EEOC, ADA, ADEA, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination.  He has spoken on employment law issues at seminars sponsored by the Chamber/Southwest Louisiana, McNeese State University and the Louisiana Department of Labor, and he has served as an adjunct faculty member at Sowela Tech in Lake Charles in the area of HR Certification, since 2008.

Representation of two significant land and timber companies in the closing of over 400 timber land sales in Louisiana since 2005 totaling over 24,000 acres and $43 million
Assisted large timberland owners with resolution of boundary disputes and timber overcut disputes in Vernon and Sabine Parishes since 2009
Assistance with interpretation issues involving 1965 Surface Lease with a major land and resource company, and with site selection for a communications tower in Calcasieu Parish
Defense of a major timber company in boundary action and timber overcut lawsuit in Beauregard Parish in 2010
Review of proposed carbon credit trading agreements
Review and revision of long-term timber sale contracts and recreational lease agreements
Review and revision of timber sale contracts and payment schedules for in-woods chipping operation
Drafting of language for inclusion in timber sale contracts and payment schedules concerning federal Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP)

Terry earned his B.S. in Forestry from the University of Kentucky in 1980. He earned his M.S. in Forest Management and Economics in 1982  and his M.B.A. in 1983, both from Virginia Tech. Terry earned his J.D. from the LSU Law Center in 1999, and was a member of the Moot Court Board from 1998 to 1999.
Admitted, Louisiana, 1999; United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Louisiana State (Louisiana State Law Institute Council, Observer, Young Lawyers Section, 2002), Southwest Louisiana, American and Federal Bar Associations; Southwest Louisiana Defense Counsel; Albert Tate Chapter of American Inns of Court

Contact Terrence D. McCay

Kean Miller LLP
One Lakeshore Drive
Suite 1150
Lake Charles, Louisiana  70629
Phone: 337.439.0490
Fax: 337.436.5566


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