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Real Property Law


 Robert Thibeaux


Lillian Eyrich




Upcoming Events: 

The Real Property Committee meets on the last Wednesday of every month.

Please join the Real Property Committee for a lunch meeting Wednesday, May 27, 2015:

"New Markets Tax Credits:  Changing the Face of New Orleans and Urban America"

Hal Fairbanks, the Vice President for acquisitions at HRI, will discuss the new market tax credit program, and the development opportunities it has created to restore and rehabilitate historic properties in New Orleans and other urban areas.   Hal will discuss several of HRI’s recent and ongoing projects, including the Hibernia Tower project, the Loft Hotel, and the Factors Row development, among others.  Hal is a member of the Urban Land Institute, is a board member of the Preservation Resource Center, and has an MBA degree from Tulane with a Tulane undergraduate degree in art and architecture.  


Speaker: Hal Fairbanks, the Vice President for acquisitions at HRI

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Time: 12 Noon - 1 PM

Location: NOBA Office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505

Cost: $14.00 (includes lunch)  

To Register:  

     1. Email Elizabeth Harvey or

     2. Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or

     3. Mail payment to NOBA at 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130 or

     4. NOBA Members can pay online here.


Save the Dates:

Wednesday, June 24, 2015: Speaker TBA

Wednesday, July 29, 2105: Speaker: Professor Melissa Lonegrass of LSU will discuss lease waiver issues.


Recent Events:

On April 29, 2015, Dean John A. Lovett of Loyola New Orleans College of Law presented "Professor Longhair's Legacy: Revindicating Movables Under Louisiana Law."

On March 25, 2015, Mr. Jay Brinkmann, the recently retired chief economist for the Mortgage Banker’s Association in  Washington, addressed the recent housing crisis, what caused it, and what has been done (and is  not being done) to prevent it from happening again.  The title of his presentation was “Housing  Bubbles: Why Did California and Florida Destroy the World Economy and Did We Learn Anything?”  Please join us for this very informative discussion.

On February 25, 2015, Professor Nikolaos Davrados of Loyola College of Law discussed the many interesting identities of Louisiana and continental property law. "It's Not Greek to Me (Or Is It?): Louisiana and Continental Property Law, Shared Concepts, Shared Legacy" 

On January 28, 2015, Maureen Gershanik, Fishman Haygood, spoke on "The New Models Corporation Act - What's New." 

On December 1, 2014, The Real Property Law Committee had their holiday luncheon at Palace Cafe.

On October 29, 2014, Larry Schedler, Larry Schedler and Associates, will be discussing the New Orleans Multifamily Housing Market, its Continued Growth, and Expected Future Development.

On September 24, 2014, Robert Thibeaux, Sher Garner, discussed New Pledge and Assignment of Lease Articles.

On July 30, Aimee Quirk, Advisor to the Mayor of Economic Development, addressed recent economic developemnt issues in New Orleans.

On June 25, Jon Smith, Executive Director of the French Market Corporation,  discussed new developements  along the French Market District and long term plans to identify it as a retail and economic engine for the French Quarter.

On May 28, Scott Gallinghouse and John McCArthy hosted a CLE on Title Endorsements in Lousiana. 

On April 30, John Lovett explored negative servitudes.

On February 5, 2013, Kurt Weigel discussed recent and upcoming developments for the Central Business District.

On December 4, 2013, the Committee met for their annual holiday luncheon at Cafe Adelaide.

On November 15, 2013, Chad Morrow discussed "Effective Commercial Leases".

On October 30, 2013, Robert Thibeaux offered a CLE on "Annuity Charge - A New Real Right in Louisiana".

On September 25, 2013, Robert Thibeaux discussed "2013 UCC Revisions- What’s Changed?  (Not Much)”.    

On August 28, 2013, Aimee Quirk, Economic Advisor to Mayor Landrieu, discussed Economic Development in New Orleans.

On July 31, 2013 hosted Professor John Lovett who explored "A New Property Law Textbook for Louisiana - From Dereliction to Confusion and All Points In Between".

On June 26, 2013, Benjamin Janke discussed recent changes to the Civil Code Prescription Articles. On May 29, 2013, the committee hosted a one hour CLE with Professor Sally Richardson, Tulane University, spoke on Servitudes in Louisiana.

On April 24, 2013, Marie Moore discussed new insurance and anti-indemnity statute issues, including a discussion of the ACORD forms.

On March 27, 2013, the Committee welcomed Kurt Weigle, President & CEO, Downtown Development District.

On February 27, 2013, the Real Property Law Committee welcomed Scott Gallinghouse who discussed the Private Works Act.

The Real Property Law Committee hosted a holiday luncheon December 5, 2012 at Cafe Adelaide.