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Real Property Law


 Robert Thibeaux


Lillian Eyrich



 Upcoming Events:

May Committee Meeting: Panel Discussion of Current Topics in Title Insurance and Tax Sale Titles

Scott Gallinghouse will chair a panel discussion of current topics in title insurance practice, including tax sale titles.



Scott Gallinghouse, First American Title Insurance Company of Louisiana

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Noon - 1 p.m.

NOBA Office
650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505
New Orleans, LA 70130

$14 (includes lunch)


  1. Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or
  2. email Alex Garon.
  3. Mail payment to 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130
  4. NOBA members can pay online by clicking here.

Please note: Cancellations must be received in writing two days in advance in order to receive a refund less an administrative fee. No refunds for no shows. 

March 2016 Blog Post: 

"Home Prices in New Orleans, Will the Trends Continue?"

Recent Events:

On April 27, the committee held it's monthly meeting.

On March 30, Denis Garrity presented "Scottish Property Law- from writing to speaking: The Perspective of a Solicitor turned Advocate"

On February 24, Jay Brinkmann presented "Home Prices in New Orleans, Will the Trends Continue?"

On January 27, Susan Talley and Ed Bukaty IV presented "Boundary Actions in Urban Settings"

On October 28, 2015, Profressor Christopher Odinet gave a CLE on "Current Revisions to the Condominium Act"

On September 29, 2015 Sally Richardson presented "Current Developments in LA Property Law."

On August 26, 2015, Kurt Weigle presented "Downtown NOLA Update: Recent Successes and Current Initiatives."

On July 29, 2015, Melissa Lonegrass from LSU Law Center discussed "Lease Waiver Issues."

On June 25, 2015, Marie Moore discussed "Insurance Issues for Real Estate Practitioners."

On May 27, 2015, Hal Fairbanks presented "New Markets Tax Credits: Changing the Face of New Orleans and Urban America."

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, 2014, Aimee Quirk, Advisor to the Mayor of Economic Development, addressed recent economic developemnt issues in New Orleans.

On June 25, 2014,  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, 2014, Scott Gallinghouse and John McCArthy hosted a CLE on Title Endorsements in Lousiana. 

On April 30, 2014, John Lovett explored negative servitudes.

On February 5, 2014, 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.