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Real Property Law


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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, July 29, 2015:

 "Lease Waiver Issues"


Melissa Lonegrass joined the Law Center faculty in fall 2008. Professor Lonegrass earned her B.S. in psychology from Millsaps College in 2000, where she graduated magna cum laude, and her J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 2005, where she finished first in her class. While in law school, Professor Lonegrass was the senior notes and comments editor of the Tulane Law Review, Volume 79, and was selected as a member of The Order of the Coif. Upon Graduation, Professor Lonegrass earned the Dean’s Medal, the Faculty Medal, and the Civil Law Studies Award. After earning her law degree, Professor Lonegrass worked as an associate at the law firm of Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore L.L.C. in New Orleans, where she was engaged in general civil litigation with a concentration on products liability and pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of Civil Law, Comparative Law, and a wide range of areas of Louisiana law.




Professor Lonegrass will discuss her research on the lessor’s warranty against vices and defects and the rights of the parties to a lease to modify that warranty contractually.  Under current law, the rights of the parties are governed by two conflicting provisions—one in the Louisiana Civil Code, and the other in the Louisiana Revised Statutes—which the legislature has failed to reconcile and which courts have struggled to resolve.  Professor Lonegrass will trace the history of the current framework and highlight the inconsistencies—and related pitfalls—of the current law.  Her research appears in her recent article, The Anomalous Interaction Between Code and Statute: Lessor’s Warranty and Statutory Waiver, 88 Tul. L. Rev. 423 (2014).

Speaker: Professor Melissa Lonegrass, Louisiana State University Law Center 

Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Time: 12 Noon - 1 PM

Location: NOBA Office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505

Cost: $14.00 (includes lunch)  

To Register:  

     1. Email Abigail Domingue or

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

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


Recent Events:

On June 25, 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, 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.