Property Law


Robert P. Thibeaux
Committee Chair

 Upcoming Events:

January Committee Meeting

Please join Property Law Committee Chair Bob Thibeaux in welcoming Kurt Weigle, President & CEO of the Downtown Development District (DDD) of New Orleans, as the guest speaker for the January meeting of the Property Law Committee.  Mr. Weigle will discuss “Current and Pending Development Projects in Downtown New Orleans.”  
Speaker: Kurt Weigle, President & CEO of the Downtown Development District (DDD) of New Orleans

Date: January 29, 2020

Time: Noon - 1 p.m.

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Please note our updated cancellation policy:
Payment is expected before the start of programs in order to attend. Cancellations must be received in writing two days in advance in order to receive a refund. No shows are not eligible for refunds and will be charged for the program, plus an administrative billing fee.

January 2019 Blog Post:

Abusus, the right to dispose...

June 2018 Blog Post:

"Filling the Lacuna with Water: HB 391 and Louisiana’s Problem with Public Access to Water"

March 2016 Blog Post: 

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

Recent Events:

On October 30, 2019, John Zollinger, the New Orleans Market President of Home Bank, discussed “The New Orleans Property Market- A Banker’s Perspective”, with special emphasis on opportunity zones, the hotel market and short term rentals.  

On April 24, 2019, Justin Nystrom, a James Beard nominee and professor of history at Loyola, discussed his recent book, Creole Italian: Sicilian Immigrants and the Shaping of New Orleans Food Culture.

On February 27, 2019, Sally Richardson an Associate Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School, discussed how Louisiana property law provides the foundation for our Mardi Gras rules and customs.

On January 30, 2019, Professor John Lovett of Loyola University College of Law discussed the Uniform Easement Location Act, and the historic and continuing influence of the civil law of property on the common law easement regime.

On October 31, 2018, Scott P. Gallinghouse spoke on "A Grave Undertaking: Digging a Little Deeper into Cemetery Law (Burying the Bodies, 101)."

On September 26th, Bob Rivers joined the Property Law committee to discuss "Recent Updates & Developments from the New Orleans City Planning Commission."

On July 25th, the Property Law section dedicated their meeting to Ron Wood, who passed away. Ron was a former chair of the section, and a long standing leader in the Louisiana title insurance industry. We will all miss his affirming, productive presence professionally, but even more, his personal friendship and integrity.

June 27th, Kurt Weigle spoke on "Recent and Upcoming Developments For The Central Business District."

On April 25th, Sally Brown Richardson spoke on "An Exposition on Enclosed Estates in Louisiana."

March 28, 2018, Steve Sklamba of First American Title presented "Tax Sale Properties: Legal and Underwriting Issues."

On February 28, 2018, Brian S. Andrews from the Department of Finance at LSU's E. J. Ourso College of Business presented "Spilled Milk: the Failure of First NBC and its Impact on the Louisiana Banking Community."

On January 31, 2018, Professor Nikolaos Davrados from Loyola Law School presented "Demystifying Enrichment Without Cause."

On September 27, 2017, Justin Nystrom from Loyola University's history department presented "Was Prohibition Actually Repealed? Underground Economies, Unobserved Law And Their Continuing Role in New Orleans."

On August 30, 2017, Rebekah Durham of the New Orleans Office of the Federal Reserve Bank provided a U.S. Economic Update and discussed the Federal Reserve's Stance of Monetary Policy.

On July 26th, Professor Christopher Odinet from Southern University Law Center presented the "The Private Enforcement of Zoning and Land-Use" CLE. 

On June 28th, Professor Lonegrass provided a refresher on Louisiana’s warranty against eviction, cover recent jurisprudential developments, and discuss unresolved questions of law that continue to stump legal experts. 

On May 31st, Professor Ronald Scalise spoke on "Why Ownership Matters: Trust Ownership and Related Current Developments in Trust Law."

On March 29th, Professor Nikolas Davrados, John Lovett and Dian Tooley-Knoblett spoke on "Professor Yiannopolis's Contributions to Louisiana Property Law."

On February 22, Professor John Lovett presented a talk based on his new article “Precarious Possession,” which will be published in the Louisiana Law Review this spring.

On October 26, Bob Thibeaux presented "The Bar Exam-Again? A Refresher on Sales Law Topics Covered in the Summer Bar Exam (All Attendees Will Pass!).

On August 31, the committee welcomed Adrienne Slack for A National Economic Overview.

On July 27, Bob Rivers presented "Current Developments in the New Orleans Zoning Ordinance" CLE.

On June 29, Professor Christopher Odinet presented the "Security Rights in Common Interest Community Declarations" CLE.

On May 25, Scott Gallinghouse discussed "Current Topics in Title Insurance and Tax Sale Titles"

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.