Commercial Real Estate

Our team of commercial real estate attorneys, title agents, and notaries is committed to providing tailored services for every client, in even the most complex transactions. Our attorneys represent some of the largest landowners in the state and have participated in groundbreaking real estate development and adaptive reuse of urban property.

We offer a full range of commercial real estate services tailored individually to the transaction, as detailed below.

Commercial Real Estate Development

From hotels and shopping centers to subdivision and condominium projects, we assist our clients from start to finish in the site-development process. Whether the project starts with acquisition by sale or lease, our clients are provided with focused services in financing, title, leasing, sales, acquisitions, development, and land use.

Commercial Title Closing Services

LAWLA Title, L.L.C., our in-house title agency, offers full commercial closing services through our attorneys and also provides complete title insurance services.

Title Insurance Coverage & Defense

With a depth of experience in representing national title-insurance underwriters on questions of coverage or first-party defense, or as retained counsel for the insureds to defend title under the policy, our real estate team provides highly focused experience and fast resolutions of title claims.

Complex Title Resolution and Curative Work

Regardless of the complexity, our team has the knowledge and skill necessary to identify and cure title issues efficiently, on large and small tracts of land. With special expertise in riverfront development and historic title, our team ensures prompt resolution of difficult title issues.

Land Use and Zoning

In addition to our work in commercial development projects, we can assist in analyzing and obtaining the proper land-use permits, structure, and system of land rights to enhance the use of the project for our clients.

Leases, Servitudes, and Rights of Use

With particular focus in negotiating site leases for New Orleans riverfront developments, retail bank locations in Texas and Louisiana, and a major university, our team has negotiated most kinds of commercial and retail leases, whether for the tenant in an outparcel, anchor, or in-line store or for the developer/landlords.

Key Contacts
S. Frazer Rankin

S. Frazer Rankin

New Orleans Office
Ashley L. Belleau

Ashley L. Belleau

New Orleans Office
Rose McCabe  LeBreton

Rose McCabe LeBreton

New Orleans Office

The following list includes more Lugenbuhl attorneys who focus in Commercial Real Estate: