New Orleans Office • Associate

Coleman L. Torrans

Coleman works from the firm's New Orleans office as an associate with Lugenbuhl's Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights Section. He chiefly represents stakeholders in complex bankruptcy matters pending in the Gulf Coast region and beyond.

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Coleman received his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Tulane University Law School. While in law school, Coleman served as the Senior Articles Editor for the Tulane Law Review. His comment discussing the Fourth Amendment implications of the use of an undisclosed surveillance technology was published by the Review and was recognized for distinction by the Burton Awards at its annual ceremony at the Library of Congress. Additionally, Coleman served indigent clients while working as a Student Attorney in the Tulane Criminal Justice Clinic. He also assisted in teaching as a Senior Fellow in the Legal Research and Writing Department of the law school. For his academic work, legal writing ability, and contributions to the law school community, the faculty of the law school awarded Coleman the John Minor Wisdom Award.

Representative Experience

  • Bouchard Transportation (DIP lender)
  • Burkhalter Rigging (official creditors’ committee, liquidation trustee)
  • COPsync (liquidation trustee)
  • Fieldwood Energy (secured creditor)
  • MTE Holdings (statutory lien claimants group)
  • Neiman Marcus Group (indenture trustee)
  • Seadrill Partners (debtors)
  • Whistler Energy II (litigation trustee)

Notable Achievements

  • Tulane Law Review | Senior Articles Editor
  • Tulane Criminal Justice Clinic | Student Attorney
  • Dean's Medal
  • John Minor Wisdom Award
  • The Burton Awards' Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association (Board Member, Young Lawyer Division  of F.B.A.N.O.)
  • Tulane Inn of Court
  • Judge Jerry A. Brown Louisiana Bankruptcy American Inn of Court

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