Lugenbuhl shareholder Christopher Caplinger is elected to serve as Chairman of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Law Section following in the path of shareholder Benjamin Kadden, who moves into the role of Immediate Past Chair.

The Louisiana State Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Law Section is made up of approximately 125 members from around the State of Louisiana. The goal of the section is to provide a forum for discussion and examination of information pertaining to statues and jurisprudence related to bankruptcy law for the purpose of presenting recommendations for potential improvements to other members of the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA). The section’s membership also benefits from continuing education opportunities for practicing attorneys, research and knowledge among legal professionals, and on-going cooperatives with other sections of the LSBA and the American Bar Association (ABA).

Chairman of Louisiana State Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Law Section is an elected position with responsibilities that include presiding at meetings of the Bankruptcy Law Section and meetings held by the Section’s governing council. The role is also tasked with formulating reports and presenting to the LSBA on the Section’s behalf. In addition to Caplinger and Kadden, the Section’s leadership includes Vice-Chairman Rick Shelby of Phelps Dunbar, LLP and Secretary-Treasurer Heather LaSalle Alexis of Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP.

Caplinger is a shareholder in Lugenbuhl’s Bankruptcy Practice Group with over 20 years of experience in the fields of corporate bankruptcy and commercial law. He is an active member of not only the LSBA, but the New Orleans Bar Association where he is Past Vice-Chairman of the Bankruptcy & Debtor/Creditor Rights Committee. He is also an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the New Orleans Chapter of Turnaround Management Association.

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