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For every client, large or small and whatever the jurisdiction, I strive to be as effective, responsive and efficient as my clients have every right to expect. As a result, my clients have recognized me for my ability to quickly grasp the issues and successfully resolve them. 

Overview

Coleman Torrans represents all types of stakeholders in bankruptcy and commercial litigation contexts, including debtors in possession; official committees; secured and unsecured creditors; and Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and post-confirmation trustees. Although he is based in Lugenbuhl’s New Orleans office, Coleman’s practice is both local and national. He represents clients in Louisiana and in high-traffic venues for multimillion dollar bankruptcy cases, including the Southern District of Texas, the District of Delaware and the Southern District of California, as well as various district and appellate courts. In addition to “complex” Chapter 11 cases, Coleman’s practice is focused on representing clients in bankruptcy “spin off” proceedings, including preference actions, claim disputes and directors and officers litigation. 

Coleman gained valuable experience in the course of the following judicial clerkships: 

  • Law Clerk, the Hon. Carl J. Barbier (E.D. La.) 
  • Extern, the Hon. Fredericka H. Wicker (La. App. 5 Cir.) 
  • Extern, the Hon. Lance M. Africk (E.D. La.) 

Coleman is extremely responsive to enquiries, and he presents and delivers a remarkable level of sophistication.

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Client – Chambers

Outside the Office 

Outside of work, Coleman enjoys spending time with his wife and young son outdoors and searching for vinyl in New Orleans’ many used record stores. 

Education

  • Tulane University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2018
    • Senior Articles Editor, Tulane Law Review 
    • Student Attorney, Tulane Criminal Justice Clinic  
    • Senior Fellow, Tulane Law School Legal Research and Writing Department  
    • John Minor Wisdom Award  
    • Order of the Coif (top 10%)  
    • Dean’s Medal (top GPA 3L year) 
    • CALI Awards for highest grade in: Criminal Law, Evidence, Trial Advocacy, Secured Transactions, Securities Regulation, Legal Profession, and Torts 
  • Tulane University, B.S., 2014

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana

Court Admissions

  • All Louisiana State Courts
  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts
  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court, Colorado of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Professional

  • Federal Bar Association  
    • Young Lawyer Division of F.B.A.N.O., Board Member 
  • Judge Jerry A. Brown Louisiana Bankruptcy & Tulane Inns of Court 
  • Louisiana State and New Orleans Bar Associations 
  • Tulane Law Review Alumni Association 

Community

  • Ecole Bilingue De La Nouvelle-Orléans 

  • Best Lawyers: One’s to Watch (2024)
  • Super Lawyers: Rising Stars (2023-2024)
  • Chambers USA: Associates to Watch (2023)
  • New Orleans Magazines “Top Lawyers” (2023)
  • Inside New Orleans Reader’s Favorite “Elite Lawyers” (2022-2023)

Presentations

  • “Late Show with David Jones,” Federal Bar Association CLE (July 24, 2023) (Moderator)
  • “Bankruptcy Law for Non-Bankruptcy Practitioners,” 1st Annual Judge Jerry A. Brown Bankruptcy Symposium (Sept. 8, 2022) (Co-Panelist)

Publications

  • Comment, How Did They Know That? Cell Site Simulators and the Secret Invasion of Privacy, 92 TUL. L. REV. 519 (2017) (winner, Robert E. Friedman & Law360 Distinguished Writing Awards)

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