Aggressive Business Litigation Counsel

Steeg Law provides aggressive commercial and business litigation counsel for our clients in a variety of industries. Our litigation practice attorneys offer vigorous and cost-effective advocacy covering the full range of issues in commercial and business law. Steeg Law has particular experience in real estate litigation, having been involved in many precedent-setting cases.

In the combative world of litigation, Steeg Law has a reputation for coming up with practical solutions that accomplish what the client is trying to accomplish without spending money unnecessarily. We are highly aware of our clients’ needs and interests. From the beginning we are looking for ways to resolve the dispute on terms that make sense for our client.

Representative Claim and Issues

  • Ad Valorem taxation
  • Bankruptcy and reorganization
  • Collections
  • Condemnation and expropriation
  • Condo association governance and claims
  • Construction
  • Directors and officers liability
  • Eviction
  • Foreclosure
  • Insurance coverage
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Lender liability and banking litigation
  • Professional Liability Claims
  • Property disputes
  • Title insurance claims
  • Zoning and land use

Representative Cases

  • Established priority of bank mortgage on Lake Charles shopping center against the claims of other creditors in bankruptcy, enabling bank to enforce mortgage successfully
  • Successfully defended landmark French Quarter restaurant against eviction efforts brought by ground lessor, extending restaurant’s occupancy rights by 20 years
  • Represented owner of large regional shopping center against post-Katrina claims brought by anchor tenant, ending in settlement that substantially redeveloped and upgraded tenant’s space
  • Defended national title insurance company against $10,000,000 claim brought by owner of Utah timberland based on alleged lack of access, resulting in favorable settlement for insurer
  • Successfully represented owner whose property along Lake Pontchartrain was expropriated following Hurricane Katrina, defeating contentions by the State of Louisiana regarding the extent of property owned by client
  • Defended owner of large coffee sorting facility at Port of New Orleans in complex dispute over construction defects and claims for payment by general contractor
  • Successfully defended $5 million mortgage claim brought against large mixed-use development, including oral argument before United States Supreme Court

Lead Attorneys

Charles L. Stern, Jr.

cstern@steeglaw.com  |  504.582.1199
  • Best Lawyers’ 2015 New Orleans Litigation – Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers in America – Litigation – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Real Estate; Litigation – Bankruptcy; Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • SuperLawyers – Business Litigation (2007-2015)

Ryan M. McCabe

rmccabe@steeglaw.com  |  504.582.1215
  • Super Lawyers Louisiana Rising Star—Real Estate (2014-2016)

Elise M. Henry

ehenry@steeglaw.com  |  504.582.1199