Randy Opotowsky has more than 39 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate law, and business and corporate law, including 25 years as a litigator. His practice areas include residential and commercial closings, condominium creation and conversion, multi-family and subdivision development, and representation of condominium homeowner associations. He has represented developers of numerous new and renovated condominium projects in the New Orleans area, as well as handling residential subdivision developments throughout the Greater New Orleans area.

Randy is known as an extremely skilled real estate and litigation attorney, qualities that have attributed to him being widely recognized by his peers as one of the best in the industry. He was named Best Lawyers’ 2014 New Orleans Litigation – Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year.” He has also been consistently included in Best Lawyers in America and New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers.

As a litigator, Randy has developed a well-respected concentration in disputes involving real estate, expropriation and condominium issues. He also represents a wide range of regional banks on business and real estate loans.

Representative Transactions and Cases

  • Handled thousands of single family home sales and refinancing of loans
  • Handled closings for several hundred condominiums along St Charles Avenue, the Warehouse District and French Quarter
  • Handled numerous commercial loans ranging from $1-$50 million for developers and owners of new projects

Professional Activities

  • Member, New Orleans, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations
  • Executive Board Member and Chair, Property Advisory Committee for Operation Comeback
  • Member, Community Associations Institute
  • Secretary of the Board, Board Member, Regional Bank Corporation


  • Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” New Orleans Litigation – Real Estate, New Orleans (2014)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Litigation – Real Estate, Real Estate Law (2012-2023)
  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent
  • New Orleans Magazine – Top Lawyers in Real Estate Law, Litigation – Real Estate
  • New Orleans CityBusiness – Leadership in Law (2013, 2019, 2022) 

Panels and Presentations

  • October 2012: Presenter, “Residential Closings,” ABA CLE program “Getting on Solid Ground with the Basics: The How To’s of Real Estate Law.”
  • October 2011: Presenter, “The Real Dirt on Real Estate Law,” New Orleans Paralegal Association’s Annual Educational Seminar
  • October 2010: Presenter, “Residential Closings,” ABA CLE program “Getting on Solid Ground with the Basics: The How To’s of Real Estate Law.”

Civic and Community

  • Past President, Past Vice President, Past Treasurer, Past Secretary, Preservation Resource Center
  • Head, Property Advisory Committee, Preservation Resource Center

Special Experience

  • Assistant Examiner for the Louisiana State Bar exam

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