Legal Issues In Real Estate During Covid-19: A Q&A With Robert Steeg

Covid-19 has brought business changes and legal challenges to the field of real estate. In a Q&A with the editor of the firm’s newsletter, Steeg Law Firm co-managing partner Robert … More»

2020 Louisiana Legislative Update: New Laws That Affect Your Business

The 2020 Louisiana Regular Legislative Session convened on March 9, 2020 and closed on June 1, 2020 after a long suspension due to the Coronavirus. Immediately after that, the Legislature … More»

2019 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® Ranks Steeg Law as Metropolitan Tier 1 Real Estate Law Firm

The 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® has ranked Steeg Law Firm as a Metropolitan Tier 1 Law Firm in New Orleans for Real Estate … More»

Belts and Suspenders for Landlords, but the Tenant Can Still Cause the Pants to Fall

In a recent case decided by the Louisiana Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which has jurisdiction over Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, a landlord put into its lease all of … More»

Small Case, Important Principles For Written Agreements

A relatively small case, recently decided by the Louisiana state Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit illustrates two important principles: First, a court will often find a way to … More»

The Short-Term Rental Saga in New Orleans Continues to Unfold

As Steeg Law has previously covered, the New Orleans City Council approved a new and comprehensive set of short-term rental regulations back in October 2016. Those new regulations went into effect … More»

Case Alert: Can You Sue (Or Be Sued By) Someone You Didn’t Have a Direct Contract With?

By Robert M. Steeg When a business transaction goes bad, can the person who has suffered a loss sue other persons involved in the transaction even though the injured person … More»

Property Owners, Managers and Landlords: Are You Exposed to Premises Liability for Third-Party Acts?

By Robert Steeg The following article “Are Your Clients Exposed to Premises Liability for Third-Party Criminal Acts? A Top-10 List to Reduce Risks” by Norman W. Gutmacher appeared in Probate & Property … More»

New Laws That Affect Your Business: 2016 Louisiana Legislative Update

The 2016 Louisiana Legislative Session, which began on March 14, 2016 and closed on June 6, 2016, resulted in the House filing 1,167 bills and the Senate filing 477. We … More»

Landlords: Making Special Allowances for Tenants May Affect Your Right to Evict

Especially in cases where a relationship has developed between the landlord and tenant over a number of years, landlords often make allowances when it comes to accepting late payment of … More»

Case Alert: Good News for Real Estate Agents, but Caution for Buyers

By Robert M. Steeg In this article, Managing Partner, Robert M. Steeg, clarifies Rabalais v. Gray, a new case that was decided by the Louisiana Appellate Court having jurisdiction over … More»

Steeg Law Recent Transactions: Helping Our Clients Make Business Happen

Recent transactions Steeg Law attorneys have handled. How can we help you make business happen? Obtained summary judgment in favor of owner of large tract of land in Plaquemines Parish … More»

Steeg Law Ranked 2015 New Orleans “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

The 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers has ranked Steeg Law Firm as a Metropolitan Tier 1 Law Firm in New Orleans Real Estate Law, … More»

Steeg Law Recent Transactions: Helping Our Clients Make Business Happen

Recent transactions Steeg Law attorneys have handled. How can we help you make business happen? Obtained summary judgment confirming client’s ownership of large tract of land in Plaquemines Parish against … More»

Recent Transactions: Helping Our Clients Make Business Happen

Recent transactions Steeg Law attorneys have handled. How can we help you make business happen? Represented borrower in refinance of existing $18,000,000 loan secured by industrial facilities in Arizona and … More»

David Martinez Co-presents “Real Estate and Title Litigation” CLE for NOBA

Senior Associate David A. Martinez recently co-presented the CLE, “Real Estate and Title Litigation,” for the New Orleans Bar Association (NOBA). Among the topics that they covered were: Common title … More»

Recent Transactions: Helping Our Clients Make Business Happen

Recent transactions Steeg Law attorneys have handled. How can we help you make business happen? Successfully obtained dismissal of lawsuit against client in case seeking dissolution of entity holding title … More»

Developers and Access Servitude: Mean What You Say, Say What You Mean

Senior Associate David A. Martinez clarifies a recent case, Melkys Hernandez Santos and Arturo Santos v. Barataria Park, LLC and the Parish of Jefferson, which highlights why the creation of … More»

Property Owners and Their Contracts with Contractors

As an owner of real property, who wants to construct, improve, repair, or extend improvements on that real property, before entering into a contract with your contractor it is important … More»

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Condo Associations, Unit Owners and their Insurers

By Randy Opotowsky, Partner Hurricane Isaac rained down on the Greater New Orleans area almost seven years to the day of Hurricane Katrina. Will there now be another tidal wave … More»

Preparing for the Potential Pitfalls of Co-ownership of Property

Along with the co-ownership of property by two or more unmarried persons comes special rules that affect how the co-owned property is managed and, in particular, what is done when … More»

In Louisiana, Getting a Court Order to Evict a Tenant is Essential

By Charles L. Stern, Jr. In Louisiana, No Court Order, No Eviction In many states, a landlord is allowed to use self-help—changing the locks, for example—to evict a tenant that … More»

Collection Tools for Condominium Homeowners Associations

By Randy Opotowsky Partner, Randy Opotowsky, a highly experienced commercial and residential real estate attorney, who has represented developers of a number of the major condominium projects in the New Orleans … More»

Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal Decision Affects Property Owners

By Charles L. Stern, Jr. Partner, Charles L. Stern, Jr. clarifies a new court ruling by the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal that upholds that property owners and developers … More»

Two Federal Court Decisions Affect Property Owner Rights

New Court Ruling Alert: For Commercial and Residential Property Owners, Two Federal Property Insurance Cases Worth Attention By Charles L. Stern, Jr. In the aftermath of the 2005 hurricanes, Katrina … More»

Tenants and Bankruptcy – Steps a Commercial Landlord Should Take

With Tenants Increasingly Filing for Bankruptcy, There are Steps a Commercial Landlord Can and Should Take Under the current economic conditions, commercial landlords are finding with increasing regularity that tenants … More»

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