Force Majeure In Today’s World

The legal concept of “force majeure” has vaulted from near-obscurity to intense scrutiny, all due to the novel coronavirus. Here is a general outline of how it applies to leases, … More»

Written Servitudes Must be Clear

Servitudes are making their way lately into quite a few cases being decided by the appeals courts of Louisiana. I recently wrote an article, “Apparent Servitudes: When Purchasing Property, Take … More»

How to Lose a Right-Of-Way (Servitude) or Avoid Doing So

A recent case, Clement v. Menard, illustrates the pitfalls to be avoided so that a person enjoying a right-of-way (servitude) over adjoining property does not inadvertently lose those rights. It … More»

Are Your Real Estate Documents Prepared for Hurricane Season?

Hurricane season begins on June 1. With reminders like Hurricanes Michael and Katrina fresh in our minds, many of us will begin to review steps for hurricane preparedness in our … More»

Lease or Own Property? Ensure You Have Legal Access to Public Roads

If you are purchasing or leasing property, or you are a lender making a loan to anyone who owns, is buying, or leases property, it is very important to make … More»

Apparent Servitudes: When Purchasing Property, Take Note Of What You See

A recent case, Naramore v. Aikman, decided by the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the First Circuit demonstrates some established but little known principles of Louisiana law that every person … More»

New Orleans CityBusiness Publishes Robert Steeg’s Article on Hurricane Preparedness for Commercial Real Estate Agreements

Managing partner, Robert M. Steeg, recently had an article, “Hurricane Preparedness for Commercial Real Estate Agreements,” published in New Orleans CityBusiness. As he covers in his piece, hurricane season begins … More»

Commercial Real Estate Lessons from Near Miss Hurricanes

By Robert Steeg Those of us in southeast Louisiana are well able to empathize and understand what Houston is going through after Hurricane Harvey. Our own near miss with Hurricane … More»

In a Purchase Agreement, Words Matter—A Lot

By Robert M. Steeg When your attorney is poring over every word of a purchase agreement that you are about to enter into, and you are getting frustrated with the … More»

The Difficult Matter of Batture in Residential and Commercial Land Titles

By David Martinez One of the many benefits of owning land in the State of Louisiana, both for residential and commercial purposes, is the proximity to major rivers and their … More»

Some Tips on Section 1031 Exchanges

By Robert Steeg Many property owners are generally familiar with the idea of deferring the taxable gain on the sale of real estate by applying the proceeds of the sale … 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»

Demystifying Tax Sales for Investors

By Robert M. Steeg For investors, depending upon your point of view, tax sales are a) a cheap way to acquire good real estate, b) a good way to get … More»

New Laws That Impact Your Business: 2015 Louisiana Legislative Update

By Elise Henry The 2015 Louisiana Legislative Session, which began on April 13, 2015 and closed on June 11, 2015, resulted in the House filing 847 bills and the Senate … More»

Recent Transactions: Helping Our Clients Make Business Happen

Recent transactions Steeg Law attorneys have handled. How can we help you make business happen? Served as local counsel for the buyer of an apartment complex in New Orleans Acted … 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»

New Title Endorsements – Because One Size Does Not Fit All

By Lillian E. Eyrich Title insurance is a standard requirement in most real estate transactions and the importance to both lenders and property owners of properly underwritten title insurance is … 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? Represented major national bank in escrow dispute in connection with sale of assets of a … 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»

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»

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