Partner Charles L. Stern, Jr. was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Real Estate. This is the fourth time Chuck has been recognized by Best Lawyers as the “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Real Estate. He previously received this honor in 2021, 2018 and 2015.
Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.
Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.
In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” award, Charles L. Stern, Jr. was also listed in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the following practice areas:
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About Charles L. Stern, Jr.
Charles L. Stern, Jr., a partner at Steeg Law and the head of the litigation section, has over 30 years of experience handling commercial and business litigation for clients in a variety of industries, including title insurance, commercial real estate, and banking. Chuck is known as an extremely skilled litigation attorney, who maintains the highest standards of professionalism, qualities that have attributed to him being widely recognized by his peers as one of the best in the industry through inclusion in Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, New Orleans CityBusinessLeadership in Law, and New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers.
In the combative world of litigation Chuck has a reputation for coming up with practical solutions that accomplish what the client is trying to accomplish without spending money unnecessarily. As he says, “I am highly aware of my client’s needs and interests. I also learned a long time ago that litigation is a means to an end. So, from the beginning I am looking for ways to resolve the dispute on terms that make sense for my client.”
Chuck has tried numerous cases to conclusion successfully during his career in federal, state, and bankruptcy court. As appellate counsel, he has argued before the United States Supreme Court, as well as the U. S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and several Louisiana state appellate courts. His appearance before the Supreme Court was part of the successful defense of a large mixed-use development in New Orleans against a $5 million mortgage claim.
He is well known for his vast experience in title disputes and title insurance coverage. Mr. Stern’s other areas of practice include: construction and development disputes; bankruptcy and workouts (creditor representation) with a concentration on disputes affecting or involving commercial real estate; and litigation involving disputes among shareholders of closely-held corporations.