Partner Randy Opotowsky was recognized as an honoree for the New Orleans CityBusiness 2022 “Leadership in Law” class at a reception held at the New Orleans Museum of Art on Monday, October 24. Randy was among the honorees who were inducted into the Leadership in Law Hall of Fame. The requirement is recognition in three LIL classes. Even though they are no longer eligible to be selected as honorees, their contributions to the profession and place in the community persist.
As noted in a special “Leadership in Law” 2022 insert in CityBusiness, “The 18th edition of “Leadership in Law” stands as a record of local professionals who have distinguished themselves within the legal industry as well as the larger community. Their work encompasses a variety of commercial and public interests, and their expertise reveals how the legal industry has evolved just in the short time CityBusiness has recognized the top attorneys in the region.”
“Leadership in Law” identifies individuals in four categories: court-associated professionals, including judges, magistrates, clerks and support personnel; educators, both in the law school setting and professional realm; firm-associated, which includes attorneys, paralegals and other staff professionals; and in-house counsel, which include full-time representation of for-profit companies, nonprofits and governmental entities.
Randy chatted with reporter Tommy Santora about the personal rewards his career in real estate law and volunteer work for the Preservation Resource Center have afforded him. Following is his interview, which appears in the New Orleans CityBusiness “Leadership in Law” 2022 insert.
Randy Opotowsky, Firm Associated
For 45 years, Randy Opotowsky’s legal transactional work has helped his clients invest in the future through “wealth building.”
“It’s rewarding to see people experience home ownership for the first time or to assist a commercial client in finding the perfect location to develop a business. These are wealth building investments for people and their families that I have enjoyed being a part of throughout my practice,” said Opotwosky.
Opotowsky is a partner with Steeg Law. He was mentored by Steeg Law founder Moise Steeg. “It’s important that I now pass on my knowledge of real estate and corporate law to the next generation, so they can have the same impact on people’s lives,” he said.
Through Opotowsky’s residential and commercial real estate, business, and corporate law practice, he has represented developers of condominium projects along St. Charles Avenue and in the Warehouse District and French Quarter, along with handling residential subdivision developments throughout the New Orleans area. He has over 30 years of real estate litigation experience, with a concentration in expropriation and condominium issues. He represents regional banks on business and real estate loans.
In terms of his community work, Opotwosky touts his 30-plus years of volunteer service to the Preservation Resource Center, serving as president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, and head of the property advisory committee.
“The ability to help the Preservation Resource Center progress over the years and preserve and help neighborhoods in our communities has bee an honor for me,” he said.