Robert P. Thibeaux is a member of the firm who practices in commercial finance, with an emphasis on marine finance and leasing, equipment financing and leasing, aviation finance, asset based financing, factoring and real estate finance. Mr. Thibeaux received his undergraduate degrees in 1984 from Louisiana State University in economics and with a minor in English literature and his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University in 1987. He was a member of the Order of the Coif. Following graduation from law school, he served as a law clerk to Justice James Dennis of the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Mr. Thibeaux is a member of the Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute, and serves on the executive committee of the Law Institute. He Is the Reporter for the Lease of Movables Committee, which is currently in the process of revising the Louisiana law of equipment leases. In addition to being the Reporter of the Lease of Movables Committee, he serves as a member of numerous Law Institute committees, including the Security Devices committee, the UCC committee, the Prescription Law committee, the Mandate (Power of Attorney) committee, the Code Definitions committee and the Aleatory Contracts committee.
Mr. Thibeaux is the current Chief Examiner of Code III of the Louisiana Bar Exam, which covers the laws of general obligations, sales, lease, mandate, pledge, suretyship and mortgage, among other matters. He is a past chairman of the Bank Counsel section of the Louisiana Banker’s Association, where he serves as a director. He is the chairman of the real estate and transactions section of the New Orleans Bar Association, and serves on the board of directors of the New Orleans Bar Association.
He is the Louisiana editor of the commercial law series of the Thomson-Reuters Practical Lawyer reports. He is also the Louisiana law editor of the International Factoring Association national factoring law legal report.