David S. Landry is a partner with the firm and is experienced in commercial litigation, oil and gas matters, environmental litigation, bank litigation and financings, property law, insurance coverage litigation, business entity formation, contract negotiations, business transactions, successions and estate planning. As a component of his practice and service to clients, he also handles litigation involving personal injury claims. David is also experienced in enforcement of creditors’ rights, liens and privileges, collections, foreclosure, lender liability claims and indemnity disputes. David has practiced law for almost 20 years and serves as his clients outside counsel for numerous areas of advice. David often speaks at professional functions and for corporations regarding oil and gas issues, corporate issues, and the benefits of estate and succession planning.

Prior to joining the legal profession, he worked for Whitney National Bank for over ten years where he was responsible for real estate lending, commercial lending, consumer lending and regulatory compliance.

David received his B.B.A in Finance from Loyola University in 1988, where he graduated summa cum laude. He then received his J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law in 1998, where he was a member of the Loyola Moot Court.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Year Admitted to Practice

  • 1998

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans, (B.B.A., Finance, summa cum laude, 1988)
  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, (J.D., Loyola Moot Court, 1998)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • All Louisiana state and Federal courts

Affiliations

  • Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
  • Louisiana Bankers Association - Bank Counsel Section
  • Northshore Estate Planning Council
  • St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce
  • St. Tammany East Chamber of Commerce
  • Covington Business Association
  • Old Mandeville Business Association
  • South Central Industrial Association
  • Professional Landmens Association of New Orleans
  • Houston Producers Forum
  • Houston Association of Professional Landmen
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Financial Managers Society

Publications

Mr. Landry has lectured often at seminars on business entity formation and estate planning. Some of the recent topics have included the following:

  • Choice of Business Entity.
  • Legal Aspects of Louisiana Estate Planning and Probate.
  • Fundamentals of Real Estate Development-The End Game, Presented through Sterling Education Service, Inc.
  • Intracoastal Waterway Watershed based Inspection Project: What to Expect and How to Prepare for an Inspection by LDEQ.
  • Legacy Lawsuits.
  • Post-Macondo Gulf of Mexico and Shale Gas: Challenges and Opportunities, Moderator, Presented through the American Bar Association.
  • Inadvertent Disclosure and Maintenance of Confidentiality: Ethical Considerations for the Landman and the Lawyer, Presented at the Professional Landmens Association of New Orleans.

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Representative Cases

  • Representation of financial institutions and lenders.
  • Representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in claims involving commercial transactions.
  • Representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in claims involving breach of contract.
  • Representation of businesses in corporate/company formations, acquisitions, litigation, and debt collection.
  • Representation of clients in the negotiation and drafting of various contracts.
  • Representation of companies in lawsuits involving contractual indemnity and other general contractual disputes.
  • Representation of companies in insurance coverage disputes.
  • Representation of companies involving matters of Louisiana State Mineral and Energy Board, Department of Natural Resources (LDNR), Office of Conservation, Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) and related state agencies.
  • Representation of oil and gas companies in “legacy” oilfield site lawsuits alleging environmental contamination from exploration and production activities and seeking billions of dollars in damages.
  • Representation of oil and gas companies in contractual disputes with co-working interest owners.
  • Reviewing and negotiating Master Service Agreements and other maritime and oilfield services contracts, with particular emphasis on insurance and indemnity provisions.