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.


Thibeaux Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2021

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Chambers Thibeaux 2021

AReas of Practice


  • Louisiana State University, B.S, summa cum laude,
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif

Bar Admissions

  • All Louisiana state courts


  • Best Lawyers in America®- Banking and Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers 2019- Real Estate Law; Equipment Finance Law; Banking and Finance Law; Financial Services Regulation Law; Litigation- Real Estate
  • New Orleans Best Lawyers of the Year 2019- Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Super Lawyers- Banking, Real Estate
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers For Business - Marine Finance


  • Member, Council of the Louisiana Law Institute
  • Reporter, Lease of Movables Committee
  • Vice President and executive committee member, New Orleans Bar Association
  • Past chairman, Bank Counsel section of the Louisiana Banker’s Association
  • Chief Examiner, Code III of the Louisiana Bar Exam
  • Member of the Maritime Law Association
  • President of the New Orleans Regional Council of Business Economics (