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Lawrence R. Anderson, Jr., a native of Homer, was admitted to practice before all Louisiana state courts in 1971, and also is admitted to practice law before all United States District Courts in Louisiana, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

He has concentrated his practice of law in the areas of bankruptcy, title insurance litigation, property tax litigation, real estate, landlord-tenant, construction, creditors’ rights, business reorganization and formation, lender liability defense, foreclosure, evictions, commercial collections, and commercial law and litigation. Mr. Anderson has had extensive experience in the courts in this state, including the state, federal, and bankruptcy courts, involving trials and appeals of many different legal issues. He has been a frequent lecturer at seminars on foreclosure, landlord-tenant, collections, bankruptcy, and insolvency-related legal issues and has had extensive experience in representing creditors and debtors in Chapter 11, 13, and 7 bankruptcy cases.

Significant reported cases in which Mr. Anderson has been successful, among others, include: General Financial Services, Inc. v. Thompson, 987 F.Supp. 505 (M.D.La.1997), affirmed (without opinion) 149 F.3d 1178 (1998); Matter of Walker, 51 F.3d 562 (5th Cir.1995); Matter of Sam, 894 F.2d 778 (5th Cir.1990); In re Energy Contractors, Inc., 791 F.2d 1222 (5th Cir.1988); March Chemical Co. v. White Cross Laboratories, Inc., 339 So.2d 398 (La.App.1st Cir.1977), cert. denied 341 So.2d 894 (La.1977).

Education

  • Louisiana State University, B.S. Business Administration, 1967
  • Louisiana State University, Law Center, J.D. 1971

Memberships & Affiliations

Mr. Anderson is a member of the Baton Rouge and Louisiana State Bar Associations, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit.

Seminars & Published Works

Mr. Anderson has been a co-speaker and co-author of manuals for seminars as follows:

  • “Foreclosure and Repossession: How to Do it Right,” National Business Institute, Inc. (“NBI”) (1987)
  • “Creditors Rights and Protection of Security Interests in Bankruptcy,” NBI (1987)
  • “Basic Bankruptcy in Louisiana,” NBI (1988), (1989)
  • “Protection of Secured Interests in Bankruptcy in Louisiana,” NBI (1990)
  • “The Legal Issues of Problem Collections in Louisiana,” NBI (1990), (1991)
  • “Extraordinary Collection Procedures and Bankruptcy Practice in Louisiana,” NBI (1991) 
  • “Collecting Judgments in Louisiana,” NBI (1992), (1993)
  • “Advanced Collections and the Bankruptcy Process in Louisiana,” NBI (1994)
  • “Commercial Lending in Louisiana,” NBI (1995)
  • “How to Get Results in Collection of Delinquent Debts in Louisiana,” NBI (1996)
  • “Enforcing the Collection of Judgments in Louisiana,” Lorman Education Services (“LES”) (1996) 
  • “Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Issues in Louisiana,” NBI (1998)
  • “Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law and Procedure in Louisiana,” NBI (1999) , (2000)
  • “Creditor’s Rights and Protection of Security Interests in Bankruptcy,” Sterling Education Services, LLC (“SES”) (2002)
  • “Collection Techniques and Law in Louisiana,” LES (2004), (2005)
  • “Understanding the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005 in Louisiana,” LES (2005)
  • “Landlord/Tenant Law,” SES (2006)
  • “Bankruptcy Law and Procedure From Start to Finish,” NBI (2007)
  • “Real Property Foreclosure: A Step by Step Workshop,” NBI (2008), (2009)
  • “Collection Law from Start to Finish,” NBI (2010)
  • “Collections: Seeking and Collecting a Judgement,” NBI (2011)

His published articles include:

  • Note, “Lease of Movable: How the Public Policy of Louisiana Affects the Validity and Interpretation of Exculpatory Clauses,” 29 La.L.Rev. 427 (1969)

He has co-authored:

  • “Highlights of the 1978 Bankruptcy Code,” 27 Louisiana Bar Journal 151 (1979)
  • “The Construction Industry Looks at the New Bankruptcy Code,” 1 The Construction Lawyer, No. 3, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, ABA 1 (1981)

 

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