Shawn J. Richard

Shawn Richard, an attorney residing in New Orleans, LA is licensed to practice law in both Louisiana and North Carolina. He routinely represents developers in residential, hotel, and commercial development arenas, including development of mixed-use and residential condominium developments, flex warehouse space, commercial business parks, and residential subdivisions. Shawn’s law practice includes structuring of transactions to take advantage of a multitude of financing sources including bonds, the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, Low Income Housing Tax Credit, the New Markets Tax Credit, solar credits, and public/private financing sources. He also advises on commercial leasing, representing lessors and lessees, as well as the documentation of secured transactions representing national financial institutions and commercial borrowers. Shawn routinely advises clients regarding General Business and Corporate Matters, as well as contractual issues.

Shawn obtained his juris doctorate from Louisiana State University School of Law and his bachelor of science in Biology cum laude from Nicholls State University and is currently a shareholder at Elkins, PLC law firm in New Orleans. Previously, he practiced as an associate at Poyner Spruill, LLP, a large, regional law firm located in Charlotte, NC following Hurricane Katrina.