Lee R. Adler

Lee Adler practices primarily in the areas of general business relationships and finance. He has an extensive transactional-based practice representing clients in a variety of fields. Finance transactions include real estate finance, vessel finance, accounts receivable-based finance and equipment and inventory finance, representing both borrowers and lenders.

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Lee Adler practices primarily in the areas of general business relationships and finance. He has an extensive transactional-based practice representing clients in a wide variety of fields. Finance transactions include real estate finance, vessel finance, accounts receivable-based finance and equipment and inventory finance, representing both borrowers and lenders.

Prior to joining Phelps in 1992, Mr. Adler was an attorney at a large multi-practice firm in New York.

Experience

  • General corporate representation of a group of affiliated companies in the marine services industry in the Gulf of Mexico and internationally, including acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, loans and contracts with customers.
  • Representation of gaming company regarding real estate matters.
  • Representation of a publicly held utility holding company and its regulated utility subsidiary and its other non-regulated subsidiaries in regard to overseeing and negotiating debt transactions.
  • Representation of owner in the acquisition of a minority share of NBA franchise.
  • Representation of lenders and borrowers in loan transactions providing working capital facilities, term loans and construction and permanent financings of vessels, movie theaters, nursing homes, paper mills, hotels, restaurants, riverboat casinos, manufacturing plants, and television and radio stations.
  • Representation of lenders in motion picture finance.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bankers Association
  • Success Preparatory Academy (Chairman, Board of Directors)
  • Breakthrough Collaborative Educational Program (Former President)
  • STAIR - Start the Adventure in Reading (Former President)
  • Isidore Newman School (Former Board of Governors); Newman Alumni Association (Former President)
  • New Orleans Vanderbilt Club (Former President)
  • Young Leadership Council’s RECreate New Orleans

Recognition

  • New Orleans CityBusiness - Leadership in Law (2012)
  • New Orleans Magazine - Top Lawyers: Real Estate Law, Banking and Finance Law
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Banking & Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Securitization & Structured Finance Law  (New Orleans Lawyer of the Year: Securitization and Structured Finance Law, 2017)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers