• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • INDUSTRIES+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Louisiana State University Law Center
      J.D., 1984; Order of the Coif; Beta Alpha Psi; Louisiana Bar Association Civil Law Award for the highest grade point average in Louisiana Civil Law Course
    • Louisiana State University
      B.S., 1977
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Louisiana
  • CLERKSHIP+
    • Judicial Law Clerk for the Hon.  E. Grady Jolly, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Randy P. Roussel

Randy Roussel practices in the area of business and finance. His general business practice is concentrated in the areas of real estate, banking and commercial transactions. Mr. Roussel has represented Wampold Companies, Waffle House, Whitney National Bank, Carmouche Construction and a variety of multifamily and commercial developers.

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Randy Roussel practices in the area of business and finance. His general business practice is concentrated in the areas of real estate, banking and commercial transactions. Mr. Roussel has represented Wampold Companies, Waffle House, Whitney National Bank, Carmouche Construction and a variety of multifamily and commercial developers.

Mr. Roussel’s practice emphasizes mixed-use real estate development. He works on HUD 221(d)(4) and other multi-family financing programs.

Prior to joining Phelps Dunbar, he was a certified public accountant for Arthur Andersen & Company in New Orleans from 1978-1981. From 1986-1987, he was an associate at Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson in Baton Rouge and in 1987 he became partner at Bradford & Roussel in Baton Rouge which merged with Gary Field Landry & Bradford in 1991. Mr. Roussel joined Phelps Dunbar in 1995.

Experience

  • Acquisition of sites for several restaurant chains.
  • Acquisition of multifamily project, finance with nonrecourse lenders.
  • Construction, acquisition of commercial office buildings, including construction and permanent finance.
  • Acquisition of commercial developments.
  • Commercial shopping center and office building lease.
  • Drafting of complex covenants, conditions, and restrictions for residential subdivision developments.
  • Formation of limited liability companies, corporations and other entities.

Insights

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Speaking Engagements
News

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants  
  • Center for Planning Excellence, “CPEX” (Board of Directors)
  • Louisiana Bankers Association
  • Community Realty Foundation
  • Baton Rouge Property Lawyer (Former President)
  • Episcopal High School Baton Rouge (Board of Trustees)
  • YMCA Baton Rouge (Board of Directors)
  • Earth Day (Former Member, Board of Directors)
  • Baton Rouge Growth Coalition
  • Louisiana State University Law Center (Adjunct Professor, 1991-Present); Southern University Law Center (2005)
  • Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Recognition

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Banking and Finance, Real Estate Law (Baton Rouge Lawyer of the Year: Real Estate Law, 2016; Baton Rouge Lawyer of the Year: Banking and Finance Law, 2015 and 2018)
  • Who's Who Legal, Real Estate, 2017
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers