ABOUT US

PERSONAL SERVICE FROM ACCOMPLISHED LAWYERS IN NEW ORLEANS, LA

Our professional qualifications would mean little if we didn’t match them with exceptional client service. Because we value our clients, we offer personal, attentive service. We make ourselves available to help clients with critical and often urgent estate planning matters, and we’ve expanded our practice area focus to real estate, bankruptcy law, corporate law, and more. Learn about the dedicated attorneys on the Sessions, Fishman & Nathan, L.L.C. team.

Years of Experience

Get hands-on, specialized legal support from the team at Sessions, Fishman & Nathan, L.L.C. Our comprehensive range of practice areas offers our clients legal protection for their businesses, financial integrity, and end-of-life decisions. Schedule a consultation today with our New Orleans team to learn how you can receive counsel based on decades of legal experience.

We are Specialists

Only a fraction of lawyers achieve such proficiency in their chosen field of practice that they are certified as Specialists. Four of our Partners, Carole NeffLawrence LehmannEric Schorr, and Laura Fine, are Board-Certified Estate Planning and Estate Administration Specialists, certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization.

We Wrote the Book

Our Senior Partner, Carole Cukell Neff, co-authored, with now-retired Partner, Max Nathan, Jr., the definitive three-volume treatise on Louisiana estate planning and administration law: Louisiana Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration (LEXIS Law Publishing, Second Edition).

Our Real Estate Partner, Peter S. Title, wrote the pre-eminent treatise on Louisiana Real Estate: Louisiana Real Estate Transactions, Published in 1991 by Lawyer’s Co-operative Publishing Company, with a second edition published in 2000 by West Publishing Company.

We Helped Write the Law

Our Partners, Eric Schorr and Laura Fine, are both Members of the Louisiana Law Institute, the official advisory law-revision commission, law-reform agency, and legal-research agency of the State of Louisiana. Eric serves on the Committee for Disabled Adult Children and Laura serves on the Trust Code Committee.  The purpose of the Louisiana Law Institute is to promote and encourage the clarification and simplification of the law of Louisiana and its better adaptation to present social needs; to secure the better administration of justice and to carry on scholarly legal research and scientific legal work.

Max Nathan, Jr., Partner Emeritus has had a long and distinguished career as an attorney. He has represented thousands of clients and is uniformly respected by his colleagues throughout Louisiana and beyond. For over 50 years, Max was a professor of law teaching security rights at Tulane Law School.  For an equally long time, Max taught the bar review course to graduate law students throughout the state so they could pass the Louisiana Bar Exam required for licensing.  Max has taught thousands of Louisiana lawyers under the age of 75 who are now practicing in Louisiana.

America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Noted for his expertise in real estate litigation, Senior Counsel, David Forsyth, has been recognized by the Chambers & Partners Client Guide since 2005 and listed in the bankruptcy law section of Best Lawyers in America since 1995. Mr. Forsyth has written articles and spoken on panels for programs sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC ) and by the American Bankruptcy Institute about legal problems relating to bankruptcy and its impact upon shopping center leases.

Unique Expertise

Partners, Lawrence Lehmann and Laura Fine have both earned the designation of Chartered Advisors in Philanthropy®, signifying that they have the experience, knowledge, and tools to help clients articulate and advance their highest aspirations for self, family and society. Carole Neff is the only New Orleans member of the Special Needs Alliance, the exclusive professional organization of attorneys skilled in the complex areas of public entitlements, estate, trust and tax planning, and legal issues involving individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities,  and Partner, Eric Schorr, is one of only two Lawyers in the State of Louisiana who have earned the advanced degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.) in the field of Elder Law.

LOUISIANA BOARD OF SPECIALIZATION

Four of our Partners, Carole Neff, Lawrence Lehmann, Eric Schorr, and Laura Fine, have demonstrated such proficiency in their field of practice that they are Board-Certified Estate Planning and Estate Administration Specialists, certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization.

PRE-EMINENT TREATISE

One of our lawyers, Carole Cukell Neff, wrote the pre-eminent treatise on Louisiana estate planning and administration law: Louisiana Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration (LEXIS Law Publishing, Second Edition). Our lawyers have skills to help you, including one who has a Master’s in Elder Law.

LOUISIANA LAW INSTITUTE

Our Partners, Eric Schorr and Laura Fine, are both Members of the Louisiana Law Institute, the official advisory law-revision commission, law-reform agency, and legal-research agency of the State of Louisiana. Eric serves on the Committee for Disabled Adult Children and Laura serves on the Trust Code Committee.  The purpose of the Louisiana Law Institute is to promote and encourage the clarification and simplification of the law of Louisiana and its better adaptation to present social needs; to secure the better administration of justice and to carry on scholarly legal research and scientific legal work.

LOUISIANA REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

Published in 1991 by Lawyer’s Co-operative Publishing Company, with a second edition published in 2000 by West Publishing Company, Peter S. Title’s authorship of Louisiana Real Estate Transactions is a testament to his expertise in real estate, bankruptcy, and commercial law.

AMERICA’S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS

Noted for his expertise in real estate litigation, our lawyer David Forsyth has been recognized by the Chambers & Partners Client Guide since 2005 and listed in the bankruptcy law section of Best Lawyers in America since 1995. Protecting your business legally and financially is a crucial decision that deserves support from expert counsel; Mr. Forsyth has written articles and spoken on panels for programs sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC ) and by the American Bankruptcy Institute about legal problems relating to bankruptcy and its impact upon shopping center leases.

WE WROTE THE BOOK

Our Senior Partner, Carole Neff, co-authored a three-volume treatise with now-retired Partner, Max Nathan, Jr., entitled Louisiana Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration (Lexis Law Publishing, 2d ed.). Another one of our Partners, Peter Title, authored a two-volume treatise on Louisiana real estate law entitled Louisiana Real Estate Transactions, published in 1991 by Lawyer’s Co-Operative Publishing Company, with a second edition published in 2000 by West Publishing Company.

RECOGNIZED EXPERTISE

Carole Neff is the only New Orleans member of the Special Needs Alliance, and Eric Schorr is one of only two Lawyers in the State of Louisiana who have earned a Master of Law (LL.M.) in the field of Elder Law. Meanwhile, Lawrence Lehmann and Laura Fine are  both Chartered Advisors in Philanthropy®.

COMMUNITY MATTERS

At Sessions, Fishman & Nathan we know that community matters, and nowhere is that more true than here in South Louisiana.  That’s why our Attorneys take pride in giving back to our community through volunteer and philanthropic activities.  The institutions to which our people have dedicated their time and expertise include: The New Orleans Pro Bono Project, the New Orleans Rotary Fund, Inc., Avodah New Orleans Advisory Council, Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana, the Algiers Economic Development Foundation, Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, Jewish Community Day School, Pilots for Patients, Angel Flight, New Orleans Council of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, New Orleans Friends of Music, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Boys Town Louisiana, Jesuit High School, Project Lazarus, Louisiana Bar Association Access to Justice Committee and Turo Infirmary Foundation.