Paul Kitziger and Ryan Christiansen Elected to American College of Real Estate Lawyers


Liskow & Lewis is proud to announce that Paul Kitziger and Ryan Christiansen have been elected to membership in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (“ACREL”), the premier organization of U.S. real estate attorneys. Paul and Ryan join Liskow ACREL Fellows Leon Reymond, Jr., Marilyn Maloney, and David Weiner. Marilyn served as the President of ACREL in 2020.

Admission to ACREL is by invitation only, after a rigorous selection process. ACREL’s approximately 1,000 distinguished, nationally-known lawyers have been elected to Fellowship not only for their outstanding legal ability, experience, and high standards of professional and ethical conduct, but also for their contributions to the real estate and legal professions through their practices, their legal writings, and public speaking.

Paul Kitziger is an experienced business lawyer who regularly assists clients with a wide range of business transactions, including real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions. Additionally, Paul advises clients on business entity structuring and formation. Paul represents both local and international clients from the energy, petrochemical, hospitality, industrial, and financial sectors.

Ryan Christiansen is a real estate lawyer focusing on the acquisition, development, and financing of commercial, industrial, and residential properties and negotiations of commercial leases. As a Louisiana licensed title insurance agent and president of the firm’s title agency, he also counsels clients in the review and analysis of complex title issues and in the issuance of title insurance policies.

Congratulations to the other 36 new Fellows included in the ACREL Class of 2022! According to ACREL, Fellows are leaders of the real estate bars in the cities and states where they practice and are generally regarded as among the country’s most influential real estate practitioners.

About Liskow’s Real Estate Team

Liskow’s substantial real estate team offers advice and solutions to landowners, commercial lenders, developers, and commercial and industrial landlords and tenants. The firm counsels developers and lenders in the acquisition, disposition, leasing, and financing of real estate and in the construction of industrial plants, residential developments, major office buildings, hotels, and hospitals throughout Louisiana, Texas and the South. Liskow also handles closings and issues title insurance in Louisiana through the firm’s affiliated title company Lewis Title Co., Inc.

The firm’s real estate team is especially experienced in the transfer and acquisition of highly industrialized sites, as well as the development and expansion of those sites. Liskow also specializes in property financings, land use issues, and the issuance of title insurance, as well as, drafting and negotiating leases for both landlords and tenants of office buildings, telecommunications facilities, industrial park complexes, and right-of-way agreements for public and private purposes. The firm also has represented numerous property owners before the Louisiana Tax Commission and local municipalities in matters relating to property tax assessments, as well as before local planning and zoning boards in connection with zoning matters.

Liskow is ranked nationally for its real estate practice by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms," and is recognized by Chambers USA for its real estate practice in Louisiana.