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Brian R. Johnson
Shareholder, New Orleans
Assistant
Hancock Whitney Center
701 Poydras Street
Suite 5000
New Orleans, Louisiana 70139

Overview

Brian Johnson's practice primarily involves real estate, banking, and commercial finance. He represents lenders and borrowers in commercial finance transactions, troubled debt restructuring, and debt enforcement actions. He also represents lenders and developers in connection with the acquisition, sale, development, and financing of developed and undeveloped properties and represents lessors and lessees in the preparation and negotiation of commercial and residential leases. In addition, Brian is a licensed title insurance agent in Louisiana and writes title for First American Title Insurance Company. Brian has been recognized for his real estate practice by New Orleans Magazine as one of their “Top Lawyers of New Orleans” and by the Best Lawyers in America. 

Brian is a New Jersey native who attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire where he was an offensive guard on the football team and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Government. Upon graduating, Brian made the move to New Orleans to attend the Tulane University School of Law. After starting his career with a Manhattan law firm, he returned to New Orleans in 2004 to practice law.

Recognition

Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2020-Present

LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org Award Recipient, Louisiana State Bar Association Pro Bono Publico and Children's Law Awards, 2021

New Orleans Magazine’s “Top Lawyer,” 2016-Present

Involvement

Professional

  • Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
    • Government Committee
    • Leadership Jefferson Class of 2018
  • Louisiana Land Title Association
  • New Orleans Estate Planning Council
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Dartmouth Lawyers Association

Community

  • The Salvation Army – New Orleans Area Command
    • Board of Advisors (2014-2017)

 

Presentations

  • BHBM 32nd Annual CPA Seminar – New Orleans: “Estate Planning Case Study & Panel Discussion” - November 17, 2015
  • BHBM 32nd Annual CPA Seminar – Covington: “Estate Planning Case Study & Panel Discussion” - October 28, 2015
  • BHBM 32nd Annual Life Insurance Seminar: “Estate Planning Case Study & Panel Discussion” - May 14, 2015
  • BHBM 31st Annual CPA Seminar – New Orleans: “Estate Planning Case Study & Panel Discussion” - November 11, 2014
  • BHBM 31st Annual CPA Seminar – Covington: “Estate Planning Case Study & Panel Discussion” - October 28, 2014

Publications

  • Sailing a Ship with No Captain: Sales of Real Estate by Louisiana Corporations Without Boards of Directors

After Hours

Although his football pads are packed up, Brian still enjoys cheering on the Saints and LSU Tigers. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, sailing, and spending time with his wife and two teenage daughters.