Leon J. Reymond, Jr.
Of Counsel, New Orleans
Hancock Whitney Center
701 Poydras Street
Suite 5000
New Orleans, Louisiana 70139


Leon Reymond’s practice focuses on commercial real estate, corporations and other business entities, energy, finance and various business transactions.

He represents owners and lenders in the acquisition, construction, operation and leasing of commercial real estate and oil and gas properties.  He often structures and documents project financing transactions, including the terms of the partnership, LLC or other governing documents.

Leon is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, and is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.  In The Best Lawyers in America publication a client commented, “Mr. Reymond is a highly-skilled and well-qualified attorney specializing in business law. I recommend him to anyone seeking advice and assistance for commercial transactions in Louisiana. Mr. Reymond is a man of high personal integrity and working with him is a pleasure.”

Leon plays an active role in many civic and religious groups. He is on the board of directors of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, and the board of trustees of the Catholic Foundation.



  • New Orleans, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations - Member

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers - Member

  • Louisiana Bar Foundation - Fellow


  • Chairman of the Board of the Notre Dame Senior Alumni Board

  • Catholic Foundation - Board of Trustees, Member and Past President

  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center - Board of Trustees, Former Member

  • Our Lady of Holy Cross College - Board of Regents, Former Member

  • Hotel Dieu Hospital - Board of Trustees, Former Member

  • City of New Orleans Civil Service Commission - Former Chairman and Member, 1979 - 1987

  • Academy of Sacred Heart - Board of Trustees, Former Vice President and Treasurer, 1982 - 1988

  • Covenant House - Board of Directors, Former Member

  • St. Mary’s Dominican College - Board of Trustees, Former Member

  • State Street Protection Association - Founder and Former President

  • Serra Club of New Orleans - Member and Past President

  • Holy Name of Jesus Parish Council - Former Chairman

  • Notre Dame Club of New Orleans- Former President and Board Member

  • Papal Visit, September 1987 - Event Chairman


  • New Orleans Magazine's List of "Top Lawyers," 2017-2018

  • Best Lawyers in America 2017 “Lawyer of the Year" in Banking and Finance Law, New Orleans

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2001–2021

  • Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business - Real Estate, 2005–2014

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2008–2018

  • New Orleans Bar Association - President’s Award

  • Catholic Foundation - 2011 Pope John Paul II Award

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers - Fellow

Best Lawyers Award Badge

                               Leon J. Reymond, Jr.
Selected in 2018
Thomson Reuters 


  • “Construction Insurance and Bonding: Providing a Safety Net for a High Wire Act,” American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Spring Meeting 2005
  • “Representing the Borrower in an Energy Financing,” 48th Annual Mineral Law Institute at Louisiana State University, 2001
  • “Representing the Borrower in an Energy Financing,” Dallas Bar Association
  • “Limited Liability Companies in Oil and Gas Transactions,” LSU Mineral Law Institute
  • “Choice of Entity Considerations,” Sandestin Summer School for Lawyers of the Louisiana State Bar Association