2018 LBA Bank Counsel Conference Held
(above) Attendees are pictured as LBA's annual Bank Counsel Conference kicks off in New Orleans.
(above) Barry Grodsky of Taggart Morton presents on Professionalism at the opening session of the conference.
(above, at podium) Bob Thibeaux of Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman and Areaux LLC introduced (seated) David Cromwell of Pettiette, Armand, Dunkelman, Woodley, Byrd and Cromwell, LLP, who lead a session on Secured Lending.
(above) Mike Rubin of McGlinchey Stafford dazzles the crowd on the piano at the conclusion of his Ethics session.
(above) Linda Akchin of Kean Miller and Pat Ottinger of Ottinger Hebert present the session on Dissecting the Gloria's Ranch Decision and Its Impact on Lending.
(above) Thursday's lunch guest speaker Stephanie Grace of The Advocate gave a political update.
(above) Attendees are pictured at the Thursday lunch.
(above) Mark Landry of Newman Mathis Brady and Spedale is pictured during his session on Collections Through City Court, Parish Court or Justice of the Peace Courts.
(above) Thanks to Adams and Reese for sponsoring this year's cocktail reception. Pictured from Adams and Reese are (from left) Paul Carrubba, Charles Parrott and Scott Jones. Also pictured (far right) is LBA General Counsel David Boneno.
Pictured (above, from left) are Bob Thibeaux of Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman and Areaux LLC, Denise Murray of Hancock Whitney and Nita Kuhner of Hancock Whitney.
Pictured (above, from left) are Lauren Campisi of McGlinchey Stafford, Austin Clancy of OneMain Financial and Dustin Alonzo of McGlinchey Stafford.
Pictured (above, from left) are Cliff LaCour of NeunerPate and Cliff Harrison of Butler Snow LLP.
Pictured (above, from left) are Craig Ryan and Sudie Mann of Onebane Law Firm.
Pictured (above, from left) are LBA Director of Government Relations Joe Gendron, Geoffrey Kay of Fenimore, Kay, Harrison and Ford and Mike Cutshaw.
(above) In-House Panel Discussion was held Friday morning with topics including Current Priorities and What's Ahead for 2019. (at podium) LBA Bank Counsel Committee Chairman Geoffrey Kay of Fenimore, Kay, Harrison and Ford served as moderator. Panelists were (seat, from left) Randy Kassmeier of Investar Bank, John Whitehead of Sabine State Bank and Trust, Mac Peytavin of First American Bank and Trust and Gary McNamara of First Bank and Trust.
(above) LBA Chairman Pat Biglane of Concordia Bank and Trust congratulates Jim Stuckey of Phelps Dunbar LLP, winner of the raffle to support Louisiana Bankers Patrick Spencer / FISC Education Foundation.
(above at podium) Paul Carrubba and (seated) Scott Jones, both of Adams and Reese, spoke on UCC issues.
Pictured (above, from left) are two conference speakers, Pat Ottinger of Ottinger Hebert, LLC and David Cromwell of Pettiette, Armand, Dunkelman, Woodley, Byrd and Cromwell, LLP.
(above, middle) LBA thanks Sen. John Kennedy for speaking at the Bank Counsel Conference. Pictured with Sen. Kennedy are (remaining, from left) LBA Chief Executive Officer Robert Taylor and LBA Chairman Pat Biglane of Concordia Bank and Trust.
(above) Sen. John Kennedy addresses the group at the Friday lunch which was sponsored by Fenimore, Kay, Harrison and Ford.
(above) United States Bankruptcy Judge John Hodge spoke on recent Bankruptcy Developments.
(above) Lauren Campisi of McGlinchey Stanford presents on FinTech and the Impact on Community Banking.