Partner in Charge
Baton Rouge Office
Kelly Hart & Pitre opened its second Louisiana location in the capital city of Baton Rouge, in January, 2016. The office is led by former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Louis M. Phillips, and transactional attorney Peter A. Kopfinger.
The lawyers provide bankruptcy experience, with accompanying transactional and litigation capabilities, to add to Kelly Hart & Pitre’s existing depth in energy and environmental law. The office allows Kelly Hart & Pitre the opportunity to expand its public law and regulatory practices in Louisiana. Our Louisiana experience and knowledge is enhanced by being part of a firm with more than one hundred fifty attorneys in five offices.
Louis M. Phillips has a leading Bankruptcy/Debtor-Creditor practice, providing legal representation and consultation for debtors, creditors, and trustees over a broad practice area, including transaction and business structuring and restructuring, bankruptcy reorganization, and bankruptcy and commercial litigation. He tries civil cases in state and federal courts, and has handled matters before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Louis serves as the permanent chair of the annual Bankruptcy Law Seminar sponsored by the Louisiana State University Center for Continuing Professional Development. He has taught educational programs on bankruptcy law for state judges, and has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at LSU Law School since 1988.
From 1988 - 2002, Louis Phillips served as the U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana.
Peter A. Kopfinger is a partner in the firm's Real Estate and Bankruptcy/Debtor-Creditor practice groups. He represents clients in all aspects of commercial real estate, with an emphasis on acquisitions and dispositions of real property, commercial leasing and financing transactions representing a variety of corporate clients and individuals in all types of complex real estate matters, including office, hotel, and retail. Mr. Kopfinger also has experience in the areas of debtor/creditor rights in bankruptcy and restructurings including negotiating and drafting sale and bidding procedures in Section 363 asset sales, debtor-in-possession financing documents, and also representation in preference matters.
The Baton Rouge office does business as Kelly Hart & Pitre.
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
(225) 381-9643 Phone
(225) 336-9763 Fax