David F. Waguespack - Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux LLC
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David F. Waguespack

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

David F. Waguespack is a partner in the Firm, practicing in bankruptcy, commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, and gaming law. He has represented lenders, debtors, creditor committees, and other parties in complex Chapter 11 reorganizations and related litigation and has served as a Chapter 11 trustee. Mr. Waguespack regularly represents investors acquiring property in and out of bankruptcy. He has handled litigation relating to liens, real estate, construction, shareholder’s rights, lender liability, and other commercial matters.

Mr. Waguespack is recognized for his work in bankruptcy and restructuring in Best Lawyers, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Louisiana Super Lawyers, and the Legal 500. He was selected by New Orleans CityBusiness to be in the Leadership in Law Class of 2008.

He is board certified in business bankruptcy law by the American and Louisiana Boards of Certification. He is a co-chair of the Corporate Governance Subcommittee of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bar Association and serves on the TARP Task Force of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bar Association. Mr. Waguespack is currently Vice-Chair of the Bankruptcy Law Advisory Committee. He has served on the Bank Counsel Committee of the Louisiana Banker's Association and as editor of the Louisiana Lender Letter. Mr. Waguespack is also an adjunct professor of business law at Tulane University.

Mr. Waguespack graduated with a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Tulane University Law School in 1991. He was a member of the Tulane Law Review from 1989 to 1991 and an Associate Editor from 1990 to 1991. He received the Mitchell Franklin and American Jurisprudence Awards and was a Senior Fellow. Mr. Waguespack is a member of the Order of the Coif.
Mr. Waguespack is active in numerous civic and charitable organizations. He is married with two children. He was born in Covington, Louisiana on September 14, 1966. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes College in 1988 where he graduated with the John Henry Davis Award for the outstanding History major.

 

Year Admitted to Practice: 1991

Education: Rhodes College, B.A. 1988; Tulane University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude 1991

Affiliations: 

American, Federal, and Louisiana State Bar Associations; Adjunct professor of business law at Tulane University; Board certified in business bankruptcy law by the American and Louisiana Boards of Certification; Co-chair of the Corporate Governance Subcommittee of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bar Association; TARP Task Force of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bar Association; Secretary of the Bankruptcy Law Advisory Committee; Previously served on Bank Counsel Committee of the Louisiana Banker's Association and as editor of the Louisiana Lender Letter.

 

Bar Admissions: All Louisiana State and Federal Courts

Tulane UniversityJ.D. 1991Rhodes CollegeBA 1988
Bankruptcy Law Advisory CommitteeAmerican Board of Certification Business BankruptcyAmerican Bar Association Business Bankruptcy Committee Corporate GovernanceTulane University

Client Comments

"David has been one of our best attorneys; always having a practical and legal answer to most of our problems quickly and effectively. We sleep much better at night knowing that David is watching out for us and keeping us from falling into the traps which are very common to our business."

Office Location

Energy Centre, Suite 3100
1100 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70163
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Bankruptcy of the New Orleans Metro Area
David F. Waguespack has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Bankruptcy

Other Information

Gender: Male