R. Marshall Grodner - McGlinchey Stafford PLLC

R. Marshall Grodner

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

. Marshall Grodner is a member in the firm's Baton Rouge office. His practice focuses primarily in commercial transactions, secured transactions, commercial finance, opinion letters, commercial real estate and gaming law. Marshall serves as chair of the firm's legal opinion committee.

Marshall has served as an adjunct professor at the Louisiana State University Law Center. He has authored or co-authored several articles in law reviews and other publications dealing with secured transactions, commercial real estate and other business law issues. Marshall has also delivered lectures and papers throughout the country dealing with loan documentation, secured transactions, ethics and professionalism in the transactional context and real estate law.

Commercial Finance

Known for his experience in secured lending, Marshall has an extensive practice representing both Louisiana and out-of-state lenders in numerous large commercial transactions, locally, regionally and nationally. He is the co-chair of the Joint Task Force for Deposit Account Control Agreements, of the Business Law Section of the ABA. Marshall also is past chairman of the Loan Documentation Subcommittee of the Commercial Finance Committee of the Business Law Section of the ABA. As recognition of his experience in commercial finance, he also is a Fellow and Regent in the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers.

Real Estate

In addition to his experience in secured lending, Marshall has also been in the forefront of intercity redevelopment, having done pioneering work with both non-profit and for-profit developers in putting properties adjudicated to municipalities or sold at tax sale back into commerce.

Marshall also served as the Reporter for the Adjudicated Property Committee of the Louisiana State Law Institute. His work resulted in Act 819 of 2008 which completely revised the laws of Louisiana governing tax sales and adjudicated property.

As an acknowledgement of his experience in real estate law, Marshall is a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

As part of his real estate practice, Marshall is a licensed Louisiana title insurance agent for most of the major title insurance companies, including First American Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Commonwealth Title Insurance Company and Lawyers Title Insurance Company, and regularly issues title insurance policies to lenders, purchasers and lessees of property in Louisiana.

Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Louisiana State UniversityBA 1983Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical CollegeJ.D. 1990
    American College of Real Estate LawyersAmerican College of Commercial Finance LawyersAssociation of Commercial Finance Attorneys

    Office Location

    One American Place, Suite 1400
    301 Main Street
    Baton Rouge, LA 70801
    United States

    Practice Areas

    Equipment Finance Law