Richard P. Richter - Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C.

Richard P. Richter

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 504-299-2104

Richard Richter is a Member of the Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. His practice primarily includes real estate law, construction and development, zoning and regulatory matters, governmental relations, commercial finance and business transactions.
Mr. Richter has an educational background in engineering and in law. He attended Tulane University and received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree (BSCE) in 1968. He pursued graduate Engineering studies at Tulane University Graduate School from 1968 until 1970, when he entered active service in the United States Army. In May 1982, he graduated from Loyola University School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate degree. He graduated in the top 10 percent of his class and was a member of the Loyola Law Review.
From 1968 to 1970, and again from 1970 until 1976, Mr. Richter worked as a Civil Engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans. He served as a project manager for several water resource, navigation and flood control projects in Louisiana and Texas, including the Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection Project. From 1976 to 1978, Mr. Richter acted as a real estate development consultant in Tampa, Florida in September 1978, he returned to New Orleans to serve as vice president of Dormal Corporation, a company owned by Malcolm Woldenberg. In that capacity, he was directly involved with the administration of a diversified real estate and securities portfolio and with various business investments. He was also directly responsible for the day-to-day operation and administration of the Dorothy and Malcolm Woldenberg Charitable Foundation.
Mr. Richter is presently a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, the Louisiana Bar Foundation, and the New Orleans Bar Association. He has been involved in numerous civic and neighborhood activities and associations and has participated in the Metropolitan Area Committee Leadership Forum, the East Jefferson Council of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce and in the Loyola University Institute of Politics. Mr. Richter served as a member of the Board of Levee Commissioners of the East Jefferson Levee District from 1988 to 1992 as an appointee of Governor Buddy Roemer. He also participates in several trade and professional organizations including the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Commercial investment Division (CID) and Certified Commercial Investment Managers (CCIM) of the Greater New Orleans Board of Realtors.

Tulane UniversityBA 1968Loyola University New OrleansJ.D. 1982
Louisiana Bar Association, 1982 - PresentLouisiana Bar Foundation, 1982 - PresentNew Orleans Bar Association, 2004 - 2006Metropolitan Area Committee Leadership Forum, 1983 - 1984East Jefferson Council of the New Orleans Chamber of CommerceLoyola University Institute of PoliticsEast Jefferson Levee District, Board of Levee CommissionInternational Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)Affiliate Member of Urban Land Institute (ULI)Certified Commercial Investment Managers (CCIM) and Commercial Investment Division (CID) of the Greater New Orleans Board of Realtors

Client Comments

"I would recommend Rick Richter to anyone. His forte is commercial real estate transactions, and that has been the nature of my professional relationship with him. Rick not only knows the law, but understands the business side of the transaction as well. To me, that is what sets him apart. He is like having a partner in the deal. Rick has on numerous occasions come up with ideas to make the economics of a transaction better, something not many lawyers can do. He has become a trusted representative and a good friend."

-Chris Sarpy
Sarpy Development, LLC

"Rick Richter has played an integral part in the expansion of my business. His experience and expertise was invaluable to me. Working with Mr. Richter over the past few months has been a wonderful experience. He is a lawyer of great integrity. He is highly efficient and extremely accurate in all details. He is always available to answer any questions or concerns. Rick is always on top of his game. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing counsel in Real Estate law."

-Steven Slaton
Veterinarian President
Pet Care Center, Inc.

Office Location

909 Poydras Street, Suite 2800
New Orleans, LA 70112
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law of the New Orleans Metro Area
Richard P. Richter has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Construction Law
Land Use and Zoning Law (Condominiums, Easements and Rights of Way, Land Use, Litigation, Master Planned Communities, Municipal, Real Estate, Redevelopment, Zoning)
Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Litigation - Real Estate
Real Estate Law (Affordable Housing, Bond Finance, Brokerage, Closings, Commercial, Community Associations, Condominiums, Development, Finance, Residential, Tax Certiorari, Transactions, Zoning)