Charles L. "Chuck" Stern, Jr.

Charles L. "Chuck" Stern, Jr.


Steeg Law Firm, LLC

Recognized since 2012

New Orleans, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Litigation - Real Estate

Real Estate Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Real Estate Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Real Estate Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Litigation - Real Estate Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Litigation - Real Estate
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Charles L. Stern, Jr., a partner at Steeg Law and the head of the litigation section, has nearly 40 years of experience handling commercial and business litigation for clients in a variety of industries, including title insurance, commercial real estate, and banking. Chuck is known as an extremely skilled litigation attorney, who maintains the highest standards of professionalism, qualities that have attributed to him being widely recognized by his peers as one of the best in the industry. He was named Best Lawyers®’New Orleans Litigation – Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year” for 2021, 2018 and 2015. He has also been consistently included in Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law and New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers.

In the combative world of litigation Chuck has a reputation for coming up with practical solutions that accomplish what the client is trying to accomplish without spending money unnecessarily. As he says, “I am highly aware of my client’s needs and interests. I also learned a long time ago that litigation is a means to an end. So, from the beginning I am looking for ways to resolve the dispute on terms that make sense for my client.”

Chuck has tried numerous cases to conclusion successfully during his career in federal, state, and bankruptcy court. As appellate counsel, he has argued before the United States Supreme Court, as well as the U. S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and several Louisiana state appellate courts. His appearance before the Supreme Court was part of the successful defense of a large mixed-use development in New Orleans against a $5 million mortgage claim.

He is well known for his vast experience in title disputes and title insurance coverage. Chuck’s other areas of practice include: construction and development disputes; bankruptcy and workouts (creditor representation) with a concentration on disputes affecting or involving commercial real estate; litigation involving disputes among shareholders of closely-held corporations; and bet-the-company litigation.

Location

  • 201 Saint Charles Avenue, Suite 3201
    New Orleans, LA 70170

Education

  • Yale University, J.D., graduated 1978
  • Harvard University, BA, graduated 1975

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, Louisiana State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar, American Bar, Federal Bar and Fifth Federal Circuit Bar Associations - Member
  • ABA Section of Antitrust, Litigation, and Torts and Insurance Practice Sections - Member
  • ABA Section of Torts and Insurance Practice, Title Insurance Litigation Committee - Member
  • New Orleans Pro Bono Project (assists his clients in real estate related disputes) - Pro Bono Attorney
  • Turnaround Management Association, Louisiana Chapter - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 1981
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1984

Steeg Law Firm, LLC
Headquarters: New Orleans, Louisiana

5 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America award

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Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Real Estate, New Orleans (2023)
  • Litigation - Real Estate, New Orleans (2021)
  • Litigation - Real Estate, New Orleans (2018)
  • Litigation - Real Estate, New Orleans (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law
  • Commercial Litigation

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

Awards:

  • Best Lawyers’ 2021 New Orleans Litigation – Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers’ 2018 New Orleans Litigation – Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers 2015 New Orleans Litigation Real Estate Lawyer of the Year
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Litigation - Real Estate; Litigation - Bankruptcy; Commercial Litigation (2012 - 2022)
  • Super Lawyers - Business Litigation (2007 - 2021)
  • Martindale-Hubbell - AV Preeminent
  • New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Honoree (2011, 2020)
  • New Orleans Magazine - Top Lawyers in Litigation
  • Harvard College – Graduated magna cum laude in mathematics

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U.S. Fifth Circuit Issues Important Decision Concerning Rights of a Tenant When the Landlord is in Bankruptcy


U.S. Fifth Circuit Issues Important Decision Concerning Rights of a Tenant When the Landlord is in Bankruptcy

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Louisiana Legislature Passes Three Laws As Shield Against COVID-19 Liability Arising From Business Operations


Louisiana Legislature Passes Three Laws As Shield Against COVID-19 Liability Arising From Business Operations

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THE MEASURE OF COMPENSABLE LOSS UNDER A STANDARD TITLE INSURANCE POLICY


THE MEASURE OF COMPENSABLE LOSS UNDER A STANDARD TITLE INSURANCE POLICY

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