Elliot Scharfenberg

Elliot Scharfenberg

Krebs Farley

Recognized since 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

Litigation - Construction

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Elliot is a partner in the firm’s New Orleans office. He represents sureties in all manner of disputes and regularly negotiates and litigates performance bond claims, payment bond claims, bad faith claims, and claims against indemnitors. He often gets involved in matters before a lawsuit is filed and takes a business approach to resolve matters early on and in creative ways. Elliot thinks the best solutions to a client’s problems are not always the most obvious and that in order to resolve a matter most favorably for his client, it is often necessary to think outside of the box. On the transactional side of his practice, he has negotiated takeovers, tenders, completion agreements, subcontractor ratifications, construction contracts, financing agreements, and collateral agreements. He has also litigated numerous cases through appeal. He has handled litigation in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts, as well as arbitration proceedings. Although most of his work is in Louisiana, he has also handled matters in Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama.?In addition to his contract surety work, he also assists sureties in handling plug and abandonment bond claims and insurers in handling claims against subcontract default insurance policies. In his free time, he likes to relax with his dog, glass of wine in hand, on the balcony of his French Quarter apartment.

Contact & Links


  • 400 Poydras Street, Suite 2500
    New Orleans, LA 70130


  • Tulane University, J.D., magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Tulane Law Review, graduated 2013
  • Baylor University, B.A., graduated 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2013


  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section and Fidelity and Surety Law Committee - member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association - member
  • New Orleans Bar Association - member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana

Krebs Farley
Headquarters: New Orleans, Louisiana

2 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Construction

Additional Areas of Practice:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

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