Jeffrey M. "Jeff" Barbin

Jeffrey M. "Jeff" Barbin

Phelps Dunbar LLP

Recognized since 2016

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Gaming Law

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Jeff Barbin practices in the areas of commercial and industrial real estate and finance. He has extensive experience in corporate, transactional and regulatory matters related to casino gaming. He counsels developers and operators on acquisitions, site development, financing and disposition. He has focused on gaming transactions requiring local gaming regulatory approvals and other complex transactional and regulatory matters, often working closely with the firm’s gaming lawyers in Mississippi to achieve efficiencies for the client in both jurisdictions. In this context, he has represented casino operators, management, investors, lenders, manufacturers and other vendors in their Louisiana gaming regulatory matters.

Jeff’s practice also involves working on the development of Louisiana banking forms, business entity formation, stock sales and entity mergers, alcohol licensing and other general business matters. He is also counsel to several municipal bodies in Louisiana. He currently serves as the Practice Coordinator for the Baton Rouge Business Group and on the Board of Trustees for the International Association of Gaming Advisors.


  • II City Plaza, Suite 1100
    400 Convention Street
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5618


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, J.D., graduated 1998
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., graduated 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, Louisiana


  • Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers - Member
  • Baton Rouge Area Chamber Business Development - Advisory Committee
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association - Member
  • Forum 35 - Young Leaders for a Better Baton Rouge - Member
  • International Association of Gaming Advisors - Board of Trustees, Assistant Treasurer (Present)

Phelps Dunbar LLP
Headquarters: New Orleans, Louisiana

146 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

34 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Gaming Law


  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA: American's Leading Lawyers for Business - Gaming & Licensing
  • Gaming Law, The Best Lawyers in America (2016-2021)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (2019-2020)
  • Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce - Leadership Baton Rouge
  • Forty Under 40 Award, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report (2009)

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