Robert M. "Rob" Steeg

Robert M. "Rob" Steeg


Steeg Law Firm, LLC

Recognized since 2001

New Orleans, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

Commercial Finance Law

Commercial Transactions / UCC Law

Corporate Law

Real Estate Law

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As one of the most experienced real estate lawyers in New Orleans, Managing Partner Robert Steeg is highly respected for his handling of a wide variety of real estate transactions.

Reflecting on his 38 years of experience in this field, Rob points to two important aspects of his approach to his law practice. “First, I try to treat every client with respect and with awareness that the transaction at hand is one of the most important things in their life at this moment.”

“Second, I try to understand the business realities my client is facing, and what my client is trying to accomplish in the transaction. Then, I can tailor my services to serve the client’s goals.”

These qualities have contributed to him being widely recognized by his peers as one of the best in the industry through inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law and New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers. Rob was also named Best Lawyers 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Commercial Transactions / UCC Law in New Orleans.

Rob has assisted hundreds of clients with handling thousands of purchases, sales, loans and leases for all sizes and kinds of real estate throughout the southeast Louisiana region, including industrial, office, multi-family, and retail properties.

Location

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

Languages

  • English

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, MS, graduated 1975
  • University of Pennsylvania, BA, graduated 1973

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, Louisiana State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • ABA Section of Litigation and Section of Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law - Member
  • International Conference of Shopping Centers - Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association Real Estate Law Committee - Member
  • New Orleans City Planning Commission - Commissioner, Former Chair
  • New Orleans, Louisiana and American Bar Associations - Member
  • City of New Orleans Board of Zoning Adjustments - Former Member
  • Tax Fairness Commission, Mayoral Advisory Committee to Mayor Mitch Landrieu - Former Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern
  • District of Louisiana, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1981
  • State of Texas, 2007

Federal Clerkships

  • United States District Court

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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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Commercial Transactions / UCC Law

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

  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law, New Orleans (2019)

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

  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

Awards:

  • Best Lawyers 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Commercial Transactions / UCC Law in New Orleans
  • The Best Lawyers of America - Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law (since 1995)
  • Super Lawyers - Real Estate (2008-2022)
  • Chambers & Partners America's Leading Lawyers - Real Estate - Tier 1
  • Martindale-Hubbell - AV Preeminent
  • New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Hall of Fame
  • New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law (2010, 2016, 2018)
  • New Orleans CityBusiness 2014 and 2017 “Money Maker”
  • New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers for Real Estate
  • Boston College Law School – Order of Coif and Recipient of West Publishing Co. Award for Outstanding Scholarship
  • University of Pennsylvania – Graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude

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Beware the Person Who Uses a Power of Attorney in Their Own Self Interest


Beware the Person Who Uses a Power of Attorney in Their Own Self Interest

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Increased Flood Risk in Southeastern Louisiana: Consequences and Opportunities


Increased Flood Risk in Southeastern Louisiana: Consequences and Opportunities

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Why You Should Be Glad Your Lawyer Is a Stickler for Details


Why You Should Be Glad Your Lawyer Is a Stickler for Details

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Servitudes Need Extra Care, but the Survey is Key


Servitudes Need Extra Care, but the Survey is Key

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Be Careful What You Do in Addition to What You Sign: How Conduct Can Confirm an Agreement in the Absence of a Signature


Be Careful What You Do in Addition to What You Sign: How Conduct Can Confirm an Agreement in the Absence of a Signature

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COVID-19: THE IMPACT ON REAL ESTATE


COVID-19: THE IMPACT ON REAL ESTATE

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Force Majeure In Today’s World


Force Majeure In Today’s World

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Unique Urban Developments


Unique Urban Developments

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Written Servitudes Must be Clear


Written Servitudes Must be Clear

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How to Lose a Right-Of-Way (Servitude) or Avoid Doing So


How to Lose a Right-Of-Way (Servitude) or Avoid Doing So

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Can Your Real Estate Documents Withstand Hurricane Season?


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With hurricane season upon us, your home is not fully protected until you ensure your real estate documents are up to date and your property is legally secured against storm damages.

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Are Your Real Estate Documents Prepared for Hurricane Season?


Are Your Real Estate Documents Prepared for Hurricane Season?

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Case Alert: Can You Sue (or Be Sued by) Someone You Didn’t Have a Direct Contract With?


by Robert M. Steeg

In Dufrene vs. Murphy Appraisal Services, LLC, contract rights and real estate law pose an interesting problem.

Can You Sue Someone Without a Contract?

When Purchasing Property, Take Note of What You See


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A recent case in the Louisiana Court of Appeal highlights an area of law anyone in real estate needs to know.

What Are Apparent Servitudes?

Small Case, Important Principles for Written Agreements


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The Louisiana state Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit's recent ruling could spell big things for written arguments in the future.

What a New Case Means for Written Contracts

Small Case, Important Principles For Written Agreements


Small Case, Important Principles For Written Agreements

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Apparent Servitudes: When Purchasing Property, Take Note Of What You See


Apparent Servitudes: When Purchasing Property, Take Note Of What You See

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New Disclosure Rules for Mortgages


New Disclosure Rules for Mortgages

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Demystifying Tax Sales for Investors


Demystifying Tax Sales for Investors

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Case Alert: Can You Sue (Or Be Sued By) Someone You Didn’t Have a Direct Contract With?


Case Alert: Can You Sue (Or Be Sued By) Someone You Didn’t Have a Direct Contract With?

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Property Owners, Managers and Landlords: Are You Exposed to Premises Liability for Third-Party Acts?


Property Owners, Managers and Landlords: Are You Exposed to Premises Liability for Third-Party Acts?

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Some Tips on Section 1031 Exchanges


Some Tips on Section 1031 Exchanges

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In a Purchase Agreement, Words Matter—A Lot


In a Purchase Agreement, Words Matter—A Lot

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New Orleans "Food Deserts" Present Development Opportunities and Financing Options


Find out how developers plan on creating and sustaining fresh-food options in "food deserts" in New Orleans.

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