Clients value my ability to execute transactions efficiently and effectively, while weaving protections into their contracts to help minimize risk and prevent problems – both immediately and into the future. Because of my extensive experience and knowledge base, I’m often able to work intuitively on matters, allowing me to quickly identify and break down problems, and then craft solutions. This helps me avoid wasting clients’ time and money as I work to generate favorable outcomes for them. Both my clients and I appreciate the mutual respect we cultivate and maintain with one another.
Widely recognized for his client service by prominent national and regional ranking agencies, J. Patrick “Pat” Beauchamp focuses his practice on counseling clients in real estate, asset finance, and municipal finance matters. Pat brings more than three decades of experience in real estate acquisitions, community development districts, and financings of commercial properties and maritime and energy assets. He also advises clients on issues that arise in term loan, revolving credit, and letter of credit facilities, construction and syndicated loans, restructurings, and workouts.
Pat has gained a reputation for his ability to help lending institutions, municipalities, and individuals untangle the layers of complexities that often threaten to derail transactions by calling upon his decades of experience on both sides of the table in order to offer his clients considered solutions in all phases of a transaction. Simply put, he knows how to get deals done.
A key component of Pat’s practice centers on his counsel to both public and private sector clients in all phases of project development. He represents community and economic development districts on real estate and infrastructure finance matters, and advises institutional clients on municipal finance issues, including tax increment financings and new markets, opportunity zones, and historical tax credit transactions.
Pat’s extensive knowledge of the Louisiana Civil Code and its unique distinctions as it relates to secured lending transactions has his out-of-state peers frequently calling upon his experience and partnership in matters involving structured finance. His reputation in the maritime finance sector keeps him in demand as special Louisiana counsel to institutional lenders and out-of-state counsel as his collaborative approach to any transaction is widely appreciated.
Pat recognizes that when economic development projects go smoothly, both sides of public-private partnerships collaborate closely and apply incentives, tax credits, and other measures that, ultimately, improve communities. These projects help build roads, schools, and housing facilities, improve infrastructure, drive commerce, create jobs, generate tax revenues, cultivate goodwill, bring people together, and enhance livability. He gains a lot of satisfaction from his role in such endeavors.
Pat understands that clients worry about many issues – for example, the demands of obtaining environmental approvals and meeting other regulatory requirements or the deadline-driven pressures they encounter in conducting complex, high-stakes transactions – and he does all he can to help alleviate their concerns.
With a flair for communicating complicated concepts so they are easily and fully understood, Pat talks with, not at, clients as they partner together to advance their interests. He thinks through both the subtle details and the far-reaching ramifications of a matter, organizes his thoughts, and then clearly and concisely presents strategies and options to his clients.