R. Marshall Grodner
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  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center (J.D., 1990)

    Phi Kappa Phi, Order of the Coif, Law Review

  • Louisiana State University (B.A., 1983)


Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent ® Peer Review Rated Lawyer
  • The Best Lawyers in America ® (Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Equipment Finance Law), 2007–2023
  • Best Lawyers Baton Rouge Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Practice "Lawyer of the Year," 2022
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers (Business/Corporate, Real Estate), 2007, 2009–2012, 2014–2024
  • Selected in 2013 as a Top Rated Lawyer in banking and finance by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™



  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section; Member, Council; Past Chair, Commercial Finance Committee; Co-Chair, Joint Task Force on Deposit Account Control Agreements; Founding Chair, Asset Based Lending, Factoring and Floor Planning Subcommittee of the Commercial Finance Committee; Past Chair, Loan Documentation Subcommittee of the Commercial Finance Committee
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Section; Member, Editorial Board, “Opinion Matters;” Group Chair, Real Property Litigation and Ethics and Professionalism Group; Past Chair, Ethics and Professionalism Committee
  • American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, President (2021–2022); President Elect (2020–2021); Vice President (2019–2020); Treasurer (2017–2019); Regent (2006–2009); Chair, Legal Opinions Committee (2022-present); Fellow (2005–present)
  • Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, President (2017–2019); Member, Board of Directors (2006–present)
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers; Fellow (2007–present); Secretary, Attorneys’ Opinion Committee (2017–2019)
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys; Vice Chair, Attorneys’ Opinions Committee, (2023-present); Fellow, (2022-present)
  • Uniform Law Commission (ULC), Observer, Model 2022 Amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code: UCC and Emerging Technologies Drafting Committee (2019-2022); Observer, Commercial Finance Disclosure Study Committee (2023-present)
  • Secured Finance Network (SFNet); Member Education Committee (2020-present); Member, Editorial Board, Compendium of Secured Finance Law (2022-present)
  • International Conference of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
  • Louisiana State Law Institute, Member, Uniform Commercial Code Committee; Reporter, Adjudicated Property Committee
  • Louisiana Bankers Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Land Title Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association


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