R. Marshall Grodner is a Member in the firm’s Baton Rouge office. His practice focuses primarily in commercial transactions, secured transactions, commercial finance, opinion letters, commercial real estate and gaming law. Marshall serves as chair of the firm’s legal opinion committee.
Marshall has served as an adjunct professor at the Louisiana State University Law Center. He has authored or co-authored several articles in law reviews and other publications dealing with secured transactions, commercial real estate and other business law issues. Marshall has also delivered lectures and papers throughout the country dealing with loan documentation, secured transactions, ethics and professionalism in the transactional context and real estate law.
Known for his experience in secured lending, Marshall has an extensive practice representing both Louisiana and out-of-state lenders in numerous large commercial transactions, locally, regionally and nationally. Marshall is currently the Vice Chair of the Commercial Finance Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. He is the co-chair of the Joint Task Force for Deposit Account Control Agreements, of the Business Law Section of the ABA. Marshall also is past chairman of the Loan Documentation Subcommittee of the Commercial Finance Committee of the Business Law Section of the ABA. As recognition of his experience in commercial finance, he also is a Fellow and past Regent in the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and is currently the content chair for this organization.
Real Estate Finance
Marshall has served as both lender’s and borrower’s counsel in connection with large commercial real estate financing transactions, including acquisition finance, construction finance, project finance, and refinancing, on casinos, offices, industrial sites, and apartment complexes in Louisiana. He has also served as local Louisiana counsel on numerous national and multi-state commercial transactions involving real estate. Additionally, Marshall has served as counsel to several lenders in multi-state transactions involving real estate outside of Louisiana.
As part of his real estate practice, Marshall is a licensed Louisiana title insurance agent for most of the major title insurance companies, including First American Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Commonwealth Title Insurance Company, and Lawyers Title Insurance Company, and regularly issues title insurance policies to lenders, purchasers, and lessees of property in Louisiana.