Richard Aguilar
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Education

  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center (J.D.)
  • Louisiana State University (B.S., Finance)

Admissions

Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • 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

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Bankruptcy, Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation - Real Estate, Litigation - Trusts & Estates), 2010–2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America® - 2017 "Lawyer of the Year," New Orleans Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Chambers USA Louisiana / Bankruptcy/Restructuring, General Commercial Litigation
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers (Business Litigation), 2016–2020
  • "Top Lawyer: Trusts and Estates Law," New Orleans Magazine, 2013, 2014
  • New Orleans CityBusiness "Ones to Watch" 2017
  • New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law, 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Lawyer

Affiliations

Professional

  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
  • Lease Enforcement Attorney Network
  • Litigation Counsel of America - Fellow in The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  • Louisiana Bankers Association, Bank Counsel
  • Louisiana State University Greater New Orleans Advisory Board
  • Secured Finance Network
  • Turnaround Management Association

Languages

  • Spanish

Certifications

  • Licensed Louisiana Real Estate Broker

outside the office

Richard loves spending time with people, whether it’s with his family or while working with and entertaining his clients. He is always up for an adventure and maintains an active lifestyle. Richard enjoys biking, fishing, running, hiking, skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, traveling, and attending sporting events. Oftentimes, these adventures involve clients, many of whom have become friends after years of representation. Richard particularly enjoys being on the water, and organizing and serving as the captain on chartered boat trips with friends and family.