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R. Marshall Grodner

R. Marshall Grodner

McGlinchey Stafford PLLC

Baton Rouge, LA, USA


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.

Commercial Finance

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. He is the co-chair of the Joint Task Force for Deposit Account Control Agreements, of the Business Law Section of the ABA. Marshall is currently the Vice Chair of the Commercial Finance Committee of the Business Law Section of the ABA. He also is past chairman of the Loan Documentation Subcommittee of the Commercial Finance Committee of the Business Law Section of the ABA. Marshall currently serves as First Vice President of the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys. As recognition of his expertise in commercial finance, he also is a Fellow  in the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers.

Real Estate

In addition to his experience in secured lending, Marshall has represented lenders in connection with real estate financing, particularly in Louisiana.  He also represent numerous borrowers in connection with acquisition and financing of real estate locally and regionally.

As an acknowledgement of his expertise in real estate law, Marshall is a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

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.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Vice Chair, Commercial Finance Committee, Co-Chair, Joint Task Force on Deposit Account Control Agreements, Chair, Website Management Subcommittee of the Commercial Finance Committee; Past Chair, Loan Documentation Subcommittee of the Commercial Finance Committee
  • American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, Inc., Fellow (2005-present); Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, Inc., Vice President (2013-17); Education Chair (2006); Member, Board of Directors (2006-present)
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Fellow (2007-present)
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Equipment Leasing Association
  • The International Association of Gaming Attorneys
  • Louisiana Bankers Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Law Institute, Reporter, Adjudicated Property Committee
  • American Bar Association, Real Property and Probate Section

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers Business/Corporate, Real Estate
  • The Best Lawyers in America ® (Equipment Finance Law)
  • Selected in 2013 as a Top Rated Lawyer in banking and finance by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™
R. Marshall Grodner is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Inventory Financing - Asset Based Financing Strategies 2017, Tuesday, February 07, 2017
UCC Security Interests - Commercial Real Estate Financing 2017, Tuesday, April 11, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Primer on Financing Inventory (PowerPoint slides) - Asset Based Financing Strategies 2017, Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Primer on Financing Inventory - Asset Based Financing Strategies 2017, Tuesday, February 07, 2017
The Uniform Commercial Code for Dirt Lawyers - Commercial Real Estate Financing 2017, Thursday, April 13, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Inventory Financing - Inventory Financing, Tuesday, February 07, 2017
UCC Security Interests - UCC Security Interests, Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Inventory Financing - Inventory Financing, Tuesday, February 07, 2017
UCC Security Interests - UCC Security Interests, Tuesday, April 11, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Inventory Financing - Inventory Financing, Tuesday, February 07, 2017
UCC Security Interests - UCC Security Interests, Tuesday, April 11, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Asset Based Financing Strategies 2017, Tuesday, February 14, 2017, New York, NY
Commercial Real Estate Financing 2017, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Asset Based Financing Strategies 2018, Monday, February 12, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Asset Based Financing Strategies 2018, Monday, February 12, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Asset Based Financing Strategies 2018, Monday, February 12, 2018, Boston, MA
Asset Based Financing Strategies 2018, Monday, February 12, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Asset Based Financing Strategies 2018, Monday, February 12, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Asset Based Financing Strategies 2018, Monday, February 12, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Asset Based Financing Strategies 2018, Monday, February 12, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Asset Based Financing Strategies 2018, Monday, February 12, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Asset Based Financing Strategies 2018, Monday, February 12, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Asset Based Financing Strategies 2018, Monday, February 12, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
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