F. Lelong, Jr.
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8378 tel
504.589.8378 fax

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Rivers Lelong's practice involves a variety of commercial transactions involving secured finance, real estate, acquisitions and divestitures of privately held companies and their assets, and the negotiation of sophisticated commercial contracts.

In the commercial contracts practice area, Mr. Lelong has drafted and negotiated supply contracts, commodity and equipment sales contracts, distribution agreements, master service agreements, and joint ventures.

In the real estate practice area, Mr. Lelong has worked with developers and banks in the negotiation and documentation of commercial loans, has represented tenants and landlords in the negotiation of commercial leases, and has represented investors in the purchase and sale of commercial property.


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc.) in the areas of Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, and Real Estate Law (listed annually since 2009)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2018 Corporate Compliance Law "Lawyer of the Year" in New Orleans
  • Recognized in "Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Banking & Finance (listed annually since 2005)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell




  • “Developing a Buy/Sell Agreement: How Should It Be Structured?”, May 9, 2007


  • Louisiana State Bar Association