Areas of Practice
  • Yale Law School
    JD, 1982
    Law Clerk, Judge John Minor Wisdom, 5th Cir., 1982-1983

  • Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, England
    Read MLitt, 1979
    Rhodes Scholar

  • Bowdoin College
    AB, summa cum laude, 1977
    Brooks-Nixon Prize, first in graduating class; Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana
Court Admissions
  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • US District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
R. McHenry
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8300 tel
504.589.8300 fax

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Lewis McHenry is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group. He represents a wide range of parties in real estate transactions.

Lewis advises clients on real estate acquisitions and divestitures, workouts, commercial bankruptcy, development, and finance. He handles matters in connection with multi-family residential developments throughout the southeastern and southwestern United States, office buildings, hotels, and medical facilities. He also advises forest products companies on timber investments and related activities.

Lewis sits on the boards of directors of a number of privately held companies. He is past secretary of the Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee for the State of Louisiana, and chairman of the Louisiana Endowment for Humanities, which publishes Louisiana Cultural Vistas.


  • The Best Lawyers in America®Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Real Estate Law (listed annually since 1995)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA, Real Estate (listed annually since 2011)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Real Estate (also listed in 2007, 2008, and 2012 to present)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge John Minor Wisdom, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1982-1983)




  • American Association of Rhodes Scholars, Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee for Louisiana, (2003-2005)
  • American Law Institute
  • Friends of the Stables in Audubon Park, Chairman and President
  • Jones Walker Executive Committee (1995-2000)
  • Louise S. McGehee School, Director, Officer, and Executive Committee Member (2002-2009)
  • Louisiana Bankers Association
  • Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Past Chairman
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Section on Bankruptcy Law, Past Chairman (1989-1990)
  • Oxford-Cambridge Society, Past President