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  • Southern University Law Center, J.D., 2004, summa cum laude; Southern University Law Review; Inns of Court; Recipient, Cicardo Award
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1994
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  • Louisiana, 2004
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Andy St. Romain
Partner
Four United Plaza
8555 United Plaza Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225.248.2118 tel
225.248.3018 fax

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Andy St. Romain is a partner in the firm's Real Estate Practice Group and is a member of the Energy Industry Team. His practice involves a variety of commercial real estate transactions, including oil and gas leasing and infrastructure, mixed use and other retail development, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, and title examinations. He also has experience working on purchase agreements, lease agreements, development agreements, negotiating financing terms, and forming business corporations and limited liability companies. Mr. St. Romain has also been involved in the preparation of oil and gas title opinions as well as due diligence aspects of producing property acquisitions.

Mr. St. Romain’s real estate practice includes acquisition, development, planning, management, land use, and zoning. He has extensive experience in negotiating purchase, lease, and development agreements; financing acquisitions; and commercial developments for national retailers and local developers. He also handles land use and zoning matters for commercial and industrial sites as well as traditional neighborhood developments.

His commercial finance experience includes the representation of developers and lenders in commercial real estate acquisitions, refinances and preparation of private-party loan documents. Mr. St. Romain also has experience representing clients before planning commissions and city councils. In addition, he has served as borrower's counsel for HUD financed transactions and local counsel for national title insurance companies.

Mr. St. Romain is a licensed CPA with prior tax and governmental audit experience and serves as an adjunct professor at the Southern University Law Center where he teaches a class on sales and leases. He volunteers his time in the form of pro bono work and serving on the board of directors for a local nonprofit organization.

Noteworthy

  • ICSC Governmental Relations Chair for the State of Louisiana
  • Selected for Louisiana Leadership, 2015
  • Named a "Rising Star" in the area Real Estate in the 2014 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers

Representative Matters

  • Represented the developer in the acquisition, financing and development of sixteen retail pharmacy sites, approximately $56,000,000.
  • Served as counsel to a regional bank in matters relating to the daily operations of customer accounts.
  • Represented a national retailer for the sale of fuel stations throughout the state of Louisiana.  

News

Presentations

  • "Handling Real Estate Transactions From Start to Finish: The Closing", October 7, 2016
  • "Title Workshop: From Examination to Commitment", December 16, 2015, National Business Institute
  • Landlord-Tenant Law in Louisiana, August 19, 2014
  • 2012 Oil & Gas Workshop, November 15, 2012, Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants

Publications

  • "The Supreme Court Reminds us to Study Hard and Listen to Our Teachers: OWASSO Public Schools v. Falvo"
    Southern University Law Review, Fall 2002

Memberships

  • American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants
  • American Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation (Board of Directors, 2010-2015)
  • BREC Recreation and Special Facilities Advisory Committee (2015-2016)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (Member)
  • Community Fund for the Arts (Cabinet, 2011)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana