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  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D., 2002; B.C.L., 2002
  • Louisiana State University, B.A. in English, 1997
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  • Louisiana, 2002
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  • E.D. La., 2002
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Raedtha Vasquez
Partner
Four United Plaza
8555 United Plaza Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225.248.2096 tel
225.248.3096 fax

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Rae Vasquez is a partner in Jones Walker's Real Estate Practice Group. Her practice involves a variety of commercial transactions, including real estate; secured public finance; drafting and negotiating sophisticated commercial agreements, including purchase agreements, lease agreements, and development agreements; municipal bond transactions, including taxable and tax-exempt financings; and tax increment financings.

Ms. Vasquez has represented lenders in construction financing and multifamily, low income housing tax credit projects. She has also represented national retailers in significant real estate transactions, including acquisition, development, planning, management, land use, and zoning. Additionally, Ms. Vasquez has experience in representing 501(c)(3) organizations in working closely with public colleges and universities to address various infrastructure needs, including housing and parking.

As a representative of both the public and private sectors, Ms. Vasquez also has experience with economic development public-private partnerships and has participated in economic development projects, with a particular focus in securing economic development incentives from various state and municipal agencies. She served as underwriters' counsel for the $294-million bond sale for the restoration of the Louisiana Superdome, which was awarded Deal of the Year in the Southeast Region by The Bond Buyer.

Ms. Vasquez was born and raised in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and is fluent in Spanish. She attended Louisiana State University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1997. Ms. Vasquez attended the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, where she received her juris doctor degree and Bachelor of Civil Law in 2002.

Ms. Vasquez has lectured on the importance of compliance with the Louisiana Open Meetings and Public Records Law, proper protocol for conducting public meetings successfully, contract negotiation strategies, and handling real estate transactions. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the National Association of Bond Lawyers and is also involved in community-based organizations such as Knock Knock Children's Museum and Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. In addition to these commitments, Ms. Vasquez is involved in the firm's recruiting efforts and works closely with students at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University.

Noteworthy

  • Graduate of Council for a Better Louisiana Leadership Class (2014)
  • Named a "Rising Star" in the area of Real Estate in the 2016 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers (listed annually since 2014)
  • Selected by Baton Rouge Business Report as one of Forty Under 40 (2010)
  • Selected to Baton Rouge Area Leadership (2009)

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Presentations

  • "Handling Real Estate Transactions From Start to Finish: The Closing", October 7, 2016
  • "How Do I Choose? Litigation v. Transactional Practice", January 2015, LSU Law Center 2nd Annual Legal Career Summit / Public Interest Law Society Job Fair
  • "What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meetings in Louisiana", March 2014
  • "The Practice of Real Estate", April 2013, LSU Law School Land Use Development Class
  • "Deciding to Go to Law School: One Woman's Perspective", April 6, 2011

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Memberships

  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
    • Louisiana State Bar Association
      • Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting (Board of Directors)
      • Knock Knock Children's Museum (Board of Directors)
      • LSU National Diversity Advisory Board (Board of Directors)
        • National Association of Bond Lawyers
          • Hispanic National Bar Association

          Languages

          • Fluent in Spanish