Marguerite L. Adams: Lawyer with Liskow & Lewis A Professional Law Corporation

Marguerite L. Adams

Phone(504) 556-4142

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Law
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • Tax
  • Business Law
Contact InfoTelephone: (504) 556-4142
Fax: (504) 556-4108
University Auburn University, B.A., 1972; Louisiana State University Medical Center, M.C.D., 1975
Law SchoolLoyola University, J.D., 1981 Loyola Law Review, Articles Editor, 1980-1981
Admitted1981, Louisiana
BornNew Orleans, Louisiana, 1951

Ms. Adams practices in the areas of real estate, finance, general business, probate and estate planning.

Real estate developers, lenders and business owners are among Ms. Adams' clients. She represents them in asset acquisitions and in the acquisition, construction and financing of commercial office buildings, residential subdivisions, shopping centers, industrial facilities, and condominiums and other residential developments. She also counsels them in the preparation of leases, restructuring of partnerships, real estate sales and review of title and issuance of title policies for the firm's title agency.

She also prepares wills and trusts for individuals and advises clients on the disposition of closely held businesses, taxation of estates and other estate planning matters. Additionally, she handles probate matters and represents trustees and corporate fiduciaries.Ms. Adams, a board certified estate planning and administration specialist, is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, former chair of its State Laws Committee and serves on the council of the Louisiana Law Institute. She is named in The Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate and Trusts & Estates), Chambers USA (Real Estate), Super Lawyers (top 25 female attorneys in Louisiana and top 50 attorneys in Louisiana) and is active in CREW - Commercial Real Estate Women, New Orleans.

Recent transactions handled:

•Acquisition by Methanex of property in Ascension Parish, Louisiana for relocation of its methanol plant currently located in Chile
•Refinancing of Noranda Plant in Geismar, Louisiana
•Management buy-out of Gaylord chemical plant
•Sale of Windsor Court Hotel
•Acquisition and development of subdivisions for D.R. Horton

Honors & Affiliations

•Louisiana State Bar Association - Member, Board of Governors, 2013-2015

•Board certified estate planning and administration specialist

•American College of Trust and Estate Counsel - Fellow; State Laws Committee - Chairman, 2004 - 2007

•Louisiana State Law Institute - Member of the Council; Successions and Donations Committee, Member

•Louisiana State Bar Association - Trusts, Estates, Probate and Immovable Property Law Section, Chairman, 1995 - 1996; Specialization Commission, Estate Planning, 1996 - 1997

•New Orleans, Louisiana State, and American Bar Associations - Member

The Best Lawyers in America, 2003-2015

Louisiana Super Lawyers - Listed as one of the top 50 attorneys in the state of Louisiana, 2007-2010 and 2014, and one of the top 25 female lawyers in the state of Louisiana, 2007-2014

Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business - Real Estate, 2007-2014

New Orleans CityBusiness' Women of the Year Award, 2011

New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Award, 2006

•Archdiocese of New Orleans Finance Council - Member

•Audubon Riverside Neighborhood Association - Past President

•Community Advisory Group for the City of New Orleans Master Plan - Former Member

•Greater New Orleans Foundation Cornerstone Council - Chairman

•CREW, Commercial Real Estate Women, New Orleans - Board of Directors, 2002 - 2004

•Academy of the Sacred Heart of New Orleans - Board of Trustees, 1994 - 2000; President of Alumnae Association, 2006-2008

•Academy of the Sacred Heart Alumna of the Year, 2008

•New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center - President, Board of Trustees, 1994 - 1995

•Catholic Foundation- Board of Trustees, 1995 - 1997

•Adjunct Professor Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana


•Mediation in Trust and Will Controversies, 39th Annual Estate Planning Seminar LSU Law Center, 2009

•Mediation and Arbitration of Will Controversies, 12th Annual Estate Planning Institute, Tulane Law School, 2002

•Getting Your Estate Plan in Order, New Orleans Estate Planning Day, 2002

•Recent Developments, Successions, Donations and Trusts, Loyola University School of Law Estate Planning Conference, 2001

•Basics of Estate Planning, New Orleans Estate Planning Day, 1999

•Recent Developments, Successions and Donations, Louisiana State Bar Association, 1998

•Recent Developments, Successions and Donations, Louisiana State Bar Association Fall Seminar, Asheville, North Carolina, 1997

•Recent Developments in Louisiana Succession and Trust Law, Loyola University School of Law Estate Planning Seminar, 1997

•Planning for Family Businesses, Tulane Tax Institute, 1996

•Ethically Representing Clients Who May Be Incompetent or Subject to Undue Influence, Tulane Estate Planning Seminar, 1996


•Can Lender Liability Claims Defeat Coverage Under a Title Insurance Policy?

•Louisiana Standardizes Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLSTs)


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Marguerite L. Adams

701 Poydras Street, Suite 5000
New OrleansLA 70139


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