L. DAVID CROMWELL - Partner.

  • Banking Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Commercial Litigation

David's practice is concentrated in the areas of commercial finance, banking and real estate, including particularly construction lending, asset-based financings, real property acquisitions and leasing, commercial loan workouts, commercial foreclosures, and negotiations of a wide variety of contracts. An Order of the Coif graduate of Tulane Law School, he is listed in Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in the field of banking and finance. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and is a licensed title insurance agent for First American Title Insurance Company of Louisiana. A member of the Council and Vice President of the Louisiana State Law Institute, David presently serves as reporter of its Security Devices Committee, which drafted the recently enacted revision of the Civil Code titles on security and pledge and is presently working on a revision of the Louisiana Private Works Act. He is also a member of its Uniform Commercial Code Committee, which drafted the Louisiana versions of revised UCC articles 1, 7 and 9. He was the reporter of the Component Parts Committee, which drafted the 2008 revision of Louisiana Civil Code articles governing component parts of buildings and other constructions. He is a frequent lecturer on secured lending, real property law and other commercial topics and has lectured on secured lending each year at the annual Bank Counsel Conference of the Louisiana Bankers Association for over 25 years.


  • Tulane University of Louisiana - J.D., magna cum laude, 1983
  • Order of the Coif
  • Admitted to bar, 1983, Louisiana
LISTED
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • AV rated lawyer - Martindale.com
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Member of the Council and Vice-President of the Louisiana State Law Institute (Reporter of the Security Devices Committee, and Reporter of the Coordinating, Semantics, Style and Publications Committee; Member of the UCC Committee, the Counterletters Committee, the Rents and Annuities Committee, the Tutorship Procedure Committee, the Prescription Committee, the Utility Servitudes Committee, and the Respite Committee. Also served as reporter of the Component Parts Committee)
  • Louisiana Bankers Association, Bank Counsel Section (Chairman, 1994-1995 and 2005-2006)
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • Louisiana State Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions (Examiner for Code III Section of the Louisiana State Bar Examination, 2004—2014; Member of the Testing Committee, 2014 to present)
  • Shreveport, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations
  • Society of Bartolus
  • Shreveport Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow
  • Member, Committee of One Hundred, Inc. (Member of the board of directors 2014 - present)
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400 Texas Street, Suite 400 (71101)
P.O. Box 1786
Shreveport, LA 71166-1786
Office: 318 221-1800
Fax: 318-226-0390