Lugenbuhl’s Peck To Present At New Orleans Bar Association Bench Bar Conference

Stewart Peck

NEW ORLEANS – Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard managing partner Stewart Peck will participate on a moderated panel as part of the New Orleans Bar Association’s Bench Bar Conference to be held from Thursday March 10 – Friday, March 12, 2016, at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, AL. 

         The panel will explore key considerations and approaches for proving damages in commercial cases. “Proving Damages in Commercial Cases” will take place on Friday, March 11 during the conference and includes a 30-minute CLE.

         The panel will be moderated by Brent Barriere of Fishman Haygood Phelps Walmsley Willis and Swanson, LLP. Co-presenters joining the panel with Peck include Judge Paula Brown of the Orleans Parish Civil District Court and J. Lester Alexander III, principal with Accounting, Economics & Appraisal Group, LLC.

         Peck focuses on bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditors’ rights; admiralty and maritime; marine finance and vessel documentation; asset-based finance; litigation, corporate and commercial law; and oil and gas.

         Peck has been practicing law in New Orleans for more than 38 years. He is a 1974 graduate of Kenyon College, magna cum laude, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated top in his class in 1977 from Tulane Law School where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and was a member of the Tulane Law Review.

         Peck has been lead trial and appellate counsel in over 60 reported cases in the federal and state courts. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in New Orleans, Louisiana Super Lawyers, and Chambers USA. He has participated in oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 13 times, as well as before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the Louisiana Courts of Appeal. He is either presently acting or has previously acted as debtor’s lead counsel or creditors’ counsel in a number of Chapter 11 bankruptcies involving companies operating in and outside of the Gulf Coast region. These cases include a number of relatively large reorganizations, including Torch Offshore, Inc., Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., Gulf Fleet Holdings, Inc., Trico Marine Services, Inc., Force Energy, Inc., and Borders Group, Inc. Peck has also handled significant marine finance transactions, as well as substantial mergers and acquisitions. He acts as general counsel to a number of regional businesses in providing counsel and his legal expertise.

         Founded in 1986, Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard is a nationally recognized full-service law firm specializing in core practice areas including admiralty and marine, bankruptcy, insurance, litigation and real estate. The firm has evolved and expanded with offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Houston to better serve the needs of its national and international clients.

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