E. Howell Crosby

Mr. Crosby is the head of Chaffe McCall's Real Estate and Finance Section and a member of the firm's Management Committee. He has over twenty-nine years of experience in commercial transactions, banking, finance, business law and real estate law in both Louisiana and Mississippi.

He has represented numerous lenders and developers in connection with the acquisition, divestiture, development, leasing and financing of shopping centers, office buildings, apartments, industrial sites, condominiums, timeshare, assisted and independent  living facilities, low-income housing, restaurant, and hotel developments. He has represented numerous companies and individuals in connection with a wide spectrum of commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, business developments  and capital structuring. Mr. Crosby has developed extensive contacts with City and State officials in the areas of planning, zoning, subdivision and permitting.

He was honored in 2005 as a recipient of the inaugural New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Award, which recognized 50 New Orleans attorneys for their success in law and contributions to the community based upon professional achievements and community service. Chambers USA selected Mr. Crosby in 2014 as a leading attorney in real estate. He was selected as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" in three (3) categories, Bank and Finance Law, Real Estate Law, and Corporate Law for its 2015 edition. New Orleans Magazine listed Mr. Crosby in 2014 as one of the top lawyers in Real Estate Law. Since 2007, Mr. Crosby has been annually named a Louisiana Super Lawyer by Law & Politics and in 2009 was selected as one of the top 10 Lawyers in the State of Louisiana. Since 2009, Mr. Crosby has been included in the International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers, which publication identifies private practice lawyers with a proven track record in providing advice to clients – including tenants, investors and developers – on all aspects of buying, selling, leasing, developing, and managing real estate.

Mr. Crosby is the Past President and a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. He is also a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the International Association of Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real Estate, and the Council of Advisors. Mr. Crosby served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the MetroVision Partnership Foundation. Mr. Crosby served as a Contributing Author to Warren, Gorham & Lamont, Inc.'s Banking and Lending Institution Forms, Fourth Edition, a publication utilized by thousands of financial institutions and law firms.

Mr. Crosby is a former member of the Industrial Development Board and the Human Relations Commission for the City of New Orleans, and served as the Vice-Chairman and a member of the New Orleans Alcohol Beverage Control Board. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of Young Leadership Council and the Louisiana Children's Museum. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the New Orleans Museum of Art and the City Park Improvement Association. He is the former Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank. During 1999 and 2000, Mr. Crosby was appointed and served as the Interim New Orleans City Council Member for District A. He is admitted to practice law in and a member of the bars of Louisiana and Mississippi.

Contact E. Howell Crosby

Chaffe McCall L.L.P.
2300 Energy Centre
1100 Poydras Street
New Orleans, Louisiana  70163
Phone: (504) 585-7212
Fax: (504) 544-6072


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