Neal J. Kling

Member

Neal J. Kling, a Member of the firm, received his undergraduate degree in Business and Public Administration from Louisiana State University and his law degree from Louisiana State University Law Center where he graduated Order of the Coif and was a member of the Louisiana Law Review. He represents clients in the areas of secured financing transactions, real estate transactions, real property and personal property leasing, maritime construction and finance and other commercial transactions.
Mr. Kling is a Fellow in the American College of Commercial Finance Attorneys, a Member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, a Fellow in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, a member of Louisiana State Bar Association and the American Bar Association's and Section of Business Law, Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law and a Proctor Member of the Maritime Law Association. In the ABA's Section of Business Law he is the Chair of the Commercial Finance Committee and serves on the Section's Membership Committee.  He is a member of the Maritime Financing Committee of the Maritime Law Association.  He is also an Adjunct Faculty Member at Tulane Law School.  He has been a frequent speaker at numerous American Bar Association and other meetings.

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Areas of Practice

  • Secured Financing Transactions
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Property and Personal Property Leasing
  • Maritime Construction
  • Finance
  • Commercial Transactions

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1999

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: LSU Hall of Fame
    • Law Review: Louisiana Law Review, 1991 - 1993
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    • B.S. - 1989
    • Major: Business and Public Administration

Contact Information

Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Phone:
504-299-2112
Fax:
504-299-2312
Email:

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, The World's First Interactive Mortgage Financing Program, American Bar Association, 1995
  • Program Chair and Moderator, The Second Annual World's Best Mortgage Financing Program, American Bar Association, 1996
  • Speaker, Revised UCC Articles 8 and 9, First National Banker's Bank, 1996
  • Instructor, Transactional Documentation Skills Course, Loyola University School of Law, 1996 - Present
  • Panelist, Business Plan Evaluation Program for Entrepreneurship Program, University of New Orleans, 1996 - 1999
  • Guest Lecturer, Choice of Business Entities for Entrepreneurship Program, University of New Orleans, 1996 - 1999
  • Program Chair and Moderator, The Third Annual World's Best Mortgage Financing Program, American Bar Association, 1997
  • Program Chair and Moderator, The Fourth Annual World's Best Mortgage Financing Program, American Bar Association, 1998
  • Program Chair and Moderator, Burning Issues: The Role of Insurance in a Real Estate Transaction, American Bar Association, 1998
  • Program Chair and Moderator, The Sixth Annual Mortgage Financing Program, American Bar Association, 2000
  • Instructor, Corporate Documentation Skills Course, Loyola University School of Law, 2000
  • Program and Chair Moderator, The Seventh Annual Mortgage Financing Program, American Bar Association, 2001
  • Program Chair and Moderator, Revised Article 9 - What Every Real Estate Lawyer Needs To Know, American Bar Association, 2001
  • Speaker, What's New in New Article Nine? An Overview of Revised Article 9 In Connection With Commercial Transactions, Loyola School of Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2001
  • Speaker, Revised Article 9 and Its Impact on Real Estate Lending, National CLE Conference, 2002
  • Program Chair and Moderator, Section of Business Law, Real Estate Financing Subcommittee Program, 2004 - 2007
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Vessel Documentation and Finance, Tulane Law School, 2006 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America since 2010 with special designations, during 2017 or a prior year, in Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate Law, 2010-2017
  • Who’s Who Legal Real Estate Directory - Leading Real Estate Lawyer, 2015
  • Chambers and Partners 2004-2010, 2012 - 2015 USA Rankings in Real Estate (Band 3) – Key Individuals: Neal Kling has a mixed business practice which includes real estate transactional, leasing and finance work. Sources praise his courteous approach, and say: “He is knowledgeable and very practical in his understanding of clients' strengths and weaknesses."
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Member, 2007 - Present
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Fellow, 2000 - Present
  • Order of the Coif, 1993
  • Louisiana Law Review, Member, 1993
  • Louisiana State University Law Center Hall of Fame

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Section of Business Law's Commercial Finance Committee's Liaison to Section's Diversity Committee, 2004 - 2010
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Group Chair, 2007 - 2009
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education, Member, 2002 - 2008
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Standing Committee on Groups and Substantive Committees, Member, 2006 - 2008
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Study Committee and Membership, Member, 2003 - 2007
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate as Trust Law Section's Uniform Laws Committee, Co-Chair, 2002 - 2006
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate as Trust Law Section's Uniform Laws Committee, Chair, 2006 - 2008
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Member, 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Real Property Section, Probate and Trust Law Section's Mortgage Loan Structure and Origination Committee, Chair, 1997 - 2002
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section's Mortgage and Other Debt Financing Committee, Vice Chair, 1996 - 1997
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section's Opinions Committee, Member, 1995 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Section of Business Law's Commercial Finance Committee (Subcommittees on Loan Documentation, Maritime Financing, and Real Estate Financing), Member, 1997 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Section of Business Law's UCC Committee (Subcommittee on Secured Transactions), Member, 1997 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Section of Business Law's Commercial Finance Committee's Real Estate Financing Subcommittee, Vice Chair, 2001 - 2004
  • American Bar Association, Section of Business Law's Commercial Finance Committee's Real Estate Financing Subcommittee, Chair, 2004 - 2007
  • American Bar Association, Section of Business Law's Commercial Finance Committee, Vice Chair, 2007 - Present
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States (Member, Maritime Financing Committee), Proctor, 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Section of Business Law's Membership Committee, 2010 - Present
  • Stuart Hall for Boys, Secretary of Board of Trustees (2004-2012), Chairman of the Board of Trustees; 2010 - Present Ex Office Member, 2008 - 2010
  • KNOCO, Inc. (local governing board of Knights of Columbus), Board of Directors, 1995 - 1997
  • New Orleans Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, Executive Board, 1997 - 1999
  • United Way's Boards Work! Training Program (program to train individuals for service on non-profit boards of directors), Graduate
  • Knights of Columbus, Member, 1990 - Present
  • Young Leadership Council, Member, 1994 - 1996
  • Young Leadership Council, Member, 1999 - 2001

Past Employment Positions

  • McGlinchey Stafford, A Professional Limited Liability Company, Member, January, 1999
  • McGlinchey Stafford, A Professional Limited Liability Company, Associate, August, 1993 - December, 1998

Published Works

  • Ramirez v. Fairgrounds Corporation-The Harm in Holding Harmless, 52 La. Law Rev. 1061, 52, 1992