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Richard Richter is a Member of the Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. His practice primarily includes real estate law, construction and development, zoning and regulatory matters, governmental relations, commercial finance and business transactions.

Mr. Richter has an educational background in engineering and in law. He attended Tulane University and received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree (BSCE) in 1968. He pursued graduate Engineering studies at Tulane University Graduate School from 1968 until 1970, when he entered active service in the United States Army. In May 1982, he graduated from Loyola University School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate degree. He graduated in the top 10 percent of his class and was a member of the Loyola Law Review.

From 1968 to 1970, and again from 1970 until 1976, Mr. Richter worked as a Civil Engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans. He served as a project manager for several water resource, navigation and flood control projects in Louisiana and Texas, including the Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection Project. From 1976 to 1978, Mr. Richter acted as a real estate development consultant in Tampa, Florida in September 1978, he returned to New Orleans to serve as vice president of Dormal Corporation, a company owned by Malcolm Woldenberg. In that capacity, he was directly involved with the administration of a diversified real estate and securities portfolio and with various business investments. He was also directly responsible for the day-to-day operation and administration of the Dorothy and Malcolm Woldenberg Charitable Foundation.

Mr. Richter is presently a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, the Louisiana Bar Foundation, and the New Orleans Bar Association. He has been involved in numerous civic and neighborhood activities and associations and has participated in the Metropolitan Area Committee Leadership Forum, the East Jefferson Council of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce and in the Loyola University Institute of Politics. Mr. Richter served as a member of the Board of Levee Commissioners of the East Jefferson Levee District from 1988 to 1992 as an appointee of Governor Buddy Roemer. He also participates in several trade and professional organizations including the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Commercial investment Division (CID) and Certified Commercial Investment Managers (CCIM) of the Greater New Orleans Board of Realtors.


  • Best Lawyers in America since 2007 with special designations, during 2020 or a prior year, in Construction Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate Law, 2021-2022
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2021-2022
  • Chambers USA: American Leading Business Lawyers, Real Estate Law
  • 2023 Best Lawyers Award

Professional Associations

  • Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, Member, 1999
  • Louisiana Bar Association, 1982
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, 1982
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Real Property Committee Chair, 2004 to 2006
  • Metropolitan Area Committee Leadership Forum, 1983 to 1984
  • East Jefferson Council of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce
  • Loyola University Institute of Politics
  • East Jefferson Levee District, Board of Levee Commission
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Affiliate Member of Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Certified Commercial Investment Managers (CCIM) and Commercial Investment Division (CID) of the Greater New Orleans Board of Realtors, Affiliate Member
  • National Multi-Housing Council (NMHL), Affiliate Member

Past Positions

  • McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans, Louisiana, Member, 00/1982 to 00/1999
  • Dormal Corporation, New Orleans, Louisiana, Vice President, 00/1978 to 00/1982
  • Rosen-Richter Properties, Tampa, Florida, Development Consultant, 00/1976 to 00/1978
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans, Louisiana, Project Manager, 00/1971 to 00/1976
  • U.S. Army, Engineering Corps, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia and New Orleans, Louisiana, 1st Lieutenant, 00/1970 to 00/1971
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans, Louisiana, Project Planner, 00/1968 to 00/1970

Published Works

  • The Subject Matter Analysis for Computer-Related Processes-A Matter of Characterization, Loy. L. R., 31, 1982

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Law
  • Construction and Development
  • Zoning and Regulatory Matters
  • Governmental Relations
  • Commercial Finance
  • Business Transactions


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 00/1982
    • Honors: Loyola Law Review, 1981-1982
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • B.S. - 00/1968
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Civil Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1982