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CO N T E N T S

Features

On the Cover

It is time to get down to the nitty-gritty of keeping all the health, beauty and wellness New Year resolutions you just made. Get great tips from local experts, starting on pg. 42.

Photographed by Jeffery Johnston

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Renewal in the New Year

Health, beauty & wellness tips from eight local experts BY KELCY WILBURN

46 Assisted Living Guide Seven local facilities share their amenities BY SARAH RAVITS

50 St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events January-April 2019 COMPILED BY MORGAN PACKARD GRIFFITH

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(Seated) Honoree Mrs. Betty Kohn and Co-Chair Loel Weil Samuel ; (standing) JCRS Governing Member, Gala Committee Member and Gala Emcee Fred Herman; Co-Chair Sue Singer; and JCRS President Neil Kohlman The eighth annual Jewish Children’s Regional Service “Jewish Roots of Fashion Gala” will take place Saturday, March 30, at Marriott Hotel on Canal Street. The event will begin with a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres by Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts, followed by a seated dinner. A fashion show presented by Dillard’s at Lakeside featuring Jewish designers, a raffle of a bracelet courtesy of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, along with a silent auction focused on boutique shopping, restaurants and once-in-a-lifetime vacations will round out the evening. In addition, there will be JCRS “success stories” by those who have become civic and professional leaders. The gala will honor Mrs. Betty Kohn – who will be turning 95 just weeks before the event – for her support of JCRS through the establishment of the endowed Betty & Ira Kohn Camp Scholarship Fund. Established in 1855 as an orphanage in New Orleans, JCRS is currently the oldest existing Jewish children’s social service organization in the United States, as well as the only regional Jewish child welfare agency in the country. JCRS provides needs-based scholarships for summer camp experiences, college aid and assistance to children with special needs across seven Mid-South states. Tickets are available by calling (800) 729-5277 or at JCRS.org.


CO N T E N T S

In Every Issue

20 8 & 10 EDITORS’ NOTES

12 MAKING A DIFFERENCE

SisterHearts: Helping women find the greatness inside themselves

14 KIDS PLAY

AHA’s Kids Heart Challenge: First steps to maintaining an active lifestyle

16 WHAT’S HOT

Beauty

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Tantalizing Textures: NOLA Cantina’s chef Octavio Ycaza shares his Winter Shrimp Tacos

20 THE DISH

Setting a Clean Course: New Year nurturing

70 ENTERTAINING WITH BEV

Family Gatherings: Four customizable set-ups for fun

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PHILANTHROPIC FUN

76 72 WITH THIS RING

Pottharst – Girolami Elegance Under the Oaks The Botanical Garden Foundation hosted its annual al fresco dinner fête. 22

Catholic Community The 33rd annual Catholic Foundation Dinner honored Miles Gordon Stevens III. 32

Celebrating a Changemaker The National Council of Jewish Women honored Susan Hess as the 2018 recipient of the Hannah G. Solomon Award. 24

Taste of Cuba Guests at the “Feast at the Board of Trade” were treated to Old Havana elegance. 34

Representing 30 Years Tricentennial flair favored The Pro Bono Project’s three decades of “Justice For All Ball.” 26 Think Pink Saks Fifth Avenue celebrated its 20th annual “Key to the Cure” supporting cancer research. 28 Preserving the Vieux Carré Character The Vieux Carré Commission fostered a continuing love and investment in historic heritage. 30

Greenway Growth The annual “Greenway Soirée” benefited Lafitte Greenway beautification efforts. 36 “Stelllllllaaaaaa!” Literature lovers gathered to enjoy tributes to Tennessee Williams. 38 Encore for Musicians The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra raised awareness of its Encore Shop with a bubbly fête. 40

74 YOUNG BLOODS

Dr. Quinn Peeper & Attorney Michael Harold: Rach & Bach for the English-Speaking Union

75 STUDENT ACTIVIST

Ryan Joseph O’Connor: Brother Martin High School

76 SHOP TALK

Christopher Cody: Executive Chef & Owner, Oy Vey Catering

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Dr. Kimberly Field-Marvin: Headmistress, Louise S. McGehee School

78 SNAPSHOTS 80 SCHOOLDAYS 82 ONSTAGE CALENDAR 88 NOSTALGIA The Meal-a-Minit Era: Restaurateur pioneer William Gruber’s chain


JANUARY 2019 VOL. 23 ISSUE 8 Editorial EXECUTIVE EDITOR Bev Church EDITOR Morgan Packard Griffith ART DIRECTOR Ali Sullivan CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Mirella Cameran SOCIETY COLUMNIST Catherine Freeman FOOD & DINING COLUMNIST Jyl Benson WEB EDITOR Kelly Massicot EVENT PHOTO COORDINATOR Jeff Strout

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B E V ' S N OT E

We are honored to present the JCRS’ “Jewish Roots of Fashion Gala” on our January cover! Special thanks go to Honoree Mrs. Betty Kohn, a special New Orleanian who supports the Jewish Children’s Regional Service through the establishment of the Betty and Ira Kohn Camp Scholarship Fund. Thanks also to cover models: Co-Chairs Loel Weil Samuel and Sue Singer, as well as JCRS President Neil Kohlman and Emcee and JCRS Governing Member Fred Herman. They are promising a wonderful evening on March 30th at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel on Canal Street, with a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres by Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts, followed by a seated dinner. In addition, there will be a fashion show presented by Dillard’s at Lakeside featuring Jewish designers, and JCRS “success stories” who have become civic and professional leaders. A raffle of a beautiful diamond and sapphire bracelet courtesy of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, along with a silent auction focused on boutique shopping, restaurants and once-ina-lifetime vacations will round out the evening. Tickets are available at JCRS.org or by calling (800) 729-5277.You don’t want to miss any of their special events! We have a lot of features this month but one of the most important is our Registry of Charitable Events: January-April 2019, so you can plan your calendar around the important fundraisers that make our city the best! If you have a nonprofit event during that time and you don’t see it on our calendar, make sure to fill out our nonprofit events form right away: MyNewOrleans.com/CharitableEvent. At some point, almost all of us will need to discuss assisted living options. This month we offer you a section on seven local residences’ amenities, so that you can make an informed decision. Everyone turns over a new leaf in January, so check out health, beauty and wellness trends for the New Year from eight local experts in our “Renewal in the New Year” feature for ideas on where to start on your resolutions. J. McLaughlin offers classic clothes with current relevance and prides itself on strong philanthropic ties to the community. Here, they’ve chosen to give 15 percent of opening night sales to the New Orleans Town Gardeners who support such nonprofits as Grow Dat Youth Farm, Latter Library, the Edible Schoolyards and more. The new store at 3954-3956 Magazine St. offers a full assortment of men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. Definitely check it out! We loved creating the Family Gatherings photo shoot and want to thank my sister and brother-in-law, Marianne and Alan Mumford for always creating an exciting and magical place for us to gather in Mississippi. Thanks to my sister Linda Reese Bjork for photographing all of my columns. These gatherings are all ages, from young children to grandparents, and it happens several times a year. There are always 20 to 30 family and extended family and friends with non-stop games like baseball, playing pool, basketball, tennis, ping pong, going on hikes, hay rides and seeing the cows. Family is so important! If you don’t have family near, create family with close friends that you can rely on! Have a great new year!

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This year the New Orleans Ballet Association is kicking off its golden anniversary year with the “50th Anniversary Evening of Stars “on January 26th at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre at 6:30 p.m. BRAVO President Stephanie Burks and Benefactor Dinner Co-Chairs Gregory Curtis and Charlotte Bollinger (top photo), along with Honorary Chairs Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Hutto Edwards (bottom photo) will honor Jackie Clarkson, Janee Tucker and Dr. Bernard Jaffe as lifetime NOBA Board Members.

The glittering event will begin with performances by artists from the American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Ballet, and will be followed by a seated event by 1718 Catering by the Hyatt Regency of New Orleans. Guests will dine on stage with the artists with gifts generously provided by Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry, a silent auction, a champagne reception, music, dancing and more. Call 522-0996 to purchase your tickets today. Photos by Jeff Strout


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M O R G A N ' S N OT E

I don’t know about you, but I’m still recovering from the holidays. While I enjoyed spending so much time with family and friends, I’m excited to get back to my routines, including diet, exercise and self-care practices – though I think my son would be glad to continue playing with everyone and receiving new toys! I had planned on the business of club parties, Santa visits and hosting dinners, but I had forgotten about going to look at all of the lights – “Celebration in the Oaks,” “Audubon Zoo Lights” and all of the beautiful neighborhoods full of spirit. Not to mention the cookie swaps, spur-of-the-moment walks and trying to find time to see friends and neighbors. If I’ve learned anything from all of this, it’s that from now on I’m going to schedule in “DNT:” Do Nothing Time, and make it non-negotiable. Maybe that will even be my New Year’s resolution. Our feature “Renewal in the New Year” offers ideas and tips from eight local experts to help you get down to the business of achieving those health, beauty and wellness resolutions you’ve set. And while you’re planning the first quarter of your year, look to our Registry of Charitable Events: January-April 2019 to fill your calendar with amazing nonprofit events. If you have an event you don’t see listed here, please fill out our online form: MyNewOrleans.com/CharitableEvent. Also, if you have an event May-August 2019 for which you already have a date, fill out that form now to get it on our calendar. As we age, moving to a place with amenities such as memory and health care can be a smart alternative to living alone. Thankfully, local assisted living facilities also boast spas, restaurants and feelings of independence. Learn about seven of our area’s finest in this year’s Assisted Living Guide. For those of you who weren’t at our Activists of the Year event in December, I’ve got some exciting news. Starting this year, St. Charles Avenue’s Courts of Carnival will be its own stand-alone publication! It will still be sent to every subscriber of St. Charles Avenue, but it will also be available for purchase. We are so excited to bring this amazing tradition to you in a way that you can collect, and to be the publication of record for our sensational Courts of Carnival. Call 504-828-1380 to subscribe to Avenue and reserve your copy today! Enjoy this month and the clean slate it gives us to make each year better than the last – and don’t forget to add some DNT to your schedule!

Morgan Packard Griffith

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

SisterHearts Helping women find the greatness inside themselves By Catherine Freeman

Fireworks, champagne toasts, “Auld Lang Syne,” black eyed peas, collard greens and resolutions. How routine and fortunate it is for me to say goodbye to the past year and feel the hopeful anticipation of possibilities of the year to come. However, for formerly incarcerated individuals something as seemingly simple as having a “fresh start” is much harder to come by. At nearly double the national average, Louisiana has one of the highest incarceration rates in the United States. But most people serving time in our state’s prisons don’t remain there forever and a large percentage are eventually released. Typically upon release they receive $20 and a bus ride, and have little or no direction on how to transition to becoming a functioning citizen again. Reentry programs are scarce and society doesn’t always welcome with open arms ex-offenders who strive to find housing, employment and emotional support so they can make a better life for themselves. Following 13 years in prison and her own consequent struggles after being released, SisterHearts Founder Maryam Henderson-Uloho vowed to use her experience to assist and empower other formerly incarcerated women to discover a path to cross back over into society with dignity. In prison, HendersonUloho explains, women are “desensitized, dehumanized and demoralized” to the point that not only is an individual not allowed to make a decision, but eventually she becomes incapable of decision making and therefore gradually less and less independent. The negative

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collateral consequences of a prison stay can be so overwhelming that many ex-offenders, while physically released from prison, are never fully mentally released. Upon her release though, HendersonUloho knew she had to “rehumanize” herself to survive and decided to do so by serving others. She began her journey with just a suitcase of used items she sold on New Orleans street corners, and within just three years was able to acquire the current space in Arabi to launch the SisterHearts Re-Entry Program. Focused on providing female ex-offenders with a safe environment for healing and achieving new goals, SisterHearts provides personal development courses, transportation, bank account support, driver’s license support and other resources to assist with their reintegration into society. Through her mantra that decarceration requires truth, trust and honesty, the SisterHearts Re-Entry program provides a community of friendship and compassion enabling women to regain their independence and find success. One of the most important components of the SisterHearts Re-Entry Program is the 17,000-square foot SisterHearts Thrift Store, a partnership with St. Bernard

Parish to employ formerly incarcerated individuals. Filled to the brim with donated high-quality and interesting merchandise, the Thrift Store provides a nurturing space for ex-offenders – men and women – “to develop a human-tohuman connection through customer service”. And most importantly through working at the SisterHearts Thrift Shop, participants in the program can find subsequent employment and economic stability more easily because they’ve held a job. Truly a community thrift store, one customer explained “There’s heart in everything at SisterHearts! Gracious service, outstanding bargains and all for a good cause. The nuggets you find at SisterHearts will surprise you.” Henderson-Uloho’s inspiring story of her rise from the devastation of prison to power demonstrates that new beginnings for ex-offenders through SisterHearts’ community of friendship and positive rehabilitation benefit us all. n

A little more … To donate, volunteer or learn more about SisterHearts call 345-2276, visit SisterHeartsReentry.com visit their store at 7519 West Judge Perez Drive, Arabi.


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K I DS P L AY

AHA’s Kids Heart Challenge First steps to maintaining an active lifestyle By Brittany Kennedy

When we think of the words “heart healthy,” we picture images of exercise, foods rich in omega-3s and making sure we schedule that yearly check-up. We don’t, however, usually think about our kids, and the American Heart Association is trying to change that. Celebrating its 40th year in Louisiana schools, the AHA’s Kids Heart Challenge helps kids learn about their heart and how it works, participate in a few heart-pumping activities and raise money for scientific research as well as outreach programs. “It’s an honor to be involved with a program as long-standing as the Kids Heart Challenge. Encouraging children to take their health seriously, by engaging them through exciting, fun activities, results in both happier, healthier kids today and a smarter, more health-conscious generation in the future,” said Molly Kimball, Registered Dietician and Founder of EatFitNola. Sixty-five schools participate in the Kid’s Heart Challenge between Jefferson and Orleans parishes. According to John Beisner, the organization’s Communications Director for New Orleans and Baton Rouge, the AHA, through the Kids Heart Challenge, noticed the value whole-child centered learning brings to both students and schools. The decision to base the program in schools is geared toward having the widest impact they can have in the community by engaging kids in a big way early on. The Kids Heart Challenge has four main activations as part of the program this year: a

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jump-rope challenge, a basketball activity, a dance and an obstacle course. With each of these activities kids learn how moving and staying active can get their heart pumping and keep them healthy. Meanwhile, their diversity shows kids that “exercise” doesn’t have to involve a bike, a ball or a playground. Instead, simply moving more while doing something you enjoy can be small first steps to maintaining an active lifestyle. Janet Pitzen, Physical Education Teacher and Coordinator for the Kids Heart Challenge™ at Phoebe Hearst Elementary School in Jefferson Parish, has partnered with the AHA for 24 years, and counting. “I continue with the Kids Heart Challenge™ because it’s fun and educational. My job is to instill the love to move, play and have fun in my students. If they start young, they’re more likely to continue making healthy choices throughout their lives,” says Pitzen. Phoebe Hearst Elementary was the No. 1 performing school in Jefferson Parish last year, having raised $5,748.66. Over the years, Pitzen and her team have raised over $110,000. As part of the program’s evolution during its 40-year history, the activities have been intentionally designed to promote “wholechild” health by supporting both their physical as well as emotional wellbeing. When kids dance, cheer their classmates on and take pride in their strength and accomplishments, they build confidence and

learn social skills that they’ll take with them throughout their lives. The students aren’t the only ones that can benefit from this program; the schools also see a host of benefits, including direct give-backs and a new curriculum that can help teachers promote the lessons Kids Heart Challenge is trying to instill. Teachers have access to several classroom activity plans, and their schools can apply for funds from a new grant program. The funds raised by the Kids Heart Challenge support advocacy initiatives to keep physical education in schools, ensure kids have access to healthy foods and provide resources to advocate for CPR in school laws that ensure every student knows how to save a life. Since 1949, the AHA has funded $4.1 billion in research, and currently funds 2,000 scientists around the United States. n

Just the Facts ... To find out if your child’s school is participating in Kids Heart Challenge, visit Heart.org/KidsHeartChallenge. Educators and students can join the Kids Heart Challenge Facebook Group, Facebook.com/group/KidsHeartChallenge, to share stories, best practices and successes. To learn more about other school programs, or to make a donation to the American Heart Association, visit Heart.org.


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W H AT ' S H OT

Beauty By Sarah Ravits

After getting through these winter holidays, it’s time to treat yourself before heading into Carnival season. These local shops and vendors offer a wide array of products to help you step into the new year feeling beautiful, refreshed and renewed.

1. This natural weightless formula foundation, available in 14 shades, hydrates while providing nourishing coverage. Voodoo Makeup, 515 St. Louis St., 756-4500, VoodooMakeup.com 2. Improve your pucker with Skin Medica HA5, which incorporates the science of Hyaluronic acids and lip-plumping agents for fullness and hydration. Dr. Sean R. Weiss Facial and Reconstructive Surgery, 2201 Veterans Blvd., Suite 408, Metairie, 814-3233, SeanWeissMD.com

3. Stay refreshed with this nontoxic, aluminum-free deodorant with bacteria-busting properties and soothing aloe to protect delicate skin. Oxalis Apothecary, available at multiple local locations, OxalisApothecary.com 4. Smooth, soft hair just got easier with Speed of Light Blow Dry Accelerator Spray. Paris Parker, multiple local locations, (877) 878-4438, ParisParker.com 5. Incorporate Sonoma lavender heated blankets, neck rolls, neck pillows and eye masks into your self-care routine. The lavender and eucalyptus aromatherapy soothes

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W H AT ' S H OT

� rattled nerves while the weight and adjustable temperature of flaxseed helps heal strained muscles. Woodhouse Day Spa, 4030 Canal St., 482-6652, WoodhouseDaySpas.com

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6. Exfoliate and nourish your skin with Black Jack Body Scrub, handmade in the Bywater using locally roasted coffee beans, Louisiana brown sugar, Pacific sea salt, organic sunflower, sweet almond and olive oils, a blend of essential oils and vitamin E. Southern Rhoades Apothecary, 432-9782, SouthernRhoades.com 7. Show off some local flair for the new year with the “Winter Krewe” collection, which are vegan and cruelty-free. Pictured are: Big Easy Ballin’, Dressed, Cher;,Creole Mustard, Mais La;, Ridin’ the Tracks, Under Da Sea and Beans, Boudin & Brass. Native Polish, available at multiple local locations, NativeNailPolish.com 8. Accent Prime is Alma Lasers’ most revolutionary technology in body-contouring, skintightening, cellulite-reduction and hair-removal. Belladonna Day Spa, 2900 Magazine St., 8914393, BelladonnaDaySpa.com

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ON THE MENU

Tantalizing Textures NOLA Cantina’s chef Octavio Ycaza shares his Winter Shrimp Tacos

Winter Shrimp Tacos

Spicy Sweet Potato Purée

20 Gulf shrimp (21-25) 10 Mawi corn tortillas (6 inches) 8 ounces Spicy Sweet Potato Purée* (recipe below) 8 ounces Mirliton & Coconut Slaw* (recipe below) 8 ounces corn starch (for dredging shrimp)

1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes 1 ½ ounces habanero peppers 12 ounces passion fruit juice 2 ounces granulated sugar 1 ounce vegetable oil

PEEL and devein shrimp, set aside and refrigerate. Make the purée and the slaw. ASSEMBLE tortillas, putting two together and toasting them on both sides. (This will give you a crunchy outside with a warm and chewy center.) DREDGE shrimp in cornstarch, shake off excess and fry until golden and crispy. Let excess oil drain off and salt to taste. PUT 2 ounces of each purée and slaw on the taco. Place shrimp on top of the purée. SERVES 5

CUT sweet potatoes in half lengthwise, place face down on a baking sheet and bake at 500 degrees until flesh is fork tender. Scoop out all flesh, weigh and set it aside. Chop up the habanero and place in a small sauce pot along with sugar, oil and passion fruit juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until you have 6 ounces of juice. Then, blend liquid mixture until smooth. Next, in a food processor purée the sweet potatoes and, when smooth, add the habanero glaze. Let it run until an ultrasmooth texture develops.

Mirliton & Coconut Slaw 1 pound mirliton, sliced as thinly as possible on a mandolin 8 ounces unsweetened coconut milk 4 ounces red onions, feathered as thinly as possible 1 ounce salt (to cure the mirliton) ¼ ounce mint, chiffonaded

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PHOTOS BY JE FFERY J OHNSTON

NOLA CANTINA 437 Esplanade Ave., 266-2848

CUT mirliton in half, remove seed and slice lengthwise. Add salt to mirliton, rub together well, let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse mirlitons under running water (using a strainer as a cover). Combine all ingredients.


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THE DISH

Setting a Clean Course New Year nurturing By Jyl Benson

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Clean Course Meals Grill Bowl with Shrimp

PHOTO BY MIK E LIR E T TE

I first met Kim Sawyers in 2017 when she was applying for a grant offered by the Feed Justice Team (of which I am a member) at First Unitarian Universalist (FUU) Church. We were looking for someone with a home-based culinary business who would benefit from use of the church’s large commercial commissary kitchen from which both the Feed Justice Team and CrescentCare’s Food for Friends program operate. I remember her sharing the heartbreaking story of the experience that inspired her to change her life. A New Orleans native with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Xavier University, in 2014 she had just obtained her Master’s Degree in Public Health from Tulane University when she took a trip to Taiwan. She stood out because she was African American. She really stood out because she was more than 100 pounds overweight. “One of our last days there, we took a trip to the beach and a group of local guys made a bet to see who could lift me up. I had never been so embarrassed in my life. That hurtful moment was my turning point. “It inspired me to do something about me,” says Sawyers, 29. The lowest point in my life led to my greatest revelation.”


She returned home and, battling obesity and pre diabetes, she learned how to eat fresh, non-processed foods and to move more. In 2016, she founded Clean Course Meals, a gourmet, healthfocused meal prep and delivery service out of her New Orleans home. The difference between Sawyers’ company and others like hers was her mission to educate low-income communities where change was needed most. She also offers personal fitness training. “There are vulnerable residents in our community that need additional education and incentives to make healthy choices for their families,” Sawyers says. “Prevention is the most significant guiding principle toward building a healthy community and nutrition education is necessary to accomplish this. We educate the community through the Clean Course Healthier Families Initiative,” the educational portion of her business. After a little over a year of turning out hundreds of meals working weekends and some nights from the FUU kitchen, Kim, a mother of three, won the fourth annual Startup St. Bernard pitch competition: a $100,000 prize package of cash and in-kind services that would help take Clean Course Meals to a brick and mortar location. To qualify the business had to relocate to St. Bernard Parish.

BEARCAT, 2521 Jena St., 309-9011, BearcatCafe.com CLEAN COURSE MEALS, 1800 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, 603.8101, CleanCourseMeals.com

Try This: Bearcat offers “Good Cat” and “Bad Cat” menu options, making it possible for meat-eating, fried food devotees to dine peacefully with those seeking more healthful vegan options. On a recent visit I was dining with my friend Dan Robert, a dyed-in-the-wool Cajun who spent 25 years as a meat inspector with the USDA. This guy has no interest in a vegan tofu scramble, so he opted for the daily special: a hefty split buttermilk biscuit crowned with a deep fried soft-shell crab under a blanket of crawfish cream gravy. I went for the Vegan Quesadilla: tofu scramble, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onion, cashew queso and avocado. Everyone was happy.

In November Clean Course Meals opened at 1800 E. Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette. Now, in addition to subscribing to the company’s meal preparation and delivery service (a week of customized meals is delivered every Monday), a storefront cafe is open for quick grab-and-go wraps, salads (a favorite is the roasted butternut squash and seasonal citrus salad) and grill bowls, as well as daily plate lunch specials including red beans with brown jasmine rice, roasted Cajun cauliflower and a side salad (Mondays). On Wednesdays choose from grilled Jerk chicken or roasted chickpeas with Spanish cauliflower rice, both served with rosemary sweet potato wedges and garlic broccoli. On Saturday choose from a Thai turkey burger or a Thai black bean burger, both are served with roasted sweet potato fries and a side salad. n

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PHIL ANTHROPIC FUN

Elegance Under the Oaks

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The Botanical Garden Foundation hosted its annual al fresco dinner fête. By Shelby Simon

This year’s “Magic in the Moonlight” featured an elegant dinner served under the majestic oaks and the twinkling lights of the New Orleans Botanical Garden on flower-filled, candlelit tables. An opening cocktail party was held in the Azalea/Camellia garden including champagne and hors d’oeuvres from all of the participating chefs. “Magic in the Moonlight” cuisine was prepared by chef Greg Sonnier of Gabrielle and Joel’s Catering. The “Moonlighter” dinner, provided for patrons 40 and under, was served familystyle, and featured passed hors d’oeuvres from chef John Sinclair of Longway Tavern, starters from chef John Bel of Meauxbar, a main course from chef Ben McCauley of Sylvain and dessert by chef Nathan Richard of Cavan. The auction featured extravagant prizes, such as a pair of French 19th century stone garden lions and a gardening consultation with landscape architect Michael A. McClung of Four Seasons Landscape; a dove hunting trip in Uruguay from Black River Outfitters; and a dinner for 10 prepared in your home by James Beard Award-winning chef Sue Zemanick. Raffle prizes included a private chef experience at Mooneyes Kitchen, a Napa Valley Reserve Magnum bottle and artwork by Cleland Powell III. In addition, Porter Lyons Jewelry Pull Program offered Mystery Boxes including jewelry items valued from $50 to $500. Music was provided by Harry Hardin and his classical and jazz quartet during the cocktail party and dinner. DJ Brice White provided music at the after-party in the Pavilion of Two Sisters. Proceeds support the Outdoor Teaching Kitchen scheduled to open in the Fall of 2019, which will host educational programs, cooking demonstrations and workshops. Joey Brown, Liz Brown and Jessie Haynes served as Chairs. The “Moonlighter” party within the party was chaired by Leigh Thorpe, Brooke Levy and Caitlin Brewster. n

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1. Gala Chairs Joey Brown, Jessie Haynes and Liz Brown 2. Moonlighter Chairs Caitlin Brewster, Leigh Thorpe and Brooke Levy 3. Bob Becker, Rebecca and Dr. Dan Lester and Paul Soniat 4. Sweet Dupuy with David and Barbara Waller 5. David Kerstein and Susu Stall 6. Natalie Finnegan with chefs Greg and Mary Sonnier

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY JEFF STROUT

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Celebrating a Changemaker The National Council of Jewish Women honored Susan Hess as the 2018 recipient of the Hannah G. Solomon Award. By Shelby Simon

The National Council of Jewish Women proudly honored Susan Hess as the 2018 recipient of the coveted Hannah G. Solomon Award. Susan Hess was selected for epitomizing the qualities of NCJW founder Hannah G. Solomon, and for acting as a catalyst for positive social change in the community. She helped establish and led several organizations including the Louisiana Nature and Science Center and the University of New Orleans Foundation. Hess has made impact through leadership within a wide variety of community organizations including the SPCA and New Orleans City Park, among others. The award luncheon took place at the New Orleans Marriott, and featured an opening reception and lunch provided by the Marriott. Table centerpieces featured Halloween scenes, complete with scarecrows and hues of fall foliage. Kathy Shepard served as Event Chair. n

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1. Event Chair & Board Member Kathy Shepard, Vice President Sarah Covert and President Barbara Kaplinsky 2. Susan Kierr, Bill and Honoree Susan Hess and Vivian Cahn 3. Hospitality Chair Sue Singer and Board Members Loel Samuel and Judge Miriam Waltzer 4. Liz Yager and Mimi Schlesinger 5. VP of Development Barbara Greenberg and Board Member Dana Shepard 6. Ina Davis, Marjorie Bissinger and June Leopold

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WHAT: 2018 annual "Hannah G. Solomon Luncheon,� benefiting the National Council of Jewish Women WHEN: Monday, October 15 WHERE: New Orleans Marriott


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Representing 30 Years

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Tricentennial flair favored The Pro Bono Project’s three decades of “Justice For All Ball.” By Shelby Simon

The Pro Bono Project celebrated its 30th annual “Justice for All Ball” this year with a festive gala filled with nods to the New Orleans Tricentennial. Held on the grounds of the Audubon Zoological Gardens in the Odenheimer Pavillion, the Merry Antoinettes greeted Patron Party guests as they walked along a path illuminated by fleur-de-lis color boxes in purple, green and gold. Two large Blaine Kern Mardi Gras Jesters emblazoned with golden “30s” stood at the entrance. Pigeon Catering provided a menu featuring Louisiana flair and specialty cocktail – the French 300 – celebrated the city’s Tricentennial. Songstress Nayo Jones covered songs from the 1930s through today. The evening’s emcee, Mark Romig, gathered the crowd for a thank you program for Honorary Chair Calvin C. Fayard Jr., who was presented with an engraved bowl courtesy of Adler’s by Co-Chairs Sharonda Williams and Kevin Colomb, and incoming 2019 Committee Chair Nadège A. Assalé. At the gala, guests were treated to The Big 30 Old-Fashioned specialty cocktail, created in honor of Calvin C. Fayard Jr.’s favorite cocktail. More than 20 food and beverage providers, along with Audubon Catering, provided cocktails and cuisine. A special video tribute to 30 groupings who have been important to the success of The Pro Bono Project and the ball played outside the Queen’s Room, where an audio and video booth captured stories from guests who wished to share their memories. The live auction, featuring six items, was a huge success; this year’s biggest item was the “NCIS: New Orleans” Behind The Scenes Tour. The silent auction tables showcased more than 40 items donated by area businesses and individuals, including the addition of a “bucketlist” travel adventures section provided by AmFund and more than 30 raffle packages. n

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Event at a Glance

1. Co-Chairs Kevin Colomb and Sharonda Williams with Frances Fayard and Honorary Chair and Honoree Calvin C. Fayard Jr. 2. Robert Redfearn, incoming 2019 Ball Committee Chair Nadège A. Assalé and incoming 2019 Board Chair Chris Ralston 3. Van Robichaux, Judge Sarah S. Vance, Patrick Vance and Justin Woods 4. Bruce and Jackie Shreves and Bob Brickman 5. Sharika Mahdi, Phil Wittmann and Katie Lasky 6. Mark and Barbara Kaplinsky, Dana Douglas and Andy Black

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WHAT: “Justice For All Ball,” benefiting The Pro Bono Project WHEN: Friday, October 5 WHERE: Audubon Tea Room


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Think Pink

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Saks Fifth Avenue celebrated its 20th annual “Key to the Cure” supporting cancer research. By Shelby Simon

All three floors of Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans were decked in an elegant array of pink décor to celebrate “Key to the Cure” benefiting the Louisiana Cancer Research Center. This year marked the 20th anniversary of the annual benefit, which has raised $2,200,000 for cancer research. Each of the floors hosted small bites and beverages from a vast array of local restaurants, caterers and liquor purveyors, with a host of sweets and desserts surrounding the third floor. Musical entertainment was provided by Alexey Marti Sextet on the first floor, the ELS Show Band on the second floor and Paul Sanchez and Mark Carroll on the third floor. Judith Faye provided tarot card readings for curious patrons. The Saks Fifth Avenue’s Best of Fall/Winter 2018 Fashion Show took place on the third floor featuring the trendiest designer fashions of the season. Co-Chairs were Carolyn Elder, Louellen Berger, Patricia Brinson and Olivia Manning. Honorary Co-Chairs Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna H. Edwards were in attendance. Governor Edwards delivered remarks at the fashion show. Approximately 600 guests attended the festive event. Saks also donated 10 percent of sales from the “Key to the Cure” weekend to the LCRC. n

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1. Sue Singer and Marianne Kohn with (standing) Darryl Berger and Steven Putt 2. Honorary Co-Chairs Gov. John Bel Edwards and Donna Edwards with Gayle Benson 3. Michelle T. Reynoir, Phyllis Taylor and Kevin Clifford 4. Kim Sport with Mike and Pam Thompson 5. Diane Franco, Fred Holley, Jane Goldring and Sandra Pulitzer 6. Dr. Thomas Wiese, Dr. Reynold Verret, Suzanne Key and Sven Davisson

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WHAT: “Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure,” benefiting the Louisiana Cancer Research Center WHEN: Wednesday, October 10 WHERE: Saks Fifth Avenue at the Shops at Canal Place


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Preserving the Vieux Carré Character

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The Vieux Carré Commission fostered a continuing love and investment in historic heritage. By Shelby Simon

The Vieux Carré Commission Foundation celebrated the launch of “The New Vieux: An Education & Engagement Program” for the craftsmen and caretakers who will carry the cultural heritage of the beloved French Quarter and city into the future. The foundation’s mission is to support the preservation and protection of the French Quarter’s invaluable historic architectural heritage as well as its quaint and distinctive character and ambiance. The “Spirit of the Vieux Carré VIP Party” took place at the home of Elie and Daniela Khoury at their newly renovated home in the French Quarter. The highly unusual renovation project required extensive collaboration with the Vieux Carré Commission, making it a perfect “success story” setting for the party. This year’s honorees were S. Stewart Farnet, Founder; Very Rev. Philip G. Landry, St. Louis Cathedral Rector; and Jeffrey M. Poree and Darryl Reeves, Master Craftsmen. The menu was designed and catered by Windsor Court Hotel. Champagne was provided by Veuve Cliquot. Live music in the courtyard was provided by the French Quarter-based jazz group Tim Laughlin Trio. Indoors, Key Sound performed at the piano. Gala Chairs were Hosts Elie and Daniela Khoury as well as Sydney Anderson and Juli Miller Hart. Honorary Chairs were Louellen and Darryl Berger. The special celebration was intimate in both number and atmosphere, with guests enjoying the Khourys' home and courtyard. n

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1. Co-Chair Juli Miller Hart, Co-Chairs and Hosts Daniela and Elie Khoury and Co-Chair Sydney Anderson 2. Andrew and Robyn Schwarz with Elesha and Albert Kelleher 3. Marian, Larry and Melissa Gibbs

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WHAT: “VIP Sponsor Party,” benefiting Spirit of the Vieux Carré WHEN: Thursday, October 4 WHERE: Home of Elie and Daniela Khoury


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Catholic Community

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The 33rd annual Catholic Foundation Dinner honored Miles Gordon Stevens III. By Shelby Simon

The Catholic Foundation hosted its annual dinner to bring the Catholic community together for an evening of fellowship, and to publicly thank and recognize those who have contributed to the success of the organization’s mission. The evening began with a cocktail hour, which was followed by dinner and the program. At the dinner, Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond and the foundation presented the Saint John Paul II Award to Miles Gordon Stevens III. The award recognizes the stewardship exhibited by a person of high moral character and exemplary values who has rendered unselfish volunteer service to the institutions and programs of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. A humble recipient, Gordon simply said, “If you are very blessed, you need to give back.” Reverend Timothy Hedrick, pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, opened the evening with the invocation. The Archbishop Rummel High School Honor Guard led the group in the pledge of allegiance. Following the presentation of the honoree and award by the Archbishop, Reverend Joseph Doyle gave the benediction. Reverend Kyle V. Dave, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Belle Chasse, closed the evening by leading a recessional of “Let There be Peace on Earth.” The Hilton Riverside catered the three-course meal. A video detailing the importance of Catholic community premiered at the dinner, and featured commentary by students, nonprofit leaders, seminarians, pastors and more, like Catholic Foundation Board President Jamie Lassere; Catholic Foundation Board Member Ellen Lee; Fr. Rodney Bourg, Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church; Mary Jane and John Becker; Dr. Kenneth St. Charles, president of St. Augustine High School; and Sr. Marjorie Hebert, president and CEO, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans. The Annual Dinner Committee was Co-Chaired by Patricia T. “Patsy” Hotard, Anne Dardis and Cindy Nolan.

WHAT: "2018 Catholic Foundation Annual Dinner,” benefiting The Catholic Foundation WHEN: Thursday, October 11 WHERE: New Orleans Hilton Riverside 1. Cory Howat, Archbishop Gregory Aymond and Ann and Honoree Miles Gordon Stevens III 2. Co-Chairs Cindy Nolan, Patsy Hotard and Anne Dardis 3. Vice President Gus Kuntz, President Jamie Lassere and Past President Ralph Cox Jr.

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Taste of Cuba Guests at the “Feast at the Board of Trade” were treated to Old Havana elegance. By Shelby Simon

The “Feast at the Board of Trade” transported guests to Old Havana with an elegant, tropical brunch evoking Cuban style and cuisine. The event honored Dr. Lake Douglas. The courtyard at the New Orleans Board of Trade featured tables draped in lime green satin cloths, with indoor tables covered in cream linens surrounded by gold chairs. Table centerpieces featured tall, ornate arrangements of baby palms, white gladioli, elephant ears, bamboo shoots and curly willows. Fedoras, cigar boxes, coffee beans and floral fans enhanced the whimsical, thematic décor. Pigeon Catering provided mini grilled Cuban sandwiches, tacos and fried plantains in mango chutney, and tiny cupcakes topped with coarse sugar. A mojito bar offered the choice libation. Javier Gutierrez & Vivaz performed Latin jazz. Lindsey Labadie presided as Event Chair, and Norma Grace was the Event Speaker to the 200 patrons in attendance. n

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1. Event Speaker Norma Grace, Debbie Delahoussaye, Honoree Dr. Lake Douglas and Flo Schornstein 2. Lanette Dumas and Event Chair Lindsy Labadie 3. Kristi Trail, Denise Estopinal and Ann McDonald

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Greenway Growth

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The annual “Greenway Soirée” benefited Lafitte Greenway beautification efforts. By Shelby Simon

Ensuring the Lafitte Greenway remains a healthy and vibrant public space that connects people to nature, their destinations and to each other, Friends of Lafitte Greenway hosted the sixth annual “Greenway Soirée,” the organization’s largest annual benefit. Held trailside at the Cellar on St. Louis, the event flowed between a tented outdoor space with twinkling string lights and an indoor space dressed up for the night. This year, for the first time ever, the soirée “went blue” thanks to major sponsorship from Blue Bikes. All event attendees received a one-year membership to New Orleans’ new bike share system so they could both support the Greenway and ride through it in style. The event opened with a Patron Party immediately followed by the main event, and concluded with a late-night event for those who wished to continue mingling. The Host Committee included Dr. Eric Griggs, Monty Lunn and Michel Varisco. Event Co-Chairs were Dawn Anuszkiewicz and Leonetta Terrell. This year recognized Honoree Jeffrey Thomas, former Friends of Lafitte Greenway Board Chair. Catering was generously donated by more than a dozen restaurants. A selection of craft beer was donated by Second Line Brewing, fine wines by Bizou Wines & Mystic Vine, cocktails by The Velvet Cactus, Seven Three Distilling and Ethiopian coffee by La Vie En Rose Cafe. Musical entertainment was provided by Mario Abney and the Abney Effect and DJ Slick Leo. An auction featured prizes such as a Las Vegas vacation package with entertainment and airfare tickets; private parties at Parkway Bakery & Tavern including food and beverages; a Saints Staycation including tickets to the Saints vs. Rams game at the Superdome and a stay at the Ritz-Carlton; and a Retrospec Bicycle and tune up bike package from Dashing Bicycles. n

WHAT: “Greenway Soirée,” benefiting Friends of Lafitte Greenway WHEN: Friday, October 5 WHERE: The Cellar on St. Louis 1. Jason and Co-Chair Dawn Anuszkiewicz with chef Chris Montero and chef Justin Kennedy 2. Co-Chair Leonetta Terrell and Greenway Ambassador Derek Wilson 3. Board Member Antonia Keller, Destinie Hammond, Geoff Coats and Executive Director Sophie Harris Vorhoff

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Literature lovers gathered to enjoy tributes to Tennessee Williams. By Shelby Simon

Inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright’s themes of desire and passion, the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival staged a benefit called “An Evening of Desires.” Guests enjoyed music, scenes from plays and poetry by and inspired by the works of Tennessee Williams. Funds raised contribute towards the 2019 Festival programming, which will take place from March 27-31. The event took place at the brand-new and beautifully constructed WYES Kornman Performance Studio. The VIP party décor and the stage set and lighting followed the themes of passion and desire in deep shades of red and purple. The evening began with a VIP cocktail hour featuring cuisine and drinks provided by NOPSI Hotel and served by chef Neal Swindler himself. Second Line Brewing also sponsored the event, providing the aptly named “Saison Named Desire.” Event Chairs were Board President Peggy Scott Laborde, Board Vice President Sara Woodard, Francine Segal, Executive Director Paul J. Willis and Managing Director Tracy Cunningham. Harpist Luke Brechtelsbauer entertained the crowd during the cocktail hour. Board President Peggy Scott Laborde began the performance portion of the evening by welcoming everyone to the new WYES venue and thanking the evening’s sponsors. Francine Segal provided background on each vignette, which included scenes from Williams’ plays along with his poetry, and songs on the themes of desire. Brechtelsbauer provided harp interludes between scenes. Performers included Beth Bartley, Leslie Castay, Leon Contavesprie, Augustin J Correro, Brenda Currin, Todd d’Amour, Janet Daley Duval, David W. Hoover, Harry Mayronne, Nell Nolan, Francine Segal and Anaïs St. John. n

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1. Board President and Co-Chair Peggy Scott Laborde and Poppy Tooker 2. Performer Leon Contavesprie, Kathleen Van Horn, Board Vice President and Co-Chair Sara Woodard and Performer David W. Hoover 3. Performer Nell Nolan and Performer and Co-Chair Francine Segal

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WHAT: “An Evening of Desire,” benefiting the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival WHEN: Tuesday, October 9 WHERE: WYES Kornman Performance Studio


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Encore for Musicians

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The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra raised awareness of its Encore Shop with a bubbly fête. By Shelby Simon

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra hosted “Baubles and Bubbly for Beethoven” to publicize the Encore Shop, a resale boutique which specializes in designer clothing, shoes and accessories that directly benefits the musicians and artists of the LPO. The beautiful home of Mary Matalin and James Carville was decorated with flowers, oversized champagne glasses filled with “bubbles” and candles for the benefit. Music was provided by LPO musicians, John Reeks on the clarinet and son Jesse Reeks on the keyboard. MeMe’s New Orleans Cafe and Catering provided a buffet. Betty Speyrer created cocktail-sized desserts and Rita Lapinto created mini pralines. The champagne flowed freely! Key boutique items included a Chanel red leather clutch, black Prada heels, a silver St. John cocktail suit, an Escada jacket, and a Mignon Faget sterling cuff bracelet with rose quartz cabachon with matching earrings. The event broke all records in attendance with more than 200 guests. Carol Hall presided as Event Chair with Marilyn Dittmann as Sponsor Chair and Carolyn Landwerlin as Boutique Chair. Melissa Gordon serves as Chair of the Encore Shop. n

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1. James Boyd, Event Chair Carol Hall, Encore Shop Chair Melissa Gordon and Charlotte Lewis 2. Boutique Chair Carolyn Landwerlin, Paul Leman, Sponsor Chair Marilyn Dittmann and Nancy Fridge 3. Linda Grillot, Courtney Anne Sarpy, Kathleen Davenport and Betty Speyrer

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WHAT: “Baubles and Bubbly for Beethoven,” benefiting Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra WHEN: Tuesday, October 9 WHERE: Home of Mary Matalin and James Carville


Renewal in the New Year Health, beauty & wellness tips from eight local experts By Kelcy Wilburn

New Year’s resolutions can be fun to think up during the festive holiday season, when we’re eating and drinking with abandon. But now that the New Year has arrived, it’s time to get down to business. While some of us are trying to cheat our way out of too-lofty goals, others are putting their noses to the grindstone and setting out to accomplish a new look, better health, increased mindfulness or a more fruitful lifestyle. Local health, beauty and wellness professionals are no strangers to resolution-seekers and offer advice and services to help achieve a new you. Weight loss always ranks as one of the top New Year’s resolutions. Some embrace it; others revolt. Whether you’ve committed to a weight loss goal or are just considering a step in that direction, there are a variety of programs available to assist. Medi Weightloss is a medically supervised weight loss clinic that uses trained medical staff to guide patients along their weight loss journey. Upon starting the program, patients are examined by a physician to see if they qualify for a prescription appetite suppressant. Weekly visits are scheduled with a health coach to monitor diet and weight loss, and if the patient is placed on medication, monthly follow up with a physician will occur. The Medi Weightloss Plan includes diet and exercise recommendations. “Patients have access to the Medi Weightloss website, which is full of recipe ideas. We also offer protein shakes, protein bars and

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other food and vitamin supplements, including an herbal appetite suppressant for patients not on a prescription,” says Jennifer Cabibi, Clinic Manager. Patients also get a one-month free trial at Ochsner Fitness Center as part of the Medifit program, where they’re consulted by a personal trainer with the option to join at a discounted rate at the end of the trial month. “We also offer B Complex injections to help with energy. Patients who follow the weight loss program and get injections see better weight loss results,” says Cabibi. Looking and feeling good can also be achieved with self-care that goes beyond eating well and exercising. Treating ourselves with a little selfpampering can help us unwind, and massage offers a number of health benefits for the mind and body. Spas like Belladonna Day Spa offer many refreshing treatments to help you renew your mind and body while offering a relaxing escape. Brand Ambassador Bethany Lirette suggests the Revitalize Body Treatment, which starts with a detoxifying still bath followed by a replenishing bamboo scrub and relaxing deep tissue massage. She also recommends manicures and pedicures as affordable mini-escapes. “We also just opened our new Suites at Belladonna. It’s our private guesthouse with four unique suites. You can enjoy one of our boutique rooms for an overnight stay and use our hydrotherapy garden with hot tub, steam showers and dry sauna. We have private treatment rooms that are perfect for a couple’s massage as part of the experience,” says Lirette. Along with these relaxing spa offerings, Belladonna has expanded into fitness and aesthetics with its Be Fit Personal Training and Alma Lasers Accent Prime laser services such as body contouring, hair removal and skin tightening. “We encourage all guests to make full use of our campus,” says Lirette. When you’re attempting to finesse your look, part of the fun is deciding on wardrobe. And while you work out to look good, you also want to feel like you look good working out. “Treat yourself to something that looks and feels good, and see how your confidence and motivation changes. We can help you with that,”

says Christina Calamia, Owner of SWEAT. SWEAT is a women’s activewear boutique on Magazine Street that carries high quality, high fashion brands. According to Calamia, SWEAT provides activewear beyond the boundaries of a workout and says the “sweat-to-street” styles can be worn during a workout or a night out. “We believe in an active lifestyle and we even more strongly believe that when you look good, you feel good, and part of that is your workout attire,” she says. “As we grow, our goal is to become a lifestyle store providing all items to help you live your best active and healthy life.” To that end, the boutique offers glass water bottles, essential oil items, yoga mats, gym bags and more in addition to its activewear staples like leggings and sports bras. Incorporating healthy foods isn’t just for weight loss – adding certain nutrients and eliminating toxins can positively affect our bodies, whether it shows through healthier skin and hair or simply improves the body’s functioning. A few blocks down from SWEAT is Raw Republic, an all-organic, cold-pressed juice bar offering cleanses, smoothies and healing foods and experiences. “Our intention in all that we do is to help our customers expand into a deeper relationship with their own healing and happiness,” says Sheena Mannina, who co-owns Raw Republic with Evan Cretini. “Most of what makes us feel unhealthy stems from a congested digestive system and heavy emotions. A juice cleanse, or incorporating whole foods full of enzymes, water and life can help to restore the gut and reduce whole body inflammation,” says Mannina. “Also, some of our wellness events can support a deeper connection through healing within.” In January, Raw Republic offers a “New Year, New You” special: purchase a cleanse and get $15 off an acupuncture session. The juice bar hosts a number of workshops and events to promote healing, which can be found online. Some changes are more easily made to the body than others, and while we can control our caloric intake and level of fitness, we can’t exactly turn back the hands of time and with a Bewitched-like twitch of the nose achieve decades-younger skin. We can, however, seek some help in that department.


“There are many changes that happen as we age, so what works to freshen up one person’s look may not be what’s needed for the next,” says Sean Weiss, MD, FACS at Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Weiss encourages anyone considering facial cosmetic procedures to begin with a comprehensive evaluation to develop a relationship and plan for their aesthetic concerns. “Many people start with something as simple as Botox injections and skin care, while others may take a more aggressive approach with RF microneedling,” he says. For patients looking to contour the jawline and lift the neck but who aren’t ready for a facelift, Dr. Weiss recommends the Thermi Tight as a one-time treatment that achieves results. Weiss says the treatment can achieve dramatic results when coupled with liposuction in the neck. To optimize the results of more aggressive procedures, he recommends ongoing maintenance. “This frequently involves regular use of Botox and fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm. When coupled with skin tightening and collagen induction treatments, amazing results are possible,” he says. Dr. Ali Sadeghi of Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery echoes that approach. “Externally, I recommend peels, Botox and fillers to obtain a fresh look with minimal to no downtime.” However, Dr. Sadeghi also stresses the importance of taking an internal approach to a fresher appearance as well with a lifechanging food and wellness perspective, which could include juice cleanses, a liver detox and a healthy, well balanced diet. Externally, Sadeghi names CoolSculpt and Emsculpt as contouring options for the body, while fillers can be used to obtain symmetry in the face. A bright, white smile is another way to freshen up your look. According to Dr. Elizabeth Riggs, achieving straight, white teeth is a great starting point for one’s smile. With technologies like Invisalign, it’s easier now than ever for adults to straighten their teeth. Additionally, teeth whitening can be accomplished easily with in-office bleaching or at-home treatments. Dr. Riggs can also help whiten a smile by replacing discolored crowns and bridges.

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Dr. Riggs recommends booster bleaches for maintenance, which she says can be done as often as once a year. Maintaining white teeth can have a lasting impact on one’s life and confidence. Once achieving straight, white teeth, Dr. Riggs recommends finishing your smile makeover by framing your smile – a little Botox or dermal filler can plump thin lips and eliminate the little lines around lips. These actions can take years off your look, she says. Many people think of varicose and spider veins as a cosmetic issue, and it may be one they’re looking to address in 2019. However, these veins can be symptoms of a larger venous insufficiency problem, according to Dr. Richard Gitter of the Gitter Vein Institute. The institute is a minimally invasive surgery center using innovative techniques to treat and cure varicose veins, spider veins, vascular malformations, venous ulcers and other peripheral venous system abnormalities. Dr. Gitter recommends that anyone showing symptoms such as varicose and spider veins or swelling, burning and/or restless legs should be evaluated by a professional, as venous insufficiency can lead to more serious health problems. “I recommend scheduling an appointment and getting an ultrasound. It’s really that simple. It’s called a diagnostic ultrasound and it’s to evaluate any of those signs or symptoms of venous insufficiency,” says Dr. Gitter. “The reason to have it evaluated and the reason the overwhelming majority of insurance companies do cover venous insufficiency is there’s increased risk for blood clots, bleeding and for skin ulcers.” According to Dr. Gitter, new technologies such as VENCLOSE™ radiofrequency ablation system and Varithena® medication are effective treatments for patients looking to improve their health and eliminate unsightly veins.

Note: St. Charles Avenue magazine doesn’t advocate plastic surgery except under certain conditions. Please consult your doctor before undertaking any medical procedure or large change to your diet.


Medi Weightloss®  Ochsner Baptist 2820 Napoleon Avenue 325-2315 Belladonna Day Spa 2900 Magazine St. 891-4393 BelladonnaDaySpa.com SWEAT 6023 Magazine St. 252-9097 SweatNola.com Raw Republic 528 Magazine St.  324-8234 RawRepublicJuice.com Dr. Sean Weiss – Facial Plastic Surgery 2201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 408 Metairie 814-FACE  SeanWeissMD.com/StCharlesAvenue Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery 3434 Prytania St., Suite 420 322-7435 ArBreastCenter.com Elizabeth Riggs Dentistry 3442 Magazine St. 891-1115 SmilesByRiggs.com Gitter Vein Institute 1 Galleria Blvd., 100 Metairie 833-0111 GitterVein.com


Assisted Living Guide

Seven local facilities share their amenities

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By Sarah Ravits


W

hen it comes to helping

Another aspect that Barclay is proud of

an elderly loved one into

is The Blake’s affordability: “Though our

an assisted living facility,

communities strive to offer a higher level

it can be a comfort to know that there

of service to today’s older adult popula-

Old Metairie Gardens (Peristyle Residences) Old Metairie Gardens, owned and

are several high-quality options in New

tion, it’s very important to us that our

operated by Peristyle Residences, is

Orleans that compassionately cater

communities are also affordable. People

slated to open this month. It will con-

to residents’ individual needs as they

are often surprised to find out that our

sist of two single-story, ranch-style

navigate the aging process.

rates are comparable to other options for

homes with nine bedrooms each, so it

assisted living in their areas,” he says.

offers a smaller and “less overwhelm-

7904 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, 737-

ing environment” than other facilities,

7770 BlakeLiving.com/ColonialClub

says Suzanne Alford, a representative

The Blake at Colonial Club

for the community. That being said,

The Blake at Colonial Club is currently under construction at the corner of Jefferson Highway and Colonial Club Drive in Harahan. With an anticipated

she believes its rooms are among the

Home Care Solutions Home Care Solutions, newly acquired

opening of Spring 2020, its staff seeks to

by Poydras Home, specializes in com-

build relationships not just with its future

passionate in-home care, Alzheimer’s

residents, but also with their families.

care and Aging Life Care Management™

Glenn Barclay, co-founder of the Blake

services to help elderly residents ex-

Management Group, says, “I’ve worked in

tend their independence at home. The

health care for many years and am drawn

facility is committed to providing

to senior living because it’s honestly the

high-quality care that keeps “loved

most fun sector of the health care indus-

ones safe and comfortable while giving

try.” The buildings, he says, are designed

families peace of mind,” says Jennifer

to be enjoyed by up to five generations.

Brammel, marketing coordinator for the

The Blake will offer seniors and their

community. She adds that caregivers

families a “unique” senior lifestyle op-

are matched to be compatible with its

tion in order to address their expecta-

residents personalities in order to meet

tions for the highest level of technology

their individual needs.

and innovative apartment design. The

“Home Care Solutions Care Mana-

community will incorporate a full-ser-

gers navigate the care of your loved

vice coffee shop, restaurant and lounge,

ones with expertise and heart and are

expansive courtyards, media theater,

experienced advocates with creative

a chapel, a salon and spa, outdoor

solutions for complex situations and

fireside seating and an “unmatched”

all care concerns,” says Brammel. Ad-

activity program.

ditionally, the care managers’ familiarity

“Our residents are very active, and

with local resources brings efficiency

they expect us to keep up with their

and often helps families save money

already active lifestyles,” says Bar-

while their compassionate understand-

clay. “We take many trips out in the

ing of the aging process saves family

community to museums, festivals and

members and residents from distress.    

performances and often have live en-

421 N. Causeway Blvd. #502, Metairie,

tertainment for our residents to enjoy.”

828-0900, HomeCareNewOrleans.com

most spacious of any assisted living facility in the area. Many of the incoming residents have dementia or other memory issues, so tending to those issues is a major priority. All team members are trained in dementia care, and therapeutics include aromatherapy, pet therapy and music therapy, including live music, to nurture the residents and improve their quality of life. There is also a chapel room open daily for residents to express their faith. Old Metairie Gardens also offers bathing, dressing and grooming assistance, 24-hour personal care, medication assistance and activities and entertainment. Dining is also an aspect that Old Metairie Gardens focuses on; its menu was created by acclaimed chef Aaron Burgau, who will attend its grand opening. Overall, says Alford, the community is committed to providing loved ones with exceptional care, compassion, comfort, communication and community. 344 and 348 Lake Ave., Old Metairie, 713-3273, PeristyleResidences.com/ OldMetairieGardens

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Vista Shores (Schonberg Care) Located on Bayou St. John in the

pendent living apartment homes, a formal dining room, a library, a card room, a

Lake Vista neighborhood, Vista Shores

business office and a spacious parlor for

is situated on a property that was once

entertaining. The campus also includes

a country club. The three-story building

St. Anna’s at Lambeth House, which fea-

features a top floor that’s designated

tures 56 private nursing care residences.

to assist residents with Alzheimer’s and

It also offers 15 secure memory care

dementia, but the first two floors are full

rooms and 61 assisted living apartments

of residents who are still independent

with a wide array of floor plan options.

and active in the community and often go off-site at their will. Vista Shores caters in particular to

The community takes a holistic approach to aging, says its chief operating officer, Jeré Hales. “We have amenities

the social needs of aging residents, with

to support active aging that include life-

garden clubs, happy hours and art-relat-

long educational programs, a beautiful

ed activities, says Suzanne Alford, who

wellness center, an art studio and an all-

represents the community.

faiths chapel that provides enrichment

“One of the most important contributions Vista Shores makes is the relation-

to the lives of aging adults.” Gardening, yoga and tai chi are also

ship we foster between its oldest and

options for Lambeth House residents,

youngest citizens through our ongoing

along with personalized fitness train-

partnership with Christian Brothers

ing for independent-living residents, an

Elementary School,” says Alford. “Seeing

aquatics fitness program, art instruc-

the smiles and laughter and witnessing

tion, a book club and even line danc-

those special bonds being formed is a

ing. Many of these programs were in

joy to behold.”

fact, implemented by its residents, who

Lake Vista also offers a support group, open to the public on the second Saturday of every month beginning at 11 a.m.,

spearhead the activities, Hales notes. 150 Broadway St., 865-1960, LambethHouse.com

which is free and open to people caring for those with Alzheimer’s. The team members believe that “a strong community is a connected com-

Poydras Home Poydras Home has been a New

support to all residents affected by

munity, and Vista Shores is proud to

Orleans fixture since 1817. While it was

continue building those connections.”

originally constructed as a home for

Poydras Home is also committed

girls orphaned from the Yellow Fever

to designing programming options to

outbreaks, it’s now a community that

enrich the lives of the entire commu-

offers compassionate, cutting-edge

nity. It partners with the New Orleans

care for the elderly.

Museum of Art for its “Artful Minds at

5958 St. Bernard Ave., 288-3737, VistaShores.com

Lambeth House

Its Oak House Assisted Living facil-

Alzheimer’s and dementia.”

NOMA” program, wherein memory

ity was constructed in 2013 and offers

care residents experience monthly cu-

choices available to its residents and

three levels of support for its resi-

rated, small group museum visits led

guarantees access to on-site assisted

dents. It also features a secure mem-

by specially trained docents. Poydras

living and nursing care if needed.

ory care area. Chief Operating Officer

Home also works with the Louisiana

Erin Kolb says that it “continues our

Philharmonic Orchestra for “Soul

River, Lambeth House features a main

long history of mission-driven dedica-

Strings For Seniors: Musical Memories.”

12-story building made up of 118 inde-

tion to provide expert-level memory

This program is delivered by four-

Lambeth House emphasizes the

Situated Uptown by the Mississippi

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string musicians, led by a licensed mu-

medical needs of its residents. Heather

whole person through these values to

sic therapist. Residents also frequently

Jones, Assisted Living Activities

offer a better quality of life.”

attend LPO open rehearsals.

Coordinator, says that residents take

5354 Magazine St., 897-0535, PoydrasHome.com

Christwood Activites and care are resident-driven at Christwood in Covington.With

In 2017, Christwood also opened

outings to local restaurants and enjoy

Longleaf at Christwood, which is a

musical entertainers and educational

specialized residential memory care

speakers, painting and card games.

community that offers a full range of

Jones also says there’s an expansive

assisted living support, with a focus on

butterfly garden that was recently

helping those with memory issues live

installed outside the solarium.

as independently as possible. Here,

“Daily care and programs at Christ-

residents work with dementia-trained

gourmet dining, a contemporary fitness

wood follow the eight dimensions of

staff while family members and physi-

center (including an indoor saltwater

wellness, which are: social, spiritual,

cians create customized plans for their

heated pool), a spa and salon and

physical, emotional, environmental,

continued care.

wellness classes, its staff is committed

occupational, intellectual and finan-

to physical, spiritual, intellectual and

cial,” says Jones. “Our staff cares for the

100 Christwood Blvd., Covington, (985) 292-1235, ChristwoodRC.com

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St. Charles Avenue’s

Registry of Charitable Events JANUARY - APRIL 2019 Compiled by Morgan Packard Griffith

JANUARY 9 “President’s Circle Reception”

BENEFITS: Preservation Resource Center EVENT INFO.: President’s Circle

members of the PRC are invited to an exclusive unveiling of the PRC’s new Strategic Plan for a special look into the future of the organization. Executive Director Danielle Del Sol will present the plan as part of an elegant evening reception at a local historic landmark home. To gain admission to this exclusive event, become a President’s Circle member or renew your President’s Circle membership by calling 581-7032 or visit PRCNO.org/ shop/memberships/presidents-circle. TICKETS: $1,200/Ticket LOCATION: Private Home CONTACT: 581-7032

17 “Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award Gala”

BENEFITS: New Orleans Wine & Food

Experience EVENT INFO.: NOWFE is thrilled to

announce that the 2019 Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Award will be bestowed on the unofficial “Ambassador for New Orleans,” Mark Romig. TICKETS: $175/Ticket LOCATION: Ritz-Carlton New Orleans CONTACT: 655-5158, NOWFE.com

17 “A Night of Blue”

BENEFITS: Crimestoppers GNO EVENT INFO.: The evening will

feature blues music from local artists including Rockin Doopsie, Robin Barnes and James, as well as food from area restaurants, open bar and silent auction items. All money raised will go toward funding youth crime prevention programs. TICKETS: $85/Ticket in Advance; $150/2 Tickets in Advance; $100/Ticket at Door; Sponsorships Available LOCATION: Generations Hall CONTACT: 837-8477

18-19 “Bal Masqué”

EVENT INFO.: This year’s gala will

and Stephen Stryjewski will host an evening to kick off Carnival Season and to benefit the youth of New Orleans featuring food and drink from some of the country’s top chefs and mixologists with entertainment by international and local artists. TICKETS: $300+/Ticket LOCATION: Sugarmill CONTACT: BalMasque.LinkStryjewski.org

honor Social Justice Honorees Chief Justice Bernette Johnson, Kenneth Polite and Alan Philipson, and Pro Bono Honorees Sam Ford, Caroline Crosby, Lillian Grappe and Patty and Madison McMurray. The Gala will be followed by a Core Members AfterParty. TICKETS: $100/Ticket; $10,000/ Sponsorship LOCATION: NOPSI Hotel CONTACT: LouisianaAppleseed.org

18 “Big Wig Ball: Rocky HAIRror Wig Show”

26 “50th Anniversary Evening of Stars”

Professionals

Volunteer Organization of the New Orleans Ballet Association EVENT INFO.: This year, NOBA is honored to have Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Hutto Edwards serve as Honorary Gala Chairs to help kick off its golden anniversary year with a star-studded evening, celebrating 50 years of Bringing Dance to Life in New Orleans. This glittering event will feature performances by some of the world’s most distinguished artists from companies such as American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet. The performance evening will be followed by a grand seated event by 1718 Catering by Hyatt Regency New Orleans with the artists. The gala will also feature gifts by Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, a silent auction of premium items, a champagne reception, music, dancing and more. TICKETS: $250+/Ticket LOCATION: Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts & Hyatt Regency New Orleans CONTACT: 522-0996, extension 208

BENEFITS: Link Stryjewski Foundation EVENT INFO.: Chefs Donald Link

BENEFITS: Sylvain Society Young EVENT INFO.: The Big Wig Ball is a

themed fundraising party featuring food, libations, music, raffle, auction, and wig contest to crown New Orleans’ official “Big Wig.” This event serves as the New Orleans Opera’s official kick off to carnival season and will raise funds to support free Student Night Out performances of opera at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. TICKETS: $50/Ticket LOCATION: Opera Guild Home CONTACT: 529-3000, NolaBigWig.com

22 “2019 Porsche of New Orleans Leukemia Cup Regatta Kickoff Party”

BENEFITS: Leukemia & Lymphoma

Society

EVENT INFO.: Join the local chapter of

the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as they kick off their regatta campaign for 2019. Hear from Honored Hero Ayanna “YaYa” Singleton on the impact that LLS has had on her life since her diagnosis. There will be food provided by Southern Yacht Club and a cash bar. TICKETS: Free LOCATION: Southern Yacht Club CONTACT: 837-0945

24 Ninth annual “Good Apple Gala”

BENEFITS: Louisiana Appleseed

BENEFITS: Ballet Resource And

27 Sixth annual

“King Cake Festival”

BENEFITS: Ochsner Hospital for Children EVENT INFO.: Taste test King Cakes from

the finest bakeries and listen to live music while supporting pediatric programs at

Ochsner Hospital for Children. TICKETS: Free LOCATION: Champions Square CONTACT: KingCakeFestival.org

FEBRUARY 7 “New Orleans Take Steps” BENEFITS: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation EVENT INFO.: This annual walk

represents people coming together for a common goal – friends, families and coworkers form fundraising walk teams and motivate and inspire each other along the way. The festival will be filled with live music, food, kids’ entertainment, education materials and more. Take Steps has brought together more than 300,000 people and raised over $85 million to fund breakthrough research, public and professional education and patient support services in communities across the nation. TICKETS: Free to register LOCATION: Audubon Park, Shelter 10 CONTACT: 917-903-1038, CCTakeSteps. org/NewOrleans2019

9 “Ochsner Red Tie Affair”

BENEFITS: Ochsner Health System EVENT INFO.: This gala will celebrate

the accomplishments and journeys of cardiology patients and providers across the Ochsner Health System, with all funds raised support Ochsner cardiology patients and services. The event will also celebrate the life and work of the late Dr. John Ochsner. TICKETS: $250/Ticket; Tables Available LOCATION: Ritz-Carlton New Orleans CONTACT: 842-7113

10 10th annual “Recycled Fashion Show”

BENEFITS: Bridge House / Grace House EVENT INFO.: This annual event will

highlight thrift store finds on the runway, where local designers will invent unique outfits for models to showcase, exclusively using clothing and accessories found within Bridge


House / Grace House’s thrift stores. TICKETS: N/A LOCATION: Rock ‘N’ Bowl CONTACT: 821-7134

16 “Get Yah Praise On”

BENEFITS: Audubon Nature Institute EVENT INFO.: A gospel music event

during Black History Month spotlighting local gospel and inspirational artists. TICKETS: Included with admission/ membership LOCATION: Audubon Zoo CONTACT: 581-4629, AudubonNatureInstitute.org

student-initiated moral and character education clubs on junior and senior high school campuses. All golfers will receive a golf polo, breakfast and awards lunch. TICKETS: $150/Ticket LOCATION: Beau Chene Country Club CONTACT: 885-0980

16 20th anniversary “Soul Revival”

BENEFITS: Legacy Donor Foundation EVENT INFO.: This annual event will

School: 7701 Walmsley Ave. CONTACT: 865-9401

honor Legacy Donor Foundation’s Founder, the late David Voelker, along with past board members, event chairs and hosts from its past 20 years. It will feature a musical revue with a Louisiana gospel choir, bands and DJ Rob Nice, alongside a feast of soul food. TICKETS: $100/ Ticket Under Age 35; $150/Ticket LOCATION: Port of New Orleans CONTACT: 558-8900, OrganAwareness.com/Soul-Revival

MARCH

16 “Temple Sinai Gala”

16 “Dominican Legacy Gala: Diamonds Are Forever” BENEFITS: St. Mary’s Dominican

High School

EVENT INFO.: N/A TICKETS: $95/Ticket; $300/Patron

Couple Ticket

LOCATION: St. Mary’s Dominican High

9-10 “Soul Fest”

BENEFITS: Audubon Nature Institute EVENT INFO.: This event is a two-day

family-oriented celebration of African American culture featuring live music and a wellness fair with handmade crafts, and soul and Creole cuisine available for purchase. TICKETS: Free with Admission/ Membership LOCATION: Audubon Zoo CONTACT: 581-4629, AudubonNatureInstitute.org

15 40th annual

“Lark in the Park”

BENEFITS: Friends of City Park EVENT INFO.: The annual fundraiser

will feature live music, cuisine from over 40 of New Orleans’ best restaurants, libations from Republic National Distributing, multiple live entertainers, a car raffle from Bryan Subaru, live and silent auctions and fireworks. All proceeds will benefit the revitalization of Storyland. TICKETS: $75/Ticket Under Age 35; $90/FOCP Members; $100/Ticket LOCATION: City Park CONTACT: 483-9376

15 17th annual “Next Generation Golf Tournament”

BENEFITS: Next Generation EVENT INFO.: This four-man scramble

event will benefiting the 52 Next Generation School Clubs across the Gulf South Region to establish

BENEFITS: Temple Sinai EVENT INFO.: The annual gala will

honor Cantor Joel Colman’s 20 years of service at Temple Sinai. TICKETS: $100/Ticket LOCATION: Temple Sinai CONTACT: 861-3693

16 “UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball”

BENEFITS: United Negro College Fund, Inc EVENT INFO.: This ball is hosted by

UNCF and local corporate sponsors to involve celebrities, dignitaries, civic leaders, volunteers, educators and other supporters in the annual local fundraising activities of UNCF. The evening will include national live entertainment, dining provided by celebrity chefs, dancing, student testimonials and a parade of masks. TICKETS: $600/Ticket LOCATION: Hyatt Regency New Orleans CONTACT: 581-3794

19 35th annual “Mad Hatter’s Luncheon

BENEFITS: Women’s Guild of the New

Orleans Opera Guild Association EVENT INFO.: This annual luncheon features a fashion show by Saks Fifth Avenue, a Hat Contest and roving Alice and Wonderland characters. TICKETS: $110/Ticket; $130/Ticket at Runway Table LOCATION: Sheraton New Orleans CONTACT: 529-2278

21 “2019 Goldring-Woldenberg Major Donor Dinner”

BENEFITS: Jewish Federation of

Greater New Orleans EVENT INFO.: The GoldringWoldenberg Major Donor fêtes major donors to the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans. Generously underwritten by Darryl and Louellen Berger and The Windsor Court Hotel, this event is open to those who make a minimum household gift of $10,000 to the Jewish Federation. TICKETS: $36/Ticket LOCATION: Windsor Court Hotel CONTACT: 780-5601

21 10th annual

“Harvest at Home”

BENEFITS: Second Harvest Food Bank EVENT INFO.: “Harvest at Home” is

designed to encourage conversation about hunger in our community, while providing support for Second Harvest; the campaign is centered on a fresh fruit or vegetable to symbolize the campaign, and anchored by a local guest chef and a signature recipe. Individuals are invited to contribute at the $250, $500, $1,000 levels and above, with an invitation to this event for each couple donating above $1,000. All donors receive a special gift bag delivered to their home that includes the chefs’ featured recipe and a special culinary treat, a cookbook, materials on hunger and Second Harvest, and a “Harvest at Home” yard sign to visibly show their support of the food bank. TICKETS: $1,000+/Couple Reception Ticket; Multiple Contribution Levels LOCATION: Private Home CONTACT: 729-2820

22 36th annual “French

Quarter Festival Gala”

BENEFITS: French Quarter Festivals, Inc. EVENT INFO.: This annual party serves

as a fundraiser for the nonprofit event producer, French Quarter Festivals, Inc.’s, musician fund. The party will feature a full dinner and an open bar courtesy of Abita Brewing Company and Brown-Forman. TICKETS: $155-$500/Ticket LOCATION: City of New Orleans Steamboat CONTACT: 522-5730

22 “2019 Drafts for Crafts”

BENEFITS: The National WWII Museum EVENT INFO.: This annual fundraiser

organized by The National WWII Museum’s Young Benefactors serves as a platform for the museum’s ongoing efforts to restore significant WWII macroartifacts, including 1943 Ford-American LaFrance Fire Truck, a macro-artifact in the Museum’s collection that will be used to educate the public about service on the American Home Front. The Fire

Truck will be restored as an Army fire engine and will help museum visitors interpret the broad range of occupations and tasks needed to win the war. TICKETS: Various LOCATION: The National WWII Museum CONTACT: 528-1944, extension 330, DraftsForCrafts.org

23-24 “Annual Shotgun House Tour”

BENEFITS: Preservation Resource

Center

EVENT INFO.: This self-guided tour

features seven private residences that showcase the livability and versatility of New Orleans’ beloved shotgun houses. TICKETS: $20/PRC Members; $30/ Ticket in Advance; $35/Ticket Day-of LOCATION: Headquartered at St. Katharine Drexel School CONTACT: 581-7032, PRCNO.org

23 “Art & Soul”

BENEFITS: NOCCA Institute EVENT INFO.: This year, guests will enjoy

treats from dozens of local restaurants; a massive silent auction offering vacation packages, experiences and art; and entertainment from Alexis & The Samurai, the Sasha Masakowski Family Quartet, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band (all of which feature NOCCA alumni!). TICKETS: $50+/Ticket LOCATION: NOCCA CONTACT: NOCCAInstitute.com/ artandsoul

23 “2019 Opus Ball: A Tribute to Fats Domino”

BENEFITS: Louisiana Philharmonic

Orchestra

EVENT INFO.: This annual ball will

feature local heritage and musical history, with the Carlos Miguel Prieto conducting LPO in a performance of Fats Domino’s greatest hits. There will also be a Patron Party, a seated three-course dinner, dancing and live auction led by Erik Paulsen. TICKETS: $125-$10,000/Ticket LOCATION: Sheraton Hotel CONTACT: 523-3593

23 “Keeping Our Promises Gala” BENEFITS: Daughters of Charity

Foundation of New Orleans

EVENT INFO.: This annual event will

include live entertainment, food, drinks, the Inspired Cross Awards presentation, a silent auction with some unique offerings and much more. TICKETS: $100/Ticket; $175/Patron Ticket LOCATION: The National WWII Museum CONTACT: 212-9544


23 38th annual “Sugarplum Ball”

BENEFITS: Children’s Hospital EVENT INFO.: This year’s ball is

themed “Puttin’ on the Glitz.” The night will include a silent auction featuring unique artwork, fine jewelry, vacation packages, sports memorabilia and much more. Nearly 40 restaurants will serve offerings from their menus while live music fills the venue. There will even be miniature golf as a featured area at the ball for Patrons. This year’s event will provide funding to help create a Pediatric Simulation Training Center at Children’s Hospital. TICKETS: $350-$50,000/Ticket LOCATION: Sugar Mill CONTACT: 896-9375, CHNola.org/ Sugarplum

23 “The Hike: Tunes, Tales

and Trails Festival”

BENEFITS: Friends of Lafitte Greenway EVENT INFO.: This annual flagship

event began in 2006 as community members bushwhacked along an overgrown railroad with dreams of a trail. Now, celebrate the Greenway with a community festival with live music, food, drink, Greenway tours and storytelling. TICKETS: Free LOCATION: Lafitte Greenway CONTACT: 702-6778

24 “YEP Fest”

BENEFITS: Youth Empowerment Project EVENT INFO.: This third annual

fundraiser, featuring “Pedal for YEP,” is an afternoon of fun, competitive pedicab races among sponsoring businesses, as well as a festival complete with live music, entertainment, raffle giveaways, food trucks, drinks and kids activities. The accompanying Patron Party will be held at the home of Margaret and Ken Beer during the week before the event. TICKETS: Free; Donations Accepted LOCATION: YEP Offices CONTACT: 522-1316, YEPFest.org

27-30 33rd annual “Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literacy Festival”

BENEFITS: The Tennessee Williams/

New Orleans Literary Festival EVENT INFO.: The five-day event offers a range of speakers and performers; writer’s craft sessions; panel discussions; celebrity interviews; a scholars conference; a book fair; a breakfast book club; theater; food and music events;

French Quarter literary and LGBT walking tours; and special evening events and social gatherings. In late March, they toast Williams’ birthday with theater, literary panels, food and music events featuring luminaries and the brightest new talents in American arts. This literary and multicultural event sees 13,000+ seats filled each year in the French Quarter. TICKETS: Varies LOCATION: Throughout the French Quarter CONTACT: 581-1144, TennesseeWilliams.net

27-31 “Art in Bloom 2019 Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond”

BENEFITS: New Orleans Museum of Art EVENT INFO.: This annual event

showcases spectacular floral designs created by over 100 exhibitors that remain on display at NOMA for four days. Proceeds benefit education projects and exhibitions at NOMA and community projects of The Garden Study Club of New Orleans. TICKETS: N/A LOCATION: New Orleans Museum of Art CONTACT: 658-4106

28 “Celebration for

Children’s Rights”

BENEFITS: Louisiana Center for

Children’s Rights EVENT INFO.: This cocktail reception, affords LCCR the opportunity to recognize its successes achieved over the past year, and look ahead to a future of making Louisiana a better place for all its children. TICKETS: Donations accepted LOCATION: The Building CONTACT: 658-6862

29-30 11th annual

“Hogs for a Cause”

BENEFITS: Hogs for a Cause EVENT INFO.: This year’s annual

festival will feature over 20 notable bands playing alongside 90 barbecue teams serving mouth-watering BBQ and vying for title of Grand Champion. Music headliners include Trampled By Turtles and Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. The event will feature music from the Bud Light Stage, Blue Plate-Luzianne Stage and Phelps Dunbar Tent, along with the return of the Craft Beer Hall. TICKETS: Various LOCATION: UNO Lakefront Arena Fields CONTACT: HogsForTheCause.org

29-31 16th annual “Saints & Sinners Literary Festival”

BENEFITS: The Saints & Sinners Literary Festival EVENT INFO.: The “SAS Festival” is an internationally-recognized event that brings together a who’s who of LGBT publishers, writers and readers from throughout the United States and beyond, and features panel discussions and master classes around literary topics that provide a forum for authors, editors and publishers to talk about their work for the benefit of emerging writers and the enjoyment of fans of LGBT literature. LOCATION: Hotel Monteleone CONTACT: 581-1144

29 “Amazing Grapes Wine Auction”

BENEFITS: Hermann-Grima + Gallier

Historic Houses

EVENT INFO.: This evening under the

stars will feature Creole cuisine, live music, delicious wines and specialty cocktails, alongside impressive vintages, rare bottles of wine and other great items through an online auction. TICKETS: $150/Young Professional Patron; $250/Patron LOCATION: Hermann-Grima House Courtyard CONTACT: 274-0744

29 “Go Red For Women Luncheon”

BENEFITS: American Heart Association EVENT INFO.: This luncheon is part of

“Go Red For Women,” the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Since its debut 15 years ago, Go Red For Women has brought together thousands of women who’ve worked to eradicate heart disease and stroke around the world. Guests can participate in free health screenings and a silent auction, and the ticketed hearthealthy luncheon and program will include stories of local women affected personally by heart disease. TICKETS: $150/Ticket LOCATION: Hyatt Regency New Orleans CONTACT: 872-3491

29 10th annual “Paint the Town Green”

BENEFITS: Raintree Children and Family Services EVENT INFO.: The annual event will feature live music from the Yat Pack, complimentary food and beverages, and a live and silent auction. All funds raised from this very important event help make a difference in the lives of children

TICKETS: $125/Ticket LOCATION: Pavilion of the Two Sisters CONTACT: 899-9045

30 Eighth annual “Jewish Roots Gala”

BENEFITS: Jewish Children’s Regional Service EVENT INFO.: This year’s gala will honor Mrs. Betty Kohn – who will be turning 95 years just weeks before the event – for her support of JCRS through the establishment of the endowed Betty & Ira Kohn Camp Scholarship Fund. The event will feature a style show curated and presented by Dillard’s at Lakeside Mall that highlights Jewish designers and incorporates professional models as well as JCRS “success stories” – former JCRS aid recipients who have become civic and professional leaders. The evening will also include a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres created by Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts and its family of restaurants followed by a seated dinner. A silent auction focused on boutique shopping, restaurants and once-in-a-lifetime vacations will round out the evening. TICKETS: $250+/Ticket LOCATION: New Orleans Marriott CONTACT: (800) 729-5277, JCRS.org

30 “A Night Under the Stars” BENEFITS: Cabrini High School EVENT INFO.: Cabrini will hold its

revamped gala as “A Night Under the Stars” at the school’s historic campus, featuring a buffet dinners sponsored by some of New Orleans best restaurants and caterers, music by a jazz trio, dancing, a number of raffles and silent and live auctions. TICKETS: $40/Presale Alumnae; $50/ Presale Ticket; $60/Ticket at Door LOCATION: Cabrini High School CONTACT: 483-8684

30 “Notre Dame Seminary Gala” BENEFITS: Notre Dame Seminary EVENT INFO.: Held on the grounds of

the Seminary, the gala will feature food, music, a raffle, live and silent auction items. All money raised goes towards educating priests of the future. TICKETS: $125/Ticket; $200/Patron Ticket LOCATION: Notre Dame Seminary CONTACT: 866-7426, extension 375, NDS.edu

31 “Parkway Promenade XXVIII: An Evening in Monte Carlo” BENEFITS: Jefferson Beautification, Inc. EVENT INFO.: A “Southern Elegance”

extravaganza, featuring a sit-down dinner, live entertainment, dancing, raffles and live auctions featuring artwork by James Michaloupolas.


Jefferson Beautification, Inc., formed in 1990 to provide funding for tree planting and beautification projects on public green space in Jefferson Parish. TICKETS: $80/Ticket/$250-$10,000/ Sponsorships Available LOCATION: Chateau Country Club CONTACT: 737-7583

APRIL 4 10th annual “An Edible Evening”

BENEFITS: Edible Schoolyard

New Orleans

EVENT INFO.: All proceeds from this

garden party under the stars will be a celebration of local cuisine, signature wine, live music and student-made goods to ensure that children learn to make healthy connections to food and the natural world, through hands-on, garden-based food and nutrition education classes at all FirstLine Schools. TICKETS: $60/Ticket; $150+/Patron and Sponsor levels LOCATION: Langston Hughes Academy CONTACT: 421-1060

4 “Man & Woman of the Year 2019 Kick-Off” BENEFITS: Leukemia & Lymphoma

Society

EVENT INFO.: This event will

debut the 2019 candidates to the community, and marks the start of the 10-week fundraising campaign with live music, an open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres. TICKETS: Free LOCATION: The National World War II Museum, Louisiana Memorial Pavilion CONTACT: 758-3210

5 “The Revival Gala: PRC’s 42nd annual Julia Jump” BENEFITS: Preservation Resource

Center

EVENT INFO.: The PRC will celebrate

the rebirth of New Orleans’ historic Canal Street with an exclusive look at the iconic Sanlin building’s upcoming renovations. The event will also feature an open bar, dancing, local cuisine and an auction. TICKETS: $75+/Ticket LOCATION: The Sanlin Building CONTACT: 581-7032, PRCNO.org

6-7 “2019 Porsche of New Orleans Leukemia Cup Regatta” BENEFITS: Leukemia & Lymphoma

Society

EVENT INFO.: There will be sailing on

both Saturday and Sunday, with the annual “Party on Lake Pontchartrain”

on Saturday night. TICKETS: $100/To Race & Ticket; $100/Ticket LOCATION: Southern Yacht Club CONTACT: 785-3208

6 “APAS: Asian Pacific American Society Festival”

BENEFITS: Audubon Nature Institute EVENT INFO.: Live music, dance

performances and a fashion show featuring cultural garments from Asian countries make this celebration unique. Asian cuisine prepared onsite will be available for purchase. TICKETS: Free with admission/ membership LOCATION: Audubon Zoo CONTACT: 581-4629, AudubonNatureInstitute.org

6 “Studio 504: Disco for Dance” BENEFITS: Upturn Arts EVENT INFO.: This family-friendly

event will feature cuisine from local restaurants; a silent auction that will include once-in-a-lifetime experiences; and performances by NOLA Cherry Bombs, Precious: the Rose Spot Steppers, the Disco Amigos and students of Dance Grounds and Upturn Arts. Funds will raise awareness for Upturn Arts’ mission to provide “Arts for A’’” to children in the New Orleans Area. TICKETS: $35-150/Ticket LOCATION: New Orleans Jazz Market CONTACT: 390-8399, UpturnArts.org/Studio504

6 “Cochon Cotillion XXII”

BENEFITS: Bridge House / Grace House EVENT INFO.: Bridge House / Grace

LOCATION: Hilton New Orleans Riverside CONTACT: 522-0996, extension 208

9 10th annual “Friendraising Luncheon” BENEFITS: Kingsley House EVENT INFO.: This is an annual

celebration of Kingsley House’s programs and the participants they serve. Lunch will be sponsored by the Link Stryjewski Foundation, and the program will feature participants from their preschool and adult day programs TICKETS: Donations requested LOCATION: Kingsley House CONTACT: 523-6221, extension 196

11 Second annual “Heart of the Park Hat Luncheon” BENEFITS: Friends of City Park and

The New Orleans Town Gardeners EVENT INFO.: For this event sponsored by IberiaBank, don your creative chapeau for a Moet Champagne Patron Reception with the St. Augustine Brass Band around Popp Fountain, followed by a gourmet lunch and live auction. Proceeds will benefit the management and protection of the park’s live oak trees as well as projects of the New Orleans Town Gardeners: Grow Dat Youth Farm, The Edible Schoolyard, Latter Library and more. TICKETS: $150/Ticket; $250/Patron Ticket; $2,500+/Table LOCATION: Arbor Room at Popp Fountain CONTACT: 483-9376

12 “WYES Passport to

the World”

BENEFITS: WYES EVENT INFO.: This global-themed

House and the Krewe of Pork and Beads will present the first “unofficial” Mardi Gras ball of the 2019 season. There will be food, an open bar, a silent auction and a raffle. Costume or tacky attire is the suggested dress. TICKETS: N/A LOCATION: Mardi Gras World CONTACT: 821-7134

gala will support WYES’ mission of serving greater New Orleans, southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast with educational, entertaining and enlightening programming  TICKETS: $100/Jr. Gala Ticket (ages 21-40); $200/Gala Ticket; $225 Jr. Patron Ticket; $500 Patron Ticket LOCATION: Private Home CONTACT: WYES.org

9 47th annual “Prix d’Elegance Luncheon & Fashion Show”

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honor 10 men and 10 women who exemplify a unique personal style and are significant contributors in helping enhance our community. Including a delicious lunch, silent auction and raffle, the event will present a glamorous fashion show sponsored by Chatta Box Boutique and Jeff’s Haberdashery. TICKETS: $125/Ticket; $1,250/Table Sponsor

EVENT INFO.: This seated dinner will

BENEFITS: Men and Women of Fashion EVENT INFO.: This annual event will

BENEFITS: National Council of Jewish

Women, Greater New Orleans Section

feature music by the fabulous Victory Belles, special guest crooner “Frank Sinatra” and the Victory Trio. This annual gala benefits NCJW, which strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. TICKETS: $125/Ticket

LOCATION: The National WWII Museum, BB’s Stage Door Canteen CONTACT: 861-7788

13 “NOMA Egg Hunt and Family Festival 2019”

BENEFITS: New Orleans Museum of Art EVENT INFO.: Bring your family

for a fun-filled day featuring egg hunts, a petting zoo, face painting, spacewalks, painting, crafts, activities and more. TICKETS: $15/Ticket LOCATION: Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art CONTACT: 658-4106

20 “Tails but no Black Tie” BENEFITS: Equest Farm in New

Orleans City Park

EVENT INFO.: Grandstand ticket

holders will enjoy an equestrian evening of world-class riders and USEF Champion Jumpers, cuisine, cocktails and up-close viewing of the Grand Prix. Grandstand ticket holders will also be able to join the competition by betting on which horse and rider team will win the jump off competition in New Orleans’ only Grand Prix Calcutta. Attire is “Cowboy Casual.” TICKETS: $175/Grandstand Ticket LOCATION: Equest Farm CONTACT: 483-9398

23 “Harry Thompson Center Gala – Harry Says Aloha!” BENEFITS: Harry Tompson Homeless

Center

EVENT INFO.: N/A TICKETS: N/A LOCATION: Nims Center, Sacred Heart CONTACT: 273- 5547, extension 1

26 31st annual “Zoo-ToDo For Kids presented by Children’s Hospital”

BENEFITS: Audubon Nature Institute EVENT INFO.: This family-style festival

features live musical entertainment, interactive games, arts and crafts, a Toddler Area, a Junior Area and giant inflatables. Donations to the 2019 events will celebrate Audubon’s conservation efforts for giraffes, the world’s longest-necked animal and a signature species of Audubon Zoo and the Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife (ASW), Audubon’s conservation breeding partnership with San Diego Zoo Global. TICKETS: $20/Members; $25/NonMembers; $40/Early Admittance LOCATION: Audubon Zoo CONTACT: 861-5107, AudubonNatureInstitute.org


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AN ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF THE NEW ORLEANS AREA LAWYERS WHO RANKED TOP OF THE LIST IN THE 2019 LOUISIANA SUPER LAWYERS NOMINATION, RESEARCH AND BLUE RIBBON REVIEW PROCESS

Abbott, Charles H., Forman Watkins & Krutz, New Orleans

Herman, Russ M., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans

Adams, Marguerite L., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Herman, Stephen J., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans

Barrasso, Judy Y., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans

Irwin, James B., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans

Puente, Denise C., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Ralston, Christopher K., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Schonekas, Kyle, Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans

Boyle, Kim M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Kupperman, Stephen H., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans

Brown, James A., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Lane, Steven J., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans

Shapiro, Howard, Proskauer Rose, New Orleans

Cahill, Jr., Elwood F., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans

Lasky, Catherine E., Lasky Murphy, New Orleans

Sher, Leopold Z., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans

Draper, Douglas S., Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans

Magner, Michael W., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Shreves, H. Bruce, Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans

Mansfield, Mark J., Tranchina & Mansfield, Covington

Sperling, Peter E., Frilot, New Orleans

Flanagan, Harold J., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans

Manthey, Tristan Edwards, Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans

Stanley, Richard C., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans

Flanagan, Thomas M., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans

McKinney, Don S., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

Fontham, Michael R., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Morris, Edith H., Morris Lee & Bayle, New Orleans

Sterbcow, Paul M., Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson, New Orleans

Futrell, Elizabeth (Lisa) J., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Mouledoux, Andre J., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans

Talley, Susan G., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Garner, James M., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans

Neff, Carole Cukell, Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans

Tranchina, Jr., Frank P., Tranchina & Mansfield, Covington

Gibbens, Billy, Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans

Norwood, Jr., Colvin G., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

Waguespack, David F., Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans

Fendler, S. Gene, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Lee, Wayne J., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Goodman, Alan H., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans

Patrick, III, William H., Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans

Griffith, Jr., Steven F., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Peck, Stewart F., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Hayden, Jan M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Plunkett, Laura Walker, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

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Winsberg, Marc D., Winsberg & Arnold, New Orleans Wittmann, Phillip A., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans


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Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C. NEW ORLEANS

Standing (L to R): Richard P. Richter*, Ryan O. Luminais**, Martha Y. Curtis*, Kevin M. McGlone*, John T. Balhoff II *, Neal J. Kling*, Elwood F. Cahill Jr.*†, Joshua S. Force*, Steven I. Klein*, Peter L. Hilbert Jr.* Seated (L to R): Ashley Gremillion Coker**, Marie A. Moore*, Leopold Z. Sher*†‡, James M. Garner*†, Debra J. Fischman*, Jonathan B. Cerise** *Selected to Super Lawyers **Selected to Rising Stars †Top 50 Louisiana & New Orleans ‡Top 10

A Leader in Commercial and Business Law Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C. focuses on litigation and transactional matters, representing individuals and major, multinational companies in a broad range of legal matters.

10+ YEARS

SELECTED TO Super Lawyers

Clients regularly engage the firm to handle major commercial transactions, including real estate, tax, corporate, finance and banking. The firm’s litigation practice includes commercial litigation, mass torts, corporate internal investigations, insurance, maritime and admiralty law, municipal, First Amendment, administrative law, energy and environmental law, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, toxic torts, products and premises liability, arbitration, RICO violations and white-collar crime.

Leopold Z. Sher James M. Garner Elwood F. Cahill Jr. Richard P. Richter Steven I. Klein Peter L. Hilbert Jr. Marie A. Moore Neal J. Kling Joshua S. Force

The firm serves a multi-jurisdictional clientele, offering the sophisticated legal services of a large firm while maintaining the responsiveness, attention and efficiency of a smaller firm.

909 Poydras Street | Suite 2800 | New Orleans, LA 70112 | PH: (504) 299-2100 | shergarner.com SUPER LAWYERS | LOUISIANA 2019 – NEW ORLEANS AREA

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Manthey, Tristan Edwards, Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Messina, David J., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Patrick, III, William H., Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Peck, Stewart F., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Shelby, Rick M., Kelly Hart & Pitre, New Orleans Vance, R. Patrick, Jones Walker, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Waguespack, David F., Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans Pg. S-2

BUSINESS LITIGATION Aaron, Jr., William D., Aaron & Gianna, New Orleans

Broussard, Terrel J., Broussard Dispute Solutions, New Orleans

Aguilar, Ricardo A. “Richard�, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

Shaw, Danny G., ShawADR, Mandeville

Alltmont, Jack M., Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans

Shreves, H. Bruce, Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Pg. S-2

ANTITRUST LITIGATION Cunningham, Mark A., Jones Walker, New Orleans McIntyre, Jr., Alexander M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

APPELLATE Grundmeyer, Douglas L., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans LaCour, Jr., Louis C., Adams and Reese, New Orleans McReynolds, Joseph L., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Norman, Joe B., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Stern, Martin A., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Ward, Raymond P., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

Allweiss, Michael R., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Pg. S-7 Anada, Tarak, Jones Walker, New Orleans Anjier, John C., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Antis, Jr., Phillip J., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans Ballay, Brian M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Barrasso, Judy Y., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9720 Pg. S-2, S-5 Bartlett, Tad, Jones Swanson Huddell & Garrison, New Orleans Beebe, Mark R., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Beh, Thomas M., Elkins, New Orleans Belleau, Ashley L., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Benjamin, Thomas M., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans

BANKING Claverie, Sr., Philip deV., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Berger, Jamie L., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9784 Pg. S-5

Stuckey, James A., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Bergin, Edward H., Jones Walker, New Orleans Brady, Sean P., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans

BANKRUPTCY: BUSINESS Bendana, Alicia M., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Pg. S-7 Caplinger, Christopher T., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Cerone, Rudy J., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Cheatham, Robin B., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Derbes, IV, Albert J., The Derbes Law Firm, Metairie, 504-837-1230

ALBERT J. DERBES, IV

THE DERBES LAW FIRM, LLC .FUBJSJF`ȕ

www.derbeslaw.com

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Laudumiey, IV, Fernand L., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Brown, Galen S., Sullivan Stolier Schulze & Grubb, New Orleans Brown, James A., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Browne, David L., BrowneLaw, New Orleans Burvant, Robert J., King & Jurgens, New Orleans Butler, Jr., Peter J., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans Cheatwood, Roy C., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Collins, Jaimme A., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Conroy, Stephen K., Conroy Law Firm, Metairie, 504-830-3450 Cortazzo, Thomas J., Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, New Orleans

Draper, Douglas S., Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Degan, Nancy Scott, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Duck, John M., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

Denegre, Jr., George, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Forsyth, J. David, Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans

Dumestre, Mary L., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Futrell, Elizabeth (Lisa) J., Jones Walker, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Evans, Joelle Flannigan, Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans

Johnson, Jr., Patrick, Akerman, New Orleans

Farley, Matt J., Krebs | Farley, New Orleans

Kuebel, III, Omer F. “Rick�, Locke Lord, New Orleans

Feldman, Jr., Larry, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

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Lambert, Kent A., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Ralston, Christopher K., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Landis, John M., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Reasonover, Kirk, Reasonover & Berg, New Orleans, 504-526-2921

Landrieu, Martin E., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans

Redfearn, Robert L., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans

Lasky, Catherine E., Lasky Murphy, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Lee, Andrew R., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Reuter, Bryan C., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans

Grabill, Meredith S., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Lee, Wayne J., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Rosenberg, Harry, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Rosenbloom, D. Skylar, Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

Griffin, Samantha P., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Luker, Lynn, Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans

Schewe, Bruce V., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Griffith, Jr., Steven F., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Lutkewitte, Thomas J., Favret Demarest Russo Lutkewitte & Schaumburg, New Orleans

Gulotta, Jr., James C., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Masinter, Paul J., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Hardin, III, Harry S., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Mason, Omar K., Aaron & Gianna, New Orleans

Schonekas, Kyle, Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Herman, Fred, Fred Herman Law Firm, New Orleans

McGlone, Kevin M., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2133 Pg. S-3

Sclafani, Kyle, Law Office of Kyle Sclafani, New Orleans, 504-875-4079

Miller, Sr., Allen C., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Simonson, Eric J., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

Mills, Alysson L., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans Morrison, Corinne A., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Sinor, Jr., Howard E., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans

Joyce, John W., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Pg. S-5

Orlansky, C. Lawrence, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Stakelum III, P.J., Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie

King, Henry A., King & Jurgens, New Orleans

Owen, Jr., Thomas P., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans

Stanley, Richard C., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Pardee, Avery B., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Stern, Jr., Charles L., Steeg Law Firm, New Orleans

Passler, Richard G., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans

Swanson, Lynn E., Jones Swanson Huddell & Garrison, New Orleans

Fendler, S. Gene, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Flanagan, Thomas M., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Garner, James M., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2102 Pg. S-2, S-3 Geary, Covert J., Jones Walker, New Orleans Goodman, Alan H., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Holtzman, Shannon S., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Hootsell III, S. Ault, Butler Snow, New Orleans Huber, Stephen M., Huber Thomas & Marcelle, New Orleans

Kupperman, Stephen H., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9728 Pg. S-2, S-5 Kutcher, Robert A., Wagar Richard Kutcher Tygier & Luminais, Metairie

Patron, David L., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO SUPER LAWYERS WERE CHOSEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS ON PAGE S-2.

Schilling, Ellie T., Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans Schnabel, Marta-Ann, O’Bryon & Schnabel, New Orleans, 504-799-4200

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Bencomo, Raul R., Bencomo & Associates, New Orleans

Thompson, Jr., Walter C., Barkley & Thompson, New Orleans

Berniard, Jeffrey P., Berniard Law, New Orleans

Thornton, Jennifer L., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans Usdin, Steven W., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9721 Pg. S-5 Waters, Jr., John W., Bienvenu Foster Ryan & O’Bannon, New Orleans Wittmann, Phillip A., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Woolf, Matthew A., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

BUSINESS/CORPORATE Eckstein, Michael L., Eckstein Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-527-0701 Pg. S-12 George, III, Edward N., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Hines, William H., Jones Walker, New Orleans Kling, Neal J., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2112 Pg. S-3 Madden, Timothy S., King & Jurgens, New Orleans Pitre, Jr., Loulan J., Kelly Hart & Pitre, New Orleans Reso, Jr., Jerome J., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans Rieveschl, David, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Bickford, Scott R., Martzell Bickford & Centola, New Orleans, 504-581-9065 Centola, Larry J., Martzell Bickford & Centola, New Orleans, 504-581-9065

CONSUMER LAW Sterbcow, Marx D., Sterbcow Law Group, New Orleans

CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS

Davis, Leonard A., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans

Finn, William T., Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans

Eagan, Jr., Ewell (Tim) E., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans

Grodsky, Barry H., Taggart Morton, New Orleans

Herman, Russ M., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Herman, Stephen J., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Hayden, Jan M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Jones, Jr., Philip K., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Irpino, Anthony, Irpino Law Firm, New Orleans

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Krouse, A.J., Frilot, New Orleans Massey, Donald C., Couhig Partners, New Orleans

Gibbens, Billy, Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Meunier, Gerald E., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans

Hébert, Stephen, Stephen D. Hébert, New Orleans, 504-528-9500

Murray, Jr., Stephen B., Murray Law Firm, New Orleans

Johnson, Sara, Attorney at Law, New Orleans

O’Bell, Eric J., O’Bell Law Firm, Metairie, 504-456-8677

Mordock, Craig J., Mordock Barber, New Orleans

Parkinson, Erin Fury, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

Tizzard, Julie C., Attorney at Law, New Orleans, 504-529-3774

Paulsen, III, Dwight C., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, New Orleans

Toale, Robert S., The Law Office of Robert S. Toale, Gretna

Price, Andrea Mahady, Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9766 Pg. S-5

Tonry, Cullen, The Tonry Law Firm, Chalmette

Rouen, Deborah B., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

Williams, Jason Rogers, Jason Rogers Williams & Associates, New Orleans

Tusa, Alan B., The Law Office of Alan B. Tusa, Covington

Sherman, David R., Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie

Ryan, Elizabeth Haecker, Coats Rose, New Orleans

Shreves, John F., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans

Sulzer, Richard P., Sulzer & Williams, Covington

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE COLLAR

Wilkes, Forrest Ren, Cosmich Simmons & Brown, New Orleans

Becker, Jr., Walter F., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Stein, Mark S., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Pg. S-7 Welborn Weinstock, Marion, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans

CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE Abbott, Charles H., Forman Watkins & Krutz, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Bienvenu, David F., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Braun, Andrew A., Gieger Laborde & Laperouse, New Orleans Breaux, Ralph G., Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans Degan, III, Sidney W., Degan Blanchard & Nash, New Orleans deLaup, Mickey S., Mickey S. deLaup, Metairie Gianna, Dominic J., Aaron & Gianna, New Orleans

Sensenbrenner, E. Paige, Adams and Reese, New Orleans

Capitelli, Brian J., Capitelli & Wicker, New Orleans Castaing, Jr., Edward J., Crull Castaing & Lilly, New Orleans

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Hardin, Pauline F., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Botnick, Michael E., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans

Magner, Michael W., Jones Walker, New Orleans Pg. S-2

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION Bergeron, Keith J., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Castex, Jr., Jimmy A., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Clement, David C., Clement Gates & May, New Orleans, 504-598-2220

Meche, Timothy A., Attorney at Law, New Orleans Simmons, Jr., Richard (Rick) T., Hailey McNamara Hall Larmann & Papale, Metairie Thomson, Peter M., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Whalen, Jr., Ralph S., Attorney at Law, New Orleans

D’Arcy, Adrian A., Shields | Mott, New Orleans

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Frilot, Mark W., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Mandeville

Brechtel, Timothy P., Jones Walker, New Orleans

King, Richard E., Melchiode Marks King, New Orleans

Littauer, Dwayne O., The Kullman Firm, New Orleans

Kingsmill, Marguerite K., Kingsmill Riess, New Orleans

Rachal, Robert W., Holifield Janich Rachal Ferrera, New Orleans

Grimsal, A. Gregory, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans

Kleinman, Randall L., Law Offices of Randall L. Kleinman, New Orleans

Seemann III, Charles F., Jackson Lewis, New Orleans

Gristina, Nicholas C., Porteous Hainkel & Johnson, New Orleans

Long, Charles B., Degan Blanchard & Nash, New Orleans Lund, III, Daniel, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Hanna, Mark E., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans

Melchiode, Gerald A., Melchiode Marks King, New Orleans

Glas, John Jerry, Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans

Hardy, Sidney J., McCranie Sistrunk Anzelmo Hardy McDaniel & Welch, New Orleans

Mercante, Mark W., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Mandeville

Shapiro, Howard, Proskauer Rose, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Thorne, René E., Jackson Lewis, New Orleans

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR Adams, H. Mark, Jones Walker, New Orleans

Orgeron, Glenn P., Kean Miller, New Orleans

Alessandra, M. Nan, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Prattini, Jeffrey K., Shields | Mott, New Orleans

Beiser, Stephen P., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

Puente, Denise C., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Bickford, Magdalen Blessey, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

Shields, Lloyd N., Shields | Mott, New Orleans

Boyle, Kim M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Pg. S-2

CLASS ACTION/MASS TORTS

Sinnott, John W., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans

Burnside, Andrew P., Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, New Orleans

Barrios, Dawn M., Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix, New Orleans

Tyler, Richard J., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Bush, H. Michael, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Horn, Warren, Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans Kuchler, Deborah D., Kuchler Polk Weiner, New Orleans Weiner, Monique M., Kuchler Polk Weiner, New Orleans

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Currault, Donna Phillips, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans

Pearce, John Y., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans

Demmons, Larry Edward, The Demmons Law Office, Metairie

Zuckerman, Adam, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Johnson, Mary S., Johnson Gray McNamara, Mandeville

Desmond, Susan Fahey, Jackson Lewis, New Orleans Duncan, III, Brooke, Adams and Reese, New Orleans Hymowitz, Steve, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, New Orleans Jacob, III, Clyde H., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans Koch, Amelia Williams, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Jones, III, Gladstone N., Jones Swanson Huddell & Garrison, New Orleans Kanner, Allan, Kanner & Whiteley, New Orleans

ENVIRONMENTAL

Knister, Terrence K., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans

Johnson, Greg L., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Losch, Jill T., Johnson Gray McNamara, Mandeville

Nazareth, Neil F., Martzell Bickford & Centola, New Orleans, 504-581-9065

Marullo, Dawn Danna, Courington Kiefer & Sommers, New Orleans Pilie, Glen M., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

Lanusse, Leslie A., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION

Lewis, V, Sidney F., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Gordon, Demarcus J., Kelly Hart & Pitre, New Orleans

Swetman, Max, MG+M, New Orleans CONTINUED ON PAGE S-8

Malone, Jr., Ernest R., The Kullman Firm, New Orleans Masinter, Eve B., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans McGoey, II, Thomas J., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Mitchell, Michael S., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans Moore, Christopher E., Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, New Orleans Murov, Ellis B., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Myers, Sarah Voorhies, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Pyburn, Jr., Keith M., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans Schwartz, Jeffrey A., Jackson Lewis, New Orleans Scott, Timothy H., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans Shuler, III, G. Phillip, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: DEFENSE Christy, Walter W., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans Fischman, Debra J., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2109 Pg. S-3 Harold, Edward F., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans Knight, Kathryn M., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Livaudais, Julie D., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Marks, Kevin A., Melchiode Marks King, New Orleans Roussel, Elizabeth A., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Wisdom, Rachel Wendt, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Zurik, III, Samuel, The Kullman Firm, New Orleans

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES Cook, Jonathan R., Wall Bullington & Cook, New Orleans Darden, M. Taylor, Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans Hayne, Jr., C. Peck, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans Hunter, Jonathan A., Jones Walker, New Orleans Jarrott, Colleen Carr, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Jurgens, III, George B., King & Jurgens, New Orleans Klemm, Kenneth M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans McGlone, Michael A., Kean Miller, New Orleans McKeithen, Marjorie A., Jones Walker, New Orleans McNamara, Mark L., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans McNeal, Robert B., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Nicholson, Cynthia A., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans O’Connor, Scott A., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans

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ESTATE & TRUST LITIGATION

Nguyen, Kim Ngan, Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Pg. S-7

Cerrone, Stacey C.S., Proskauer Rose, New Orleans

Paddison, David R., Attorney at Law, Covington

Pipes, III, H. Minor, Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9726 Pg. S-5

Perque, Richard G., Law Offices of Richard G. Perque, New Orleans

Redmon, Marshall M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE Abbott, Jr., Hirschel T., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Adams, Marguerite L., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Coleman, J. Grant, King & Jurgens, New Orleans

Prados, David M., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Pg. S-7 Riegel, Jr., Philip, Attorney at Law, Metairie Rue, Stephen R., Stephen Rue & Associates, Kenner Salley, Laurel A., Salley & Salley, Metairie

Edwards, David F., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Tranchina, Jr., Frank P., Tranchina & Mansfield, Covington Pg. S-2

Hayes, Steven E., Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie

Winsberg, Marc D., Winsberg & Arnold, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Henry, Miriam Wogan, Jones Walker, New Orleans

Wolff, Bennett, The Law Office of Wolff & Wolff, Metairie

Ladouceur, Raymond P., Ladouceur Law Firm, Abita Springs

Ziv, Barbara J., Barbara J. Ziv, New Orleans

Lehmann, Lawrence M., Lehmann Norman & Marcus, New Orleans

GAMING

Pelleteri, Maura Z., Pugh Accardo, New Orleans

Salley, David P., Salley Hite Mercer & Resor, New Orleans Schmeeckle, Seth A., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Sever, Jay Russell, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Strauss, David A., King & Jurgens, New Orleans Wilson, Kristopher T., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Areaux, Raymond G., Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans Bullock, Stephen G., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Marks, Christine W., Conroy Law Firm, Metairie, 504-830-3450

Duncan, J. Kelly, Jones Walker, New Orleans

Walshe, Jr., Michael Q., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Mendler, Joel A., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans

GENERAL LITIGATION

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION

Meyer IV, Conrad, Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie

Abaunza, Donald R., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Harrigan, Brad, Tolar Harrigan & Morris, New Orleans

Benjamin, Jr., Jack C., Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans

Nathan, Jr., Max, Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans

Giarrusso, III, Joseph I., Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix, New Orleans

INTERNATIONAL

Neff, Carole Cukell, Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Harris, Lesli D., Kelly Hart & Pitre, New Orleans

Fowler, III, George J., Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans

Kerrigan, Jr., Robert E., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans

Perez, Robert L., Perez McDaniel Faust & Adams, New Orleans

Patrick, Patrick H., Patrick Miller, New Orleans

Plunkett, Laura Walker, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Treeby, William D., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Reso, Patrick K., Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie

Vale, Richard S., Blue Williams, Metairie

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Williams, James M., Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie

Fullmer, Mark A., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Riess, F. Kelleher, Hickey & Riess, New Orleans Rouchell, John A., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans

FAMILY LAW Anderson, Ernest S., Anderson & Anderson, Slidell Bayle, Suzanne Ecuyer, Morris Lee & Bayle, New Orleans Booth, Jane Ettinger, Booth & Booth, New Orleans Cabral, H. Craig, Attorney at Law, Metairie Chopin, Richard A., The Chopin Law Firm, New Orleans Coci, Phyllis C., Law Office of Phyllis C. Coci, Kenner Franz, Patricia M., Pat M. Franz & Associates, Metairie Greene, Jennifer J., Scott Vicknair Hair & Checki, New Orleans Hoffman, Jeffrey M., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Pg. S-7 Hoffman, Mitchell J., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Pg. S-7 Ladouceur, Lindsey M., Ladouceur Law Firm, Abita Springs Lane, Steven J., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Lowe, Robert C., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Pg. S-7 Mansfield, Mark J., Tranchina & Mansfield, Covington Pg. S-2 Miles, Terri M., Terri M. Miles, Gretna Morris, Edith H., Morris Lee & Bayle, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Neathamer, Susan H., Susan H. Neathamer, Gretna

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Perrier, Guy D., Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans

Williams, Sharonda R., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

HEALTH CARE Caesar, Craig L., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Frois, Monica A., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

MEDIA & ADVERTISING Roy, Mary Ellen, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Hearn, Curtis R., Jones Walker, New Orleans Page, III, J. Marshall, Jones Walker, New Orleans Whittaker, Scott T., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: DEFENSE Acomb, Ryan, Porteous Hainkel & Johnson, New Orleans

McKinney, Don S., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Andersson, W. Paul, Leake & Andersson, New Orleans

Pizzo, Stephen M., Blue Williams, Metairie

DeRouen, Patrick D., DeRouen Law Firm, New Orleans

Staub, Jr., Perry R., Taggart Morton, New Orleans

Grace, III, Christopher T., Blue Williams, Metairie

INSURANCE COVERAGE Baumgartner, Adrianne L., Porteous Hainkel & Johnson, Covington Curtis, Martha Y., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2111 Pg. S-3

Maselli, Jr., Joseph, Plauché Maselli Parkerson, New Orleans O’Bryon, Kevin C., O’Bryon & Schnabel, New Orleans, 504-799-4200 Popich, Robert N., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans

Dicharry, Richard N., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Richard, Thomas M., Wagar Richard Kutcher Tygier & Luminais, Metairie

Elliott, Céleste D., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Truitt, Jack E. (Bobby), The Truitt Law Firm, Covington, 985-327-5266

Engelhardt, Leah Nunn, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Yacoubian, Alan J., Johnson Yacoubian & Paysse, New Orleans

Fischer, Madeleine, Jones Walker, New Orleans Flanagan, Harold J., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Gonzalez, Pablo, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Guichet, Joseph P., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Miles, Stephen L., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9787 Pg. S-5

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF Berger, Allan, Allan Berger & Associates, New Orleans, 504-526-2222 Bravo, David D., Bravo Law Firm, New Orleans Bruno, Stephen P., Bruno & Bruno, New Orleans

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Cain, Joseph E. “Jed�, Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Cossich, Jr., Philip F., Cossich Sumich Parsiola & Taylor, Belle Chasse Creevy, John S., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Delise, Bobby J., Delise & Hall, New Orleans DiLeo, Gregory P., Law Offices of Gregory P. DiLeo, New Orleans Fezio, John Mark, The Voorhies Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-875-2223

Impastato, III, Dominick F., Frischhertz Poulliard Frischhertz & Impastato, New Orleans, 504-264-9915 Pg. S-12

DOMINICK F. IMPASTATO, III FRISCHHERTZ, POULLIARD, FRISCHHERTZ, & IMPASTATO, LLC /FX0SMFBOT`Č•

Jacobs, Darleen M., Jacobs Sarrat Lovelace & Harris, New Orleans, 504-522-0155 Pg. S-12

THE VOORHIES LAWÂ FIRM

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www.voorhieslawfirm.com Friedman, Jonathan P., Silbert Garon Pitre & Friedman, New Orleans Frischhertz, Lloyd N., Frischhertz Poulliard Frischhertz & Impastato, New Orleans Garon, R. Justin, Silbert Garon Pitre & Friedman, New Orleans

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Palazzo, Leo J., Palazzo Law Firm, Gretna Piacun, Joseph S., Gennusa Piacun & Ruli, Metairie Redmann, John W., Law Office of John W. Redmann, Gretna, 504-433-5550 Pg. S-11 Sanchez, Monica C., Mitchell Sanchez, Metairie

DARLEEN M. JACOBS JACOBS, SARRAT, LOVELACEÂ & HARRIS

KURT A. OFFNER

ALVENDIA, KELLY & DEMAREST, LLC /FX0SMFBOT`ȕ

Perry, John B., Attorney at Law, Slidell

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JOHN MARK FEZIO

Offner, Kurt A., Alvendia Kelly & Demarest, New Orleans, 504-200-0000 Pg. S-9

Saunders, Benjamin B., Davis Saunders Miller & Oden Law Firm, Mandeville

Jacobson, Tamara Kluger, Attorney at Law, New Orleans Kelly, III, J. Bart, Alvendia Kelly & Demarest, New Orleans, 504-482-5811 Pg. S-9

Voorhies, III, Richard P., The Voorhies Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-875-2223

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J. BART KELLY, III ALVENDIA, KELLY & DEMAREST, LLC

Zainey, Jr., Jay Christopher, Huber Thomas & Marcelle, New Orleans

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www.akdlawyers.com Lagarde, Ross F., Ross F. Lagarde, Slidell

Geiger, Andrew J., Allan Berger & Associates, New Orleans, 504-526-2222

Lamothe, III, Frank E., Lamothe Law Firm, New Orleans

Gisleson, Soren E., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans

Manard, III, Robert L., Attorney at Law, New Orleans

Hall, Jr., Alton J., Delise & Hall, Covington

McGovern, Glenn C., Attorney at Law, Metairie

Loup, Terry B., Morris Bart, New Orleans

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Crisler, Richard S., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, New Orleans

Sarver, Richard E., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9733 Pg. S-5

SECURITIES LITIGATION

Surprenant, Mark C., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

Bieck, Jr., Robert B., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Curry, Guy C., Curry Caviness & Webb, New Orleans

Talbot, Brent A., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Sperling, Peter E., Frilot, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Urquhart, Jr., Quentin F., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: PLAINTIFF Abramson, David Alan, Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson, New Orleans, 504-588-1500 Bialous, Todd J., Bialous Law Firm, New Orleans Bowling, David A., The Bowling Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-586-5200 David, Robert J., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans Ecuyer, Michael J., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans Gennusa, II, Thomas A., Gennusa Piacun & Ruli, Metairie Mitchell, Jeffrey A., The Cochran Firm Metairie, Metairie Orrill, Jr., R. Ray, Orrill & Malbrough, Metairie Samuels, Kara Hadican, Kara Hadican Samuels & Associates, New Orleans, 504-558-9478 Silvestri, Frank A., Silvestri & Savoie, New Orleans Wagar, III, Nelson W. “Chip”, Wagar Richard Kutcher Tygier & Luminais, Metairie Wicker, III, Thomas C., Capitelli & Wicker, New Orleans

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: DEFENSE Accardo, Francis P., Pugh Accardo, New Orleans Arras, Barbara L., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Bertaut, Carmelite M., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Capodice, Camala E., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: PLAINTIFF Swarr, Frank J., Landry & Swarr, New Orleans

Fritchie, III, Gus A., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Gasperecz, A. Kirk, Adams and Reese, New Orleans Marshall, Nancy J., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Ross, William M., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans Theard, Kelly E., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Trapolin, Edward W., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans

REAL ESTATE Balhoff, II, John T., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2100 Pg. S-3

Irwin, James B., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Laborde, Kenneth H., Gieger Laborde & Laperouse, New Orleans Lavelle, Paul M., Cotten Schmidt, New Orleans Manning, Kathleen A., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Massenburg, Christopher O., MG+M, New Orleans Melancon, David M., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Moore, Kim E., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Myers, Stephen G.A., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Norwood, Jr., Colvin G., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Olinde, John F., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans O’Quinn, David W., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Pugh, III, Lawrence G., Pugh Accardo, New Orleans

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Kern, Jay H., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans

TAX Adams, III, Jesse R., Jones Walker, New Orleans Ajubita, A. Albert, Ajubita Leftwich & Salzer, New Orleans Bell, Hilton S., Milling Benson Woodward, New Orleans Burvant, Andre B., Jones Walker, New Orleans Calhoun, Jaye A., Kean Miller, New Orleans Colbert, John W., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Echols, Michele M., Echols & Associates, Mandeville Guarisco, Michael E., Guarisco Cordes & Lala, New Orleans Klein, Steven I., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2100 Pg. S-3 Mayhall, Michael A., The Mayhall Law Firm, Covington

Crosby, E. Howell, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans de Lisle, Victoria M., Locke Lord, New Orleans

Rittenberg III, Leon H., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans

Dwyer, Stephen I., Dwyer Cambre & Suffern, Metairie

Tarcza, Robert E., Tarcza & Associates, New Orleans

Elkins, Gary J., Elkins, New Orleans

Treuting, Matthew A., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans

LeBreton, Rose McCabe, Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Courington, Kaye N., Courington Kiefer & Sommers, New Orleans

Glass, Joseph G., Duplass Zwain Bourgeois Pfister Weinstock & Bogart, Metairie

Gordon, Elizabeth L., Shields | Mott, New Orleans

Miller, Bruce A., Attorney at Law, Metairie

McHenry, R. Lewis, Jones Walker, New Orleans

Gieger, Jr., Ernest P., Gieger Laborde & Laperouse, New Orleans

SURETY

Cahill, Jr., Elwood F., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2103 Pg. S-2, S-3

Coco-Ewing, Celeste R., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Pg. S-5

Gay, Jr., Charles F., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

McCardle, Lance C., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: DEFENSE

Leyens, Jr., Jon F., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Daniels, Timothy F., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans

Freeman, III, George C., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Pg. S-5

Ramelli, Rudolph R., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Weiler, Christian, Weiler & Rees, New Orleans Weiler, John J., Weiler & Rees, New Orleans Zimmermann, Karl J., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans

Moore, Marie A., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2108 Pg. S-3

TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME

Morton, James R., Taggart Morton, New Orleans

Acomb, Jr., Robert B., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Mouton, Robert W., Locke Lord, New Orleans

Arata, Jr., Blake G., Rome Arata Baxley & Stelly, New Orleans, 504-522-9980 Pg. S-12

Richter, Richard P., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2104 Pg. S-3 Schneider, Michael R., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Arnold, III, Edward H. “Hank”, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Balart, L. Etienne, Jones Walker, New Orleans

Schott, Stephen P., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans

Barbier, Robert J., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Sher, Leopold Z., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2101 Pg. S-2, S-3

Bertram, Richard D., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Steeg, Robert M., Steeg Law Firm, New Orleans Talley, Susan G., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Tessier, Frank A., Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans

Barry, Jr., Francis J., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Bland, III, Wilton E., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Broders, John J., Jones Walker, New Orleans Brooks, Jr., Philip S., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans Butterworth, Michael M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Title, Peter S., Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans

Carrigee, David L., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans

Tyler, Susan M., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Cerise, Jr., Charles A., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

Willis, Sterling Scott, Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

Chenault, IV, Alanson T., Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans

SECURITIES & CORPORATE FINANCE

Clotworthy, Robert C., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Graffagnini, Mark J., Cara Stone, New Orleans

Cohn, Stanley J., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Walmsley, Jr., Robert M., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

Colletta, Katharine R., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

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Colletta, Jr., Thomas Louis, Attorney at Law, New Orleans Cozad, Richard A., Schouest Bambas Soshea & Ben Maier, New Orleans Crawford, Todd G., Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans Davis, Christopher O., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans DeMarcay, III, Lawrence R., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans Denny, Danica B., Frilot, New Orleans

Mouledoux, Andre J., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Walker, Derek A., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

O’Keefe, Patrick E., Couhig Partners, New Orleans

Warshauer, Irving J., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans

Parks, C. Michael, Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Riviere, William J., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Wheaton, Jr., Scott R., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Rodriguez, Antonio J., Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans

Wright, III, James E., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Rome, III, C. Perrin, Rome Arata Baxley & Stelly, New Orleans, 504-522-9980 Pg. S-12

Young, Timothy J., The Young Firm, New Orleans, 504-680-4100

Dittman, Stevan C., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans

Ryan, Kent B., The Miller Law Firm, New Orleans

Dragna, Gerard J., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans

Schlotterer, Bradley J., Kean Miller, New Orleans

Ferchmin, Adelaida J., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Flint, Jr., Delos E., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Flotte, David M., Salley Hite Mercer & Resor, New Orleans Forbes, Thomas D., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Force, Joshua S., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2130 Pg. S-3 Goodier, Glenn G., Jones Walker, New Orleans Grant, Jr., A. Gordon, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans Guy, Matthew C., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Haas, III, Frederick T., Pugh Accardo, New Orleans Hassinger, Timothy W., Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, Mandeville Hemphill, Gary A., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Hilbert, Jr., Peter L., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2107 Pg. S-3 Hoerner, Daniel J., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans

Wallace, Brian D., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

TIMOTHY J. YOUNG

Scalise, Kelly T., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

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Schwartz, William B., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans Sharpe, David B., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

UTILITIES

Silverstein, James R., Kean Miller, New Orleans

Alford, III, W. Raley, Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans

Slater, III, Benjamin R., Akerman, New Orleans Soule, Scott A., Blue Williams, Mandeville Sterbcow, Paul M., Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson, New Orleans, 504-588-1500 Pg. S-2 Sullivan, Jr., Norman C., Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans Tadros, Daniel A., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Darce, Noel, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Fontham, Michael R., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Pg. S-2

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

Talley, Jr., Patrick A., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Brackett, Alan G., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans

Tillery, Jefferson R., Jones Walker, New Orleans Tynan, Joseph P., Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, New Orleans

Brewster, Arthur J., Brewster Law Firm, Metairie

Waguespack, Jason P., Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, New Orleans, 504-525-6802 Pg. S-12

Mandel, Jeffrey I., Juge Napolitano Guilbeau Ruli & Frieman, Metairie

Waid, Raymond T., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Howard, III, William H., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Hufft, Patrick H., Hufft & Hufft, New Orleans Hurley, Grady S., Jones Walker, New Orleans Katz, Brian D., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Kessenich, J. Fredrick, Daigle Fisse & Kessenich, Covington, 985-871-0800

J. FREDRICK KESSENICH

DAIGLE FISSEÂ & KESSENICH, PLC $PWJOHUPO`Č•

www.daiglefisse.com

Kiefer, Scott B., Courington Kiefer & Sommers, New Orleans

JOHN W. REDMANN LAW OFFICE OF JOHN W. REDMANN, LLC MAIN OFFICE 1101 Westbank Expressway Gretna, LA 70053 PH: (504) 500-5000 | FX: (504) 433-5556 john@redmannlaw.com

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Koch, Jr., R. Joshua, Koch & Schmidt, New Orleans Koehl, Jr., Edward J., Jones Walker, New Orleans Laizer, Edwin C., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Lambert, Hugh P., The Lambert Firm, New Orleans Larzelere, Stephen M., Kuchler Polk Weiner, New Orleans LaVie, Kevin J., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Lawton, David B., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans LeBreton, III, Edward F., Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans Lee III, Joseph E., Frilot, New Orleans Legrand, Georges M., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Lemon, II, Robert T., Jones Walker, New Orleans Matthews, Douglas P., King & Jurgens, New Orleans McAloon, III, Leo R., Gieger Laborde & Laperouse, New Orleans

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF INSURANCE COVERAGE | CIVIL LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF New Orleans personal injury attorney John W. Redmann, founder of the Law OfďŹ ce of John W. Redmann, LLC, has been serving clients in the New Orleans area and well beyond for nearly three decades. He is the son of William V. Redmann (1927-2005), a respected judge on Louisiana’s 4th Circuit Court of Appeals (1967-1986), and Ana Maria Macouzet MuĂąoz (1932-2009). Redmann is a graduate of the College of Law at Loyola University New Orleans. In addition to a 2019 Super Lawyers distinction, Redmann proudly claims Super Lawyers recognition for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Other accomplishments include: • Consistent FIVE-OUT-OF-FIVE-STAR ratings from clients; • AV Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-HubbellÂŽ; • Top 100 Trial Lawyers rating – The National Trial Lawyers™ in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019; • Avvo’s 10.0 Superb rating for “Car Accident Attorney,â€? as well as Avvo’s Client’s Choice award; • Marquis Who’s Who In American LawÂŽ every year since 1994, plus its LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in 2017; • Chair, LSBA Bench and Bar (2016-2019); • Host of the TV show “John Redmann: Power of Attorneyâ€? on WLAE, New Orleans (2012 to present); • Bilingual LegalPolitical Commentator on “The Scarlett Alaniz Show,â€? previously known as “The Lagniappe Live Show,â€? a TV show on Cox, New Orleans (2017 to 2018).

McCleskey, Jr., Robert P., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans McLeod, Evans Martin, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans McShane, Patrick J., Frilot, New Orleans Morrison, Thomas Kent L., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

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SUPER LAWYERS BLAKE G. ARATA, JR.

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SORTED ALPHABETICALLY

MICHAEL L. ECKSTEIN

DOMINICK F. IMPASTATO, III

1515 Poydras Street Suite 2195 New Orleans, LA 70112 Tel: 504-527-0701 Fax: 504-566-0040 mle@eck-law.com www.eck-law.com

1130 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70130 Tel: 504-264-9915 Fax: 504-581-1670 dominick@fpfi-law.com www.frischhertzlaw.com

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Since 1984, Blake G. Arata, Jr. has been representing injured individuals for personal injury and wrongful death involving railroad accidents, maritime personal injury, and severe truck and vehicular accidents. He concentrates his practice on representing injured railroad employees and their families under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) and offshore workers and seamen under the Jones Act and general maritime law. Mr.  Arata and his firm have used their vast resources and skills to successfully represent these individuals all over the United States. He has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr.  Arata graduated from Loyola Law School in New Orleans and is managing partner in the firm.

Michael L. Eckstein is a Board Certified Tax Attorney and a Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist who has a broad-based tax and business practice, which includes individual and corporate tax planning, business planning, estate tax planning, closely held business law, entrepreneurial business law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate tax practice, and tax controversy work at the city, state, and federal level. Mr. Eckstein also has significant experience in the representation of professional athletes, high-tech/venture capital concerns, and communications businesses. Mr.  Eckstein received his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky, his Juris Doctorate degree at Tulane University Law School, and his LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University.

Dominick F. Impastato,  III has been the lead trial attorney in products liability, toxic tort, industrial equipment, commercial construction, insurance bad faith, and motor vehicle casualty trials since he was admitted to the bar in 2004. He has also served as liaison counsel in mass tort litigation in certain mass tort cases. Dominick takes particular pride in representing the proverbial little guy against parties of far greater resources and capabilities and achieving success for his clients, even when the odds may appear against them. Dominick graduated second in his class from Loyola Law School in 2004, served on the Loyola Law Review, and was named Best Oral Advocate in the seven-state region for the National Moot Court Competition.

DARLEEN M. JACOBS

MARK A. PERKINS

C. PERRIN ROME, III

823 St. Louis Street New Orleans, LA 70112 Tel: 504-522-0155 Fax: 504-522-3819 dollyno@aol.com

401 Market Street Suite 900 Shreveport, LA 71101 Tel: 318-222-2426 Fax: 318-222-0458 perkins@perkinsfirm.com www.perkinsfirm.com

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Darleen M. Jacobs is the managing partner of her firm. Her offices are located in New Orleans and Violet. Her firm specializes in personal injury, general negligence, medical malpractice, maritime, Jones Act, and class action law. She is a member of the LTLA, NYSTLA, NBOTA, New Orleans Bar Association, St. Bernard Bar Association, DCBAR, and the NYSBA. Darleen is AV-rated and was recognized as a preeminent lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2014 she was selected for the cover of Super Lawyers Magazine in Louisiana. She is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. She received over 76  judgments for $1  million or more and one judgment in excess of $3 billion. She is admitted to practice law in Louisiana, New York, and the District of Columbia.

I am a life-long resident of Louisiana, although I have had the great honor to travel to Africa, South America and Central America for short term missions. I hope to add stamps on my passport from India, Asia and the Middle East from helping those in poverty. I know the cultural nuances of Louisiana, particularly North Louisiana and Northeast Texas. I can be to the border of Mississippi or Central Louisiana within two hours. I can access most of East Texas within two hours. Many clients use my experience to oversee the investigation of catastrophic accidents throughout North Louisiana and Northeast Texas. Editor-in-Chief of Trucking Industry Defense Association Newsletter. Member of TIDA, LMTA, DRI, LADC, TLA and licensed in Louisiana and Texas.

Perrin Rome is a senior partner in the New Orleans (and Houston) law firm of Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly where he handles significant litigation (primarily railroad litigation) throughout the United States. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has handled jury trials in a wide variety of arenas, including trials in 14 different states and the District of Columbia. Mr. Rome serves as national designated counsel for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) for all commuter railroads, including Amtrak. Mr.  Rome has been recognized as a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, wherein membership is limited to trial lawyers whom have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence in advocacy by achieving several trial verdicts of one million dollars or greater.

LEWIS UNGLESBY

JASON P. WAGUESPACK

6/(-&4#:-"8'*3. 246 Napoleon Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Tel: 225-387-0120 Fax: 225-336-4355 lisa@unglesbylaw.com www.unglesbylaw.com

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Based in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Lewis Unglesby serves as co-counsel to lawyers throughout the U.S. in all areas of litigation. For 44 years, he has been achieving successful trial outcomes and is described as one of the premier trial lawyers in the country. His cases have been featured on ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning America, CNN, Court TV, numerous periodicals, and several books. He has achieved more than 25 multimillion-dollar jury awards, plus more than 40  jury awards in excess of $1  million. In criminal defense cases, he has won acquittals in more than 50  felony jury trials in both state and federal courts. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 31 years in the areas of mass tort litigation, personal injury, product liability, criminal defense and white collar criminal defense.

Jason P. Waguespack is a recognized leader in the maritime and international legal fields. He currently serves as the Managing Director of Galloway, a Gulf South law firm with its headquarters in New Orleans. He maintains a regional practice based in New Orleans and Houston and specializes in the representation of maritime owners, charterers, operators, and insurers in all types of marine casualty losses. He serves as national counsel to several clients with ongoing international interests. He is also an Associate Professor of Law at Tulane University School of Law and Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business. He is active in the civic life of his community and serves as the President of the New Orleans Bar Association and chair of their Maritime Committee.

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ANTITRUST LITIGATION Schmidt, Anne, Odom & Des Roches, New Orleans

APPELLATE Gonski, Kathryn, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Winston, Sam, The Law Office of Sam Winston, New Orleans, 504-577-2500

BANKING Dysart, Katie L., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Guyton, Camalla Kimbrough, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Savoie, Robert, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

BANKRUPTCY: BUSINESS Ashley, Laura F., Jones Walker, New Orleans Kadden, Benjamin W., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Mintz, Mark A., Jones Walker, New Orleans Nobles, Cherie Dessauer, Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans

BANKRUPTCY: CONSUMER Abshier, Jenny, Big Easy Law Group, Metairie DeTrinis, Jonathan R., DeT Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-722-9711

Hogue, Amanda D., Conroy Law Firm, Metairie, 504-830-3450 Janke, Benjamin West, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Juneau, Matthew C., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Latuso, Erin Wedge, Forman Watkins & Krutz, New Orleans LeBon, Jr., Brian G., Ricci Partners, New Orleans Lemaire, Justin P., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Llamas, Luis E., Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans Lutkewitte, Conor, Favret Demarest Russo Lutkewitte & Schaumburg, New Orleans Meeks, Kelsey L., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Pg. S-5 Murphy, Kerry A., Lasky Murphy, New Orleans Parrott, Robert, Adams and Reese, New Orleans Pelleteri, Erin E., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Richmond, Windsor V., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Rudin, Lee M., Aaron & Gianna, New Orleans Ryan, Graham H., Jones Walker, New Orleans Sempel, Teva F., Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans Sweat, Chais L., Middleberg Riddle Group, New Orleans Thriffiley, Jr, Peter S., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Veith, Rebekka, Fishman Haygood, New Orleans Venn, Brett S., Jones Walker, New Orleans Zerner, Charles-Theodore, Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9719 Pg. S-5

Boudreaux, Andre, Gieger Laborde & Laperouse, New Orleans Briggett, Joe, Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Broussard, Maggie A., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Burge, Jason W., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans Carter, Meghan E., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Centner, Dan, Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Chaney, III, Mark J., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Cheatham, Scott Robert, Adams and Reese, New Orleans Deethardt, Mark R., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Donnelly, Jeanette A., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans Dupre, Andy, Flanagan Partners, New Orleans Edwards, Sarah, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Gauthier, Camille E., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans Grabill, Jeremy T., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Heilprin, Ashley J., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Courtenay, James E., The King Firm, New Orleans, 504-909-5464 Pg. S-15 Hair, Galen M., Scott Vicknair Hair & Checki, New Orleans Holmgren, Anders F., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans Jeffcott, Emily C., The Lambert Firm, New Orleans Morgain, Richard M., Lestelle & Lestelle, Metairie Rogenes, Matthew D., Stag Liuzza, New Orleans Wright, Lydia A., Burns Charest, New Orleans Young, Jacob, Young Law Firm, New Orleans

CIVIL RIGHTS Bordes, Kenneth C., Law Office of Kenneth C. Bordes, New Orleans

CLASS ACTION/MASS TORTS Dore, Philip, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Eagan, Kelsey A., Frilot, New Orleans Gower, C. Jacob, Burns Charest, New Orleans Higgins, Anna, The Lambert Firm, New Orleans Klevorn, Amanda, Burns Charest, New Orleans Mattappally, Jay M., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Napolitano, Shelley, Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy, New Orleans Smith, T. Peyton, Forman Watkins & Krutz, New Orleans Spindler, Ali, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Wool, Zachary L., Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix, New Orleans

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION BUSINESS/CORPORATE Barriere, Jennifer E., Koch & Schmidt, New Orleans Breland, Quin, Breland Law, New Orleans Douglas, Tyler J., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Pg. S-7 Legrand, Andrew, Spera Law Group, New Orleans Pifko, Erzsebet, Corvinus Law, New Orleans Welsh, Margaret “Peggy”, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans

CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE BUSINESS LITIGATION

CIVIL LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF

Bergeron, Evan J., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Blevins, Eric J., Wagner Bagot & Rayer, New Orleans Cutaiar, Trevor, Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Emmerling, Victoria ‘Tori’, Gieger Laborde & Laperouse, New Orleans Hayes, Kristen, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Kelly, Shannon A., Gieger Laborde & Laperouse, New Orleans Kennedy, Katy B., Daigle Fisse & Kessenich, Covington McIntire, Amy L., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Meeks, Christopher A., Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, New Orleans Peterson, Megan S., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Preston Gailmor, Cassie, Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Simmons, Jennifer L., Melchiode Marks King, New Orleans Trew, Tyler D., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Tschirn, Robert W., Preis, New Orleans Verlander, Hanna M., Brown Sims, New Orleans

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Aldrich, Bradley, Smiley Law Firm, New Orleans Emmons, Matthew R., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Mandeville Forester, Jonathan S., Riess LeMieux, New Orleans Lane, Michael D., Riess LeMieux, New Orleans Mercuri, Kaile, Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Pastorek, Jeffrey, Couhig Partners, New Orleans Prescott, III, James D., Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, New Orleans Schaps, Brian S., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Smiley, Seth J., Smiley Law Firm, New Orleans Vicknair, David P., Scott Vicknair Hair & Checki, New Orleans Wynne, Jr., Douglass F., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans

CONSUMER LAW Ford, Samuel J., Scott Vicknair Hair & Checki, New Orleans

CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS Rochester, Lacey, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

CRIMINAL DEFENSE Carter, Gregory Q., The G. Carter Law Firm, New Orleans Cooper, Carolyn, King & Cooper Law, New Orleans Kriksciun, Alex K., Law Office of Alex Kriksciun, New Orleans Larson, Kara Anne, The Law Office of Robert S. Toale, Gretna CONTINUED ON PAGE S-14

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Matthews, Jr., Jerome W., Law Firm of Jerome W. Matthews Jr., Gretna Phillips, Bradley S., Phillips Law, New Orleans Yazbeck, Rachel M., The Law Office of Rachel M. Yazbeck, New Orleans

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE COLLAR Chester, Matthew S., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

ENVIRONMENTAL

HEALTH CARE

Jones, S. Beaux, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans Wiegand, Stephen W., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Otten, Christopher G., Beahm & Green, New Orleans Shelton, Shannon A., Pendley Baudin & Coffin, New Orleans

ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION

IMMIGRATION

Barlow, Amber B., Kuchler Polk Weiner, New Orleans Dysart, Daniel J., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

EMINENT DOMAIN

Fuller, Melissa D., Forman Watkins & Krutz, New Orleans

Coker, Ashley Gremillion, Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2100 Pg. S-3

Gray, Nichole Mart, Johnson Gray McNamara, New Orleans Hale DeShazo, Michele, Kuchler Polk Weiner, New Orleans Kostal, Tyler Moore, Kean Miller, New Orleans

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Lewis, Sara M., Wall Bullington & Cook, New Orleans

Chopin, Lindsey H., Proskauer Rose, New Orleans Glaser, Alex H., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Liuzza, Ashley, Stag Liuzza, New Orleans

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR Baer, Andrew, Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Bremenstul, Minia E., Jones Walker, New Orleans Bryant, Camille R., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Davis, Brandon E., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Egan, Gillian, Proskauer Rose, New Orleans Jeanfreau, Rachael, Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans Kee, P.J., Jones Walker, New Orleans London, Wm. Brian, Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans Plaiscia, Amanda M., Blue Williams, Metairie Roberts, MaryJo L., The Kullman Firm, New Orleans

Reeves, Lindsay, Jones Swanson Huddell & Garrison, New Orleans Schilling, E. Blair, Fishman Haygood, New Orleans Valentine, Sara C., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE Donovan, Michael S., Donovan Law Firm, Mandeville Robb, Brandon, Delaney Robb & Rubin, New Orleans

FAMILY LAW Arnold, Robin Penzato, Winsberg & Arnold, New Orleans Cain, Amber L., Attorney at Law, New Orleans Catalanotto, Rachael P., Talley Anthony Hughes & Knight, Mandeville

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: DEFENSE

Coleman, George Read, Samuel & Coleman, Metairie

Barro, Sarah Murphy, The Monson Law Firm, Mandeville Carlisle, Laura E., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Castoriano, Benjamin M., Frilot, New Orleans McCluer, Matthew, Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans Obregon, Juan C., Jackson Lewis, New Orleans Sha, Rebecca, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Spell, Mary Margaret, Jones Walker, New Orleans

Epstein, Jacqueline, Epstein Law Firm, New Orleans

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF Vogeltanz, Kevin, The Law Office of Kevin S. Vogeltanz, Mandeville

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES Bambrick, Erin, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Bland, Jr., Clay V., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans Danos, Addie L., Looper Goodwine, New Orleans Everage, Tod J., Kean Miller, New Orleans Flanagan, Caitlin J., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans Fox, Jonathan J., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Grant, Meghan F., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans Mouledoux, Taylor P., Looper Goodwine, New Orleans Rhorer, James D. “Doug”, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans Rothenberg, Alex, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans Simone, Matthew, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Springer Brown, Laura, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

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Weidner, Samantha, Hart Carter & Associates, New Orleans

Caviness, Laura R., Curry Caviness & Webb, Mandeville

Epstein, Jeremy, Jeremy Epstein Law, New Orleans Margiotta, Michael, The Law Office of Wolff & Wolff, Metairie Meneray, Elizabeth S., Meneray Family Law, New Orleans Pfeiffer, Sarah, Law Office of Sarah Pfeiffer, Gretna Potter, Andrea Erwin, Law Office of Andrea Erwin Potter, Mandeville Samuel, Scott R., Samuel & Coleman, Metairie Schepens, Ashley Buckman, Ashley Buckman Schepens, Metairie

INSURANCE COVERAGE Addison, Bryce M., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Brettner, Jacqueline M., Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans Burk, Lauren E., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Connick, Brendan P., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Farina, Rebecca B., Krebs | Farley, New Orleans Farmer, Jay, Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Harris Abel, Laura, The Monson Law Firm, Mandeville Monsour, Jr, Mitchell D., Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans Morse, Amanda Gammon, Kiefer & Kiefer, Metairie Mouledoux, Marcelle P., Salley Hite Mercer & Resor, New Orleans Pri-tal, Benjamin M., Melchiode Marks King, New Orleans Reeves, II, James J. (J.J.), Melchiode Marks King, New Orleans Schroeter, David M., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Showalter, Elizabeth R., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Soso, Jeremy Z., The Lambert Firm, New Orleans Stogner, Sarah, Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans Truong, Olivia Yen, Melchiode Marks King, New Orleans Vorhaben, Tessa P., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Walker, E. Madison, Wanek Kirsch Davies, New Orleans

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Estrada de Martin, Ph.D., Paula, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Hatcher, Christopher M., Blue Williams, Metairie Miller, III, J. Matthew, Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans Norton, Taylor M., Norton IP Law Firm, Metairie Smith, Charles S., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

Swanson, Renee L., Renee Swanson, Gretna Treadaway, Kristyl Revelle, Treadaway Law, Metairie

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION Fincher, Micah J., Jones Walker, New Orleans

GENERAL LITIGATION Alario, Annissa M., Garrison Yount Lormand Forte & Mulcahy, New Orleans Calhoun, Lindsay, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Glenn, Brodie, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS Saulsbury, Albert O. “Chip”, Fishman Haygood, New Orleans Silberstein, Daniella Genet, Jones Walker, New Orleans

Kraatz, Arthur, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Luminais, Ryan O., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2106 Pg. S-3 Shockey, Patrick K., Blue Williams, Metairie Sternberg, Scott L., Sternberg Naccari & White, New Orleans Weixler, Jacob, Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans Wells, Molly L., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: DEFENSE Fletchinger, Marianne Wise, Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Gahagan, Peter M., The Truitt Law Firm, Covington, 985-327-5266 Jeansonne, Jordan M., Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans Juneau Rookard, Kelly G., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans

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RISING STARS

Poche, Dustin, Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans Stuart, Cory T., Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans Wixom, Jason P., Preis, New Orleans

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF Baer, Jason M., Pandit Law Firm, New Orleans Chopin, Justin McCarthy, The Chopin Law Firm, New Orleans Clayton, Joshua P., Clayton Law Firm, Slidell Eskew, Patrick J., Blake Jones Law Firm, New Orleans Flattmann, Grady J., Grady J. Flattmann, Covington Gennusa, Jeffrey S., Gennusa Piacun & Ruli, Metairie Hemmer, Matthew, Morris Bart, New Orleans Hoskins, Loretta O., Dudley DeBosier, New Orleans Johnson, James H., Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans Kiefer, Megan C., Kiefer & Kiefer, Metairie Lambert, M. Palmer, Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans LaPorte, Ryan Frederick, LaPorte Law Office, New Orleans Lauricella, Alexander A., Didriksen Saucier Woods & Pichon, New Orleans Lillis, Michael, Lillis Law Firm, New Orleans Liuzza, Christopher, Liuzza Law Firm, New Orleans Mahone, Jr., Michael A., The Mahone Firm, New Orleans Mansfield, Scott M., Mansfield Melancon Cranmer & Dick, New Orleans Mau, Donald, Smiley Law Firm, New Orleans Mcgregor, George, Burgos & Associates, New Orleans Meyer, Daniel, Bruno & Bruno, New Orleans Phillips, Sarah A., Phillips Law, New Orleans Pichon, Jeremy J., Didriksen Saucier Woods & Pichon, New Orleans Reese, Justin, The King Firm, New Orleans Robinson, Craig M., Robinson Law Offices, New Orleans Salter, Hannah, Cardone Law Firm, New Orleans Sanders, Patrick B., Sanders and Ford, New Orleans Scallan, Vincent P., Vincent P. Scallan Law, New Orleans Schubert, Kristi, Lamothe Law Firm, New Orleans Smith, Jacki L., The Lambert Firm, New Orleans Woods, Carl Allen “Trey”, Didriksen Saucier Woods & Pichon, New Orleans

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: DEFENSE Domreis, Crystal E., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, New Orleans Miller, Bert J., Blue Williams, Metairie Rito, Kat, The Middleberg Riddle Group, New Orleans Sconzert, Elizabeth S., Blue Williams, Mandeville

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: PLAINTIFF Christiansen, Zachary Ryan, The Bowling Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-613-4561

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: DEFENSE Brilleaux, Kelly, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Cox, Marshall T., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Lewis, Raymond C., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Penn, Elizabeth R., Forman Watkins & Krutz, New Orleans Reid, Sarah, Cotten Schmidt, New Orleans Senter, Meghan, MG+M, New Orleans

Siegel, Kyle Wallace, Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Pg. S-5 Sossamon, Meera, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Ziffer, Lee B., Kuchler Polk Weiner, New Orleans

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: PLAINTIFF Arthur, Mimi, Forman Watkins & Krutz, New Orleans Boling, Jeremiah, Baron & Budd, New Orleans Cheek, Lindsey, The Cheek Law Firm, New Orleans Hoffman, Philip C., Landry & Swarr, New Orleans

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: DEFENSE Lessell, Melissa, Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Schultis, Jonathan, Ricci Partners, New Orleans

REAL ESTATE Bernard, G. Wogan, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Cerise, Jonathan B., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2131 Pg. S-3 Christiansen, Ryan T., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Marquette, J. Tyler, Fishman Haygood, New Orleans McCabe, Ryan M., Steeg Law Firm, New Orleans Ricci, Michael S., Ricci Partners, New Orleans Riess, Megan C., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans Scullin, Stephen P., Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans Sherman, Philip B., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

SECURITIES LITIGATION Berg, Nicholas, Reasonover & Berg, New Orleans, 504-526-2921

SURETY Baudouin, Richard E., Krebs | Farley, New Orleans

TAX Miller, Matthew P., Butler Snow, New Orleans Roth, III, Richard J., Roth Law Firm, New Orleans Sullivan, Andrew, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans Walter, Daniel J., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Waring, Jeannette, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans

TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME Amy, Michael T., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Baldwin, William C., Jones Walker, New Orleans Blanque, Meredith W., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Cambre, Colin B., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Dave, Karuna, The Kullman Firm, New Orleans Denny, Robert K., Hurley & Cot, New Orleans DuBose, III, Emmitt L., Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, New Orleans Fielding, Raven A., Duplass Zwain Bourgeois Pfister Weinstock & Bogart, Metairie Fricker, Rowen A., Pusateri Johnston Guillot & Greenbaum, New Orleans Gardner, Jr., W. Jacob, Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans Guillot, Gavin H., Pusateri Johnston Guillot & Greenbaum, New Orleans

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Hale, Paul D., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Hannan, Christopher M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Lorio, IV, Philip D., The Chopin Law Firm, New Orleans Lowe, Amanda Howard, Kean Miller, New Orleans Marino, III, Joseph B., The Young Firm, New Orleans Mayes, Laura M., Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans Morse, Harry E., Bohman Morse, New Orleans Peterson, Cayce C., The Lambert Firm, New Orleans Reid, Devin C., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Rosamond, Kari M., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Sanderson, Adam P., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Schepens, Patrick J., Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, Mandeville Sella, Eric Winder, Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Stanton, Daniel B., Kean Miller, New Orleans Tweedy, Jonathan A., Schouest Bambas Soshea & Ben Maier, New Orleans Wynne, Mallory, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, New Orleans Wynne, William Pitard, Jones Walker, New Orleans Zubic, R. Ethan, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION Babin, Patrick J., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Bernstein, Beth S., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Briscoe, Jeffrey P., Brewster Law Firm, Metairie Hotard, Amy Dunn, Salley Hite Mercer & Resor, New Orleans Liuzza, Elizabeth A., Juge Napolitano Guilbeau Ruli & Frieman, Metairie Mineo, John, Rabalais Unland, Covington Robinson, Jon B., Strongpoint Law Firm, Mandeville Sullivan, Daniel P., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Yoder, Simone H., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans

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James “Jimmy” Courtenay is a member of The King Firm, a civil litigation practice specializing in significant plaintiff personal injury. He joined the firm after spending over 7 years defending trucking companies, insurance companies, corporations, and retail stores. He is seasoned in handling all facets of litigation stemming from insurance coverage, trucking and automobile accidents, premises and product liability, and plant explosions resulting in significant personal injury, property damage, and exposure claims. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, is a former member of TIDA, CLM, and Transportation Lawyers Association, is a current member of the New Orleans and Jefferson Parish Bar Associations, and was a member of the LSU 2003 National Championship Football Team.

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Family Gatherings Four customizable set-ups for fun By Bev Church

Ainsley and Riley serving their hors d’oeuvre

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Magnolia, Mississippi, and there’s always an event planned in between meals whether it’s a baseball game, ping pong, pool, hot tub, four wheeler excursions, hikes, scavenger hunts, bonfires, indoor games or more. I created tablescapes in different areas – one outside in a rustic setting, a set-up for cocktails, tangerines in a boat accented by a rosemary topiary and a dining room setting for six people – just to give you a few ideas. I went to Pier 1 to get a few things, like napkin rings and more napkins, and used my centerpieces that I create with Luis Colmenares (available at BeverlyChurch.com). To keep

things simple, I used fake flowers and greenery in the palm frond holders. My niece Ainsley and her boyfriend Riley created an hors d’oeuvre with asparagus and bacon and served it for the cocktail hour. The children ate pizza and tangerines and got ready to fix s’mores after dinner. The grandparents set up card games and a new marble game that everyone learned and played. Décor changes for the different holidays, but the dynamics stay the same. Strong families keep in touch, and the most important rule is never to talk about politics! n

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With Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Mardi Gras and Easter, we all have family and friends getting together to celebrate. Because these gatherings are multi-generational, mixing children, young adults and grandparents, you have to ready for anything! Whether you’re at the beach, in the country or in the mountains, the key to successful entertaining is to let everyone have a fun job, whether it’s setting the table, doing the flowers, crafting a special cocktail or mocktail, cooking an hors d’oeuvre, a main dish or a dessert. This family outing was near


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Pottharst – Girolami By Megan Holt

Sarah Villere Carnahan Pottharst was living in Verona, Italy, when her parents came to visit for a few weeks. The three traveled to Venice, where her mother set off in pursuit of a particular style of earrings. She found her favorites at Giordan, a family-owned jewelry store on Piazza San Marco. Alvise Girolami was working in the store that day, and Sarah immediately developed a crush. Sensing sparks between the two, Sarah’s mother concocted a story about Sarah needing to return to the store in a few days to pick up the earrings. Alvise agreed to a deferred purchase, and two days later Sarah returned as promised. After completing the sale, Alvise asked Sarah out for an afternoon “Spritz”. They went for cocktails at L’Ombra del Leone, followed by a visit to the Punta della Dogana modern art museum. From that day on they were inseparable. A year and a half later, the couple went to their favorite local ostaria for a romantic dinner. While Sarah was in the ladies room, Alvise ordered a bottle of Prosecco. He hid the Prosecco in his bag, and when they finished dinner they began a walk home past Piazza San Marco. Alvise pulled Sarah toward his family’s jewelry store, fumbled through his bag, pulled out the ring box and got down on one knee. He proposed right in front of where it all began! Sarah and Alvise chose to marry in Bergamo Città Alta, their favorite northern Italian city. The night before the wedding, guests met for an all’aperto-style dinner at Lalimentari. Standing in the ancient square, family and friends enjoyed a feast including charcuterie, cheeses, fried shrimp and squid, grilled vegetables and Casoncelli alla Bergamasca (ravioli-type pasta filled with sausage and pancetta). Everyone gathered the next day, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in the garden of Il Pianone, a stunning villa built on the ruins of ancient fortress walls. There, Sarah walked down the aisle wearing a dress that she designed made of fabric purchased 72 ST. CHARLES AVENUE JANUARY 2019

from C&J Textiles in New York City. Representing his bride’s hometown, Alvise donned a red bowtie and pocket square dotted with little blue crabs. The couple exchanged rings bearing an inscription of each other’s name and the date they met. Alvise’s best friend, Andres Bastianetto, pronounced them man and wife. After the vows, the reception began right there in the garden. Il Pianone created all of the food in-house, from the massive homemade mozzarella to the eggplant and pork napoleon to the wedding cake. Just for laughs, Sarah and Alvise topped the cake with a funny little figurine of a couple riding a Vespa! A local DJ spun Sinatra’s “I’ve Got You under My Skin” for the couple’s first dance. For the rest of the evening, he played a fun mix of American and Italian songs that had all guests, regardless of age, joining one another on the dance floor. Italians became acquainted with the New Orleans song “When the Saints Go Marching in” that night, and it was a hit! Sarah and Alvise are delaying their honeymoon until after Christmas 2019, when it will be summer in South America. They will travel to Peru, Bolivia and Chile for almost three weeks, including spending New Year’s Eve on Machu Picchu!

The couple lives in Venice, where Sarah is a fashion designer, business owner and creative consultant for multiple brands in Italy and the United States, and Alvise owns and operates Giordan, as well as custom designs jewelry for private clients. n Wedding Gown: Sarah Pottharst Reception Dress: Silver sequined cocktail dress from Zara. Groom’s Attire: Dark navy suite with white button down and Nola Couture bowtie and pocket square Engagement Ring: Sarah’s mother generously gave Alvise a ring with diamonds. Alvise redesigned the diamonds to be in Sarah’s favorite formation, Contrarié, set in a rose gold band. Bride’s Wedding Band: Simple rose gold band, inscribed “ALVISE 19.4.2016” Groom’s Wedding Band: Simple rose gold band, inscribed “SARAH 19.4.2016” Florist: A small, local florist who made the bride’s bouquet and Alvise’s boutonniere. Favor: A bottle of specialty Extra Virgin Olive Oil infused with Rosemary from the Lake Como region, paired with classic Italian crackers. Invitation: Betty Hunley Designs Photographer: Evelyn Magrí Hair: Done by my friends! Half-up do, styled with baby’s breath flowers Makeup: Sarah Pottharst Music: Wedding Ceremony & Aperitivo (that followed immediately after wedding): Music One, a group specializing in wedding & events based in Bergamo; Reception: Local Bergamo DJ


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Dr. Quinn Peeper & Attorney Michael Harold Rach & Bach for the English-Speaking Union By Lindsay Mack

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like music to bring people together, but it’s not every day that a non-professional musician gets to play the piano with a magnificent orchestra like the LPO. This made it possible to tell our story and gather friends and music lovers for a night of classical music,” says Harold. Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, the ESU was founded in the immediate aftermath of World War I to promote unification through a common language. “ESU is all about changing lives through our language,” says Peeper. “I like to use the acronym for education, scholarship and understanding. We raise money for programs to help educate people, and scholarships for teachers to study at Oxford, Cambridge and the Globe in London.” This global organization has benefitted New Orleanians in particular as well. For instance, Peeper

started a Shakespeare competition for high school students which sends the Louisiana winner to New York City for a national ESU competition. In addition, the ESU also hosts lectures for New Orleanians on topics such as architecture, literature, politics, and history. With their innovative approach to philanthropy and the arts, it’s safe to say that New Orleans hasn’t seen the last of Rach and Bach. So keep an eye out for future performances from this dynamic duo. “We’re looking forward to the next Rach and Bach event,” says Peeper. “It was too fun and fulfilling to retire!” n

Get Involved For more information, visit RachAndBach.com

PHOTO BY CHERYL G ERBER

Music, philanthropy and fun all collided on November 17, 2018, when Rach and Bach rocked out with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Amateur musicians Dr. Quinn Peeper (Rach) and Attorney Michael Harold (Bach) performed “Rachmaninoff ’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op. 18” and “Bach’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056” to benefit the New Orleans branch of the English-Speaking Union. After coming up with the creative name for their musical duo, Rach and Bach decided to put their musical prowess to use for philanthropy. Because Peeper is the national president of the EnglishSpeaking Union (ESU), that organization was a natural choice for the benefit. Their performance offered something a little different for the ESU’s annual general meeting in New Orleans. “There is nothing


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Ryan Joseph O’Connor Brother Martin High School

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By Mallory Lindsly

“Community service is important because it can change people’s lives. In a world full of negativity, the positive impact of service can change your life along with the lives you’re serving,” says Ryan Joseph O’Connor, a senior at Brother Martin High School. O’Connor is involved in many organizations including the Student Ministry, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Crusaders for Life, Student Council, Student Ambassadors, Brother Martin Leadership Academy, National Honor Society and Swim Team. He is also a member in St. Christopher’s CYO, a camp counselor at Muscular Dystrophy Camp, a summer lifeguard and an assistant coach for the St. Edward the Confessor boys’ and girls’ indoor ball teams the past two seasons. One of O’Connor’s most rewarding experiences was volunteering as a camp counselor at a weeklong Muscular Dystrophy Camp. “I was given the opportunity to be paired with the same camper for the past two years, thus being able to build a strong relationship with him,” says O’Connor. “It was rewarding to see the smile on his face every night after a long day of enjoying activities.” From his activism, O’Connor learned how to work with many different people and personalities. He learned to apply all of his talents in different areas of his life. Over the past two years, O’Connor attended the

National March for Life in Washington, D.C., which has been life changing. “There was a moment in time when I turned around and witnessed the thousands of people marching behind me. We were all there for the same reason: fighting for the right for all life. I realized that no one is alone in this journey,” says O’Connor. Joey O’Connor, O’Connor’s father, inspired him to become an activist. The inspiration to become an activist began on a particular night when his father read a passage to him. The passage was from the Bible, and it had to do with talents. “I am grateful for that moment he took to explain (the passage) to me. My dad has inspired me to try to get other people to use their talents as well to make the world a better place,” says O’Connor. O’Connor plans on attending Louisiana State University next fall to study Pre-Law. While in college, he hopes to continue his activism by being a leader in his community, and to bring people closer to their faith and to help them be the best people they can be. n STCHARLESAVENUE.COM 75


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Christopher Cody Executive Chef & Owner, Oy Vey Catering By Mirella Cameran

You have worked in some famous restaurants in New Orleans and elsewhere, why make the switch to private chef/caterer? I love the hands-on approach of building personalized menus and events with clients. On any given event, I’m hand picking the ingredients and cooking most things from scratch. Interacting directly with the clients and getting instant feedback is such an amazing experience for a chef.

What kind of events have you catered? I have catered intimate dinner parties and a wedding for 150 people. 76 ST. CHARLES AVENUE JANUARY 2019

What kind of events work well with a private chef? Any event at a house or rental property – like a dinner party, rehearsal dinner, birthday party; any event which can benefit from personalized cooking. Is there anything else you’d like to share? I really love cooking and my clients. I am really blessed for the opportunity to cook in this great city for amazing people.

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How would you describe your training and cooking style? I am a classically trained French chef, plus I’ve lived in the Virgin Islands and for 12 years in New Orleans. This has allowed me to dive into local cuisines and work my style with local dishes. I infuse both fine and casual dining with influences of Southern, French, Italian, Asian and Caribbean cooking.

What are some of your favorite dishes? I love cooking everything! To name a few I’d say: Duck Andouille Gumbo, Potato Wrapped Drum and Rum Soaked White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Praline Ice Cream.


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Dr. Kimberly Field-Marvin Headmistress, Louise S. McGehee School By Mirella Cameran

Tell us what led you to join McGehee? From the moment that I began to learn about McGehee and the people associated with it, I felt a strong connection. McGehee women are independent, smart, full of integrity and are committed to serving their community. I cannot imagine a more interesting and innovative place to be an educational leader.

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What makes McGehee different? McGehee is the only nondenominational all-girls’ school in New Orleans. For its 106-year history, McGehee has been committed to the individual girl, in knowing her well and providing experiences and opportunities for her. What advantages does single-sex education provide? There are many advantages for girls. For one, the learning environment is created with girls in mind and graduates of girls’ schools tend to go on to take on roles at the highest level of leadership. How do you like living in New Orleans? New Orleans is a wonderfully relational city; while there’s still so much for us to learn, my husband and I quickly fell in love with it and are proud to call it home.

What are you most excited about in the future for the school? Educating women to take on important roles in our world has never been more important than it is right now. Is there anything else you’d like to share? Miss McGehee’s original mission (“To provide a rigorous college-preparatory education to girls in an inclusive environment which fosters self-esteem, encourages high personal standards, addresses individual student needs, and emphasizes active student participation in the learning process.”) called me to New Orleans, and serves to guide all of us today, and into the future, just as it did in 1912. I have found my new home. n

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1. Jessica Paxton, Alexia McKinney, Pat Tucker, David Bottner, Candi Hamm, Bevann Dubuisson, Ashley Nguyen, Kate Memleb, Herbert Dubuisson, Kathy Delatte, Michelle Gonzalez, Jennifer Gardner, Parker Gardner and Chip Gardner participated in the “Big Easy, Big Heart” 5K race at Fontainebleau State Park in July. 2. Johnny Lonardo, John Nogueras II and David Bottner at the 2018 “Big Easy, Big Heart” race, the New Orleans Mission’s sixth annual 5K to rescue abused women and provide them shelter to reduce homelessness in New Orleans. 3. Michael and Aimee Seicshnaydre posed with Ann and John Hairston at this year’s “Hancock Whitney White Linen Night” private kick-off party in August, hosted by the Contemporary Arts Center. 4. Chip and Jennifer Knight celebrated White Linen Night with Lisa and Darrell Mipro at the Contemporary Arts Center’s kick-off party. Guests were treated to food by Ralph Brennan, drinks by the Sazerac Company, snowballs from Imperial Woodpecker, art by YAYA students and music by Tiffany Pollack and Company 5. Alison Zeringue and Catherine Karas attended Mardi Gras World for “Mom’s Night Out” in August. The sixth annual Mom’s Blog event celebrated New Orleans’ tricentennial with a fitting theme: “We Haven’t Slept Since 1718.” 6. Elizabeth Schmelling, Mary Kay Yrle, Ashley Angelico and Cathleen Randon let loose at the sixth annual “Mom’s Night Out” party. The event featured food from local vendors and music by DJ Brant Gauthreaux and the Young Pinstripe Brass Band.

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7. Belinda Belk and Longue Vue Executive Director Maria Pote are pictured at Longue Vue House and Garden’s inaugural “ArtVue” event, a fundraiser to dedicated to supporting art and art education at Longue Vue. 8. Susan Hudlow, Laren Holzer, Belinda Belk, Executive Director Maria Pote and Natalie Roblin celebrate Long Vue’s first ever “ArtVue” fundraiser in August. The event was held at the Ace Hotel, which was transformed with décor inspired by Jamar Pierre’s paintings. 9. Patrick McKenna, Herb Blum, Amanda Mouffet, Gary Lorio and William Hoffman attended a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the Hancock Whitney Courtyard at Café Reconcile in September. 10. Joann Mantis, Karen Villavaso and Sonya David are pictured at the Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association’s general meeting in September. David hosted the meeting in the Guild Home in the Garden District. 11. The past presidents of the New Orleans Opera Guild are pictured at the Guild Home for a general meeting in September: (sitting) Mrs. Thomas S. Davidson, Mrs. Donald R. Rice, Mrs. Patrick Dowling and (standing) Mrs. Alvin A. Baumer Jr. Mrs. Charles L. Dupin, Dr. Erin O’Sullivan Fleming and Mrs. John J. Kelly. 12. Members of the Queens of the Nation Mardi Gras Indian Council posed with NAMI walk participants after second lining through Audubon Park with the Pussyfooters and the Pocket Aces Brass Band in October.


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1. The New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School Founders Colby “Skip” Dempesy, Paul Guth, Sybil Morial, Matthew Causey and Barbara MacPhee celebrated the school’s 25th anniversary in April. The celebration featured a student-led event to show Sci High evolved from a specialty program into one of the top schools in the city. 2. Julie Bourgeois, April Okpo and Kristen Nelson pose with Sci High seniors Sarah Martzolf, Wade Marshall and Darreille L. Ellis, who emceed at “Vision 20/20: Sci High’s 25th Anniversary Celebration.” The school is ranked No. 7 in New Orleans and the event featured student exhibitions and models of the school’s new building due to open in 2020. 3. Edie Darragh, Mark Faliveno, Amal Hamdan and Ashley Iserman are shown with their Mirror Ball trophies at “Dancing With the Stars, The Good Shepherd Way,” an annual fundraiser for The Good Shepherd School. 4. Good Shepherd School President Tommy Moran Jr., Archbishop Gregory Aymond and Ajani Gibson attended the 2018 Good Shepherd School fundraiser. This year’s theme was “Love Will Keep Us Together” and the event raised more than any before. 5. Genny Morris and Sid Artigues won Fan Favorite at the 2018 “Dancing With the Stars, The Good Shepherd Way” contest, which raised over $395,000 to benefit the school. 6. Louise S. McGehee School welcomed their new headmaster, Kimberly FieldMarvin during October’s installation ceremony. The ceremony speakers included: (front row) Sarah Westfall, Julia Beery, Jaida Felix and Kimberly Field-Marvin and (back row) Richard Currence, Margo Phelps, Laura Shields and Peter Kuriloff.


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This jukebox musical full of pop and metal standards from the 1980s celebrates its 10th birthday. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com

Justin Timberlake, star of pop music and film, is coming to New Orleans for what promises to be an unforgettable night for his fans. Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, 587-3663, SmoothieKingCenter.com

ROCK OF AGES: 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

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The musical epic of Victor Hugo’s classic novel returns with the timeless story of Jean Valjean’s pursuit by the relentless Inspector Javert. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com 9-February 3 THE WOLVES

This Pulitzer Prize finalist makes its regional debut at Southern Rep. It tells the story of a girls’ soccer team full of adolescent fear, fury and ferociousness. Southern Rep Theatre, 2541 Bayou Road, 523-9857, SouthernRep.com 9 & 23

THE VICTORY BELL

The Victory Belles serenade audiences with their delightful renditions of 1940s hits. The Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., 528-1943, NationalWW2Musem.org 10 & 12

SCHEREZADE WITH BBC’S YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR SHEKU KANNEH-MASON

The acclaimed cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason brings his talents to New Orleans for the first time to perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scherezade and more. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com 11-27

GREATER TUNA

Greater Tuna is an irreverent, delightful satire of rural America that examines the lives of the citizens of Texas’ third-smallest town. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com 82 ST. CHARLES AVENUE JANUARY 2019

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: MAN OF THE WOODS TOUR

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STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

The employees and diners at Jimmy’s All-American Beefsteak Place find themselves in a hostage situation in this immersive musical comedy. Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St., 302-9117, NOLAProject.com 17

MAHLER’S 9TH SYMPHONY

Violinist Nikki Chooi brings his musical expertise to the Crescent City to perform Mahler’s deeply personal “Ninth Symphony.” Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com 18

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER

Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical, this play traces the rise of a charming clerk who finds he’s eighth in line for a family fortune. Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081, LePetitTheatre.com 19

JAWS: IN CONCERT

Watch Steven Spielberg’s thrilling masterpiece on screen while the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra plays John Williams’ classic score live. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com 28-29

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND

Married musicians Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks bring their band to the Saenger for a weekend of American blues rock. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com


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Education

Early & Primary Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans 821 General Pershing St., New Orleans 504-896-4500 | ebnola.com Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans is the only private French school in New Orleans that’s accredited by the French Ministry of Education and State of Louisiana, providing multilingual education for 18-month-old students to eighth grade. Since its founding in 1998, Ecole Bilingue’s mission has been to provide a strong and distinctive bilingual education for children in New Orleans by combining the best of French and American academics. Holy Name of Jesus 6325 Cromwell Place, New Orleans 504-861-1466 | HNJSchool.org Established in 1891, Holy Name of Jesus School is located in the Uptown area of New Orleans. It is a Roman Catholic, co-educational school for Pre-K3 through seventh grade. The philosophy of Holy Name centers on teaching children confidence, compassion and integrity while achieving academic excellence and maintaining the

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Catholic faith in an inclusive community. For 127 years, the traditions and charisms of the Jesuit Fathers and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas have guided this mission of educating the whole child, both academically and spiritually. St. Andrew’s Episcopal School 8012 Oak St., New Orleans 504-861-3743 | standrewsepiscopalschool.org St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is the oldest Episcopal school in New Orleans, with 61 years of experience in educating the mind, body and spirit of young children. St. Andrew’s enrolls boys and girls 18 months through eighth grade, offering 10+ years of nurturing yet challenging education that focuses on the Decade of Childhood. St. Andrew’s utilizes small classes to promote a challenging learning environment where students interact with teachers and grow spiritually, socially and intellectually. A strong academic program, enhanced by stateof-the-art technology, includes Spanish, music, chapel, fine arts, athletics and library skills. Student publications, dramatics, interscholastic sports and community service round out St. Andrew’s program. Schedule a personal tour by calling (504) 866-6553. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2019-20 school year.


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Stuart Hall School for Boys 2032 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans 504-861-1954 | stuarthall.org Stuart Hall School for Boys, “Where Good Boys Become Great Men,” is an independent, ISAS school offering a Catholic education to students Pre-K3 through seventh grade. It is the mission of the faculty and staff to work with parents to help each child build a foundation for a life centered on a love for learning, a desire to help others and a commitment to Gospel Values. Stuart Hall School for Boys is open to all qualified boys, regardless of race, color, religion, nationality or ethnic origin. Kehoe-France Southshore School 720 Elise Ave., Metairie 504-733-0472 | kehoe-france.com At Kehoe France School, children are nurtured in a warm and welcoming environment. With small class sizes in a secure and picturesque environment, their degreed and certified staff encourage students to explore their curiosities. As a candidate school of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program and Middle Years Program, KehoeFrance is focused on providing an inquiry-based approach to learning. Their students are actively engaged in their development, education and activities. They focus not only on academic fundamentals, but also a child’s physical health and wellness through our expressive athletics programs, exposure to fine arts through classes and clubs, and a commitment to service as a school community. Their facilities are newly renovated with more improvements to come. All are invited to come tour the campus and take those first steps onto the path of success.

Continuing (K-12) Academy of the Sacred Heart 4521 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 504-269-1213 | ashrosary.org The Academy of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic, independent, college prep school for girls, toddler through grade 12. Since 1867, the school has remained committed to values of faith, intellectual advancement, social awareness, the building of community and personal growth. Come see “how our girls are truly inspired to change the world.” Personal tours for ages 1 through grade 12. Call (504) 269-1213 for details. Louise S. McGehee School 2343 Prytania St., New Orleans 504-561-1224 | mcgeheeschool.com With over 106 years of excellence in education, Louise S. McGehee School is an all-girls college preparatory school for grades Pre-K through grade 12. This year McGehee has new leadership with Dr. Kimberly Field-Marvin as Headmistress. McGehee is a school for girls

that focuses on the individual student and fosters a lifelong love of learning. In addition to rigorous academics and competitive athletics, honor, service and leadership are at the core of the McGehee experience. Learn more about McGehee Leading Women at one of the school’s Admission Open Houses, January 10 and January 17, 8:3010 a.m. for grades Pre-K-12; January 17, 6-7:30 p.m. for grades 5-12. Call (504) 561-1224 to schedule a private tour. St. Michael Special School 1522 Chippewa St., New Orleans 504-524-7285 | stmichaelspecialschool.com For over 52 years, St. Michael School has educated students age six through adulthood with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The school uniquely provides for the development of the whole child – academically, physically, emotionally and spiritually. St. Michael currently serves over 200 students from 37 regional zip codes. Experience a St. Michael education at Open House on February 7, 9:-11 a.m. Sign up for a tour at StMichaelSpecialSchool.com/admissions or call (504) 524-7285. Ursuline Academy 2635 State St., New Orleans 504-866-5292 | uanola.org Serving Toddler 2 through 12th grade, Ursuline Academy is proud to have the distinction of being both the oldest Catholic school and the oldest, continuously-operating school for girls in the nation. Ursuline’s educational approach combines tradition and innovation and is validated by its dedication to the moral, spiritual, intellectual and social growth of each student. The Academy’s strong musical, visual and performing arts are matched by the excellence of STEM, and Ursuline is the first all-girls school in Louisiana to implement a full K-12 engineering and computer science pathway program known as Project Lead The Way. Ursuline Academy values the uniqueness of each student, nurtures the whole person, develops leaders of confidence and compassion, and prepares young women for life in a global society.

Continuing Education University of Holy Cross 4123 Woodland Drive, New Orleans 504-394-7744 | uhcno.edu The University of Holy Cross encourages students to do good and to do well. A fully-accredited Catholic university, the University of Holy Cross (formerly Our Lady of Holy Cross College) offers more than 65 majors and programs. Some of the university’s most distinctive programs are in Business, Education, Healthcare, Counseling and Nursing. Located on the West Bank, minutes from downtown New Orleans, UHC offers an affordable, liberal arts education within a small, private university setting.

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PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Ace and the Louisiana Open Housing Act, which make it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. For more information, call the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-273-5718.

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PROPERTIES ELEANOR FARNSWORTH Top Residential Producer CRS, GRI, BRC, HRS

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sold 1220 Dauphine Street #B

$2,995,000

6048 Perrier Street

$2,725,000

1531 Exposition Boulevard

$2,550,000

1518 First Street

$2,395,000

822 Barracks Street #B

$1,950,000

541 Webster Street

$625,000

510 Cherokee Street

$599,000

258 Pine Street

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5707 Magazine Street

OFF MARKET

$1,850,000

2725 Esplanade Avenue

$1,195,000

1128 Constantinople Street

$1,150,000 under contract

5701 Camp Street

$1,185,000 1376 Camp Street

1013 Ninth Street

$1,050,000 $998,000

35 Newcomb Boulevard

$950,000

5429 Camp Street

$915,000

$1,599,000

628 Esplanade Avenue #A2

$1,275,000

628 Esplanade Avenue #A1

$1,150,000

$890,000 $795,000

1135 Terpsichore Street

$765,000

4860 Annunciation Street

$715,000

815 Joseph Street

$705,000 coming soon $699,000 1220 Dauphine Street #A $699,000 822 Barracks Street #A $685,000 1388 Camp Street

820 Cadiz Street

$889,000

2919 Prytania Street

1201 Chartres Street #7

3934 Coliseum Street

4433 St. CharleS ave. Condo $375,000

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527 Exchange Place

3314 Camp Street

19 Richmond Place ............ SOLD ............... $1,575,000 411 Audubon Street.............SOLD.................$1,550,000 6015 Prytania Street ............SOLD................$1,497,500 2302 St Charles Avenue #3A & B..................$1,495,000 1663 Valmont Street.............SOLD................$1,495,000 4613 St. Charles Avenue ..... SOLD ......... ......$1,495,000 2707 Coliseum Street.......... SOLD ............... $1,490,000 2507 Prytania Street ........... SOLD ............... $1,490,000 6433 Paris Avenue .............. SOLD ............... $1,450,000 1542 Calhoun Street............ SOLD ............... $1,450,000 1641 State Street...................SOLD...............$1,425,000 5726 St. Charles Avenue ...... SOLD ............... $1,400,000 923 Henry Clay Avenue.................................$1,387,000 1205 Philip Street ................ SOLD ............... $1,399,000 1203 Marengo Street ...........SOLD ...............$1,390,000 4917 St. Charles Avenue ...... SOLD ............... $1,370,000 1413 Philip Street ................ SOLD ............... $1,370,000 447 Audubon Street ........... SOLD .............. $1,300,000 1578 Calhoun Street............ SOLD ............... $1,300,000 1137 State Street ................. SOLD ............... $1,295,000 6502 Woodwards Bluff, Long Beach, MS..... $1,275,000 434 Lakeshore Parkway...... SOLD ............... $1,275,000 1333 State Street ................. SOLD ............... $1,250,000 1207 State Street ................. SOLD ............... $1,250,000 234 Brockenbraugh Ct, Metairie......SOLD . $1,235,000 571 Audubon Street ............ SOLD ............... $1,220,000 1539 Soniat Street ............... SOLD ............... $1,220,000 6554 Oakland Drive............ SOLD ............... $1,200,000 397 Holden Rd, Poplarville, MS...................$1,200,000 1839 Calhoun Street. ........... SOLD ............... $1,199,000 441 Audubon Street ........... SOLD .............. $1,199,000 185 Ridewood Drive............SOLD................$1,195,000 622 Barracks Street ....................................... $1,150,000 1410 Philip Street.................SOLD..................$975,000 1410 Philip Street.................SOLD..................$975,000 4500 Camp Street.............................................$925,000 21431 Bob’s Road, Long Beach, MS ...............$850,000 71607 Riverside Dr., Covington .......................$799,900 17 Audubon Boulevard....................................$699,000 1750 St. Charles Avenue #529..........................$495,000

$595,000

625 Esplanade Avenue

2308 Prytania Street

716 Esplanade Avenue

$629,000

2100 Upperline Street

620 Ursulines Avenue...................................$9,250,000 5631 St. Charles Avenue .....SOLD ............... $6,185,000 4717 St Charles Avenue ...... SOLD ...............$6,000,000 1004 Falcon Road ............... SOLD ...............$5,600,000 3 Audubon Place ................ SOLD ...............$5,250,000 3711 St. Charles Avenue................................$4,500,000 16 Audubon Place .............. SOLD ...............$4,500,000 295 Walnut Street ............... SOLD ...............$3,990,000 1649 Joseph Street .............. SOLD ...............$3,700,000 8 La Salle Place .................. SOLD ...............$3,650,000 4831 St. Charles Avenue .....SOLD ...............$3,000,000 525 Madison Street............. SOLD ...............$2,800,000 8 Rosa Park.........................SOLD................$2,490,000 1527 Sixth Street ................. SOLD ...............$2,385,000 1776 State Street ................. SOLD ...............$2,300,000 3 Poydras Street #9E/F ........SOLD ...............$2,300,000 1633 Dufossat Street......................................$2,250,000 6257 Highland Rd., Baton Rouge......SOLD$2,200,000 906 S. New Hampshire Avenue.........SOLD $2,199,000 2503 St Charles Avenue .....SOLD ............... $2,195,000 4626 St Charles Avenue.......SOLD................$1,999,999 1505 Nashville Avenue........SOLD................$1,895,000 1938 State Street..................SOLD................$1,895,000 841 Barracks Street ............. SOLD ............... $1,850,000 1427 Eighth Street .............. SOLD ............... $1,850,000 7 Rosa Park ........................ SOLD ............... $1,800,000 1518 First Street .................. SOLD ............... $1,750,000 909 Ursulines Avenue......... SOLD ............... $1,750,000 418 Common Street ............ SOLD ............... $1,750,000 1328 Felicity Street ............. SOLD ............... $1,700,000 1538 Fourth Street .............. SOLD ............... $1,700,000 1415 Cadiz Street ............... SOLD ............... $1,700,000 1800 Jefferson Avenue ........ SOLD ............... $1,700,000 138 Audubon Boulevard................................$1,650,000 2600 Gay Lynn Drive .................................... $1,650,000 1732-34 Palmer Avenue.......SOLD................$1,650,000 The Garage Condos......................$1,640,800--$685,860 2708 Coliseum Street.......... SOLD ............... $1,625,000 1233 Second Street.............. SOLD ............... $1,600,000 576 Audubon Street ............ SOLD ............... $1,595,000

628 Esplanade Avenue #B2

$975,000

816 General Taylor Street

$650,000

628 Esplanade Avenue #B1

$525,000

7934 Maple Street, New Orleans LA 70118 Licensed in Louisiana

$3,200,000 $2,200,000 $1,100,000

Jeanne Boughton RE/MAX N.O. Properties Associate Broker 8001 Maple St. New Orleans, LA 70118 Cell: 504-669-4773 Light fills every corner of this spacious, walk-up, two bedroom St. Charles Gates Condo with laundry room and custom closets.

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The Meal-a-Minit Era Restaurateur pioneer William Gruber’s chain By Seale Paterson

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featured dish was “Chicken in the Hand,” fried chicken served with no silverware, meant to be enjoyed with one’s fingers. The third location, at 1000 Canal St., featured a cocktail lounge called the Prevue, which grew to feature nightly live music, two dance floors and the half-shell oyster and beef bars. In 1957, the Meal-A-Minit franchise expanded to Jefferson Parish, opening in the brand-new Crescent Airline Shopping Center at 1825 Airline Highway. By 1959, there were seven locations operating. (Two locations, at 3434 Prytania St. and 222 Loyola Ave., were open for less than a year in 1958-1959.) The Stag Room opened in the summer of 1962 at the 1717 Canal St. location, and was touted as an elegant, exclusive dining room that was still affordable. The menu was “international” with a heavy focus on kosher

dishes, seafood and Italian dishes. When they expanded into late-night dining, breakfast items joined the more exotic foods offered. The fall of 1965 saw the close of the Meal-A-Minit and Prevue Lounge at 1000 Canal St. The restaurant at 1239 St. Charles Ave. closed in 1970, with the 1717 Canal St. location closing soon after, ending the Meal-a-Minit era. n The Meal-A-Minit at 1717 Canal St. opened in 1951. This location was probably the most successful of the chain. It had a complete retail pastry department as well as a large parking lot with both food and cocktail service to your car, all available 24 hours a day. Ten years later, Gruber opened 14-lane, 24-hour Lucky Strike Lanes across the street, offering midnight bowling specials from 1-5 a.m., and doubling his clientele by sending hungry and thirsty bowlers across the street to Meal-A-Minit and its “10” Down Lounge.

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William Gruber opened his first Meal-AMinit restaurant in 1935 at 1239 St. Charles Ave., then opened up six more over the next 24 years, creating one of New Orleans’ first fast-food chains. At the St. Charles location, he built a new, modern-style building to house the restaurant, a look after which most of his subsequent restaurants were styled. The menu was a combination of standard diner fare like hamburgers and pie mixed with complete dinners like steak, “shrimp in shorts” and roast duck, as well as full Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, all served quickly and efficiently, and priced economically for the whole family to enjoy. Food and drinks were served 24-hours a day, and their homemade biscuits were legendary. The second Meal-A-Minit opened in 1940 at 2411 S. Carrollton Ave. The


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