G. Wogan Bernard
Position: Partner
Direct Number: (504) 585-7289
Fax: (504) 544-6051
Email: bernard@chaffe.com Download VCard

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Taxation
  • Real Estate


J.D., B.C.L., Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 2006
B.A., Economics, Washington & Lee University, 2003
Jesuit High School, 1999

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association
ABA Real Property Trust & Estate Law Section
Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana

G. Wogan Bernard

Mr. Bernard is a partner in Chaffe McCall's Business and Real Estate Section where he has represented lenders and developers with the acquisition, divestiture, development, leasing and financing, loan workouts, and distressed-asset assistance of office buildings, apartments, condominiums, restaurant, low-income housing, and hotel developments.  He has also assisted clients in the areas of planning, zoning, subdivision, and permitting requirements on the state and local level.  In addition to real-estate law, he also advises clients on trusts and estate planning and probate matters.

Mr. Bernard is an active member of the American Bar Association Real Property Trust & Estate Law Section and currently serves as the Chair of the Mortgage Lending Committee and Co-Vice Chair of the Young Lawyers Network of the ABA Section of Real Property Trust and Estate Law.  In 2009, he served as Vice Chair of the Government Incentives Committee. 




  • Speaker, “Bridging the Gap: My Loan is Due, Now What Do I Do?” American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Spring CLE Symposia (May 3, 2013)
  • “Update on the Amendments to FAS-140—Accounting For Transfer of Financial Assets And Repurchase Financing Transactions,” ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, January 12, 2009.
  • “FAS-140 Accounting For Transfer of Financial Assets And Repurchase Financing Transactions,” ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, June 2008


  • Named by Chambers USA as an "Associate to Watch" in Banking & Financing for the years 2010 - 2013
  • Named a "Top Lawyer" in Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law, and Commerical Transactions in New Orleans Magazine (2012 and 2013)
  • Named a "Rising Star" for Real Estate Practice by Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2012, 2013, and 2014
  • Published member and Senior Editor of Louisiana Law Review
  • Member of Omicron Delta Kappa


Mr. Bernard serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.