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

Education

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

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

G. Wogan Bernard

 


G. Wogan 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 a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.  He is also 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. 

RECENT PRACTICE HIGHLIGHTS

PUBLICATIONS

PRESENTATIONS

  • Speaker and Program Chair, "Eager Client Needs a Loan: Who, What, When, Where, How?" American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Spring CLE Symposia (May 1, 2014)
  • 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

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 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 Commercial 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

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.