Chaffe McCall Welcomes Anthony Dunbar as Partner

Posted on Monday, November 24th, 2014 | Posted in Acknowledgements & Press Releases

Former Capital One Associate General Counsel Joins New Orleans Office

New Orleans, LA (November 21, 2014) – Chaffe McCall, L.L.P is pleased to announce that Anthony “Tony” Dunbar, former Capital One Associate General Counsel, has joined the firm’s New Orleans office. Dunbar will serve as Partner in the Firm’s Real Estate and Finance section.

With more than 25 years of experience in legal and management roles with financial institutions, Dunbar offers clients an in-depth understanding of complex banking matters as well as legal issues presented in closing real estate finance transitions and commercial loan related litigation.

“I was attracted to Chaffe McCall’s reputation in financial services,” said Dunbar.  “It’s exciting to be a part of a law firm with a preeminent business practice.  I look forward to collaborating with this impressive team of real estate, finance and litigation attorneys from the various Chaffe McCall offices.”

“Tony is a terrific addition to the firm and we are thrilled to welcome him,” said John Olinde, New Orleans managing partner.  “He is an accomplished corporate and banking attorney who will complement our real estate and banking practice and bring additional depth and experience to the firm.  With the significantly increased focus on the financial industry by regulators over the past several years, Tony will be a real asset to our clients.”


About Anthony Dunbar

As the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell peer-rated attorney for his legal ability and ethical standards, Dunbar joins Chaffe McCall after serving as Associate General Counsel with Capital One.  During that time he oversaw the bank’s enterprise-wide commercial loan related litigation, workout and asset sales.  In addition to serving as in-house for eight years with Capital One, he was also with Hibernia National Bank, as both in-house and outside counsel, for 15 years.  Throughout his nearly 30-year career, Dunbar has counseled borrowers and lenders on industry practices and the application of state and federal laws to their businesses.  He also has experience in negotiating complex lending and asset sale transactions and restructurings, as well as structuring and documenting secured and unsecured loan transactions of every description.

Mr. Dunbar has served for two terms as a Hearing Committee Chair for the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board. He has also maintained an active pro bono practice, primarily with abused and neglected children.  Dunbar is a frequent lecturer on legal ethics and is the author of several novels and works of non-fiction.

Dunbar is a member of the Louisiana and Texas Bar Associations. He received his Juris Doctor from the Tulane University School of Law and was an honors graduate from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Chaffe McCall provides a full range of legal services to national and international corporate clients from offices in New Orleans, Houston, Baton Rouge and Lake Charles.  For more information on the firm, please visit


About Chaffe McCall, L.L.P.

Since 1826, the lawyers of Chaffe McCall have always focused on understanding their clients’ business and have earned their reputation of providing clients with practical legal guidance consistent with their business interests and goals.  Chaffe McCall has a rich history of serving clients regionally, nationally and internationally to address the challenges they face in the areas of admiralty, commercial litigation, health care, labor and employment, real estate, and tax. The firm owes its continuing success and longevity to a history of distinguished leaders and a team of talented, creative, and hardworking professionals, who meet our clients’ legal needs timely and cost-effectively.  Chaffe McCall LLP is Louisiana’s oldest full service law firm centrally located in downtown New Orleans with addtional offices in Houston, Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles.   The firm can be found online at Devoted to Excellence.


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