Veteran Attorney Michael Carleton Joins Growing Chaffe McCall Lake Charles office

Posted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 | Posted in Acknowledgements & Press Releases

Chaffe McCall, LLP is pleased to welcome a prominent new addition to its growing Lake Charles office. Attorney Michael D. Carleton will serve as Partner in the Firm’s Real Estate and Business and Transactions sections.

“The addition of Mike Carleton reflects our current initiative to significantly increase our Lake Charles presence,” said Firm Managing Partner E. Howell Crosby. “His skills in business- transaction matters enhance our expanding real-estate /transactions practice.”

Carleton, a 30-year veteran of legal services, is a highly experienced attorney with a notable career, who will continue his focus on commercial real estate law in the areas of real estate planning, structured finance, and commercial and probate matters. He represents clients on property title examination, title insurance, and closing services in both residential and commercial transactions. In addition, he has experience in closing FAA titled aircraft and US Coast Guard documented vessel loans. Carleton joins Chaffe McCall, LLP from a local law firm where he was a Member in the Lake Charles office in the areas of Real Estate; Probate, Successions, Estate Planning; and Corporate and Commercial law.

Carleton is a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and Past President and Member of Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of South Lake Charles. He earned his law degree from Louisiana State University Law Center in 1982 and his B.A. degree from Louisiana State University in 1979.

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