LaFleur & Laborde congratulates Wyatt Savant on his recent award of a 2023 Frederic L. Ballard Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Since 2012, through the Frederic L. Ballard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program and the Robert H. Hilderbrand Fund, the National Association of Bond Attorneys (NABL) provides five scholarships to current law students to attend its Essentials Conference each year. Recipients are assigned a faculty mentor from the conference to guide them through The Essentials experience and help them network with experts in the field. The scholarship program was renamed in 2014 to honor the legacy of longtime NABL member Frederic L. “Rick” Ballard, Jr. who dedicated himself to educating young bond attorneys.
Wyatt Savant attends the Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana. He works as a law clerk for LaFleur & Laborde in the firm's public finance section. He will graduate in the spring of 2024. "We are pleased and proud that Wyatt's intelligence and commitment to public finance law have been recognized by NABL, as he has been a valued member of our team for years," said Eric LaFleur, Managing Partner.
A Houma, Louisiana native, Toups joined LaFleur & Laborde in 2023. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 2002 with honors, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with a concentration in Religious Studies. He received his Juris Doctorate from the LSU Law Center in May 2005. While in law school, Toups served as Assistant Editor & Writer of the Civilian Society Newsletter. He was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association in October 2005. He earned his Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Denver in 2006. Toups has been a Louisiana Board Certified Tax Specialist since 2014.
A New Orleans native, Quinn Brown joined LaFleur & Laborde in 2022. Ms. Brown graduated from Louisiana State University in 2013 with honors, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She received her Juris Doctorate and graduate diploma in Comparative Law from the LSU Law Center in May 2017. While in law school, Ms. Brown served as Vice President of The Women's Law Student Association and won the Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition. She was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association in October 2017.
LaFleur & Laborde is pleased to announce that Hilton S. Bell and Sheila Moragas were again named to publications that recognize the top-rated attorneys in the United States. Bell and Moragas both practice in the firm's tax section with similar fields of practice: Federal and State Tax, Tax Litigation and Controversy, Trusts, Estates, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Sales and Use Tax.
"The Best Lawyers in America" is one of the oldest and best recognized peer review publications in America. Also peer review based, "New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers 2022" honors top rated New Orleans attorneys. Moragas, for the 10th consecutive year, earned recognition in the "Super Lawyers Magazine" publication of the legal publishing company Thompson-Reuters.
Super Lawyer 2023
Hilton S. Bell has been selected once again to the the Best Lawyers in America publication. The publication received more than 10,000,000 peer evaluations and honored only 5% of practicing lawyers in the United States, exemplifying the work of the most elite and top-rated lawyers in the country.