Memberships

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Bond Buyer’s Municipal

Marketplace (the “Red Book”)

Louisiana Police Jury Association

Louisiana Bankers Association

Bank Counsel

National Association of Government Financial Officers

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Ongoing and Recent Transactions

$600,000,000, Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association, Special Assessment Revenue Note, Series 2022, - Bond Counsel

$50,000,000, Parish of Terrebonne, Taxable Hurricane Recovery Revenue Bonds, Series 2022 - Bond Counsel

$12,000,000, South Lafourche Levee District, Hurricane Recovery Revenue Bonds, Series 2022 - Bond Counsel

$24,000,000 Evangeline Parish Law Enforcement District, Revenue Bonds, Series 2022

$1,5000,000, Consolidated Sewer District No. 1 of Pointe Coupée Parish, Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series 2022 - Bond Counsel

$9,500,000, Lafayette Public Trust Finance Authority, Borrower's Counsel

$50,000,000, Opelousas School Improvement District No. 2, St. Landry Parish School Board, Special Counsel


Public Finance

Eric LaFleur • Stephanie B. Laborde

The firm's public finance clients include state agencies and authorities, parishes, cities, towns, and villages, school districts and numerous special purpose districts. In addition to serving as bond counsel, Eric LaFleur regularly serves as counsel to national investment banking firms in underwriting or placement of state and local government bonds.

With good reason, LaFleur coordinates the efforts of the Public Finance Group. LaFleur's unique experience sets him apart among legal professionals in the world of public finance. During a 20 year term in the Louisiana Legislature, LaFleur served a record number (19 years) of years on the budget and finance committees of the Louisiana Legislature, four (4) years as a member of the Louisiana State Bond Commission, and four (4) years as Chairman of the Louisiana Senate Finance Committee, the most influential committee in state government. As a member of the Louisiana State Bond Commission, he reviewed and critiqued hundreds of bond issuance applications and as Senate Finance Chairman, LaFleur coordinated and oversaw the passage of six (6) multi-billion dollar budgets.

With more than 50 years of combined practice experience and over two billion dollars in closed transactions, the Public Finance Group at LaFLEUR & LABORDE has earned a reputation as one of Louisiana's leading public finance law firms. The firm employs the most innovative technologies in communications, research and data processing to prevent unnecessary delays to a successful financing. In a timely and professional manner, LaFleur & Laborde Public Finance Group work diligently to ensure that the most cost effective means of financing is achieved. A hallmark to LaFleur's success...experience and knowledge with a transparent, candid, and hands on approach.