We can be as aggressive as you want us to be, and we have the same resources as a large firm--minus the overhead.

Jeff Burmaster joined the firm's New Orleans office in 1988 and focuses on commercial real estate, commercial transactions, banking, bankruptcy, maritime vessel financing and sales, and general corporate advices. Jeff has represented financial institutions, large and small maritime companies, shopping centers, and commercial real estate developers during every stage of purchase and sale financing, leasing, and the transactional processes and has also represented institutional lenders in real estate trust loan work outs and foreclosures. 

A New Orleans native, Jeff graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of New Orleans in 1977, and a Masters of Business Administration from Loyola University in 1982. Jeff was admitted to the Bar of the State of Louisiana in 1986 after receiving his J.D. from Loyola Law School. 

Representative Matters

  • Represented both secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy proceedings
  • Maritime vessel financing representing both lenders and borrowers
  • Maritime vessel purchase and sales representing both purchasers and sellers
  • Represented banks in various commercial transactions
  • Represented various corporate entities in formations, mergers and acquisitions

News & Appearances

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Louisiana Bankers Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association


Martindale AV Preeminent-rated 5.0 out of 5

Chairman, Loyola Law School Moot Court Board

Milton Sheen Award for Leadership, Fellowship and Service to the Law and Community, 1986

Phi Alpha Delta, Most Outstanding Active Member, 1986


Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1986

Loyola University, M.B.A., 1982

University of New Orleans, B.S., Accounting, 1977


  • Law clerk for the Honorable T. H. Kingsmill, Jr., U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1986
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • All Federal Districts of Louisiana
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