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THOMAS G. DONELON is an attorney with Bayou Title, Inc., in New Orleans. Mr. Donelon has well over 40 years of diversified professional experience in commercial law with a particular emphasis in real estate, bankruptcy and banking law. He has been involved in approximately 15,000 real estate related transactions, ranging from large commercial transactions to single family residential sales and mortgages including conventional, FHA and VA transactions. Mr. Donelon earned his B.S. degree from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Campus and his J.D. degree from Loyola Law School New Orleans. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Louisiana Land Title Association and the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Title Attorneys.
LOUIS HARTMANN is a licensed land surveyor with Gilbert, Kelly & Couturié. He specializes in boundary surveys, elevation surveys, topographic surveys, condominium conversions, and construction packages for residential and commercial sites. Mr. Hartmann is a member of the Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors and is president of the National Society of Professional Surveyors. He earned his B.A. degree from Louisiana State University. Mr. Hartmann also attended Nichols State University and Delgado Community College.
TYLER MARQUETTE is an attorney with Fishman Haygood, LLP, where his practice includes all aspects of commercial real estate, including development, construction, acquisitions and sales, financing, and leasing. Mr. Marquette also practices banking, finance, and corporate law. He is a licensed title insurance producer in Louisiana and Mississippi and vice president of the firm’s captive title insurance agency, Commercial Title Agency, L.L.C. As an authorized agent of First American Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company, and Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Mr. Marquette is able to handle title insurance matters of all sizes in any commercial real estate transaction. He is licensed to practice in Louisiana. He earned his B.S. degree from Louisiana State University and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Loyola University College of Law.
CLAIBORNE P. TANNER is the owner of Tanner Law Firm, LLC, where he provides advice and counsel on all aspects of real estate development and investing, including land acquisition and due diligence, land use and zoning issues, title issues, construction contracting, financing (senior and mezzanine debt financing), sales and marketing, condominium filings, loan workouts, and tenant leasing and other landlord-related matters. He is a member of Baton Rouge Independent Title Attorneys Association, Louisiana Land Title Association and Baton Rouge Growth Coalition. In 2007, he was also recognized by the South Florida Daily Business Review as one of the "Top Dealmakers” for South Florida. Mr. Tanner is experienced in structuring commercial real estate transactions and in the negotiation and preparation of various real estate related agreements, such as purchase agreements, development agreements, loan documentation, construction contracts, and commercial and residential leases. He also provides counsel in connection with the use of federal and state tax incentives, both locally and throughout the U.S., including historic rehabilitation tax credits, new markets tax credits, and low income housing tax credits, as well as various financing programs administered and insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He has provided representation before local planning and zoning commissions and city councils throughout the states of Louisiana and Florida regarding zoning changes, permitting, variances, subdivision issues, and other land use matters. Mr. Tanner earned his B.S. degree from Louisiana State University and his J.D. degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University.