James R. Austin

James R.

Austin

Experience

  • Served as lead lawyer in Banc One Corporation Law Department for Bank One’s Private Banking line of business.
  • Served as Senior Vice President, Legal counsel and Assistant Secretary for Premier Bank, National Association – a Louisiana Bank with $4 billion in assets and operations across the bank’s commercial and retail lines of business.
  • Responsible for supporting the managed assets department with a portfolio of loans and real estate in excess of $400 million.

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV® – Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, 1996-2022
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2010-2011
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Banking and Finance Law, 2020-2023
    • Real Estate Law, 2019-2023
    • Commercial Finance Law, 2023

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1978

Education

  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1978
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., 1975

Associations

  • Louisiana Bankers Association
    • Bank Counsel Committee
      • Past Chairman
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Past Board Member
  • Louisiana State Law Institute
    • UCC Committee
    • Security Devices Committee
  • Baton Rouge Symphony
    • Past President
  • Rotary Club of Baton Rouge
    • Past Member

James R.

Austin

Experience

  • Served as lead lawyer in Banc One Corporation Law Department for Bank One’s Private Banking line of business.
  • Served as Senior Vice President, Legal counsel and Assistant Secretary for Premier Bank, National Association – a Louisiana Bank with $4 billion in assets and operations across the bank’s commercial and retail lines of business.
  • Responsible for supporting the managed assets department with a portfolio of loans and real estate in excess of $400 million.

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV® – Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, 1996-2022
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2010-2011
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Banking and Finance Law, 2020-2023
    • Real Estate Law, 2019-2023
    • Commercial Finance Law, 2023

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1978

Education

  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1978
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., 1975

Associations

  • Louisiana Bankers Association
    • Bank Counsel Committee
      • Past Chairman
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Past Board Member
  • Louisiana State Law Institute
    • UCC Committee
    • Security Devices Committee
  • Baton Rouge Symphony
    • Past President
  • Rotary Club of Baton Rouge
    • Past Member