Randy P. Roussel


Phelps Dunbar LLP
400 Convention Street
Suite 1100
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Tel: 225-376-0234

Email: randy.roussel@phelps.com
Web: www.phelps.com

Randy Roussel practices in the area of business and finance. His general business practice is concentrated in the areas of real estate, banking and commercial transactions. He has represented Wampold Companies, Waffle House, Whitney National Bank, Carmouche Construction and a variety of multifamily and commercial developers.

Randy’s practice emphasizes mixed-use real estate development. He works on HUD 221(d)(4) and other multi-family financing programs.

Prior to joining Phelps Dunbar, he was a certified public accountant for Arthur Andersen & Company in New Orleans from 1978-1981. From 1986-1987, he was an associate at Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson in Baton Rouge and in 1987 he became partner at Bradford & Roussel in Baton Rouge which merged with Gary Field Landry & Bradford in 1991. Mr. Roussel joined Phelps Dunbar in 1995.

Relevant Experience
  • Acquisition of sites for several restaurant chains.
  • Acquisition of multifamily project, finance with nonrecourse lenders.
  • Construction, acquisition of commercial office buildings, including construction and permanent finance.
  • Acquisition of commercial developments.
  • Commercial shopping center and office building lease.
  • Drafting of complex covenants, conditions, and restrictions for residential subdivision developments.
  • Formation of limited liability companies, corporations and other entities.
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – Real Estate
  • Banking and Finance (2009-2023), Real Estate Law (2009-2023), Banking and Finance Law (2015, 2018), Real Estate Law (2016), Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers (2007-2023)
  • Real Estate, Who’s Who Legal (2017-2019)

We routinely represent large or emerging commercial and industrial developers and other property owners, as well as commercial, retail and industrial lessors and tenants and banks and investment companies in a variety of real estate transactions. We focus on creative problem-solving for our clients in a cost effective, responsive and professional manner.

Commercial and Industrial Leases

Our real estate lawyers have varied experience representing clients in the preparation of commercial and industrial leases. We represent both landlords and tenants on both long-term and short-term leases. Our lease experience includes free-standing facilities, office complexes, malls, strip shopping centers and mixed used centers, and industrial ground leases.

Lending and Finance

Many of our clients are major banks involved in the financing of major construction projects for single- and multi-family residential, commercial and entertainment facilities. In such projects, we draft construction loan agreements, review title and other information and prepare documentation necessary to perfect the lender’s security interest in the project.

Phelps Title Agency

Phelps Title Agency, a division of the firm, provides title insurance services to our clients and lenders. As an agent for both First American Title Insurance Company and Lawyers Title Corporation, Phelps Title Agency has extensive experience in the issuance of title policies and the analysis of various underwriting risks. We also have considerable experience in endorsements to the policy jackets to confirm that our clients are provided adequate coverage for the risks involved.

Companies with business interests across the South turn to Phelps Dunbar for counsel on their legal needs. With 13 office locations in the U.S. and in London, we serve clients in the region’s major commercial centers. Our 350-plus lawyers focus on six core areas: labor and employment, litigation, business, admiralty, insurance coverage and healthcare. But it’s more than our casework that sets our firm apart.

We spend time with you off the clock, so we can learn everything from your strategic goals to challenging operational issues. We are known for asking questions, not just about what is, but about what should be. And we make sure that you access our experience seamlessly, with every lawyer in every office available to be part of your team. We do this because anything can make the difference in a business-critical deal or lawsuit.

We are proud to offer national talent with local pricing to companies working throughout the Gulf South. We welcome the chance to work with you.

Randy Roussel regularly advises clients on financing, sale and purchase agreements. He handles an array of real estate projects including those in the leisure, healthcare and industrial sectors.”
Chambers & Partners