Scott Reeves Simmons

Scott Reeves Simmons

Bayou Title, Inc.
  • Real Estate Law, Consumer Law, Products Liability...
  • Louisiana
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Summary

Scott R. Simmons earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990 from Louisiana State University and his juris doctor in 1993 from Loyola University in New Orleans School of Law. Mr. Simmons was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1994 and subsequently to the bars of the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana. He has practiced in the areas of commercial litigation, residential and commercial real estate, title examination and title insurance, real estate development and financing, class actions, personal injury and consumer representation. Mr. Simmons is a Louisiana Notary Public, a Licensed Louisiana Insurance Producer writing for First American Title Insurance Company, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, WFG National Title Insurance Company and is also an active member of the state and local communities as a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Trusts, Estate, Probate & Immovable Property Law Section, New Orleans Bar Association, and the LSU Alumni Association. He also serves on the LSU College of Arts & Sciences Advisory Council. In addition, Scott teaches First-Time Homebuyer Training for a variety of local organizations.

Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Bayou Title, Inc.
- Current
Real estate practice that includes examining abstracts of title and completing closings for residential and commercial transactions in the metropolitan New Orleans area and issuing title insurance policies in conjunction with same for both purchaser and lender.
Attorney
Scott R. Simmons, L.L.C.
- Current
Commercial and residential real estate practice in New Orleans, Louisiana including representation of single family home buyers, condominium and subdivision developers, and commercial acquisitions and redevelopments; has worked extensively with creative financing, state and federal funding, New Markets Tax Credit Program, Historic Tax Credit Program and Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program; also worked extensively with the City of New Orleans and First American Title Insurance Company to develop the Sale and Donation of Adjudicated Property to transfer thousands of tax sale properties to developers; manages a high volume of files for developer clients.
Attorney
Shapiro & Mentz, L.L.P.
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Examined approximately 1,500 abstracts of title each year along with an equivalent number of foreclosure petitions throughout Louisiana, also responsible for curing title problems in conjunction with the foreclosure process including average curative work as wells as reopening successions, litigation between property owners, special tax issues, and other difficult and odd cases involving peculiar foreclosure and title issues. Clients included the largest mortgage lenders and servicers in the U.S. and occasionally individual mortgage holders. Worked closely with First American Title Insurance Agency and other national and local offices of title insurers to cure title problems. Working relationship with many title agencies in Louisiana. Managed a support staff of 28. Court appearances for summary judgments and mandamus proceedings.
Attorney
Monroe & Lemann
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Assisted managing partner with one, extremely voluminous anti-trust lawsuit working under limiting time constraints. Responsibilities included: investigation, researching, drafting pleadings, organizing documents, and tracking information and intelligence.
Education
Loyola University New Orleans
LL.D. (1993) | Civil Law
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Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
B.A. (1978) | English, French, Animal Sciences
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Honors: Dean's List Spring 1989 and Fall 1989. Federal Land Bank of Jackson Scholarship. Alliance Française, Paris, France - 1990.
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Professional Associations
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Agent
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Commonwealth Land America Land Title Insurance Company
Agent
- Current
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Louisiana Department of Insurance
Producer
- Current
Activities: Licensed Insurance Producer for Title Insurance and for Property and Casualty Insurance
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First American Title Insurance Company
Agent
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United States District Court - Eastern District of Louisiana
Admitted
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United States District Court - Middle District of Louisiana
Admitted
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United States District Court - Western District of Louisiana
Admitted
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Louisiana State Bar
Member
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Louisiana Notary Public
Notary Public
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Websites & Blogs
Website
ScottRSimmons.com
Contact & Map
1820 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
USA
Telephone: (504) 896-7909
Fax: (504) 896-2565