Frederick L. Bunol

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Metairie, LA

The Derbes Law Firm, LLC
3027 Ridgelake Dr
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: 504-837-1230
Fax: 504-837-2214
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy: Business (60%), Business/Corporate (10%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%), Construction Litigation: Business (10%), Real Estate: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Frederick Bunol is an attorney and member of The Derbes Law Firm, LLC.  He represents businesses and individuals that are Debtors in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.  In addition, he represents Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees, creditors, Unsecured Creditors Committees, landlords, tenants, and other parties-in-interest in Bankruptcy Court. He has over 15 years of bankruptcy legal experience. Mr. Bunol has substantial bankruptcy law knowledge and has lectured on bankruptcy law topics at several continuing legal education seminars.

Mr. Bunol has assisted many types of businesses in bankruptcy, including, restaurants, apartment complexes, tug boat companies, oil companies, offshore supply boat companies, and restaurant equipment distributors.   Using his experience and knowledge gained from representing the various parties in bankruptcy court, Mr. Bunol can often find a non-bankruptcy solution and only uses bankruptcy as a last resort.  Further, he has experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in adversary proceedings filed in Bankruptcy Court.

Outside of Bankruptcy Court, Mr. Bunol represents clients in commercial litigation, entity startups, commercial transactions, real estate disputes, real estate transactions, and construction law.

Outside of his law practice, Mr. Bunol is a valuable contributor to his legal community. He holds memberships with the New Orleans Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association, as well as the Jefferson Bar Association, where he serves on the Continuing Legal Education Committee. He is a former executive board member and vice-president of the Jefferson Bar Association and former chair of the association’s Young Lawyers Division. He has also served on the Young Lawyers Division’s Awards Committee.

After graduating from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree, Mr. Bunol earned his law degree from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He is licensed to practice in all Bankruptcy Courts in Louisiana and has advised clients in cases pending in the Southern District of Texas, Southern District of Mississippi, Eastern District of Virginia (In re: Pier 1 Imports, Inc.) and the Middle District of Florida (In re: Stein Mart, Inc.) Bankruptcy Courts.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Bankruptcy: Business
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 10%Real Estate: Business
Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law, Credit Repair, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations, Construction Defects, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance


1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018

About Frederick L. Bunol

Admitted: 2004, Louisiana

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Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Louisiana Insurance Producer

Representative Clients

  • Chateau Creole Apartments, LLC; Krogen Kove Properties, LLC; Guilbeau Marine, Inc.; Tchefuncte Natural Resources, LLC; Loubat Equipment Company, Inc.

Educational Background

  • Louisiana State University, B.S., Finance, 2000


  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Louisiana 2018) 


  • Gulf South Lithotripsy, LLC vs. North River Ins. Co., Slip Copy, 2008 WL 169705 (E.D. La. 2008)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • A Bankruptcy Crash Course: How Bankruptcy May Impact Your Practice, NOBA 2018 Procrastinators CLE
  • The Relationship Between Bankruptcy and Construction Law, NOBA 2014 Procrastinators CLE
  • Tenant or Landlord Bankruptcy, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Awards Committee Member, Louisiana State Bar Association, Young Lawyer Section, 2005 – 2007
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Jefferson Bar Association
  • Chair, Jefferson Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2016
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member, New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member, Jefferson Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • United State District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 2004
  • United State District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 2004
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2004
  • United State District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 2004
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 2004
  • President Elect, Jefferson Bar Association; Past Chair, Jefferson Bar Association Young Lawyer Division, 2020
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Office Location for Frederick L. Bunol

3027 Ridgelake Dr
Metairie, LA 70002

Phone: 504-837-1230

Fax: 504-837-2214

Last Updated: 4/20/2021

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