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Elwood F. Cahill, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in New Orleans, LA

Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C.
909 Poydras Street, Suite 2800
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-299-2103
Fax: 504-299-2303
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in Louisiana Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Real Estate: Business (70%), Business/Corporate (20%), Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Cahill is a member of the Firm's Business Group whose practice is concentrated in commercial real estate, business and finance law, as well as creditors' rights, workouts and foreclosures and commercial bankruptcy and other commercial transactions. Mr. Cahill practices before and works closely with political entities and public administrative boards and agencies at the local, parish (county) and state levels. Mr. Cahill is also a licensed title insurance agent in the State of Louisiana.

As part of his practice, Mr. Cahill is actively involved with many professional and trade organizations, including the American Bar Association’s Section of Business Law (where he presently serves as Vice Chair of the Real Estate Financing Subcommittee of the Commercial Finance Committee), the ABA's Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section (where he recently served as a Supervisory Council Member of the Section's Governing Council, as well as Chair of the Section’s Diversity Committee), the ABA’s Torts and Insurance (TIPS) Section (where he recently served as Vice Chair of that Section’s Title Insurance Litigation Committee),  the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the International Council of Shopping Centers, a trade association that represents the interests of those involved in the shopping center industry. Mr. Cahill is a past president of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, as well as a past member of the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Bar Association.  Mr. Cahill also serves on the Loyola Law School Visiting Committee, whose purpose is to serve as an advisory and consultative group to the Dean of the Law School, bringing the perspective of alumni and other friends of the Law School to bear on matters of Law School policy, activities, programs and goals, and acts as an advocate to assist the Dean in advancing the interest of the school.

Mr. Cahill is actively involved with many civic and charitable organizations, presently serving as member of the Board of Directors of Children's Hospital in New Orleans (also serving as Chair of that Board’s Legal, Insurance & Patient Safety Committee), and presently serving on the Board of Directors of Louisiana Appleseed.  He served as Co-Chair of the University of New Orleans Business Alumni Council, whose purpose is to serve as an advisory group to the Dean of the Business School to assist the Dean in advancing the interests of the School.

Mr. Cahill has taught as an Adjunct Professor (1993) and as a Skills Instructor (1992-2007) at Loyola Law School in New Orleans. He has spoken at numerous seminars, conventions and meetings throughout the country, including the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, American College of Mortgage Attorneys, American Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association, Louisiana Land Title Association and Louisiana Bankers Association, among other professional and trade groups.

Certificates and Credentials

About Elwood F. Cahill, Jr.

First Admitted: 1980, Louisiana

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Children's Hospital in New Orleans 

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Bar Foundation, State Co-CHair, Louisiana

Educational Background

  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • University of New Orleans, B.S., 1977

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Licensed Title Insurance Agent, Louisiana, 2020


  • Louisiana Super Lawyers in 2007-2021, 2021
  • Who’s Who Legal Real Estate Directory - Leading Real Estate Lawyer, 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America since 2010 with special designations, during 2016 or a prior year, in Litigation – Real Estate, Real Estate Law, 2010-2016
  • Chambers and Partners 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 USA Rankings in Real Estate (Band 2) – Key Individuals: Elwood Cahill is a "practical and business-oriented attorney" focusing on commercial real estate, financing and general business law. "He is smart and he can work towards finding a reasonable solution to something while still representing his client well," asserts one impressed interviewee.
  • Outstanding Alumnus of UNO College of Business, 2002
  • Pro Bono Publico Award, Louisiana State Bar Association, 1989

Industry Groups

  • Business and Finance Law
  • Commercial Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Foreclosures
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Office Location for Elwood F. Cahill, Jr.

909 Poydras Street
Suite 2800
New Orleans, LA 70112

Last Updated: 7/29/2021

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