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Richard P. Richter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in New Orleans, LA

Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C.
909 Poydras Street, 27th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-299-2104
Fax: 504-299-2304
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in Louisiana Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Real Estate: Business, Business/Corporate, Land Use/Zoning
Attorney Profile

Richard Richter is a Member of the Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. His practice primarily includes real estate law, construction and development, zoning and regulatory matters, governmental relations, commercial finance and business transactions.

Mr. Richter has an educational background in engineering and in law. He attended Tulane University and received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree (BSCE) in 1968. He pursued graduate Engineering studies at Tulane University Graduate School from 1968 until 1970, when he entered active service in the United States Army. In May 1982, he graduated from Loyola University School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate degree. He graduated in the top 10 percent of his class and was a member of the Loyola Law Review.

From 1968 to 1970, and again from 1970 until 1976, Mr. Richter worked as a Civil Engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans. He served as a project manager for several water resource, navigation and flood control projects in Louisiana and Texas, including the Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection Project. From 1976 to 1978, Mr. Richter acted as a real estate development consultant in Tampa, Florida in September 1978, he returned to New Orleans to serve as vice president of Dormal Corporation, a company owned by Malcolm Woldenberg. In that capacity, he was directly involved with the administration of a diversified real estate and securities portfolio and with various business investments. He was also directly responsible for the day-to-day operation and administration of the Dorothy and Malcolm Woldenberg Charitable Foundation.

Mr. Richter is presently a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, the Louisiana Bar Foundation, and the New Orleans Bar Association. He has been involved in numerous civic and neighborhood activities and associations and has participated in the Metropolitan Area Committee Leadership Forum, the East Jefferson Council of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce and in the Loyola University Institute of Politics. Mr. Richter served as a member of the Board of Levee Commissioners of the East Jefferson Levee District from 1988 to 1992 as an appointee of Governor Buddy Roemer. He also participates in several trade and professional organizations including the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Commercial investment Division (CID) and Certified Commercial Investment Managers (CCIM) of the Greater New Orleans Board of Realtors.

About Richard P. Richter

First Admitted: 1982, Louisiana

Professional Webpage:


  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2021, Louisiana Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America since 2007 with special designations, during 2020 or a prior year, in Construction Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate Law, 2007-2021, Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers
  • Chambers, USA, American Leading Business Lawyers in Real Estate Law. 2007.  Recognized n “The Best Lawyers in America” in the practice of Real Estate Law in its 2007, 2008 and 2009 Editions.  Recognized in "Land Use & Zoning Law and Real Estate Law" in 2009 Edition.
  • Best Lawyers in America, Land Use & Zoning Law and Real Estate Law, 2009 - 2011

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member of the Louisiana Bar Association.  Fellow Member of the Louisiana Bar Foundation and the New Orleans Bar Association. Co-chairman of the Real Property Section of the New Orleans Bar Association

Educational Background

  • Tulane University, B.S., 1968
  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, J.D., 1982
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Office Location for Richard P. Richter

909 Poydras Street
27th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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