Christi Peck has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, representing purchasers, sellers and lenders in negotiation and drafting of purchase and sales agreements, entity formation and authorization, financing agreements, title examination, and issuance of title opinions and title insurance. She has been a licensed Louisiana title insurance agent since 1992.
In addition to her real estate practice, Christi has more than 30 years of experience in commercial litigation, including contract disputes, property disputes, construction litigation, expropriation, and state and local tax issues.
Christi received her B.S in History (1981) from Louisiana State University and her J.D. (1984) from LSU’s Paul Hebert Law Center, where she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Order of the Coif and the Louisiana Law Review Board. She served as a law clerk to Associate Justice James L. Dennis, Supreme Court of Louisiana, before entering private practice in 1985.
Christi has represented various state agencies in real estate acquisitions, including the State of Louisiana, Division of Administration, Louisiana State University, and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Ms. Peck managed the acquisition of approximately 440 parcels of commercial and residential property in a 27-block area of the City of New Orleans for construction of the Office of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) and the University Medical Center (UMC) post-Hurricane Katrina. Ms. Peck’s responsibilities included development of HUD and FEMA-approved procedures for procurement of surveyors, abstractors and appraisers, and negotiation and acquisition via purchase and expropriation (eminent domain) of all properties within the 27-block area.
Christi has represented the State of Louisiana, the Supreme Court of Louisiana and numerous local governmental entities in defense of civil rights and voting rights litigation in both state and federal courts. Christi has practiced before numerous state administrative agencies including the Louisiana Board of Ethics, Louisiana Licensing Board for Contractors, Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals and the Louisiana Public Service Commission
Areas of Practice:
- Real Estate Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Contract Disputes
- Property Disputes
- Construction Litigation
- State and local tax issues
- Civil Rights Litigation
- Voting Rights Litigation
Bar Admissions and Memberships:
- Louisiana State Bar
- U. S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
- U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
- United States Supreme Court
- Baton Rouge Bar Association
- Louisiana Land Title Association