Wilbur J. “Bill” Babin, Jr.
Wilbur J. “Bill” Babin, Jr.’s decades as a member of the panel of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana provides the foundation for his experience and knowledge of bankruptcy and insolvency law. He has served as a Chapter 11 plan distribution trustee, as well as a Louisiana state court liquidator. He regularly represents debtors, advising both businesses and individuals in times of financial distress. Understanding that not all solutions need to be found in court, Mr. Babin regularly negotiates work out agreements for debtors and/or creditors.
Mr. Babin’s experience cultivated an in depth understanding of how problems arise in business matters, which informs his advice to businesses and individuals regarding their business affairs in ordinary times. He advises businesses regarding their formation, as well as disputes among owners of businesses. He advises clients on contracts they are asked to sign. He further provides legal services regarding collection issues and other commercial disputes.
Mr. Babin also regularly handles end of life matters for his clients, including wills, powers of attorney, and successions. Mr. Babin is a title insurance agent. His real estate practice not only covers the acquisition and sale of real estate, but also the negotiation of commercial sales and leases.
Mr. Babin is a lifelong resident of the greater New Orleans area. He graduated from Jesuit High School in 1974 and was named the Jesuit High School alumnus of the year in 2014. Mr. Babin has coached various baseball teams at Jesuit, New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORD), and Jefferson Parish Department of Parks & Recreation (JPRD) for over forty-five years. Bill and his wife Margaret currently live in Metairie.