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Brian Wallace concentrates his practice in the areas of maritime commercial transactions and ship finance and admiralty litigation. He represents owners, operators, lenders, and shipyards in purchases and sales, mergers and acquisitions, financing, construction, chartering, documentation, and regulatory and coastwise trade matters. His practice also involves maritime litigation, including collision, cargo, commercial and construction disputes, and lien and mortgage enforcement and foreclosure.

Mr. Wallace also practices in the area of gaming law, representing casino owners, operators and lenders in complex financial transactions, licensing, and litigation.

Mr. Wallace serves as the regional practice coordinator of Phelps Dunbar's admiralty group.


Practice areas


  1. Gaming: 50%
  2. Maritime: 50%

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Phelps Dunbar

Canal Place
365 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, LA, 70130-6534


LAEligible to practice law198508/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Association namePosition nameDuration
International Association of Gaming AttorneysMemberN/A
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesMemberN/A
Canadian Maritime Law AssociationMemberN/A
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Louisiana State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Tulane Maritime Law JournalRiverboat Casinos and Admiralty and Maritime Law: Place Your Bets2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolAdmiraltyLL.M - Master of Laws1985
Dalhousie University School of LawN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1984
Saint Mary's University, Novia ScotiaN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tulane University 9th Fall Maritime Law Seminar"Casino Vessels and Maritime Law - Personal Injury2000
1994 Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute eventAn Overview of Issues Pertaining to Dockside and Riverboat Gaming1994
1994 ABA Annual MeetingAdmiralty Jurisdiction Over Riverboat Gaming - A Defense Perspective1994