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Stewart F Peck

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at New Orleans, LA

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Stewart focuses on bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditors’ rights; admiralty and maritime; marine finance and vessel documentation; asset-based finance; litigation, corporate and commercial law; and oil and gas.

Stewart has been practicing law in New Orleans for more than 40 years. He is a 1974 graduate of Kenyon College, magna cum laude, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated top in his class in 1977 from Tulane Law School where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and was a member of the Tulane Law Review.

Stewart has been lead trial and appellate counsel in over 80 reported cases in the federal and state courts. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in New Orleans, Louisiana Super Lawyers, and Chambers USA. He has participated in oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 13 times, as well as before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the Louisiana Courts of Appeal. He is either presently acting or has previously acted as debtor’s lead counsel or creditors’ counsel in a number of Chapter 11 bankruptcies involving companies operating in and outside of the Gulf Coast region. These cases include a number of relatively large reorganizations, including Torch Offshore, Inc., Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., Gulf Fleet Holdings, Inc., Trico Marine Services, Inc., Force Energy, Inc., and Borders Group, Inc. Stewart has also handled significant marine finance transactions, as well as substantial mergers and acquisitions. He acts as general counsel to a number of regional businesses in providing counsel and his legal expertise.

Licensed for 45 years
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 1977
Updated 11/14/2022
State IL
Status Active Out of State Lawyer - Permitted to Practice
Acquired N/A
Updated 11/21/2016

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Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard
601 Poydras St Ste 2775
New Orleans, LA, 70130-6041


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  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Kenyon College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tulane Law Review
  • Board of Student Editors
  • N/A
  • Louisiana State Law Institute
  • Special Advisory Board
  • N/A
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  • Best Lawyer, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer, Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer - Bankruptcy
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Ranked
  • Chambers & Partners USA Guide
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Buying and Selling a Business: Start-to-Finish
  • Financing Debt and Equity: Overcoming Obstacles
  • 2016
  • Buying and Selling a Business: Start-to-Finish
  • Top Mistakes Made During an Acquisition and How to Avoid Them
  • 2016
  • Maritime Law Association's 50-Year Reunion
  • "Marine Finance and Liens," A Panel Discussion
  • 2016
  • 25th Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference
  • Bankruptcy issues are becoming increasingly prevalent in all areas of practice. Are you ready for when they knock on your door?
  • 2016
  • Bench Bar Conference
  • Proving Damages in Commercial Cases
  • 2016
  • 24th Admiralty Law Institute
  • Navigating the Murky Waters of Admiralty and Bankruptcy Law
  • 2013
  • 18th Annual Bankruptcy Seminar
  • Involuntary Bankruptcy and Other Ways to Collect Money Owed Your Client
  • 2012
  • Law Seminar
  • The ‘B’ Word: Bankruptcy Primer for Offshore Marine Services Companies
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Stewart as one of the top practitioners in this area."
Admiralty and maritime
Admiralty and maritime

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New Orleans Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Stewart F Peck
Stewart F Peck
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
New Orleans, LA
Licensed for 45 years