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  • Education
    • J.D., Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, 1996, Order of the Coif; LSU Law Review
    • B.S., magna cum laude, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1993
Even when a real estate transaction might become adversarial to some, Clifton Dugus remains focused on the common goal of closing the deal. Clifton has structured his real estate transactional practice with that primary goal in mind.

He aims to work efficiently toward a common end and diligently represents the interests of clients without over lawyering the minor details. At a time when legal fees are top of mind for all parties involved in a transaction, Clifton’s approach of identifying the major issues and working efficiently toward common, workable goals in a timely manner has served clients well. Clifton also prides himself on his responsiveness to client inquiries and quickly turning around quality work product, all while taking a personal interest in the business of his clients.

Clifton has a broad experience in many areas within a traditional real estate transactional practice, including real estate finance, real estate development, and real estate lending.
  • Represented commercial lenders, loan servicers, and borrowers in acquisition, refinancing, loan workouts, forbearances, and modifications, as well as the exercise of lender remedies and single asset and portfolio loan purchases and sales.
  • Represented owners, developers, buyers, and sellers in acquisitions and dispositions of office, multi-family, retail, mixed use, raw land, and industrial commercial real estate, whether distressed or otherwise, along with all aspects of property management that comes with the ownership and development of such properties.
  • Represented landlords and tenants in office, retail, industrial, and general commercial leasing transactions.
  • Represented leaders in the vacation ownership and timeshare industry and has served as general counsel to a commercial real estate asset management company whose portfolio of commercial holdings included a $1.1 billion portfolio of vacation ownership development loans and resort properties.