F. Paul Simoneaux

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Paul Simoneaux is licensed to practice law in both Louisiana and Texas. He represents developers in a wide variety of complex, real estate development projects,counsels clients in the acquisition, ownership, development, leasing and financing of hotels, apartments, condominiums, retail commercial space, restaurants, and mixed-use developments. Additionally, he advises clients in real estate transactions using a variety of financing sources, including bonds, federal tax incentives such as the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, Low Income Housing Tax Credit and the New Markets Tax Credit, and mixed public/private financing. Paul represents major commercial banks and finance companies in loan transactions, work out matters and litigation, and assists clients in the acquisition and sale of businesses.

Upon graduation from LSU, Paul joined a Houston commercial bank predecessor of Bank of America working first as a credit analyst and then as a commercial loan officer. Prior to joining Elkins, PLC, Paul worked at a large, regional law firm based in New Orleans and joined Elkins, PLC for the first time in 1997. He left in 2001 to serve as the General Manager of a specialty finance company which developed new and expanded funding sources, experienced 50% revenue growth and expanded its operations into Texas under his direction. He rejoined the firm in 2006.

Paul has been a member of the Louisiana Children’s Museum Board of Directors since 2013 and recently served as the Board President(2017-2018).


University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1991 Louisiana State University, B.S. Finance, 1985


American Bar Association
Louisiana Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
New Orleans Bar Association

Courts Admitted

All Louisiana and Texas State Courts
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit