Michael L. Mancuso

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Michael Mancuso represents developers in a wide variety of real estate transactions, including the acquisition, ownership, and development of multifamily rental projects, residential and commercial condominiums, hotels, retail, office, warehouse and industrial buildings, and mixed-use developments. Additionally, he counsels clients in real estate transactions using a variety of financing sources, including federal tax incentives such as the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, façade donations, and mixed public/private financing, and loan programs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae. He negotiates and documents a variety of commercial and residential lease transactions, entity formation, construction contract, and governmental approvals.

Michael is a licensed title agent of First American Title Insurance Company, Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Corporation, and Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, and is President of the title insurance agency, St. Charles Title Corporation, affiliated with the Elkins law firm. He has examined titles and issued title insurance policies having a total amount of insurance over $900,000,000.00.

Michael joined Elkins, PLC in 1997. Prior to joining Elkins, PLC, Michael served as a clerk for the Louisiana Supreme Court.


Tulane Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1994
University of Notre Dame, B.A., magna cum laude 1991


American Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association Secretary/Treasurer of the Louisiana Bar Association, Section on Trusts, Estate, Probate and Immovable Property Law

Courts Admitted

All Louisiana State Courts
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana


Mastering Real Estate Titles and Title Insurance in Louisiana, National Business Institute, Inc. (2002)


Moot Court Board. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award.