Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer LLC

Leon H. Rittenberg, Jr.

Leon Rittenberg, Jr. Attorney

Biography

Leon Rittenberg, Jr. became a partner in a local firm before joining Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer in 1994. He is a certified arbitrator through the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and a Board Certified Tax Specialist and Estate Planning and Administration Specialist, as certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization.

Leon has been an active litigator, particularly in disputes between heirs and legatees, along with the dissolution and liquidation of various entities. He specializes in estate planning, trusts and probate and is also knowledgeable in franchise and taxation law. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America for his work in Estate Planning & Probate, Business/Corporate law and Real Estate law; and also by Louisiana Super Lawyers for his work in Estate Planning & Probate.

Leon continues to be very involved with community organizations. He enjoys spending time with his wife, kids and grandchildren. He also enjoys working out and attending New Orleans Pelicans’ and New Orleans Saints’ games.

In the Community

Certified Public Accountant

Member of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants

Jewish Endowment Foundation
· President (1991-1995)
· First Vice President (1989-1991)
· Treasurer (1987-1989)
· Board of Directors (1985-1987)

Metairie Park Country Day School
· Chairman of Planned Giving Committee (1995)
· Chairman of the Board of Trustees (1990-1992)
· Treasurer (1988-1990)
· Board of Directors (1984-1994)

President, Board of Trustees of Touro Synagogue of New Orleans (1974-1976)

Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce (1975-1976)

Chairman of the Central Area Council of the Chamber of Commerce (1975-1976)

Charter member and retired director of the Krewe of Bacchus (1987-2003)

Member, Louisiana Bar Association Ethics Advisory Council (2001 – 2009)

Director of Louisiana Bar Foundation (2006 – 2009)

Board of Directors, Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans (1983-1988; 1991-1996)

Contact Information

Leon H. Rittenberg, Jr.

504.585.7855
504.293.5623
leonjr@bhbmlaw.com
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Legal Assistant: Debra Ponsaa
504.585.7572
dponsaa@bhbmlaw.com

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

Louisiana

Education

Tulane University School of Law, L.D,. 1959
· Tulane Law Review
· Order of the Coif

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, B.S. Economics, 1956

Certifications

Board Certified Estate Planning & Administration Specialist, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization

Board Certified Tax Specialist, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization

Awards



Meritas

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