Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer LLC

Brian R. Johnson

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Brian Johnson is a New Jersey native who attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire where he was an offensive guard on the football team and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Government. Upon graduating, Brian made the move to New Orleans to attend the Tulane University School of Law. After starting his career with a Manhattan law firm, he returned to New Orleans in 2004 to practice law.

Brian’s practice at Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer primarily involves real estate, banking, and commercial finance. He represents lenders and borrowers in commercial finance transactions, troubled debt restructuring, and debt enforcement actions. He also represents lenders and developers in connection with the acquisition, sale, development, and financing of developed and undeveloped properties and represents lessors and lessees in the preparation and negotiation of commercial and residential leases. In addition, Brian is a licensed title insurance agent in Louisiana and writes title for First American Title Insurance Company. Since 2014, Brian has been recognized by New Orleans Magazine as one of their “Top Lawyers of New Orleans” for his work in Real Estate Law.

Although his football pads are packed up, Brian still enjoys watching the sport, cheering on the Saints, Jets and LSU Tigers. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, CrossFit, and spending time with his wife and two young daughters.


BHBM 32nd Annual CPA Seminar – New Orleans: “Estate Planning Case Study & Panel Discussion” (November 17, 2015)

BHBM 32nd Annual CPA Seminar – Covington: “Estate Planning Case Study & Panel Discussion” (October 28, 2015)

BHBM 32nd Annual Life Insurance Seminar: “Estate Planning Case Study & Panel Discussion” (May 14, 2015)

BHBM 31st Annual CPA Seminar – New Orleans: “Estate Planning Case Study & Panel Discussion” (November 11, 2014)

BHBM 31st Annual CPA Seminar – Covington: “Estate Planning Case Study & Panel Discussion” (October 28, 2014)

In the Community

Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
· Government Committee
· Leadership Jefferson Class of 2018

Louisiana Land Title Association

The Salvation Army – New Orleans Area Command
· Board of Advisors (2014-2017)

New Orleans Estate Planning Council

Louisiana State Bar Association

New Orleans Bar Association

New York Bar Association

American Bar Association

Dartmouth Lawyers Association

Contact Information

Brian R. Johnson

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Bar Admissions

Louisiana, 2004

New York, 2003


Tulane University School of Law, JD, 2002
· cum laude

Dartmouth College, BA in Government, 1996


Louisiana State Bar Association Pro Bono Publico and Children’s Law Awards Ceremony, Award, 2021


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