Bonds • Elections • Secured Transactions
Real Estate • Title Insurance • Escrow
Eric LaFleur provides legal representation to clients in private, commercial and public finance. With over $1B dollars of transactions completed, Mahtook & LaFleur’s transactional group provides expertise in the complexities of public finance. In addition, the group is often called upon to assist on issues or policy disputes involving Louisiana law of municipalities, parishes, and special districts. Eric’s transactional group handles local elections and related ballot initiatives regarding new or existing taxes or the provisions of home rule charters. In the last 25 years, Eric has represented governmental entities, including public and private partnerships, airport commissions, hospital districts, school boards, villages, towns, cities, school boards, levee districts, fire districts, water districts and parish governments in a variety of different financings and elections.
In addition, Eric assists clients with developing financing structures to support the growth and expansion of their businesses into new markets. Eric’s work includes the representation of business clients in writing and advancing policies and procedures to prevent unnecessary litigation. When disputed matters result in litigation, Eric brings his knowledge of the law and his own business experience to provide a comprehensive and realistic approach to the firm’s entrepreneurial clients to resolve those sometimes expensive disputed matters. Eric served as Senior Felony Prosecutor with the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office. He has earned valuable courtroom and jury trial experience with over 60 jury trials.
Eric currently serves as the State Senator for the 28th District of Louisiana, representing all or parts of Avoyelles, Acadia, St. Landry, Evangeline and Avoyelles Parishes. He is assigned to the Committees on the Budget, Finance, Judiciary B, Insurance, and serves as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. He has supported and sponsored key legislation in improving Louisiana law regarding public finance, elections and related accountability measures.