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Top Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyers Named, NOMAR Awards, Baker Donelson Attorney to Chair Bankruptcy Panel | Economic news

Jan M. Hayden de Baker Donelson was elected president of the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation.

Hayden is the first woman to hold this position. She was previously Vice President of ACBF.

She has over 40 years of experience handling bankruptcy and insolvency cases. Hayden focuses on assisting clients with restructuring and creditors’ rights both in and out of bankruptcy proceedings.


The National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers has released its list of top personal injury lawyers in every state.

To be listed, candidates must be licensed, in good standing with the local bar association, and nominated by a practicing attorney or NAOPIA staff researchers. The rankings are independent and free from any commercial influence.

The Louisiana winners are: Andy DupreNew Orleans; Jacob G. PowellNew Orleans; Jason M. BaerFarmhouse; John M. Welborn IIIDeRidder; Joshua D. AllisonCovington; Justin S. BrashearLake Charles; Lane MacalusoFarmhouse; Lauren E. VentrellaRed Stick; Matthew J. PertuitMetairie and Sarah Spigener RodriguezNew Orleans.

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The Commercial Investment Division of the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors recently hosted its annual awards banquet.

The CID rewards program included over 1,000 transactions and a combined real estate activity of $990 million by its members in 2021.

The offer of the year was awarded to Michael Siegel of Corporate Realty and Barry Spizer of SRSA Commercial Real Estate for their role in Tulane University’s lease of the Charity Hospital building on Tulane Avenue.

The Rising Star award was presented to Cute Richard by NAI Latter & Blum.

CEO of NOMAR recently retired Missy Whitton received the annual Service to the Industry Award for over 40 years of service in the real estate industry.

Top RN-BSN, an independent online guide to the best higher education and career options for nurses, ranked Southern University and A&M College, School of Nursing as one of the top 15 nursing schools in historically black colleges and universities.

The Southern School of Nursing was also named School of Nursing of the Year, Graduate Program by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation. It was the fifth time since 2010 that Southern had won this honor.

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