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Robin B. Cheatham


Robin B. Cheatham joined Adams and Reese in 1988 and is a member of the Commercial Restructuring and Bankruptcy Team. His experience includes commercial litigation, construction law, asset acquisitions, general business counseling, bankruptcy and complex commercial financial transactions. He also has litigated various construction law issues.

He also works on the firm's Energy and Environmental Team and is experienced in various aspects of oil and gas transactions: owner disputes, preparation of royalty agreements, farm in/out agreements, litigation of lien interests under state oil lien acts, executory contract issues regarding joint operating agreements, minerals management service royalty and regulatory issues and ranking of state lien and security documents.

Robin’s areas of significant contribution include:

  • Contractual disputes, bond claims, construction defects, additional compensation claims, and contract interpretation, fraudulent conveyances, voidable preferences, lien ranking and executory contracts.
  • Covenants against competition, unfair trade practices and breach of contracts.
  • Stay violations and enforcement of state lien provisions.
  • Estate property determination.
  • All aspects of bankruptcy transactions and litigation.

Robin was named Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in Financial Services Regulation Law in New Orleans in 2014, and since 2010, he was been ranked among Best Lawyers® in Banking, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law. Robin is also listed in Chambers USA as a Leader in the Field of Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Louisiana Super Lawyers® in Bankruptcy, Creditor and Debtor Rights.

He was named among the New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Class of 2009.

His outside interests include playing volleyball and basketball.