Stephen P. Scullin

Firm: Carver Darden
Location: New Orleans - LA

  • 1100 Poydras Street Suite 3100
    New Orleans, LA 70163
  • Tel : (504) 585-3823
  • Fax : (504) 585.3801

Mr. Scullin is a partner in the firm, and strives to provide his clients with practical and cost-efficient resolutions to their complicated legal issues.  His practice is predominantly focused on real estate and financial transactions, commercial lending, and business organizations, including mergers and acquisitions and commercial contracts.  Mr. Scullin also advises clients with respect to energy and oil and gas law, solar and renewable energy law, property law, estate planning, and succession law. Mr. Scullin represents individuals, companies, developers, and lenders on a wide range of commercial transactions throughout Louisiana, including:

Real Estate

  • Buying, selling, developing, leasing, and financing of multi-family, commercial, industrial, and other real estate, such as hotels, office buildings, shopping centers, office and retail spaces, chemical plants, cell tower, billboard, and utility scale solar and wind facilities;
  • Assisting property owners and developers with land use matters, including zoning, planning, subdivision, and permitting with city, parish, and state officials;
  • Purchase and sale of distressed commercial properties;

Financial and Commercial Transactions

  • Acting as counsel for numerous local, regional, and national financial institutions on loan and re-finance closings ranging from $500,000 to $110 Million, including real estate loans, asset based lending, equipment finance, lines of credit, term and construction financings, participations, syndications;
  • Reviewing and negotiating loan and security documents, including mortgages, security agreements, pledges, guaranties, and preferred ship mortgages, and analyzing collateral and related documentation for securitization;
  • Issuing opinion letters for secured lending transaction;
  • Review, negotiation, and drafting of all types of commercial contracts;

Business Organizations

  • Forming, reorganizing, merging, and dissolving corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and joint ventures;
  • Drafting and negotiating operating agreements, partnership agreement, by-laws for multi-member limited liability companies, partnerships, and corporations;
  • Buying and selling business (asset and equity sales);
  • Advising clients on capital contributions and structuring of investment entities;

Mr. Scullin is a licensed title insurance producer in the State of Louisiana, and is authorized to write title policies for First American Title Insurance Company, Fidelity Title Insurance Company, and Stewart Title Insurance Company.

Mr. Scullin also advises clients on estate and end of life planning, including drafting wills, powers of attorney, living wills, trusts, and other end of life directives, and has handled numerous successions.


  • Louisiana State University, B.S. (Accounting), 2003
  • Louisiana State University, J.D. / B.C.L., 2006


  • All Louisiana state courts
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana


  • Order of the Coif
  • Louisiana Law Review
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers: Rising Star 2016-2020 in Real Estate La, which is an exclusive list of the top 2.5% of attorneys in Louisiana
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America (Legal), 2020


  • Fore! Kids Foundation, Member, 2013-present
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bankers Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association


  • Who’s Checking your Bank Statements? The Effect of the UCC on Fraud and Embezzlement Claims

Carver Darden

Since our founding in 1994, our guiding commitment has always been to provide clients with the highest standards of professionalism, innovative thinking and strong service. This unwavering dedication is the reason we have continued to represent many outstanding clients in the years since we started the firm. We’ve purposely remained a small firm, but one with enormously successful and enjoyable client relationships.

The firm has represented developers, land owners, banks, financial institutions, real estate brokers, tenants and other end-users in the acquisition, construction, lease, sale and development in a myriad of real estate transactions. We represent some of the largest land owners in the State