Peter Kopfinger

Mediator & Arbitrator


Peter Kopfinger is a partner with Kelly Hart & Pitre. Mr. Kopfinger is in the firm’s Real Estate and Bankruptcy/Debtor-Creditor sections. He represents clients in all aspects of commercial real estate, with an emphasis on acquisitions and dispositions of real property, commercial leasing and financing transactions representing a variety of corporate clients and individuals in all types of complex real estate matters, including office, hotel, and retail. Mr. Kopfinger also has experience in the areas of debtor/creditor rights in bankruptcy and restructurings including negotiating and drafting sale and bidding procedures in Section 363 asset sales, debtor-in- possession financing documents, and also representation in preference matters. He also represents businesses in various areas of need including the negotiating and drafting of business agreements, loan agreements, mining services agreements, barge towing agreements, and food distribution agreements. In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Kopfinger is a certified public accountant (inactive). Mr. Kopfinger also represents clients in commercial litigation stemming from contractual, construction, business, or other commercial disputes.


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Tulane Law School, May, 1998
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, May, 1991
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.), Louisiana State University, May, 1986


Louisiana State Bar Association

Baton Rouge Bar Association

Louisiana State Law Institute

Tax Sales Committee, Member


AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2019


State Bar of Louisiana, 1991

State Bar of Texas, 2018


All Courts, State of Louisiana

United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana

Two Lakeway Center
Suite 400
3850 N. Causeway Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002

Bankruptcy, Commercial Leasing & Financing Transactions, Landlord Tenant Disputes, Louisiana Arbitrators, Louisiana Mediators, Property, Real Estate