Local Counsel with Paul J. Masinter
New Orleans attorney Paul Masinter tells us what’s good in the neighborhood
Published in 2018 Louisiana Super Lawyers magazine
on December 27, 2017
Updated on October 3, 2019
Best place to take a client – Arnaud’s Restaurant.
Favorite watering hole – Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar.
Favorite historical fact about New Orleans – 300 years old and still going strong!
Favorite historical site – Napoleon House.
Favorite city event – Carnival season/Mardi Gras.
Where to go after a win – French 75 Bar at Arnaud’s.
Favorite thing about your office – Our outdoor terraces on the 31st floor.
Best local beer or spirit – Dixie Beer.
Best place to reflect – Walking around Audubon Park.
Best view – Crescent Park.
Favorite park – City Park.
Favorite quote about New Orleans – “Times are not good here. The city is crumbling into ashes. It has been buried under a lava flood of taxes and frauds and maladministrations so that it has become only a study for archaeologists … But it is better to live here in sackcloth and ashes than to own the whole state of Ohio.” —Lafcadio Hearn
Go-to arts venue – New Orleans Museum of Art on Friday nights.
Favorite local shop – Moss Antiques.
Favorite coffee shop – French Truck Coffee.
Place to take out-of-town guests – The French Quarter and then a St. Charles Avenue streetcar ride to Commander’s Palace for brunch.
Favorite city law – The open-container law.
Weirdest city law – No masking except on Mardi Gras Day.
Best place for people watching – Jackson Square