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 — January 2018

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

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