Quin Breland

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Associate
201 St. Charles Avenue
Suite 3600
New Orleans, Louisiana 70170
T: 504.566.8627
F: 504.585.6927

Quin Breland focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions, finance and real estate. He is also experienced in gaming matters and maritime law. His general corporate practice involves assisting clients in a variety of corporate transactions, including drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts, forming and advising business entities, and assisting with financing arrangements.

Quin represents clients in merger and acquisition transactions on both the buy-side and sell-side, including providing advice on structure of the deal, handling the negotiations and documentation, and closing the deal. He also represents buyers, sellers and lenders in commercial real estate matters, including the purchase and sale of real property, leases, financing, local counsel and title related matters. Quin is also an FAA-certified private pilot with an instrument rating and currently flies a Piper Saratoga PA-32R.

Representative Transactional Matters

  • Represented vessel owner in acquisition, financing and joint venture matters for multiple offshore service vessels and push boats.
  • Represented homeowners in various disputes in front of the City of New Orleans Board of Zoning Adjustments and Board of Building Standards and Appeals.
  • Represented health care company and holding company in conducting a share exchange to reorganize its operations.
  • Lead counsel for seller in sale of south Louisiana commercial and multifamily housing construction company to major international conglomerate.
  • Member of lead counsel team for the buyer in a multi-million dollar stock acquisition of an industrial contractor.
  • Lead counsel for buyer in oilfield tool company asset acquisition.
  • Lead counsel for seller in a stock acquisition of a vessel-owning company involving complex maritime issues.
  • Closed multi-million dollar construction loan for a regional bank.
  • Closed multiple real estate-backed loans for various lenders, including banks and insurance companies.
  • Member of lead counsel team for the borrower in an unusual and complex financing transaction for a petroleum exploration and production company.
  • Represented casino developer in obtaining gaming site approval for four proposed casino developments in Tunica County, Mississippi.
  • Drafted asset purchase agreements and reviewed franchise contracts for multiple beer distributors.
  • Represented a local contractor in a dispute with an owner and neighborhood association regarding single-family home setback issues.
  • Represented industrial firm in front of Jefferson Parish Board of Zoning Adjustments for a parking space variance.
  • Advised client on applicability of HOA requirements on foreclosed-upon property.
  • Performed pro-bono representation of a non-profit tenant in shopping center lease negotiations. 

Representative Litigation Matters

  • Served as Louisiana counsel for engine repair company in marine contract dispute.
  • Obtained summary judgment in difficult state court venue for casino in negligence and unjust enrichment suit.
  • Obtained dismissal of claims against power utility in suit brought by party injured in a train derailment.
  • Represented property owner in insurance coverage dispute and obtained a six-figure settlement.
  • Performed Jones Act defense work for multiple inland transportation and towboat companies.
  • Represented various lenders in foreclosure proceedings against delinquent borrowers.

Published Decisions

  • WW, Inc. v. Rainbow Casino-Vicksburg Partnership, L.P., 68 So. 3d 1290 (Miss. 2011) (obtained summary judgment for casino in fraud, negligence and unjust enrichment suit)
  • Tucker v. Burlington N. & Santa Fe Ry. Co., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111582 (N.D. Miss. Oct. 19, 2010) (obtained judgment on the pleadings in favor of Alabama Power Company)
  • Loper v. Rapp Hydema U.S., Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110146 (S.D. Miss. Oct. 15, 2010) (defeated motion for summary judgment in favor of plaintiff)
  • Ryals v. Pike County Board of Supervisors, 48 So. 3d 444 (Miss. 2010) (filed amicus brief on behalf of Mississippi Malt Beverage Association successfully challenging statute that prohibited possession of beer in "wet" county)

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Author – "Banking on Reserves," Mining & Power, June 2014
  • Presenter – "Choice of Entity: The Right Type in the Right Place at the Right Time," New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, March 28, 2014
  • Author – "Environmental Issues and Foreclosure," Update, Foreclosure Law in Mississippi, 2014
  • Presenter – "Recent Trends in Lender Liability Litigation 2013," client seminar, November 14, 2013
  • Presenter – "Choice of Entity: The Right Type in the Right Place at the Right Time," New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, March 15, 2013
  • Author – "Playing the Odds: Should Compulsive Gamblers Have an Advantage?" Casino Lawyer, Fall 2010
  • Author – "Environmental Issues and Foreclosure," Foreclosure Law in Mississippi, 2009

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Listed as a Louisiana Rising Star by Louisiana Super Lawyers in Business/Corporate Law, 2014
  • Member – Louisiana and Mississippi Bar Associations
  • Member – New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member - Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Member – Young Leadership Council of New Orleans
  • Member – Board of Directors of Lighthouse for the Blind
  • Member – National World War II Museum Young Benefactors' Committee
  • Member – New Orleans Museum of Art Odyssey Ball Committee
  • Member – Bouligny Improvement Association
  • Member – Audubon Nature Institute

Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2007
  • Louisiana, 2011
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Education

  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2007, cum laude, Maritime Law certificate
  • Tulane University, B.S. in Management, 2003, magna cum laude