Jon F. "Chip" Leyens, Jr. is a partner in the Steeg Law Firm in New Orleans, Louisiana, where his practice focuses on commercial real estate leasing and development, as well as business financing. His leasing work includes the representation of office, retail and industrial landlords, as well as the representation of tenants in significant office and hotel transactions. Mr. Leyens is a frequent panelist for various professional groups, including the American Bar Association, CCIM, the Urban Land Institute and the Turnaround Management Association. Mr. Leyens is the current Chair of the Warehouse and Industrial Leasing Committee of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, and also is chairing a Green Lease Task Force of the American Bar Association’s leasing group. Mr. Leyens currently serves on the Board of Zoning Adjustments of the City of New Orleans. He received his B.A. in history from Amherst College (magna cum laude) in 1987 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1993. Mr. Leyens is admitted to practice in Louisiana and Texas.