Wayne J. Neveu received his B.A. from Yale University in 1972 and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1976. He joined the law firm of Foley & Judell, New Orleans, Louisiana, in May of 1984 and became partner in 1990. He served on the Management Committee of the firm for over seven years (2003 – 2009). He is now a special partner of Foley & Judell but is actively engaged in a significant portion of the firm's legal work.
Prior to affiliating with Foley & Judell, Mr. Neveu served a Legislative Assistant to United States Senator J. Bennett Johnston (May 1977 – May 1984). As Legislative Assistant, Mr. Neveu was primarily responsible for legislative issues involving budget, appropriations, tax, housing, small business and economic development.
Mr. Neveu has held office in a number of professional associations, including governing board memberships on the ABA's Special Committee on Housing and Urban Development Law (1986 through 1991), Board of Governors of ABA's Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law (1991 – 1996), and Steering Committee of the Bond Attorneys' Workshop. Mr. Neveu served as Chairman of the ABA Special Committee during 1990 and 1991 and as Chairman of the Multifamily Housing Panel of the Bond Attorneys' Workshop in 1991, 1992 and 1993. In 1992, he co-chaired the ABA's First Annual Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law and in 1994 he chaired the Forum's Southern Regional Conference on Housing and Community Economic Development. He served as Chairman of the Forum in 1994 and 1995.
Mr. Neveu now serves as Bond Counsel to the Louisiana Housing Corporation, The Finance Authority of New Orleans, the East Baton Rouge Mortgage Finance Authority, the Orleans Parish School Board, the Housing Authority of New Orleans, the Regional Transit Authority of New Orleans and other state and local issuers of revenue bonds. In addition to his service as Bond Counsel, Mr. Neveu supervises the firm's activities as a Participating Administrative Entity under the Mark-to-Market Program which is administered by the Office of Affordable Housing Preservation of the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
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