Frank P Tranchina, Jr. 2017-06-09T10:08:40+00:00

Frank P Tranchina, Jr.

A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 18, 1953
Admitted to Louisiana Bar, 1979
U.S. Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit, 1981
Admitted to California Bar, 1994

CONCENTRATION:

Family Law

EDUCATION:

Loyola University (B.A. Accounting – 1976)
Loyola University School of Law (Juris Doctor 1979)
Collaborative Law Training (2004)
Qualified Louisiana Civil Mediator (2012)

TEACHING POSITIONS:

Member of the Loyola Law School, Family Law Advisory Counsel for Annual CLE; participated and speak in same from 1990 to present.

OFFICES HELD/APPOINTMENTS:

Assistant State Bar Exam Grader for Civil Code I, 1989-1994; Continuing Legal Education Chairman, Family Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar, 1989-1990; Continuing Legal Education Chairman,Jefferson Parish Domestic Relations Section, 1989-1990; Treasurer,Family Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar, 1990; Chairman,Jefferson Parish Domestic Relations Section, 1991-1992; Vice Chairman,Family Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar, 1991-1992; Chairman,Family Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar, 1992-1993, 1993-1994;Assistant Bar Exam Grader for Civil Code 1, 1989-1996; Chairman,Family Law Certification Testing Committee, 1996-1997; Family Court Rules Committee, Louisiana Supreme Court, 2009-present; Marriage Persons Committee for the Louisiana State Law Institute, 2016-present.

MEMBER:

New Orleans Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar (Sections on: Family Law; Negligence and Insurance Law); American Bar Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Family Law Section, American Bar Association (Trial Techniques Committee, Law Practice Management Committee); Family Law Section, California State Bar Association.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1992-present;
Board Certified Family Law Specialist, Louisiana;
Academy of Court Appointed Master, April 24, 2007;
Listed, “Who’s Who in American Law,” 1996-present;
Listed, “Best Lawyers in America,” 1997-present;
Listed, Life Member of the National Registry of Who’s Who in American Law, induction year 2000

CONCENTRATION:

Family Law

SPECIAL MASTER/EXPERT APPOINTMENTS:

Appointed by the following judges for either Special Master or expert court appointments:
24th Judicial District Court –
Kernan A. Hand, Walter Rothchild, Robert M. Murphy, Greg G. Guidry
Civil District Court –
Lloyd J. Medley, Jr., Paulette R. Irons, Madeleine A. Landrieu, MichaelG. Bagneris, Bernadette G. D’Souza
22nd Judicial District Court –
William J. Knight, Patricia T. Hedges, Donald M. Fendlason, Martin E.Coady; Elaine W. DiMiceli, William J. Burris, Larry J. Green, Dawn Amacker, Mary Devereux
Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles –
Qualified as expert in Louisiana law in the trial of “Miller v. Angel”
Circuit Court of Prince William County, State of Virginia –
Qualified as expert in Louisiana law in the trial of “Sackin v. Sackin”

TRANCHINA & MANSFIELD, L.L.C.:

The professional firm of Tranchina & Mansfield, L.L.C. encompasses all of the expertise and high technology of conglomerate law firms in and around New Orleans. They have successfully established an alternative for businesses and individuals who do not wish to compromise performance. The firm is in an ideal position to offer the experience and technology of large firms to business and individual clients who prefer aone-on-one approach to aggressive legal representation. The firm encourages continuing professional development, and all partners and associates participate in continuing legal education seminars, professional association activities and civic affairs.

PUBLICATIONS:

“Pan American Company vs. Buck, An In Depth Discussion,” Family Law Newsletter, Louisiana State Bar Association, September 1985;“Domestic Law and Practice,” Jefferson Bar Association, April 1989;“Family Practice: Working with the New Legislation on Child Support Guidelines,” Jefferson Bar Association, December 1989; “Child Custody and Visitation in Louisiana,” National Business Institute, Inc., October 1990; “Demonstrative Evidence in Domestic Cases,” Jefferson Bar Association, March 1990; “Current Developments in Domestic Law,”Jefferson Bar Association, March 1991; “The New Divorce Law – A Nuts and Bolts Approach,” New Orleans Pro Bono Project, June 1991; “Ethics as it Relates to Family Law,” National Business Institute, Inc., March 1993; “Aggressive vs. Abusive Discovery Methods,” Louisiana Bar Association, June 1993; “Computers in Divorce Litigation and Practice,”Louisiana Bar Association Advance Family Law Practice Seminar,November 1993; “How to Try a Custody Case by the Numbers,” New Orleans Pro Bono Project, March 1994; “Computers in Divorce Litigation and Practice,” Louisiana State Bar Association Advance Family Law Practice Seminar, April 1994; “Family Law in Louisiana/Child Custody,”Lorman Education Services, Inc., June 1994; “Tracing Assets,Commingling Issues and Other Pitfalls,” March 1996, Family Law Education Systems, Inc.; “The Future of Louisiana Family Courts and the Law,” Louisiana State Bar Association, August 1996; “Nuts and Bolts of Divorce Law,” October 1996; “Creditors Rights And The Impact Of Bankruptcy On Community Property,” Loyola Law School Continuing Legal Education Seminar, December 2004; “Duties Between Spouses Before, During And After Marriage,” LSU Law School Continuing Legal Education Seminar, February 2006; “Law Practice Management,” LSU Law School Continuing Legal Education Seminar, September 2006;“Special Problems In Child Support – Over The Guidelines,” Loyola Law School Continuing Legal Education Seminar.

BOOKS:

Co-author The Court Colleague, a Louisiana family law handbook,copyright 1998.

LECTURES/CLE PRESENTATIONS:

Recent Developments in Domestic Law, Jefferson Bar Association, Biloxi, Mississippi (1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992); Domestic Relations Mock Trial, Louisiana State Bar Family Law Section, Sandestin, Florida(June 1990); Discovery in Personal Injury Litigation, Jefferson Bar Association, Bahamas (October 1990); Family Law In Louisiana,National Business Institute Seminar, New Orleans (October 1990); New Divorce Law, New Orleans Pro Bono Project (June 1991); How to Try a Community Property Partition, Jefferson Bar Association (May 1992);Family Law in Louisiana, National Business Institute, New Orleans(March 1992); Aggressive vs. Abusive Discovery Methods, Louisiana Bar Association Summer School for Lawyers, Sandestin, Florida (June 1993);Advanced Family Law Seminar, Louisiana Bar Association, Lafayette,Louisiana (April 1994); Family Law Custody Issues, Lorman Educational Services, New Orleans (June 1994); Panel Discussion Family Services of New Orleans (January 1994); Tracing Assets, Commingling Issues and Other Pitfalls, Family Law Education Systems, Inc. (March 1996); The Future of Louisiana Family Courts and the Law Seminar, Louisiana State Bar Association (August 1996); Nuts and Bolts of Divorce Law (October 1996); Community Property/Trial on Traversal/Merits, Family Law Education Systems, Inc., New Orleans (March 1997); Objectives of aModel Family Court, Louisiana State Bar Association, Destin, Florida(June 1997); Use of Trial Notebooks, Louisiana State Bar Association,New Orleans, (October 1997); Practicing Family Law from A to Z,Family Law Education Systems, Inc., Metairie, Louisiana (August 1998);Practicing Family Law from A to Z, Plaquemines, Louisiana (November 1998); Annual Domestic Law Conference, Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans (December 1998); Legal Pitfalls, New Orleans Bar Association, New Orleans (June 1999); Recent Developments in Family Law, Covington Bar Association, Covington, Louisiana (April 2000);Interpreting the Children’s Code, Louisiana State Bar Association,Family Law Section, Destin, Florida (June 2000); Domestic Litigation ona Budget, Louisiana State Bar Association, Sole Practitioner and Small Firms Section, Metairie, Louisiana (November 2000); Negotiating Alimony and Property Settlements, Prime Time CLE, Metairie, Louisiana(December 2000); Tax Considerations in Connection with Divorces,Louisiana State Bar Association: Tax Section, New Orleans, Louisiana(December 2000); Recent Updates in Family Law, Jefferson Bar Association, Biloxi, Mississippi (April 2001); Family Law: Trials and Triumphs, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Baton Rouge (April 2001); Recent Updates in Family Law, Covington Bar Association,
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Covington, Louisiana (February 2002); Domestic Law Panel Discussion,Louisiana State Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference, Biloxi,Mississippi (April 2002); Recent Developments in Family Law, Covington Bar Association, Covington, Louisiana (June 2003); Trial Advocacy in Domestic Matters, Covington Bar Association, Covington,Louisiana (May 2004); The Impact of Bankruptcy on Dissolution ofMarriage in Louisiana, National Business Institute, New Orleans,Louisiana (August 2004); Creditors Rights And The Impact Of Bankruptcy On Community Property, Loyola Law School Continuing Legal Education Seminar (December 2004); Duties Between Spouses Before, During And After Marriage, LSU Law School Continuing Legal Education Seminar (February 2006); Law Practice Management, LSU Law School Continuing Legal Education Seminar (September 2006);Special Problems In Child Support – Over The Guidelines, Loyola Law School Continuing Legal Education Seminar; Principles of Co-Ownership of Property: How to Handle Non-Community Property Cases, LSU 11th Annual Family Law Seminar, Baton Rouge, Louisiana(September 2007); Use of Special Masters, Covington Bar Association Family Law Conference, Covington, Louisiana (2007); Legal Issues fora Mobile Society: Conflict of Laws & How to Make Out of State Judgments Executory, LSU 12th Annual Family Law Seminar, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (December 2008); The Judge Appointed a Special What? The Ins and Outs of The Special Master Statute, Loyola Annual Family Law Seminar (December 2008); Direct and Cross-Examination of an Expert Witness, LSU 13th Annual Family Law Seminar, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (September 2009); How to Effectively Manage Your Family Law Practice, Loyola Annual Family Law Seminar (December 2009); Effective Use of Discovery in Domestic Cases, Effective Use of Remedies for Abusive Discovery, Loyola Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar (December 2010); Special Provisions in Family Law Documents, Loyola Annual Family Law Seminar (December 2011);Selected Community Property Issues/Tax Ramifications, Covington Bar Association (April 2010); Back to Divorce Basics, Loyola Family Law Seminar (December 2012); The Ends and Outs of the Special Master Statute, Covington Bar Association (October 2012); Co-Owned Property Versus Community Property, Covington Bar Association (April 2013);Is Mediation or the use of Special Masters an Effective Tool in Community Property Partitions?, LSBA Summer School for Lawyers and Judges (June 2013); Mismanagement of a Family Owned Business, LSU 17th Annual Family Law Seminar, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (September2013); Co-Ownership as it Relates to Community Property, Loyola Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar (November 2013); Prenuptial Agreements- What You Need / What You Don’t Need, Franklinton Bar Association (April 2014); Trying Community Partitions on a Shoestring,New Orleans Bar Association (May 2014); Valuing Good Will in a Professional Practice, LSBA Family Law Seminar (August 2014);
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Evidence Issues, LSU 18th Annual Family Law Seminar, Baton Rouge,Louisiana (September 2014); How to Handle Community Property Litigation on a Budget, New Orleans Bar Association Family Law Section (October 2014); Good Will and Community Property Partitions,Loyola Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar (November 2014);Evidence Issues- (When, What), Admissibility, Code of Evidence Art.1101, Third Annual Study Break, 21st Judicial District Court Bar Association (December 2014); Basics of Divorce Practice, Louisiana Association for Justice, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (April 2015); Update on Domestic Violence Law in Divorce and Custody Proceedings, LSU 19th Annual Family Law Seminar, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (September 2015);Overview of Community Property and Partition, St. Charles Bar Association (March 2016); Objection, Your Honor! (Yes, Even in Family Court), Louisiana State Bar Association (May 2016); Complex Issues in Community Property, LSU 20th Annual Family Law Seminar, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (September 2016); Evidence Issues- Objections,Admissibility, and Code of Evidence Article 1101, New Orleans Bar Association (September 2016); Expert Advice on Use of Special Masters in Divorce, New Orleans Bar Association (December 2016); Effective Use of Mediation in Family Law Cases, Covington Bar Association(March 2017)

TRANCHINA & MANSFIELD, L.L.C.:

The professional firm of Tranchina & Mansfield, L.L.C. encompasses all of the expertise and high technology of conglomerate law firms in and around New Orleans. They have successfully established an alternative for businesses and individuals who do not wish to compromise performance. The firm is in an ideal position to offer the experience and technology of large firms to business and individual clients who prefer a one-on-one approach to aggressive legal representation. The firm encourages continuing professional development, and all partners and associates participate in continuing legal education seminars, professional association activities and civic affairs.