Celebrating more than 60 years of exceeding client expectations.


Firm Overview and History

In 1958, Cicero Sessions and Ralph Fishman teamed up to create the firm now known as Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel.

At the time, Cicero Sessions was among New Orleans most able trial lawyers and Ralph Fishman was recognized as one of the most astute real-estate lawyers in the South. These two attorneys built a law firm concentrating on real estate, business law, and litigation.

While retired as of December 31, 2018 after more than 60 years of practice, our most famous attorney is Max Nathan, Jr.  Max lead the largest and what is now regarded as the most premier estate and trust practice in Louisiana. When building the Firm and the estate and trust practice, Max represented thousands of clients and was uniformly respected by his colleagues and the judiciary throughout Louisiana. For over 50 years, Max was a professor of law teaching security rights at Tulane Law School.  For an equally long time, Max taught the bar review course to graduate law students throughout the state so they could pass the Louisiana Bar Exam.  Max has taught thousands of Louisiana lawyers under the age of 75 who are now practicing in Louisiana. 

The Firm's practice has broadened steadily since its founding. Besides real estate, business law, and all types of litigation, our major specialties today include banking, bankruptcy and credit relations, consumer law (defense), insurance law and tort defense, health care, labor and employment, products liability, trusts and estates, and tax. 

While started in New Orleans, we now have offices in Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas, Flemington (NJ), Fort Collins (CO), Metairie (LA), Philadelphia, San Diego and Tampa.

Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel services clients throughout the nation.


FOUNDED IN 1958 IN NEW ORLEANS, WE NOW SERVICE CLIENTS THROUGHOUT THE NATION

  • California

    San Diego

    1545 Hotel Circle South
    Suite 150
    San Diego, California 92108-3426

    T: (619) 758-1891
    F: (619) 296-2013

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  • Colorado

    Fort Collins

    645 Stonington Lane
    Fort Collins, Colorado 80525-8286

    T: (970) 223-4420
    F: (877) 334-0661

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  • Florida

    Tampa

    3350 Buschwood Park Dr. Suite 195
    Tampa, Florida 33618

    T: (813) 890-2460
    F: (877) 334-0661

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  • Georgia

    Atlanta

    5229 Roswell Road
    N.E.

    Atlanta, Georgia 30342

    T: (678) 403-0203
    F: (877) 334-0661

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  • Illinois

    Chicago

    141 W. Jackson Blvd
    Chicago, Illinois 60604

    T: (312) 578-0990
    F: (312) 578-0991

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  • Louisiana

    Metairie

    Lakeway Two
    Suite 200
    Metairie, Louisiana 70002-7227

    T: (504) 828-3700
    F: (504) 828-3737

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    New Orleans

    400 Poydras Street
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

    T: (504) 582-1500
    F: (504) 582-1555

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  • New Jersey

    Flemington

    3 Cross Creek Drive
    Flemington, New Jersey 08822-4938

    T: (908) 237-1660
    F: (877) 334-0661

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  • New York

    Buffalo

    Sheridan Meadows Corporate Park - South
    Williamsville, New York 14221-4800

    T: (716) 636-5178
    F: (877) 334-0661

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  • Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia

    3682 Green Ridge Road
    Furlong, Pennsylvania 18925

    T: (267) 544-0840
    F: (877) 334-0661

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  • Texas

    Dallas

    Founders Square
    Dallas, Texas 75202

    T: (214) 741-3001
    F: (214) 741-3055

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