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Nolan Gerald Le Van

Nolan Gerald Le Van, American lawyer, mediator, consultant. Bar: Louisiana 1962, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1963.


Van, Nolan Gerald Le was born on July 10, 1934 in Tulsa. Son of Nolan Guinn and Mary (Bel) Le Van.


Bachelor, Southern Methodist University, 1956. Juris Doctor, Louisiana State University, 1962.


Partner, Smitherman, Lunn, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1962-1971;partner, Breazeale Sachse, Baton Rouge, 1982-1984;professor of law, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1971-1982;general counsel, Fidelity National Bank, Baton Rouge, 1985;special counsel, Kean, Miller, Baton Rouge, since 1989;managing director, The Le Van Company, Baton Rouge, Black Mtn., North Carolina, since 1986.


President Baton Rouge Symphony, 1978. Board of trustees Presbyterian Foundation, Louisville, Kentucky, since 1996. Lieutenant United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1956-1973.

Fellow American College Trust & Estate Counsel (former regent). Member International Academy Estate & Trust Law (academician since 1978), Louisiana Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hiking, travel, music, literature.


Married Sara Nell Ashworth, January 5, 1957. Children: Mary Elizabeth Le Van Riley, Nolan Guy, Marthe Nell.