Trevor J. Hanyes

 Phelps Dunbar, LLP


Areas of practice:

Real Estate; Banking and Finance; Business.

How have you been involved with the BRBA?

I am a member of the Volunteer Committee and have participated in Belly Up with the Bar, Holiday Star and Easter Egg activities at the firm-level.


Travel; culinary exploration; reading; running with my dog, Fenway; almost (but not quite) killing myself at CrossFit.

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself?

Major in accounting or finance in college instead of history, even though you plan on going to law school.

Best thing about being a lawyer:

As a transactional attorney focusing on real estate and banking/finance transactions, walking by a successful project and being able to say "I helped put this here" is always ratifying.

Bet you didn't know:

I'm half Canadian, eh?


Boston College, B.A.; Tulane University Law School, J.D.


Fenway Beauregard, my adopted labradoodle.

In your briefcase:

Pens, a legal pad, business cards, MacBook Air, checkbooks and a two-week-old edition of "The New Yorker."

What one thing drives you crazy?

Smartphone/Social media addiction.

Favorite place in Baton Rouge:


Culinary talent:

Picking up the check.

Favorite TV program:

Pretty much anything on HBO.

What would you do if you won the lottery? 

(1) Call on the fine attorneys of Phelps Dunbar, LLP's, estate planning group. (2) Give back to family, friends and community; I wouldn't be where I am today without support. Thanks y'all!

What do you do to unwind?

Aside from my hobbies (above), a nice glass of wine or a good pour of bourbon shared with friends is always a nice escape.

Guilty pleasure:

Lululemon athletic apparel (and the occasional chocolate chip cookie).


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