Jeffrey L. Oakes, born in Lenoir, North Carolina, July 13, 1968; admitted to bar: 1998, North Carolina, U. S. District Courts, Eastern, Middle and Western District of North Carolina; 2006, Louisiana, U.S. District Courts, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana. Education: Western Carolina University (B.S. 1991); Louisiana State University (J.D. 1997); Order of the Coif; Louisiana Law Review; Phi Delta Phi. Member: American Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, North Carolina State Bar. Practice Areas: Business Law; Commercial Transactions; Bankruptcy; Insolvency, Successions, Estate Planning.