Larry English, Chairman, Managing Partner
Larry English (Founding Partner) is an attorney with decades in legal experience working with public/private projects. Mr. English is leading the $1 billion dollar Cross Bayou Point Development in Shreveport Louisiana and led the development team of Brooklyn Health Partners that was awarded the right to negotiate with the State University of New York to redevelop the $1 billion Long Island College Hospital campus.
As chairman of Manhattan Community Board 9, he worked on Columbia University's $7 billion campus expansion and spearheaded the first rezoning of West Harlem in over 60 years. Mr. English has been a leading voice on increasing MWBE goals in New York City and New York State.
Over the last 25 years, he has built an impressive career in the field of law and public service. Mr. English served as local counsel for General Motors on its billion-dollar Shreveport plant expansion and Harrah's $250 million hotel/casino and represented the construction team on the City of Shreveport's $350 million Convention Center and Hotel. Mr. English drafted Shreveport's MWBE program, which put in place a 25 percent goal on all city projects.
Accepting the challenge that John Kramer the dean of Tulane Law School gave to his graduating class “to give some of your time to the 90 percent,” Mr. English successfully challenged a voting rights law in Louisiana that disqualified voters who printed their names on petitions. And in 2018 a capital murder case Robert McCoy v. the State of Louisiana in which Mr. English was the defense attorney reached the United States Supreme Court and in a landmark decision the majority held that an attorney could not plead his client guilty against his wishes.
Mr. English was appointed the first African-American and youngest chairman of the Shreveport Housing Authority. He was elected president of the Shreveport NAACP, the youngest in history.
Mr. English received a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Louisiana State University and a Juris Doctorate from Tulane School of Law.