In Memory of Henry F. “Skip” O’Connor Jr.

We are saddened to announce the death of our dear friend and colleague Henry F. “Skip” O’Connor, Jr. who passed away on August 19, 2021.  Skip was an extraordinary person and friend, and a true gentleman of great character.  He was also an exceptional real estate attorney and businessman.

Skip began his legal career with the firm of Steeg and O’Connor and was responsible for many significant real estate developments in the City of New Orleans and elsewhere.  He was instrumental in the redevelopment of commercial properties along the Mississippi River in New Orleans, including the One River Place Development and the redevelopment of the Historic Jax Brewery Complex.  Skip later became a real estate developer and developed numerous limited-service Marriott hotels throughout the state.

Over a decade ago, Skip brought his expertise and exceedingly good nature to Fishman Haygood, where he finished his legal career.  We valued Skip not only as an exceptional real estate attorney but as a great friend and colleague.  From his early days at the DKE house on Henry Clay to numerous New Orleans and North Carolina social settings, Skip always had a joyful spark in his eyes, an easy smile, and, hands down, the best stories.  We will miss him.

We extend our condolences to Skip’s family and to his many friends who knew him well. Skip’s obituary can be found here.