Broker and In-House Counsel for Metairie, Louisiana’s Tribute Real Estate LLC, Thad Ackel offers representation for residential buyers and sellers throughout the greater New Orleans region as well as commercial services for the entire state. 

Thad Ackel studied business management and marketing at the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, graduating with his BSM in 2005. From there, Thad Ackel took on graduate studies at Loyola University’s New Orleans College of Law, earning his Juris Doctor in Civil Law with a Certificate in International Legal Studies in 2009. He studied for the certification while abroad in Austria, Mexico, and Brazil. 

Since 2009, Thad Ackel offers his services through Tribute Real Estate, not only working with people during property transactions, but supporting them through property management services and website design for properties. One accomplishment that he is particularly proud of is the launch of one of the few real estate company divisions in the area that specialize in working with the Hispanic community exclusively. 

Although he concentrates on real estate law and is a member of the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, Thad Ackel also maintains practices with two other firms. At Jefferson Parish Personal Injury, Thad Ackel represents clients who have suffered injuries with a focus on damages and harm caused via car accidents. With Ackel and Associates Law Firm, he works as a civil litigator, making further use of his skills as a Real Estate Attorney. The entire staff of Ackel and Associates is qualified to assist people in handling issues like entity creation, boundary disputes, commercial leasing, property development, mortgage foreclosure, and municipal regulations. Always looking to improve his skills as a lawyer, Thad Ackel frequently spends time away from the office, studying legal matters and keeping tabs on the real estate market. To see what Thad Ackel and Tribute Real Estate can offer your community, visit them online at 

Work History

Work History
Oct 2009 - Present

Broker and In-House Counsel

Tribute Real Estate

Tribute Real Estate is a full service real estate company that focuses on residential transactions in the greater New Orleans area and commercial real estate services throughout the entire state of Louisiana. We provide buyer/seller representation and property management services.

I launched one of the only divisions of any real estate company in the greater New Orleans area that specializes in servicing the Hispanic community.

I also specialize in website design and development.


Aug 2006 - May 2009


Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Studied international law in Austria, Brazil and Mexico.

Member of the Real Estate Law Society, Criminal Law Society

Received a Certificate in International Law

Aug 2000 - May 2005


Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business

Member of the American Marketing Association (AMA), Community Action Counsel, Tulane University Students (CACTUS)