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Jim Christman

Vice President & Trust Officer

B.A., McNeese State University

Jim joined Argent in 2008 to open an office in Lake Charles, Louisiana. As an Argent Trust Officer, Jim services current clients and develops prospective clients for Trust Services, 1031 exchanges, and Fee-based Investment Management.

Jim has been in financial services for 25 years. Prior to joining Argent, Jim worked as an Account Executive with Hancock Bank and Vice President & account Executive with Prudential Securities New Orleans.

Active in his community, Jim is a member of Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club and Lake Charles Chamber of Commerce. HE serves on the Board of the Fritz Lang Foundation and the Saint Louis High School Foundation. He also volunteers as Coach in for his children’s football and track teams.

1400 Market Street Suite 1A, Lake Charles, LA 70601

Provided Services

Trusts & Estate Planning

Trusts & Estate Planning

With 30 years of expertise serving as sole Trustee, Co-Trustee, and Directed Trustee for thousands of clients, Argent can expertly serve the multi-generational financial needs of your family.

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Qualified Intermediary Services

Qualified Intermediary Services

Argent’s expert exchange professionals can help you sell one property and purchase a similar or “like-kind” property while deferring capital gains taxes.

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