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Jim Christman

Vice President & Trust Officer

B.A., McNeese State University

Jim joined Argent in 2008 to lead the company’s 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 35 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 the Knights of Columbus, The ACTS Program, The Lake Charles Chamber of Commerce, The SWLA Autism Society, and The Saint Louis High School Suicide Prevention Program. He is also active in the Fritz Lang Foundation. Jim is married and has three lovely children.

Lake Charles

1490 Market Street, Lake Charles, LA, USA

(337) 436-2966

1490 Market Street, Lake Charles, LA, USA

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Trusts & Estate Planning

Trusts & Estate Planning

With over 30 years of expertise serving as sole trustee, co-trustee, successor trustee and directed trustee for thousands of clients, Argent can expertly serve the multi-generational wealth preservation and transfer 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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