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Jill A. Gautreaux

Jill Gautreaux is special counsel to the New Orleans office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2015 and practices in the real estate, business, and commercial litigation groups. Jill assists clients with corporate matters, real estate, liquor licensing, and business transactions in the hospitality, technology, retail, and professional services sectors.  She handles corporate transactional matters including business formation, buy/sell agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and dissolution/liquidation. Jill also represents individuals and companies in contractual disputes and shareholder litigation in Federal and State courts.

She helps her clients in a wide variety of legal and transactional matters including leases, sales, mortgages, land use applications, and condominium regimes, and she regularly appears on behalf of her clients in litigation and administrative proceedings involving boards and commissions in Louisiana.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of multi-national restaurant brand in acquisition of new concept for $92 million
  • Representation of multi-national restaurant brand in acquisition of franchisee for $32 million
  • Representation of multi-national restaurant brand in nationwide lease negotiations
  • Representation of multi-national restaurant brand in new licensing and compliance issues nationwide
  • Representation of multiple national hospitality industry brands in Louisiana liquor licensing and land use issues
  • Representation of dozens of clients in the hospitality industry and general business industries in the formation of legal entities and organizational documents
  • Representation of dozens of clients in landlord or tenant lease negotiations

Education

Jill earned her B.A. from Tulane University in 1992. She earned her J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 1995.

Admissions

  • Admitted, Louisiana; United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana

Memberships

  • Member, New Orleans and Louisiana State Bar Association; Louisiana Restaurant Association; National Conference of State Liquor Administrators; National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals

Articles, Publications and Presentations

  • Co-Authored, “Current Trends in LLC and Partnership Tax Planning”, Aspatore Inside the Minds, 2014
  • Presentation, “Choice of Entity Considerations”, New Orleans Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2011
  • Presentation, “Entity Selection: Beyond Basics”, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, 2011
  • Presentation, Louisiana Airport Managers and Associates Conference concerning real estate redevelopment matters, 2010

Reported Cases

  • Lake Vista Property Owners Assn v. Schroeder, 2000-CA-1925 (La. App. 4 Cir. 9/12/01), 799 So.2d 528
  • Wolfman, Inc. v. City of New Orleans, 2003-CA-0120 (La. App. 4 Cir. 4/21/04), 874 So.2d 261
  • TTC Properties, Inc. v. Parish of Jefferson, 2014-CA-2 (La. App. 5 Cir. 5/21/14), 142 So.3d 176