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Amanda Stephens Bourgeois


Louisiana native, Amanda Bourgeois, represents all types of businesses on the full range of transactional matters. She has successfully negotiated, documented, and closed asset and stock acquisitions and divestitures, stock and membership interest redemptions, consortium and joint venture agreements, and industrial and construction procurement, purchase, and service contracts. She also advises on operating and shareholder agreements, planning of overall corporate structure, and creating business succession plans.

Amanda has been involved in numerous acquisition and sale transactions across a diverse range of industries and business sectors, including advertising, oil and gas, retail sales, real estate, medical, legal, engineering, and other professional services. Over the course of her career, she has assisted clients in executing transactions ranging in value from millions to hundreds of millions of dollars.

Amanda’s legal versatility is manifest in the depth and breadth of the businesses she represents – ranging from small, local, privately held, and family-owned businesses to fast-growth middle-market companies to Fortune 500 corporations doing business across Louisiana. She believes in identifying and mitigating the risks associated with opportunity and the need to realize her client’s full ROI potential. 

As a negotiator and transactional strategist, Amanda is completely client-focused and results-driven. She focuses on establishing solid working relationships with deal constituents and their counsel to better serve her clients. Amanda is appreciated for her poise and tactical maneuvering when identifying and addressing the specific difficulties and challenges associated with the deal at hand. 

In addition to closing less complicated transactions, Amanda excels at identifying the crucial elements of larger-scale, high-value transactions. She is skilled in negotiating through and/or around even the most complex scenarios. Amanda brings smart instincts and talent to serving as a business advisor. She has earned her reputation for being the consummate professional who is focused, diplomatic, and persuasive, and keeps her eye on the “big picture” of what her client desires to achieve. Amanda is known for deals that reflect win/win results.

Representative Experience
  • Legal advisor to a publicly traded outdoor advertising company in the $127 million acquisition of equity interests in a privately held outdoor advertising company and its subsidiaries
  • Represented a publicly traded company in connection with numerous asset and stock acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures ranging from $2.5 million to $458 million
  • Represented the owners of a closely held company in connection with the stock sale of a grocery business
  • Represented an industrial service and supply company in reviewing, drafting, and negotiating master service agreements, master purchase agreements, and subcontracts  
  • Represented a purchaser of barge and fleeting assets and real estate in a $20 million asset acquisition and drafted and negotiated related service agreements
  • Represented a major pipeline company in the drafting and negotiation of numerous construction and industrial purchase orders
  • Represented the owners of a grocery store business, with multiple locations across two states, in the $30 million sale of the business  
  • Represented an industrial engineering company in the drafting and negotiation of consortium agreements with a strategic partner
  • Represented a family-owned real estate holding company, with more than one hundred fifty owners, in connection with the amendment and restatement of its operating agreement
  • Represented a retail developer in connection with the negotiation and drafting of commercial lease agreements for retail developments 
  • Prepared employment agreements, professional services agreements, and organizational documents, including LLC operating agreements and shareholder’s agreements, for physician groups
  • Represented closely held businesses, including legal and architectural professional service providers, in connection with the redemption of stock and membership interests from existing shareholders and members
  • Represented individuals and small businesses in connection with the formation of new entities to be used as business operating companies, joint ventures, real estate holding companies, medical, legal, engineering, architectural, and other professional service providers and provided advice regarding organizational structure and drafting organizational documents
  • Represented numerous small businesses and individuals in connection with the acquisitions and sales of various businesses

  • LSU Law Center, J.D., 2010
    • Member, Order of the Coif
    • Member, Moot Court Board, 2009-2010
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 2006

  • Louisiana
  • Member, Corporation and Business Law Section Council, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2022-2023
  • Member, Baton Rouge Bar Association
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Community Service
  • Advisory Board Member, The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge
  • Sustaining Member, Junior League of Baton Rouge