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Jill A. Gautreaux


Jill Gautreaux is a partner in 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.

Jill has been recognized by New Orleans CityBusiness as a 2023 Leadership in Law Honoree.

Representative Experience
  • Representation of a business owner in a successful challenge to a state regulatory agency’s authority to enforce and issue penalties in support of a governor’s proclamation; obtained a preliminary injunction in district court dismissing the charges and affirmed on appeal
  • Representation of clients in the hospitality industry before alcoholic beverage control boards and appellate proceedings. 
  • Representation of clients in the hospitality industry and general business industries in the formation of legal entities and organizational documents and governance matters
  • Representation of clients in landlord or tenant lease negotiations
  • Representation of clients in zoning and land use matters
  • Representation of clients in new business licensing and compliance issues 
  • Representation of clients in contractual disputes
  • Representation of clients concerning negotiation of contracts
  • Representation of clients concerning creditor’s rights

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.

  • Admitted, Louisiana; United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana
  • Member, New Orleans and Louisiana State Bar Association; National Conference of State Liquor Administrators; National Association of License Compliance Professionals; Commercial Real Estate Women (“CREW”) New Orleans; Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association; Licensed Title Insurance Agent, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company & First American Title Insurance Company
Community Service
  • TrainingGrounds, Inc., Secretary and Board Member
  • NOLA Tree Project, Secretary and Board Member
Articles, Publications and Presentations
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
  • 5216 Operations, LLC d/b/a 5216 Table and Taps v. State of Louisiana, Department of Revenue, Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, 21-CA-520, 2022 WL 1025881