Thomas D. Bourgeois, Jr.Senior Associate
Beau Bourgeois is a senior associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2016 and practices in the commercial litigation and construction litigation groups. Beau has represented and counseled owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in the industrial and commercial markets and in both the private and public sectors. He has drafted construction contracts for owners, drafted and filed numerous Private Works Act liens, assisted clients with obtaining contractor’s licenses in multiple states, and represented clients in Public Bid Law disputes.
Prior to joining Kean Miller, Beau served as an Issue Editor for the Louisiana Law Review and spent several summers working as a paint helper and rigger for an oilfield services contractor.
- Serving as counsel for a general contractor in a multi-week arbitration involving a subcontractor’s delay claims on a large industrial project
- Representing an international chemical company in a breach of contract arbitration against a general contractor on a multi-million dollar industrial construction project
- Serving as trial counsel for a general contractor in a federal court delay dispute against a public owner of residential housing units
- Defending a general contractor in a defective work and design dispute involving a public construction project at a sewerage treatment plant
- Prosecuting a claim for a utilities owner against a contractor for damage to its underground cables
Beau earned his B.S. M., cum laude, from Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business in 2013. He earned his J.D./D.C.L., summa cum laude, from the LSU Law Center in 2016, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Louisiana Law Review.
- Admitted, Louisiana, 2016; United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- Liens Filed by Unlicensed Contractors are Invalid, Louisiana Law Blog, September 24, 2021
- Louisiana Fifth Circuit Disagrees with First Circuit; Holds Construction Anti-Indemnity Act Applicable to Insurance Requirements of Public Contracts, Louisiana Law Blog, September 28, 2020
- Force Majeure Clauses and Impossibility of Performance During COVID-19 and Coronavirus, Texas Law Blog, April 8, 2020
- The Doctrine of Substantial Performance - Close Only Counts in Horseshoes, Hand Grenades and Atomic Warfare, Louisiana Law Blog, June 10, 2019
- Court Strikes Down Forum Selection Clause in Construction Contract for Work in Louisiana, Louisiana Law Blog, October 8, 2018
- Problems in Enforcing Arbitration Clauses, Louisiana Law Blog, February 7, 2017
- Mirror, Mirror: Amending Louisiana's LLC Statutes Related to Personal Liability of Members to Reflect Corporate Counterparts After Ogea v. Merritt, Louisiana Law Review, Volume 76, Issue 4
- Member, Board of Directors, Big Buddy Program