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Julie
Julie S. Chauvin
822 Harding Street
P.O. Box 52008
Lafayette, Louisiana 70503

Overview

Julie Chauvin is a business lawyer who focuses her practice on commercial transactions and estate planning and administration.

In her business practice, Julie handles all manner of transactions, including commercial real estate, finance, and mergers and acquisitions.  In this practice, Julie assists clients with: 

  • Review and negotiation of contracts, including purchase agreements, operating agreements, leases, employment agreements, and loan agreements;

  • Business entity structure and formation;

  • Corporate governance matters; and

  • Secured transactions.

As part of her commercial real estate practice, Julie is a licensed title insurance agent and regularly reviews title to real estate and issues title policies for Liskow & Lewis’s title agency, Lewis Title Co., Inc.

Julie also advises clients about wills, trusts and estate planning and administration.  On the planning side, Julie meets with clients, including owners of privately held companies and other high net-worth individuals, to determine their desires for their estates and then develops a plan to meet those desires in the most tax-efficient way possible.  When handling successions, Julie assists family members or other estate administrators in navigating through the often-unfamiliar succession process to obtain an efficient transfer of assets to heirs and legatees.  Julie also assists litigation attorneys in high stakes fiduciary litigation.

Involvement

Professional

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Chair, Corporate and Business Law Section of Louisiana State Bar Association

Community

  • Board of Directors, One Acadiana
  • Board of Directors, Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
  • Board of Directors, Women’s Energy Network, South Louisiana Chapter

 

Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • Acadiana Profile “Top Lawyer” in Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Transactions/LLS Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Trusts and Estates, 2019
  • Acadiana Profile “Top Lawyer” in Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Transactions/LLS Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2018
  • Acadiana Profile “Top Lawyer” in Commercial Transactions, 2017

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Acadiana Profile Top Lawyer

Publications

  • “Piercing the Veil of a Limited Liability Company,” Louisiana Bar Journal, June/July 2017
  • "Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships," Chapter Author of Louisiana Civil Practice Forms, Chapter 7 (West Group) 2010 to present
  • "'For it Must Seem Their Guilt': Diluting Reasonable Doubt by Rejecting the Reasonable Hypothesis of Innocence Standard," 53 Loy. L. Rev. 217, Summer 2007

After Hours

"When not at the office, I enjoy the music, food and culture of Acadiana with my husband, children and other family and friends."