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


Julie Chauvin is a business lawyer focusing on commercial finance, secured transactions, mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate and general business planning and governance matters.  Her clients also call on her for estate planning needs, including preparing wills and handling successions. 

Here's a closer look at several of Julie's representative engagements:

  • Represented secured party in foreclosing on stock and acquiring ownership of company and subsequently forming a plan to transfer the company to certain of its employees. 
  • Represented sellers in $22 million sale of assets of 11 affiliated companies to a publicly-traded company.
  • Represents physicians, dentists, veterinarians and pharmacists in the acquisition of practices and commercial real estate.
  • Represents lenders in commercial lending and secured transactions.
  • Represents businesses in the oil and gas sector with mergers and acquisitions.



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


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



  • 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

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Acadiana Profile Top Lawyer


  • “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 spending time with my husband, three kids, and other extended family and friends."