Kelly Becker is the co-chair of the firm’s Energy Litigation Practice Group and serves on the firm’s Strategic Planning Committee. Kelly is a litigator whose appellate practice regularly includes cases before the Louisiana courts of appeal, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. Her practice focuses on complex litigation, including environmental, energy, and commercial matters. Based on her experience, Kelly is frequently retained to write amicus briefs on behalf of businesses and trade organizations in matters of industry-wide significance. Kelly is certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization as an Appellate Practice Specialist. She is one of only thirteen lawyers in the state of Louisiana with this designation. Kelly is regularly engaged to assess the viability of appeal and often participates at the trial stage of a case as an appellate strategist. Kelly also handles strategic motion practice at the trial court level. Currently, Kelly manages legal strategy and briefing for several oil and gas industry clients in the Louisiana coastal land loss docket. Kelly is involved with various industry organizations and is a member of several appellate committees. Kelly is a member of the Council of the Louisiana Law Institute and a member of the Law Institute’s Code of Civil Procedure Committee. She is regularly recognized for her appellate practice by The Best Lawyers in America and the New Orleans Magazine.
Julie Chauvin serves on Liskow’s Strategic Planning Committee and is the Head of Office Administration for the firm’s Lafayette office. Julie is a business and estate planning attorney. In her business practice, Julie handles a variety of commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate and finance transactions. She also regularly advises business owners on corporate governance matters and prepares and negotiates all manner of business contracts, including purchase agreements, operating agreements and employment agreements. In her estate planning practice, Julie advises clients, including business owners and high net worth individuals on wills, trusts and other estate planning matters. Julie also handles successions and assists litigation attorneys in fiduciary litigation. Julie is regularly recognized for her business practice by The Best Lawyers in America and Acadiana Profile. Julie is a past-Chairman of the Corporate and Business Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association and currently serves on the Corporations Committee of the Louisiana State Law Institute.