Amanda Butler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in New Orleans, LA

Business Law Group
 | 700 Camp St., Suite 105
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 504-319-4528
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (30%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%),
  • Government Finance (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Amanda Butler is the founding partner of the Business Law Group in New Orleans, Louisiana. A highly rated lawyer with more than 11 years of legal experience, Ms. Butler represents a diverse range of commercial, corporate, executive and professional clients throughout the greater New Orleans metro region and surrounding areas who have transactional or litigation needs involving any of the following practice areas:

·        Contract negotiations and drafting as well as contract disputes and litigation

·        Corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions

·        Small business and start-up formation and planning

·        Employment law

·        Hospitality law

·        Commercial and high-end residential real estate transactions and closings, including financing and title insurance

·        Commercial leasing

·        Franchising and corporate growth strategies

·        Maritime finance

·        Commercial lending and finance

·        Municipal bonds

·        Commercial tax issues

Known for her exceptional business acumen, Ms. Butler has achieved notable success guiding her clients throughout all stages of their business's life cycle to help ensure the best odds of their success and to maintain their competitiveness in today's dynamic market. Many of her clients are C-suite executives and other high-earning professionals who seek to protect their rights and interests during all types of transactions and business-related disputes.

More than simply an attorney, Ms. Butler strives to be an invaluable partner with those she serves to fully understand their needs. This allows her to provide the most effective strategies possible to best help her clients achieve their goals. Recognized for her success, she has earned numerous accolades from her peers as well as many positive reviews and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 2000 graduate of Louisiana State University, Ms. Butler attended Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2007. She received her license to practice from the Louisiana State Bar Association the following year, and she maintains active involvement with the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the American Bar Association and the Government Finance Officers Association.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business/Corporate (30%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Business Organizations

Securities & Corporate Finance (30%): Securities Law

Real Estate (10%): Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant

Government Finance (10%): State & Municipal Bonds, Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

Employment & Labor (10%): Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Business Litigation (10%): Non-Compete Agreements

Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Business Organizations, Securities Law, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, State & Municipal Bonds, Tax Increment Financing (TIF), Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Non-Compete Agreements

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

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About Amanda Butler

Admitted: 2008, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: https://www.lawgroup.biz/team

Honors/Awards:

  • Award for the associate that earned the highest number of pro bono hours in the calendar year.  Achieved after over 100 hours of work on probono matters for the past five years, The Dermot S. McGlinchey Commitment to Pro Bono Award, 2015
  • Associate to Watch, Chambers, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Louisiana Licensed Title Producer, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board Member, Former President of Women in Public Finance, Louisiana Chapter, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Former Vice President, Morris Jeff Community School Board, helping to transform public education in the City of New Orleans, 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Amanda has written the only study guide for lawyers sitting for the Louisiana state title producer examination.  The Study Guide, along with an abstracting primer, has helped hundreds of lawyers break into the Louisiana title insurance industry, Member, Louisiana Land Title Institute, Title Insurance

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Settlement of Minority Shareholder claim for Buy-Out of client's shares in a family owned corporation for $1,100,000, 2017

Transactions:

  • Lender's Counsel to IBERIABANK in connection with its purchase of $10,200,000 Louisiana Local Government Environmental Facilities and Community Development Authority, Revenue Refunding Bonds (Ragin' Cajun Facilities, Inc. - Baseball Stadium Project), Series 2017, 2017
  • Counsel to a New Market Tax Credit Project Borrower (QALICB) and transaction advice and structuring in connection with the exit of the NMTC investor and the put of its interest to an affiliate of the Project Borrower., 2016
  • Counsel to Lender of Record and Co-Underwriter's Counsel in connection with the offerring of $25,000,000 in USDA guaranteed corporate bonds issued to build a bio-succinic acid manufacturing facility in Lake Providence, Louisiana, 2011

Representative Clients:

  • Represented an investment advisor in an employment matter in a FINRA arbitration dispute.
  • The Ruby Slipper Cafe, LLC
  • Human Resources and Employment Counsel to Virdia B2X, LLC, a bio-sugar refining plant, 2015
  • IBERIABANK, as purchaser of private placement municipal bonds., 2015
  • Hotel Indigo, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2015

Educational Background:

  • Louisiana State University, Baron Rouge, Louisiana. BA in Journalism and Speech Communications, 2000

Industry Groups

  • Commercial Banking
  • Government
  • Real Estate Development
Office Location for Amanda Butler

700 Camp St.
Suite 105
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone: 504-319-4528

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Last Updated: 6/13/2019

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