Business Law Group, LLC

Business Law Group, LLC

I have been advising serial entrepreneurs, banks and large corporations on a wide range of business issues for close to a decade. Legal leverage is a principal my seasoned clients understand.

Firm Overview

What I have learned in my law practice is that taking a proactive legal approach to your business is the secret sauce to success because it gives your business legal leverage. Let me explain.

So often I have new clients that come to me in a panic - they are experiencing an unavoidable legal problem. Maybe they have received a huge tax assessment, have become embroiled in a dispute with other partners in their business or perhaps their landlord. Maybe an employee has filed a charge of discrimination with the EEOC or has started a competing business. Whatever the issue is - managing the legal crisis and resolving it in the client's best interest is what I do best.

However, what I try to instill in these clients during the crisis is that solid legal advice from the outset would normally have prevented the crisis. Instead of spending thousands of dollars to fix the crisis in the moment, the client could have averted the disaster with a small investment in legal advice on the front end. Working together regularly, we can position your company for success on every front and at every turn. A solid legal foundation makes your business impervious to outside forces looking to capitalize on your success. This principal is what I call - legal leverage - and it's the secret that banks and large companies use to their advantage everyday.

But legal leverage doesn't require spending a fortune on legal fees. It just requires consistency. Meeting with your attorney monthly for as little as an hour is an invaluable tool for gaining legal leverage which is built over time, not overnight. Getting regular legal advice across all aspects of your business is analogous to getting regular checkups with a doctor. You shouldn't wait to go to the doctor until you are having a medical emergency- just like your company shouldn't wait to get legal advice until it is in a crisis.

The relationship we develop from our mutual understanding is what keeps me committed to demonstrating the principal to new clients that I choose to take on. Working together consistently will bring you the best return on your legal dollars investment.

-Amanda Butler, Esq., Managing Partner
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Main Office
Amanda Butler, Esq.
3436 Magazine St.
#8012
New Orleans  LA  70115
Phone
  • (504) 319-4528
Fax
  • (504) 754-7776
Websites
Commercial Real Estate
We handle all aspects of purchasing, selling, financing and leasing of commercial real estate, including: purchase agreements, acts of sale, closings, title insurance, commercial leases, owner financing, and much more.
Sound commercial real estate advice and strategies for owners, purchasers, and tenants. Commercial property is an investment that needs the greatest legal protection. We specialize in handling every aspect of your commercial property from start to finish and ensure the biggest return on your investment.
Business
On Demand General Counsel Services
Don't understand what that contract is trying to say? Want to know if those bank documents are standard? Before you enter into a binding contract or make that next deal, I review the documents and advise on the best approach going forward. On demand general counsel services help you level the playing field and gain legal leverage.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Our attorneys have been advising serial entrepreneurs, property owners, investors, banks and large corporations on a wide range of business issues for close to a decade, with a particular emphasis on commercial real estate. Commercial real estate brings with it enormous advantages and many traps and pitfalls for the unwary. BLG is committed to providing clients with the legal leverage they need to earn the most return from their commercial property. Working together consistently with BLG will give you the necessary legal advice to ensure you are earning the best return on your legal dollars investment and maximizing returns on your commercial property.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Ms. Butler was named as one of Fidelity's top producers in 2015, a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2017 and an Associate to Watch by Chambers in 2016. Ms. Butler is passionate about making her clients' commercial real estate and business ideas come to life. A graduate of Loyola University School of Law in 2007, Ms. Butler has spent the past eight (8) years representing lenders, business owners and real estate developers in various types of commercial real estate transactions, developing significant expertise in both state and federal tax incentives, such as historic tax credits (HTCs), restoration tax abatements (RTAs), PILOTS, and new markets tax credits (NMTCs), just to name a few. As managing partner of the Business Law Group in New Orleans, Louisiana, Amanda is a proud member of a number of industry organizations including: Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), New Orleans, Louisiana Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), Louisiana Association of Independent Land Title Agents (LAILTA), National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL), Co-Vice President of Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals (HFTP), Greater New Orleans Chapter, and is President of Women in Public Finance, Louisiana Chapter (WPF).

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

The Business Law Group is committed to keeping the costs of quality legal advice affordable, and uses fixed fee agreements and payment plans to allow all clients access to our services.

Amanda Butler

I am a highly creative legal problem solver. Whether I'm working for a start-up company, growing company or well-established corporation, I structure complex business transactions, issue commercial real estate title insurance and advise clients on all available tax incentives. Representing my clients business interests is my passion.
License
  • Bar Number: 31644
    Louisiana , 2008
Education
  • Louisiana State University
    Bachelors of Arts , 2000
    Majored in Mass Communication/ Journalism
    Minored in Speech Communications
  • Loyola University - New Orleans, College of Law
    Civil Law , 2008
    Moot Court

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