Block & Bouterie

Harold M. Block, Richard J. Bouterie, Jr. and Michelle A. LeBlanc have been practicing law in Thibodaux, Louisiana for more than 90 combined years.

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Firm Overview

Since its formation in 1987, Block and Bouterie has provided superior legal service and advice to its clients - both large and small businesses; individuals; and families.

Our clients benefit from the personalized attention that our family-like atmosphere enables us to provide. At Block and Bouterie, the key to successful representation is developing long-term relationships with our clients. Over the past four decades, we have provided our clients with the time and attention that are necessary to serve their needs and to ensure the successful resolution of their legal matters.

Firm History
Harold M. Block has been practicing law since 1971. Richard J. Bouterie, Jr. has been an attorney since 1976. Together, they established Block and Bouterie in 1987. With a location one block from the courthouse in historic downtown Thibodaux, the firm has served both local and regional businesses, individual clients, and families in the Thibodaux and surrounding areas for almost four decades. With the addition of Michelle LeBlanc in 2004, Block and Bouterie was able to expand its legal services to its diverse clientel.

Areas of Practice
With its three experienced attorneys, each of whom concentrate on a broad range of legal matters, Block and Bouterie offers its clients a wide variety of services. Harold M. Block concentrates on contracts and contract litigation, corporate formation and litigation, wills, successions and negligence claims. He handles trials in all courts. Richard Bouterie's primary focus is on real estate practice, including sales and mortgages, banking, wills and successions.

Community Involvement
Harold Block has been a member and chairman of the Louisiana Educational Television Authority and a member and vice-chairman of the Board of Trustees of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Harold Block has also served as the Grand Senechal of the New Orleans Chapter of the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (Burgundian wine organization) and currently serves the organization as Delegue General of the South. Richard Bouterie is President of Lafourche Arc, and presently serves as General Counsel to Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
Main Office

Main Office
408 West Third Street, P.O. BOX 510
Thibodaux  LA  70302-0510

Phone
  • 985-447-6767
Real Estate
Real Estate
Experienced Thibodaux real estate lawyers
The attorneys at Block and Bouterie in Thibodaux, Louisiana apply their extensive knowledge about property rights, real estate issues, finance and business to all areas of real estate law. With more than 90 combined years of experience in real estate law, our attorneys can help you with:

-Residential home sales transactions
-Commercial property sales transactions
-Homeowners associations
-Condominium law
-Foreclosures
-Real estate contracts
-Zoning, land-use and building permits
-Boundary and easement disputes
-Title disputes
-Real estate transaction attorneys

From offer to sale, Block and Bouterie handles all aspects -of buying and selling real estate and construction, so that you can feel confident about a smooth and precise transaction. Our attorneys can:

-Draft or review your sales contract
-Negotiate real estate agreements
-Review your lending documents
-Search and clear the title
-Analyze your deal and correct potential problems
-Handle land use, zoning and permitting
-Conduct your real estate closing

Real estate litigation attorneys
Real estate litigation requires substantial knowledge about property laws and civil litigation, and it requires a dynamic courtroom presence. At Block and Bouterie, our attorneys have the knowledge, skill and experience that are necessary to successfully litigate your real estate disputes.

Real estate negotiators
Some disputes are better solved outside of the courtroom. Our effective attorneys guide negotiations to protect your interests. By retaining an experienced attorney to strategize during the contract negotiation process, you can often prevent disputes from arising at a later stage in the real estate transaction. This can save time, costs and frustrations.

Harold M. Block

Practice Areas:
Corporate Law, Wills, Contracts, Successions, Personal Injury, Oil and Gas, Trial Practice

Admitted:
1971, Louisiana
1975, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School:
Tulane University, J.D.

Member:
Lafourche Parish (President, 1976; Vice-President, 1975; Secretary, 1974), Louisiana State (Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1984
Education
  • Tulane University
    Juris Doctorate

Richard J. Bouterie, Jr.

Practice Areas:
Real Estate, Successions, Wills, Banking, Corporate and Civil Practice

Admitted:
1976, Louisiana

Law School:
Louisiana State University, J.D.

Member:
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana State (Member, House of Delegates, 1988-1996) Bar Associations

Born:
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Education
  • Louisiana State University
    Juris Doctorate

Michelle A. LeBlanc

Admitted:
2002, Louisiana

Law School:
Louisiana State University, J.D.

Member:
Louisiana State and American Bar Associations

Born:
Houma, Louisiana
Education
  • Louisiana State University
    Juris Doctorate
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