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Claire Durio has been practicing law for more than 28 years. She practices primarily in the area of commercial real estate, representing developers, property owners, buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, investors, lenders and property management companies in connection with the acquisition, development, leasing, financing and divestiture of retail facilities, condominiums, restaurants hotels and other commercial properties. Claire also has significant experience representing individual and corporate clients in contract and commercial litigation in the state and federal courts of Louisiana.

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Education

  • J.D., Tulane Law School, Cum Laude, 1991
  • B.A., Louisiana State University, 1987

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Louisiana

Publications

  • Editor, “Leases,” Louisiana Civil Practice Forms, 2006—2008
  • Co-Author, “The Impact of the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994 on Divorce Law,” Loyola School of Law Annual Domestic Law Conference, 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • “Pitfalls Preceding the Closing” and “Legal Updates and Traps for the Unwary,” National Business Institute Seminar on Real Estate Transactions: Avoiding the Top Mistakes, May 2018
  • “Construction Real Estate Issues,” 2013 LSU Construction Seminar, November 2013
  • “The Art of Selling New Construction,” St. Tammany / Washington Parishes Home Builders Association, April 2013
  • “Dealing with Disaster,” AECRE, March 2012
  • “The Concept of Marketable Title” and “Identifying The Appropriate Mindset for the Examination at Hand,” National Business Institute Seminar on Examining And Resolving Title Issues, October 2010
  • “Liens on Real Property,” National Business Institute Seminar on Real Estate Advanced Issues and Answers, March 2008
  • “Law of Real Estate Titles” and “The Process of Title Examination,” National Business Institute Seminar on Title Law in Louisiana, December 2007
  • “Credit and Bankruptcy Issues,” National Business Institute Seminar on Real Estate Advanced Issues and Answers, February 2007
  • “Agency and Wills and Donations,” Stewart Title of Louisiana Real Estate Agent Seminar, 1999
  • “1999 Succession Law Update,” Stewart Title of Louisiana Real Estate Agent Seminar, 1999

Professional Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America, since 2019
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

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