Claire Durio

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Direct: (504) 569-2974
Fax: (504) 569-2999
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AV RatedMs. Durio graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987. In 1991, graduating cum laude, Ms. Durio received a Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University School of Law. Ms. Durio practices primarily in the areas of commercial real estate transactions and commercial litigation. She has represented numerous developers, property owners, national corporations and local buyers and sellers of real estate, landlords and tenants, investment and property-management companies and lenders in connection with the acquisition, development, leasing, financing and divestiture of commercial properties, condominiums, restaurants and hotel developments.

Ms. Durio has also significant civil litigation experience in state and federal courts in Louisiana representing individual and corporate clients in contract and commercial litigation matters.


PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Real Estate
  • Title
  • Banking
  • Commercial Litigation


EDUCATION:

  • Tulane Law School — JD, 1991
  • Louisiana State University — BA, 1987


BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • All Federal and State Courts in Louisiana


PUBLICATIONS AND SPEECHES:

  • Authored and presented "Construction Real Estate Issues," 2013 LSU Construction Seminar, November 2013
  • Panelist, "The Art of Selling new Construction," St. Tammany / Washington Parishes Home Builders Association, April 2013
  • Moderator of Panel at AECRE (International Association of Attorney’s and Executives in Commercial Real Estate), “Dealing with Disaster” planning and protecting commercial real estate interests, March, 2012
  • Presented “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
  • Authored and presented "Liens on Real Property," National Business Institute Seminar on Real Estate Advanced Issues and Answers, March 2008
  • Co-Authored and presented, "Law of Real Estate Titles," and "The Process of Title Examination," National Business Institute Seminar on Title Law in Louisiana, December, 2007
  • Authored and presented, "Credit and Bankruptcy Issues," National Business Institute Seminar on Real Estate Advanced Issues and Answers, February, 2007
  • Editor, "Leases" (Louisiana Civil Practice Forms, 2006-2008)
  • Authored and presented Agency and Wills and Donations, Stewart Title of Louisiana Real Estate Agent Seminar, 1999
  • Authored and presented 1999 Succession Law Update, Stewart Title of Louisiana Real Estate Agent Seminar
  • Co-Authored Annual Domestic Law Conference: “The Impact of the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994 on Divorce Law,” Loyola School of Law, 1995


 PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • ULI (Urban Land Institute) Louisiana Member
  • New Orleans CREW, (Commercial Real Estate Women) Member
    • Program Committee Member, 2010-2011, 2011-2012
    • Outreach Committee Member, 2009-2010;
  • AECRE, (International Association of Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real Estate) 
    • Annual Conference Committee Member, 2012
  • Louisiana Bar Association
    • 2000-2001 Secretary/Treasurer Consumer Protection & Bankruptcy Section

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