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Brittany Carnes Melancon focuses her practice on corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate matters. She has represented several start-up companies looking to raise capital through the sale of securities, including performing research on state-specific blue sky laws and drafting corporate consents.

Brittany also has experience assisting legal teams in construction matters, arbitration awards, and business disputes.

Representative Matters

  • Assisted in representation of local special taxing district, including negotiating and drafting cooperative endeavor agreements, attending public board meetings, and advising on various matters specific to public bodies.
  • Assisted various emerging companies working to raise capital by preparing and submitting state and federal securities filings.
  • Assisted various emerging companies in the preparation and revision of their privacy policies, terms of service, and consulting and provider agreements.
  • Assisted clients in forming LLCs and corporations in Louisiana and Delaware by preparing the requisite articles of formation, operating agreements, and bylaws.
  • Assisted in refinancing of a portfolio of restaurants, including review of zoning reports, drafting tenant estoppel letters and lease amendments, and related due diligence matters.
  • Assisted in representation of real estate development company as local counsel in acquisition of residential property in Baton Rouge, including performing a review of local zoning regulations.
  • Assisted in representation of non-profit animal rescue planning to open a shelter by researching federal, state, and local licensing, regulatory, and zoning requirements.
  • Assisted in representation of global hotel chain in converting management structure of New Orleans hotel, including research related to state and local permitting and licensing requirements.
  • Assisted in representation of private equity group as local counsel in purchase of historic New Orleans theater, including research related to state and local permitting and licensing requirements.
  • Acted as pro bono counsel in federal litigation involving claims of violation of client’s civil rights, resulting in favorable settlement for client.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association member.
  • Louisiana State Bar Association member.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • New Orleans Magazine "Top Lawyer" 2023.

News & Events


  • State v. Curley: Modernizing Battered Woman's Syndrome in Louisiana (Loyola Law Review, Spring 2019)
  • Face ID and Fingerprints: Modernizing Fifth Amendment Protections for Cell Phones (Loyola Law Review, Spring 2020)

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana


Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2020

  • Managing Editor, Loyola Law Review
  • William Crowe Scholar
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society member

Tulane University, B.A., cum laude, English and Classical Studies, 2014


  • Judicial Intern for Judge Joseph C. Wilkinson, Jr. at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
  • Student Extern for the City Attorney's Office in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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