Paul B. Simon and Amy Duplantis Gautreaux were named partners in the Lafayette office of New Orleans-based law firm Gordon, Arata, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan.
Simon serves the Louisiana oil and gas industry, handling disputes, corporate matters, acquisitions and appeals for the firm’s oil and gas clients. He regularly assists clients with issues arising under Louisiana’s Mineral Code and with regulatory issues before the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Conservation and the Louisiana’s State Mineral and Energy Board. Simon earned his law degree from the Law School of Columbia University and received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Williams College. He studied abroad at Oxford University and the Catholic University of Louvain in Flanders, Belgium. Simon is admitted to practice law in both Louisiana and New York.
Amy Duplantis Gautreaux focuses her law practice on oil and gas title examination, unitization and related oil and gas and commercial transactions. Her experience encompasses analyzing all levels of oil and gas and real estate title and rendering opinions including surface, mineral, royalty, drilling, division order and leasehold title opinions as well as drafting and interpreting contractual provisions in oil and gas leases, operating agreements, rights of way, surface use agreements and other surface and subsurface agreements.
Gautreaux serves as public and industry relations director for the South Louisiana Chapter of Women’s Energy Network. She received her law degree and bachelor of civil law degree from the LSU Law Center and her B.A., magna cum laude, from UL Lafayette. She is admitted to practice law in the state of Louisiana.