Amy Duplantis Gautreaux
Amy Duplantis Gautreaux

Amy Duplantis Gautreaux

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agautreaux@gamb.com337.237.0132

400 E. Kaliste Saloom Road
Suite 4200
Lafayette, LA 70508

337.237.0132 | agautreaux@gamb.com

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  • Louisiana
  • Texas

education

  • LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., Bachelor of Civil Law 2005
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, B.A. magna cum laude 2002

Amy Gautreaux is an oil and gas attorney in the firm’s Lafayette office. She is a native of St. Martinville and life-long resident of Louisiana. Amy’s practice involves advising clients regarding complex surface and mineral title, due diligence, leasehold analysis, surface use issues, unitization matters and title curative. She routinely handles high value projects for both major and independent upstream energy companies operating in Louisiana. Her work focuses on title examination (surface, mineral, royalty and leasehold), drafting title opinions and drafting, negotiating and interpreting contractual provisions in oil and gas and related contracts. Amy is experienced in handling multi-Parish projects on land as well as offshore and in various oil and gas formations and fields throughout Louisiana, including the Cotton Valley, Haynesville, Austin Chalk, Cris R, Burrwood and West Delta Fields. She is skilled in analyzing HBP title involving complicated mineral servitude and mineral royalty ownership interests and issues including depth severance and Pugh clause analysis. Mrs. Gautreaux also has a great deal of experience analyzing factually complicated title involving lands now or formerly covered by water, historically compromised title and in drafting Communitization Agreements involving lands owned (or claimed) by the federal government.


Prior to joining the firm, Amy practiced in the areas of insurance defense, law enforcement liability defense, real estate, family and general business law. She has successfully represented clients in various matters in workers compensation court and in several district courts throughout Louisiana. Amy also has experience working as an abstractor and landman in South Louisiana. This practical experience provides a unique perspective from which to advise Louisiana oil and gas clients.Mrs. Gautreaux earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette and her law degree from LSU.  She excelled in geology, property, contracts and real estate law courses and developed an interest in land work early-on in her studies.  Amy is active in the administration of the firm, serving on its Associate Recruiting and Development Committee, Marketing Committee and Sunshine Committee and mentoring firm associates. Amy is an avid runner, yogi, foodie and dog-mom to her beautiful rescues, Charlie Boy and Izzy. She is happily married to her husband, Thad, a teacher, football coach and youth ministry leader at Cathedral Carmel Catholic School in Lafayette.

  • Oil and gas title examination – onshore and offshore
  • Advices regarding lease acquisition and maintenance
  • Complex mineral servitude analysis and opinions
  • Communitization Agreements with USA Bureau of Land Management, State of Louisiana and private parties
  • Oil and gas royalty accounting issues
  • Oil and gas revenue and expense accounting issues
  • Ownership of waterbottoms
  • Surface and subsurface rights issues in drilling directional and/or horizontal wells
  • Regulatory issues with the State of Louisiana, Office of Conservation and Office of Mineral Resources

  • American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL)
  • Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen (LAPL)
  • Baton Rouge Association of Professional Landmen (BRAPL)
  • Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association
  • Women's Energy Network, Member (current), Public & Industry Relations Director (2016 - 2018)
  • University of Louisiana, Lafayette Alumni Association
  • LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center Alumni Association
  • Healing House - Martinis Committee Member (current) and Board of Directors Member (2018-2019)
  • Love, INC - Board of Directors Member (2015-2017)

  • Selected to Acadiana Profile Magazine’s "Top Lawyers" List - Oil & Gas Law, 2021
  • Selected to Ones to Watch, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2021
  • Selected to Louisiana Super Lawyers – Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2017 – 2018

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Amy Gautreaux is an oil and gas attorney in the firm’s Lafayette office. She is a native of St. Martinville and life-long resident of Louisiana. Amy’s practice involves advising clients regarding complex surface and mineral title, due diligence, leasehold analysis, surface use issues, unitization matters and title curative. She routinely handles high value projects for both major and independent upstream energy companies operating in Louisiana. Her work focuses on title examination (surface, mineral, royalty and leasehold), drafting title opinions and drafting, negotiating and interpreting contractual provisions in oil and gas and related contracts. Amy is experienced in handling multi-Parish projects on land as well as offshore and in various oil and gas formations and fields throughout Louisiana, including the Cotton Valley, Haynesville, Austin Chalk, Cris R, Burrwood and West Delta Fields. She is skilled in analyzing HBP title involving complicated mineral servitude and mineral royalty ownership interests and issues including depth severance and Pugh clause analysis. Mrs. Gautreaux also has a great deal of experience analyzing factually complicated title involving lands now or formerly covered by water, historically compromised title and in drafting Communitization Agreements involving lands owned (or claimed) by the federal government.


Prior to joining the firm, Amy practiced in the areas of insurance defense, law enforcement liability defense, real estate, family and general business law. She has successfully represented clients in various matters in workers compensation court and in several district courts throughout Louisiana. Amy also has experience working as an abstractor and landman in South Louisiana. This practical experience provides a unique perspective from which to advise Louisiana oil and gas clients.Mrs. Gautreaux earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette and her law degree from LSU.  She excelled in geology, property, contracts and real estate law courses and developed an interest in land work early-on in her studies.  Amy is active in the administration of the firm, serving on its Associate Recruiting and Development Committee, Marketing Committee and Sunshine Committee and mentoring firm associates. Amy is an avid runner, yogi, foodie and dog-mom to her beautiful rescues, Charlie Boy and Izzy. She is happily married to her husband, Thad, a teacher, football coach and youth ministry leader at Cathedral Carmel Catholic School in Lafayette.

  • Oil, Gas and Energy Regulatory
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Transactions
  • Title Services
  • Energy and Natural Resources
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