Susan Billeaud is the Atlanta Business Attorney who assists small, mid-sized, and family-owned businesses as general counsel in a wide variety of industries and locations and at every stage of growth—from start-up to dissolution.
Her insight into what it takes to attain and retain WBE, MBE, or DBE Certification was gained directly through service on the Greater Women’s Business Counsel’s (GWBC) Certification Committee, the Atlanta, Georgia, Women’s Business Enterprise National Counsel (WBENC).
Additionally, Susan is an avid writer and speaker on crowdfunding, business law, asset protection, and other legal subjects. Ms. Billeaud has presented several seminars, including Crowdfunding: The Next Evolution in Small Business Finance, and I Love L.L.C.s, Keeping Up With What Can Shut You Down at training sessions, annual conventions, and in a variety of other continuing education contexts.
In her collaboration with other attorneys, Susan has ghost-written or edited several successful briefs heard by the Georgia Court of Appeals, a Georgia Superior Court, the Alabama Supreme Court, and the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals.
Ms. Billeaud is currently admitted to practice law and active in Georgia, and admitted and inactive in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas. In 2011, she joined the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers and, from 2012-2015, served on its Membership Committee.
Practice Areas: Business Law, including Minority-, Women-owned, and Disadvantaged Business Certification and Transaction Planning, For-profit and Non-profit Entity Formation, Business Planning, Start-Ups, Regulations and Compliance, Crowdfunding Planning, Contract Preparation and Review, Business Succession and Exit Planning, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Business Dissolution, Asset Protection, trade-secrets, non-disclosure, and confidentiality, trademark and copyright registration, and Commercial Litigation.
Memberships: State Bar of Georgia; Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL). Admitted but Inactive: State Bar of Alabama; Louisiana State Bar Association; State Bar of Texas.
Cumberland Law School at Samford University, Juris Doctor cum laude, 2000. Member: Curia Honoris, National Moot Court Team, Henry Upson Sims Moot Court Board. Scholar of Merit, Professional Responsibility and Health Care Delivery Systems. Recipient: Outstanding Member, Cumberland Law Review. Winner: Justice Janie L. Shores Appellate Advocacy Competition; Semi-Finalist: Robert B. Donworth Freshman Appellate Advocacy Competition. Louisiana State University, B.A. in Economics, 1991.