Joseph C. Chautin IIIJoe Chautin

Practice Areas: Communications Law; Intellectual Property Law; Corporate Litigation; Class Action Defense

Joseph C. Chautin III graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, magna cum laude in 1987. He received his J.D. degree from Loyola University, cum laude, in 1997 with both a Common and Civil Law Certificate. Mr. Chautin served as Comment Editor of the Loyola Law Review and was a member of the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Court Team. He is the author of "Landry v. Roberson Advertising Services: Protecting Nonmedia Defamation Defendants from the Chill of Self Censorship," 42 Loy.L.Rev. 181, 1996. Mr. Chautin is admitted to the bars of Louisiana, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the Louisiana State, and Federal Communications Bar Associations.

Military Service: Prior to attending law school, Mr. Chautin served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and is now retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

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Mark A. BalkinMark Balkin

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Practice Areas: Communications Law; Commercial Transactions and Litigation; Class Action Defense; Zoning Law; Land Development; Municipal Corporation Law

Mark A. Balkin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri in 1986 and his Juris Doctor from Washington University in 1989.  He is admitted to the bars of Illinois, Louisiana, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Northern District Trial Bar, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.  Mr. Balkin is a member of the Louisiana State, American, New Orleans and Federal Communications Bar Associations.

He has lectured to industry and municipal groups on telecommunications equipment siting and rights-of-way management issues and he is the author of several articles on communications issues, including “Cable Companies May Pass Through Franchise Fees Based on Non-Subscriber Revenues to Subscribers,” Louisiana Municipal Review, November 2001; “Cable System Transfers: A Review of Municipal Responsibilities,” Louisiana Municipal Review, June 1999; “Municipal Control Over Cellular/PCS Antenna Siting,”  Illinois Municipal Review, May 1996; and “What the 1996 Telecommunications Act Means To Municipalities,” Illinois Municipal Review, May 1996.  In addition, Mr. Balkin is a regular lecturer on zoning and development matters and adult use regulation at continuing legal education seminars and to municipal groups.

Mr. Balkin has served on the Board of Directors of numerous community organizations,  including the New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center (1999- , President 2003-2005, Vice President 2002, Secretary 2001), the Anti-Defamation League, South Central Region (2003- ), the Henry S. Jacobs Camp (2004- ) and Touro Synagogue (2002- ).

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Elise M. StubbeElise Stubbe

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Law; Communications Law

Elise M. Stubbe graduated cum laude with honors in Political Science from the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College of Tulane University in 1998. She received her J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2002, with certificates in Common Law and Civil Law, and was named a William Crowe, Sr. Scholar. Ms. Stubbe was the Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law from 2001-2002 and was a Moot Court Staff Member from 2000-2002. She served as a Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant for two years and a Moot Court Teaching Assistant for one year. She is the author of “Copyright Registration Practice for the Non-Copyright Attorney”, 52 La. B.J. 448 (April/May 2005).

Ms. Stubbe is admitted to the bars of Louisiana, Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Federal Communications Bar Association.

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