Barbara Treuting Casteix

Partner by

Barbara Treuting Casteix

managing partner

Barbara Treuting Casteix

managing partner

Practice Areas

  • Business Transactions
  • Corporations, Partnerships & LLCs
  • Commercial & Residential Closings
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Transactions & Development
  • Title Insurance
  • Wills & Estate Planning


  • J.D., Loyola University School of Law, 1977
  • B.A., University of New Orleans, 1974

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1977
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Louisiana Title Insurance Agent
  • First American Title Insurance Company
  • American Land Title Association


  • Top Lawyer in the New Orleans Area '09
  • AV Rating


  • The Frances McDonough Charitable FoundationGreater New Orleans Area
    +$1,000,000 Grants and Donations
    BKC created a foundation for one of its clients to help organizations involved in the preservation and care of animals.
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  • When a dear friend needed assistance with her husband’s estate, I immediately recommended Barbara Casteix.  That led to a long-term relationship with BKC that culminated in the creation of the Frances McDonough Charitable Foundation.  For 16 years I have had the pleasure of working with Barbara as she guided the Foundation to carry out the wishes of her client.  Having witnessed her personal enthusiasm and dedication to the goals of her clients, I highly recommend Ms. Casteix.

    Mary Lou Voekel Schmidt

    Trustee, The Frances McDonough Charitable Foundation


Ms. Casteix is the firm’s Managing Partner whose practice primarily focuses on business and real estate transactions as well as estate planning and administration (successions). She is a native and lifelong resident of New Orleans.

After receiving her J.D. from Loyola University School of Law, Ms. Casteix began her legal career   as a law clerk for the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans. In 1980 she became a partner in the firm of Cleveland, Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix where she remained a partner until 1995 when  Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix was founded.

Ms. Casteix has counseled clients in a variety of business and real estate transactions, including business sales, residential and commercial mortgage loans, mergers and acquisitions, real estate development, condominium conversions, commercial leases for shopping centers and office buildings, and commercial and residential acquisitions and financing. She has also served as special counsel to a family-owned corporate client in its initial and subsequent public stock offerings.

In her estate planning and administration practice, Ms. Casteix has handled multi-million dollar estates and established charitable foundations for her clients.

Ms. Casteix is an agent for First American Title Insurance Company and  a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the New Orleans Bar Association. She has an AV rating, the highest peer review rating available through Martindale-Hubbell, and has been named by New Orleans Magazine as a Top Lawyer in the New Orleans area.