Barbara Treuting Casteix

Of Counsel


Now retired, Ms. Casteix spent the last 40 years developing a successful transactional law practice which primarily focuses on business and real estate transactions as well as estate planning and administration (successions). She is the lead transactional lawyer for the firm and, until 2020 when she made the decision to cut back on her practice, BKC’s Managing Partner for many years. 

A native and lifelong resident of New Orleans, Ms. Casteix received her J.D. from Loyola University School of Law and 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.

During this time, 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 assisted her clients in establishing charitable foundations. Ms. Casteix now limits her practice to estate planning and estate administration and general business transactions. 

Ms. Casteix is a member of the Louisiana State 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.

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

Louisiana State Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association
Federal Bar Association

Top Lawyer in the New Orleans Area 2009
AV Rating

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana