From our New Orleans office, Rose focuses on Commercial Real Estate.

Rose McCabe LeBreton has over 25 years of experience as a commercial real estate attorney. Her practice areas focus on all aspects of real estate development, including sales, acquisition, leases and land use, as well as title insurance law and defense. She has particular depth in the resolution of complex title issues, which includes curing the title on 43,500 acres for the largest landowner in St. Tammany Parish, and the oversight of the resolution of hundreds of title insurance claims for a national title insurance underwriter.  She was recently retained to resolve issues of land title to those Louisiana Wetlands affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


In real estate development, Mrs. LeBreton has been the “legal architect” for the development of Tulane University’s riverfront properties.  Development of this project requires in-depth knowledge of riverfront title and regulatory issues, and involves working closely with the Port of New Orleans, the New Orleans Convention Center and the City of New Orleans on behalf of the client.  She was instrumental in negotiating the major lease of the premises.  Rose has also used her experience to craft the land use rights, conditions and restrictions necessary to unite 10 individually-owned properties in the French Quarter into one working hotel complex, and to develop multiple sites through lease or acquisition for a national bank in Louisiana and Texas.  At Lugenbuhl, she founded LAWLA Title, LLC, an in-house title agency providing commercial closing services.


Mrs. LeBreton’s work in both the law and the community was recognized in 2009, when she was selected as a New Orleans CityBusiness Women of the Year honoree and her practice was highlighted as a feature article in the Best Lawyers edition of New Orleans Magazine in November 2011.




Special Experience

  • Assistant Dean, Tulane Law School, 1977-1979
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Charles Schwartz, Jr. (U.S.D.C., E.D. LA) 1979-1980
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent, 1976
  • Foreign Language: French

Reported Cases

  • Five N Co. v. Singer A&P Remainder Trust, et al., 721 So.2d 1066 (La.App.1st Cir. 1998), cert. denied, 1999 La. Lexis 610 (La. Feb. 5, 1999)



  • ULI & New Orleans CREW Presentation: “Saint Tammany: The Growth Parish for the 21st Century.”
  • Tulane Environmental Law Symposium: “Development of Renewable Energy Facilities.”
  • Mrs. LeBreton has had the pleasure of making presentations for Tulane Law School, Louisiana Land Title Association, and the National Business Institute on various topics relating to title insurance law


  • Tulane University Alumni Advisory Board
  • Board of Directors for the Garden District Association
  • Founding Board of Directors for the Preservation Resource Center
  • Founding Board of Directors for Camp Pleasant, Inc.
  • Member of New Orleans Opera Association
  • Member BRAVO for the New Orleans Ballet Association