Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert

909 Poydras Street
Suite 2800
New Orleans, LA 70112
504-299-2308(direct fax)
504-299-2100 (firm) 
504-299-2300 (firm fax) 


Marie A. Moore, a member of the Firm, received her B.A. degree from the University of Alabama in 1975 and her J.D. degree from the University of Alabama in 1978, where she was a member of Order of the Coif and associate editor of the Alabama Law Review.  She then served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert S. Vance of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.  Ms. Moore is a licensed member of the Louisiana and Alabama State Bars.  Ms. Moore is a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and is the Chair of the Louisiana District Council of the Urban Land Institute.  She is also active in the American Bar Association’s Real Property Trust & Estate Section and serves as the Vice Chair of the Leasing Group and as the Real Property Chair of the Corporate Sponsorship Committee.  She practices in the areas of commercial leasing and real estate, construction, lending and general commercial transactions.  She served as a member of the Louisiana State Law Institute's Committee for the Revision of the Louisiana Civil Code Articles on Lease.  Ms. Moore is the co-founder and the inaugural President of New Orleans CREW.  She frequently speaks at the ICSC Law Conference, Louisiana and Alabama CLE, ABA Real Property Trust & Estate Spring Symposia, and other seminars on the topics of lease, indemnity, insurance and other real estate matters.  Ms. Moore has been named one of Louisiana’s Best Lawyers in the areas of real estate law, real and personal property leasing, commercial leasing and business law.

 Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Leasing
  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Lending and General Commercial Transactions

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1981
  • Alabama, 1978


  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • J.D., With Honors - 1978
    • Law Review: Alabama Law Review
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • B.A. - 1975

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America since 2010 with special designations, during 2015 or a prior year, in Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law, 2010-2015
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers 2007-2015, recognized in the Women Top 25 (2007, 2012, 2015)
  • Chambers and Partners 2012 - 2014 USA Rankings in Real Estate (Band 3) – Key Individuals: “Business and real estate lawyer Marie Moore has developed an excellent reputation in the commercial leasing area. Sources reserve particular praise for her deep knowledge of the real estate environment.”

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • American Bar Association, Real Property Trust & Estate Section, Council Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Urban Land Institute
  • New Orleans CREW
  • Order of the Coif
  • Associate Editor and contributor to Probate & Property
  • Editor and contributor to Retail Law Strategist
  • Farrah Law Alumni Society
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans


See Library Tab for articles, publications and presentations by Marie Moore

Published Works

  • “Practical Punctuation (Part 1): End That Sentence, Please!”, Probate and Property Magazine, Volume 26, No. 6, November/December , 2012
  • “The Last Word: Why Don’t Lawyers Write Like People?”, Probate and Property Magazine, Volume 26, No. 5, September/October , 2012
  • “Windstorms, Tornadoes, and Floods, Oh My!”, Probate and Property Magazine, Volume 26, No. 5, September/October, 2012
  • Louisiana Contributor to State by State Guide to Commercial Real Estate Leases, Mark Senn, Editor
  • Construction Contract Anti-Indemnity Statutes: Roadblocks to Risk Allocation, Retail Law Strategist, March, 2011
  • "Lease Co-tenancy Provisions - Protecting Retail Tenants While Giving Landlords a Fair Chance to Maintain Vibrant, Tenanted Centers", Probate and Property Magazine, Volume 25, No.1, January/February, 2011
  • "Landlord Lease Remedies: What Are a Landlord's Default Rights and What Can It Recover?", Probate and Property Magazine, Volume 23, No. 6, November/December, 2009
  • Sublease: A Necessary Solution?, Retail Law Strategist, Volume 9, Issue 5, May, 2009
  • Defaults and Remedies in Retail Lease, Retail Law Strategist, Volume 9, Issue 4, April, 2009
  • "Indemnification Provisions in Leases: What We Ask for and What Really Matters", Probate and Property Magazine, September/October, 2008
  • Louisiana Co- Contributor, State by Sate Guide To Commercial Real Estate Leases, Mark A. Senn, Editor, Aspen Publisher, 3rd Edition, 2008
  • Keeping Co-Tenancy From Becoming No Tenancy, Retail Law Strategist, Volume 8, Issue 9, 2008
  • Avoiding the "Gotcha" - Build-to-Suit Construction Issues, Retail Law Strategist, Volume 8, Issue 5, 2008
  • Contributing Author (Author to Chapter entitled, "Operations, Management, and the Lease"), Retail Development, ULI Development Handbook Series, 5th Edition, 2008
  • The Flip Made Easy (or Easier) - Part 2 Preparing for Sale - The Seller's Concerns, Retail Law Strategist, Volume 7, Issue 10, 2007
  • The Flip Made Easy (or Easier) - Part 1 Preparing Your Shopping Center Leases and Operation for Sale, Retail Law Strategist, Volume 7, Issue 9, 2007
  • Risky Business: Do Waiver and Indemnification Provisions Work?, Retail Law Strategist, Volume 7, Issue 5, 2007
  • Reasonable Lease Risk Allocations: A Simple Way of Resolving Hard Indemnification, Waiver and Insurance Issues, Crew Networks, 2004
  • A Very Civil Place to Do Business: Louisiana's laws are unique when it comes to real estate transactions, Urban Land, 2004
  • Comment, Postconviction Remedies In Alabama, 29 Ala. L. Rev 617, 1978
  • “The Last Word: Three Words That Should Never Be Used in an E-mail”, Probate and Property Magazine, , Volume 27, No. 1, January/February, 2013

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