Public and Government Work:
Works with the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, an economic development corporation he helped organize and implement to advertise the City of New Orleans for tourism purposes. Present work includes matters that relate to the development and operation of NOTMC’s web site. His past work included the preparation of applications for approval, corporate documents and City of New Orleans Ordinances.
Mr. Chouest worked with the Canal Street Development Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the City of New Orleans that accomplished the development of the former D.H. Holmes department store and annex on Canal Street into the Chateau Sonesta Hotel and related apartments. He has also counseled assisted numerous other public agencies with various projects over the years with claims, contracts and negotiations.
Past areas of primary practice have included serving as General Counsel to the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority from 1989 through 1991, serving as associate general counsel to the Authority during its organizational stages, and for the planning, organization and formation of New Orleans Public Facility Management, Inc., a nonprofit corporation which operates the Morial Convention Center. Mr. Chouest also serves as special counsel to the Authority for riverfront development matters.