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Amanda Butler Schley

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Founding Partner

Amanda Butler is a transactional business attorney with more than a decade of sophisticated deal experience representing corporations, C suite executives, and entrepreneurs. With a focus on the hospitality industry, Amanda serves as counsel to the country's fastest-growing brunch concept, The Ruby Slipper Cafe and Ruby Sunshine Restaurant Group which has grown from 2 locations to 16 under Amanda's counsel.

In addition to advising clients on all their business matters, Amanda is also a title insurance producer and the author of Louisiana's Title Producer Study Guide and Louisiana's Abstracting Guide, resources for attorneys and other real estate professionals looking to get into the title insurance industry or get a better grasp of Louisiana real estate issues. 

A serial entrepreneur, Amanda formed the Business Law Group in 2017 and manages and operates the firm which advises clients all across Louisiana.

As an avid sailor, Amanda and her husband moved onto their 42ft. Island Packet sailboat full time in 2016 and set sail to explore the Gulf Coast in an epic adventure that was chronicled for their friends, families and followers on their social media profiles. Amanda is grateful for the experience and the perspective that their journey brought to her career and legal practice and continues to enjoy sailing and traveling.

Recent Blog Posts


  • Employment Agreement Advice

    I'm a physician executive for a large national healthcare company. I had Amanda review my employment agreement in connection with a significant promotion. Amanda gave me a summary of the legal issues to consider in making my decision and provided me a set of responses to negotiate with my employe...
  • Great job

    Business Law Group reviewed our restaurant lease, and negotiated terms that will protect our significant investment.
  • Nondisclosure Agreement

    I want to thank you again for today. I know I paid you for your services, and this is what you do, but I felt heard and understood by you, and I felt that you cared, and that is important to me at this time.  You helped me feel empowered and safe.  Thank you, and I will hold on to your info if ...
  • Jessica M.

    Wonderful aid with my personal estate will and also debt negotiations.  Amanda really helped me-  we had results within a month!
  • Lease Review

    Amanda was incredibly supportive and easy to talk to! I sent my information on the form on their website and in minutes she answered me. I reached out to get a lease agreement reviewed and as a small business have a small budget. She understood that and was willing to work with me. I was nervous ...
  • Business/contract matter

    5.0 stars Rapid, highly effective representation with excellent results. Would highly recommend February 24, 2020