Member Spotlight – Rose McCabe LeBreton

Rose McCabe LeBreton, New Orleans CREW President, is a partner at The Steeg Law Firm, L.L.C., a full-service, boutique business law firm with decades of experience in commercial and residential real estate transactions, both large and small, and complex business deals throughout Greater New Orleans, Louisiana and Texas.

Rose has been consistently recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and New Orleans Magazine as one of the top real estate attorneys in New Orleans and Louisiana.  She has extensive expertise in title insurance defense and complex title resolutions for title companies, landowners and the Port of New Orleans. Rose works with developers, large landowners and in site acquisitions through lease or purchase and project development. She has personally handled over 600 title insurance claims.

Among the many major commercial real estate projects in Louisiana that she has been lead attorney on are Tulane University’s RiverSphere Center, overseeing the title curative work for 46,000 acres for the largest landowner in St. Tammany Parish, and the acquisition of Metairie Towers. During her lengthy career, she has handled development and land use issues for Lakeside Shopping Center, the Feil Organization, Lauricella Land and Tulane University.

A graduate from Tulane University Law School in 1976, Rose has had a long-standing and fulfilling relationship with the University. She was Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid from1977-1979, the first woman to hold that position. In 2002, she began work to revive local alumni chapter after 20 years. Rose helped create a solid series of on-going events to re-acquaint local alumni, including prominent graduates such as U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, Major General William K. Suter who is the Clerk to the U.S. Supreme Court and Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, with their school and their peers to strengthen the law school community and support of the University, and to increase hiring of Tulane graduates so talent stays in the City and the State.

Rose was most recently included as one of the fifty nominees for New Orleans CityBusiness 2009 Women of the Year.  She has a long list of professional and charitable involvements. Rose was member of the Board of Directors for the Garden District Association for 7 years and has served on founding Boards of The Preservation Resource Center, the Association for Women Attorneys, and Camp Pleasant, Inc.  Other Board positions and professional memberships include Tulane University Alumni Advisory Board, Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Advisory Board, Junior League, ABA, LSBA, NOBA, and CREW Network.