Bernard L. Charbonnet, Jr.


CAPC Team Leadership: Bernard L. Charbonnet
Kathy C. Spiess
C. George Bender
Joletta Golik
Ron Sides, Ph.D.
Mr. Charbonnet has extensive experience in many areas of law, including construction, real estate and aviation-related matters. As General Counsel for the New Orleans Aviation Board, Mr. Charbonnet reviewed every contract for each capital improvement project at the New Orleans International Airport. During his six-year tenure as General Counsel, Mr. Charbonnet advised the airport on the appropriateness of the contracts, but also on the financing of those improvement projects and compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory laws. In addition to being President of Charbonnet & Associates, Planners and Consultants, Inc., Mr. Charbonnet is the owner of a law firm. Mr. Charbonnet has established himself as an expert in construction law. More particularly, as a bond lawyer, Mr. Charbonnet’s expertise has been expanded to include the finance of large public entity projects. The varied skills and experiences of the professionals who make up the CAPC team have allowed the firm to expand into a variety of projects, including water and drainage systems analyses, construction and project management, DBE and Small Business outreach, environmental assessments, and general consulting, as well as a range of other facility and service feasibility studies.


Charbonnet & Associates Planners and Consultants, Inc.
June 1995 – present

Law Office of Bernard L. Charbonnet, Jr.
January 1980 – present

Adjunct Faculty
Southern University Law Center
Construction Law


Juris Doctor
May 1977

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
May 1973