Practicing law since 2005, Katie Goodson represents business clients across various industries in land use, zoning and planning issues; alcoholic beverage licensing and related enforcement issues, regulated industries, and commercial litigation.
Katie is a member of the Taylor Porter alcoholic beverage licensing and related enforcement issues practice and represents national and local companies in the hospitality industry, including restaurants, hotels and retail stores, with an emphasis in alcoholic beverage licensing, compliance and enforcement issues. She also represents alcohol manufacturers. Katie works with numerous regulatory and administrative bodies across the state, including the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, the Department of Revenue, Departments of Public Works, and Planning Commissions. Her regulatory work with the ATC encompasses all phases of alcohol and tobacco licensing compliance.
Through her land use practice, Katie works with clients in land use transactions, government approvals, and litigation related to use of real property, and obtaining zoning approvals and entitlements, and also negotiating tax incentive and similar agreements for relocations, developments and improvements related to corporate office, retail, mixed-use and industrial projects.
Katie was selected by her peers in Best Lawyers in America® (2020) in Commercial Litigation.
Notable representative matters have included, among others, the following:
In the community, Katie has chaired two consecutive gala fundraisers for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge. Katie is a member of First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge, where she serves as a board member of the HYPE After School Program. Katie also has served on various councils within the Church, and teaches Sunday school to the incoming confirmation class. Katie currently volunteers at University Laboratory School, and is a board member of the University Laboratory School Foundation. She formerly served as Executive Committee member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Advisory Committee member of BREC, committee member for the Women’s Hospital Annual Giving Campaign, and as past President of the Baton Rouge Chi Omega Alumnae Association. She has volunteered with Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, LASM, and the Baton Rouge Bar Association, having served as the firm coordinator of its various programs.
In 2013, Katie was selected by the Baton Rouge Business Report as one of Baton Rouge’s “Top Forty Under 40” community and business leaders, and in 2015, she received the Mary Frey Eaton Community Service Award.
Katie received her Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law School at Louisiana State University in 2005. She graduated cum laude from LSU in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
Katie and her husband, Mark, have three children.