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Phelps Dunbar

Phelps Dunbar is one of the largest and oldest firms across the South. Founded in 1853 in New Orleans, Phelps Dunbar has since expanded into the Gulf Coast and into North Carolina, in addition to a European office in London. Since its inception, the firm has distinguished itself for its financial and corporate practice across a variety of sectors, such as insurance, health care, aerospace, energy, entertainment, technology and maritime.   

The group represents financial institutions in a variety of commercial lending activity, including real estate financing. In addition, the firm represents public and private companies of all sizes in connection with public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. One interesting mandate saw the firm representing PosiGen, a Louisiana-based solar and energy company, secure a $90 million credit facility.  

The firm is also very active in M&A, with an emphasis on the oil and gas, maritime, healthcare, technology and hospitality sectors. In one M&A highlight, the team represented Renasant on its $474 million acquisition of Georgia-based Brand Group.