Bart C. Bacigalupi Partner

Bart Bacigalupi focuses his practice on corporate business matters, including commercial finance, real estate, leasing, software contracts, start-up advice, services agreements, corporate governance and other commercial matters. He advises companies in general business matters across various industries, including energy, shipping, financial middle-market lenders, real estate investors, technology, hospitality and public utilities with respect to their legal business needs. Bart seeks to serve as a partner to clients through understanding their business and legal needs.

Experience

  • Representing a group of affiliated companies in the marine services industry, including acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, loans, vessel registry matters and contracts with customers.
  • Representing lenders and borrowers in regional, national and international secured loan transactions, ranging from $1 million to $1.2 billion, providing working capital facilities, term loans, bond arrangements, and interest rate swap arrangements.
  • Representing a commercial real estate firm negotiating commercial leases (as landlord) throughout Louisiana.
  • Representing software, app and other tech companies, assisting with governance documents, services/software agreements, confidentiality agreement, indemnity agreements and related matters.
  • Representing restaurants and catering companies, assisting with commercial leases (as tenants), governance documents, vendor agreements, liquor license issues and employee matters.
  • Representing the real estate departments of a utility provider and a local university dealing with matters ranging from commercial leases, purchase and sale agreements, right of way transactions, easement transactions, zoning issues and title issues.
  • Representing vessel owners, assisting with charter documents, purchase and sale documents, U.S. Coast Guard registration issues, Flag of Convenience assistance (Vanuatu, Panama, etc.) and related maritime matters.
  • Outside general counsel advice to companies across various industries.
  • Local counsel representation (Louisiana, Maritime and/or Oil & Gas), including legal opinions and related advice.
  • Representation of lenders and borrowers in regional, national and international secured loan transactions, ranging from $5 million to over $1.1 billion, providing working capital facilities, term loans, bond arrangements, and interest rate swap arrangements (ISDA agreements).
  • General representation of the real estate departments of a utility provider and a local university dealing with matters ranging from purchases and sales, right of way transactions, easement transactions, zoning issues and title issues.
  • Representation of landlords and tenants in leases of office buildings, shopping centers and other retail space.
  • General representation of local, regional and national companies in drafting general business contracts (such as service agreements, procurement agreements, non-competition agreements and indemnity agreements).
  • General corporate representation of companies with respect to formation and governance documents (limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships and other entities).
  • Representation of companies, as seller and as purchaser, in asset sale and acquisition transactions.
  • Representation of sellers and purchasers of office buildings, domestic and foreign flagged vessels, residential properties and franchise restaurant properties.

Insights

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bankers Association
  • New Orleans HELP Program
  • New Orleans Pro Bono Project
  • Hogs for the Cause (Advisory Board)

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
    J.D., 2007; Moot Court; Order of Barristers
  • Louisiana State University
    B.S. in Accounting, 2004

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Representing a group of affiliated companies in the marine services industry, including acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, loans, vessel registry matters and contracts with customers.
  • Representing lenders and borrowers in regional, national and international secured loan transactions, ranging from $1 million to $1.2 billion, providing working capital facilities, term loans, bond arrangements, and interest rate swap arrangements.
  • Representing a commercial real estate firm negotiating commercial leases (as landlord) throughout Louisiana.
  • Representing software, app and other tech companies, assisting with governance documents, services/software agreements, confidentiality agreement, indemnity agreements and related matters.
  • Representing restaurants and catering companies, assisting with commercial leases (as tenants), governance documents, vendor agreements, liquor license issues and employee matters.
  • Representing the real estate departments of a utility provider and a local university dealing with matters ranging from commercial leases, purchase and sale agreements, right of way transactions, easement transactions, zoning issues and title issues.
  • Representing vessel owners, assisting with charter documents, purchase and sale documents, U.S. Coast Guard registration issues, Flag of Convenience assistance (Vanuatu, Panama, etc.) and related maritime matters.
  • Outside general counsel advice to companies across various industries.
  • Local counsel representation (Louisiana, Maritime and/or Oil & Gas), including legal opinions and related advice.
  • Representation of lenders and borrowers in regional, national and international secured loan transactions, ranging from $5 million to over $1.1 billion, providing working capital facilities, term loans, bond arrangements, and interest rate swap arrangements (ISDA agreements).
  • General representation of the real estate departments of a utility provider and a local university dealing with matters ranging from purchases and sales, right of way transactions, easement transactions, zoning issues and title issues.
  • Representation of landlords and tenants in leases of office buildings, shopping centers and other retail space.
  • General representation of local, regional and national companies in drafting general business contracts (such as service agreements, procurement agreements, non-competition agreements and indemnity agreements).
  • General corporate representation of companies with respect to formation and governance documents (limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships and other entities).
  • Representation of companies, as seller and as purchaser, in asset sale and acquisition transactions.
  • Representation of sellers and purchasers of office buildings, domestic and foreign flagged vessels, residential properties and franchise restaurant properties.
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bankers Association
  • New Orleans HELP Program
  • New Orleans Pro Bono Project
  • Hogs for the Cause (Advisory Board)