Phelps Dunbar Adds Corporate Attorney Will Bishop as Partner in New Orleans

September 28, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – Will Bishop has joined Phelps Dunbar as a partner in the Firm’s New Orleans office and will focus his practice on corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, securities compliance, restructurings and joint ventures. Mr. Bishop also has significant experience representing emerging companies, providing guidance on angel investing, venture capital and private equity transactions and serving as outside general counsel.

“Will’s recruitment fits with Phelps’ strategic emphasis on building the next generation of top tier talent who will serve our client base for years to come,” said New Orleans office managing partner Marshall Redmon. “He has a super pedigree and adds a fresh dimension to our offerings to businesses, including emerging, privately-held and publicly-traded companies, on a broad range of transactional matters. We are delighted to have him with us.”


Mr. Bishop represents clients in a variety of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, restructurings and joint ventures.

Over Mr. Bishop’s career, he has developed a particular emphasis on representing emerging companies in private financing transactions – guiding them through the entire financing process from startup to exit – and providing general corporate advice. He has led transactions across a variety of industries, including energy, telecommunications and online retail.

Mr. Bishop serves as a member of the board for Operation Spark. He received his J.D. cum laude from Tulane University Law School and his B.A. with honors from Princeton University.


With offices positioned along the Gulf Coast from Houston to Tampa, Phelps Dunbar is a regional law firm of more than 260 attorneys uniquely equipped to serve clients in the major commercial centers of the burgeoning “Third Coast” of the United States. Locations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Jackson, Tupelo and Gulfport, Mississippi; Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Mobile, Alabama; Raleigh, North Carolina; and London enable Phelps Dunbar to serve clients not only along the Third Coast, but also the South, nationwide and abroad.