Phelps Dunbar Adds Six to New Orleans Office

October 02, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – Phelps Dunbar has expanded its New Orleans office with the addition of six attorneys across its business, construction and health care practices.

“We are excited to welcome Dan Lund, Will Bishop, Beau Haynes, Stuart Richeson, Alex Saunders and Carys Arvidson to Phelps Dunbar,” said New Orleans office Managing Partner, Marshall Redmon. “These additions expand and deepen Phelps’ corporate and securities, M&A, construction, and health care and life sciences expertise. New Orleans is a critical component of Phelps’ plan for strategic growth in our core practices, both for Louisiana and across the Gulf South. The ability to attract leading lawyers is a terrific endorsement to what is happening here in New Orleans, and at Phelps generally, and helps us meet our mandate to provide superior talent to our clients.”

Will Bishop joined the Firm as a partner 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’ emphasis on building the next generation of top tier talent who will serve our client base for years to come,” said 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.”

Daniel Lund III has joined the Firm as a partner and will lead its New Orleans construction practice. In addition to Dan, the Firm welcomes three associates to the construction law team: Stuart Richeson, Alex Saunders and Carys Arvidson.

Redmon reports that “Dan, Stuart, Alex and Carys advance our plan for the construction practice in New Orleans and fit in seamlessly with our existing construction practitioners in Baton Rouge and across the Gulf region.”

The construction law team will focus on construction contract drafting and negotiation, commercial and industrial construction litigation, surety litigation, construction claim preparation and analysis, construction defect matters, land use and zoning, telecommunications, intellectual property and alternative dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation).

David “Beau” Haynes has joined as counsel, expanding the Firm’s regional health care practice.

Mr. Haynes’ practice focuses on the representation of all types of health care providers in regulatory, compliance, and corporate or transactional matters, including providing guidance on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, private securities offerings, recruitment and employment contracts, management agreements, compensation arrangements, and to emerging healthcare and life sciences companies.

In addition to complementing the more traditional aspects of Phelps’ regional health care practice, Redmon said that “Beau’s deep sector knowledge qualifies him to help champion the Firm’s life sciences initiative, with a particular focus on the development of practice areas in pharmacy, telemedicine, and alternative therapeutic treatments.”

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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.