New Orleans Office • Of Counsel

Aaron M. DeLong

Aaron DeLong has a diverse corporate practice, advising in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, general corporate matters, and other commercial transactions. He has worked with public and private companies on a broad range of US and international transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, strategic investments, recapitalizations, reorganizations, joint ventures, and alternative investment structures.


Aaron advises clients in a wide range of industries, including transportation, mining, energy, IT, telecommunications, healthcare, aerospace and defense, leisure and hospitality, international trade and logistics, financial services, and private investment. Through his diverse client representation, Aaron has developed the knowledge and understanding to work hand in glove with companies in all industries to achieve their desired results. His representations include novel investment structures, financing agreements, M&A transactions, reorganizations, recapitalizations, general corporate advice, and various other commercial transactions.

Prior to joining Lugenbuhl, Aaron served as Research and Policy Director at the Business Council of New Orleans, Deputy City Attorney for the City of New Orleans, and as a diplomat at U.S. Embassy Cairo (Egypt). Aaron began his legal career with the New York office of international law firm Linklaters, LLP, where he worked on matters of corporate governance, risk, and compliance.


  • Served as formation attorney for $42 million MENA II Fund targeting equity investments in early-stage companies in the Middle East.
  • Advisor to developer of $50 million scattered site housing project in Harlem funded by the New York City Housing Preservation and Development Agency.
  • Advisor to investor group on $400 million real estate development transaction for the New Orleans World Trade Center.
  • Advisor to AB Volvo in its successful $250 million acquisition of a Chinese auto parts manufacturer.
  • Counsel to the Infrastructure Advisory Board (IAB) on the optimal utilization of $25 million per year in capital improvements in New Orleans.
  • Led U.S. Embassy Cairo’s partnership with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) on a $250 million small business loan guaranty program.
  • Advisor to USDA and consortium of U.S. poultry producers on successful $10 million sale to Egyptian buyers.
  • Advisor on $3.5 million share transfer by Private Tourism Company insiders.
  • Advisor on $1 million Reg D private placement by Private Jewelry Company.
  • Strategic advisor to DISH Network Corporation on the acquisition of satellite transmission band-width assets through the bankruptcy process.
  • Led internal investigation by Lloyds TSB Bank Plc. of alleged illicit transactions with Iranian banks in violation of US sanctions regulations.
  • Advisor to non-US companies on global FCPA anti-bribery and recordkeeping requirements.
  • Advisor to national airport catering company on a joint venture for the servicing of 15 airports throughout the United States.
  • Advisor to Private Software Company on the spinoff of data analytics SaaS product into a new entity.

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