From Lugenbuhl’s New Orleans office, Aaron Delong assists both public and private companies with a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including strategically significant U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and other transactions. He is adept at advising on various forms of financing, including maritime finance, private equity and more. His experience includes advising businesses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, loans, reorganizations, recapitalizations and other general corporate matters, with a focus on the energy and infrastructure sectors. The diversity of Aaron’s clients and transactions has enabled his exceptional ability to provide clients with effective and efficient counsel designed to achieve the optimal result in every transaction.
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 with the U.S. Embassy in 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.
Outside the Office
When not working, Aaron is pleased to serve on the board of directors of the French Market Corporation, the nonprofit organization responsible for managing New Orleans’ historic French Market. In his spare time, he also enjoys hiking, gardening, sipping porch cocktails with his wife Sheila, and trying to keep pace with his three distance-running children.
- Advised in the highly competitive sale of a producer of tactical systems components.
- Advised in the sale of a switchgear, control panels and power distribution systems manufacturer.
- Advised the borrower in a $70 million refinancing transaction for the expansion of oil services supply operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
- Advised a Gulf of Mexico oil services company on organizational restructuring.
- Advised the borrower in a $30 million financing transaction for developing Gulf of Mexico offshore assets.
- Advised a senior creditor in a $35 million refinancing of its Gulf of Mex drilling operations.
- Advised a creditor in a $28 million debt restructuring, including the transfer of assets in partial satisfaction of debt obligations.
- Advised a debtor in a $40 million debt- to-equity conversion in the oil services industry.
- Advised a lender in restructuring the debt obligations of a historical New Orleans hotel.
- Advised the sponsor of a $42 million MENA II Fund targeting equity investments in early-stage companies in the Middle East.
- Advised the developer of a $50 million scattered site housing project in Harlem, New York funded by the New York City Housing Preservation and Development Agency.
- Advised an investor on a $400 million real estate development transaction for the New Orleans World Trade Center.
- Advised AB Volvo in its successful $250 million acquisition of a Chinese auto parts manufacturer.
- Advised the Infrastructure Advisory Board (IAB) on the optimal utilization of $25 million per year in capital improvements in New Orleans.
- Advised the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) on a $250 million small business loan guaranty program.
- Advised the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and a consortium of U.S. poultry producers on a successful $10 million sale to Egyptian buyers.
- Advised DISH Network Corporation on acquiring satellite transmission band-width assets through the bankruptcy process.
- Advised non-US companies on the global Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) anti-bribery and recordkeeping requirements.
- Advised a privately owned software company on the spinoff of its data analytics SaaS product into a new entity.
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- Louisiana Bankers Association
- New York State Bar Association
- American Counsel Association
- Inside New Orleans Reader’s Favorite “Elite Lawyers” (2022-2023)