How Can I Help You Move Forward?

Some corporate transactional lawyers simply work to ensure that their clients’ transactions are successful, legal and don’t raise regulatory eyebrows. I think accepting the trust clients place in me means I need to do much more than that – to understand and share their vision, and to partner with them proactively as we find and execute the right strategies to help them achieve that vision.


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.


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Duke University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2000


Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • All Louisiana State and Federal Courts

Professional Affiliations

  • 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)

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