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  • Tulane University Law School
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    Master's thesis published at 40 Tulane Law Review 233 (1966)

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Richard Wolfe
Partner
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8182 tel
504.582.8012 fax

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Richard Wolfe is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group. He counsels clients on corporate, securities, and executive compensation matters.

Mr. Wolfe has more than 50 years of experience representing public companies as lead counsel in corporate, securities, and merger and acquisition transactions. He also has broad experience negotiating and drafting a range of corporate and securities documents.

Mr. Wolfe regularly advises public and private companies on a wide variety of corporate matters, including initial and subsequent public equity offerings, tender offers, proxy contests, venture capital transactions, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, private offerings of securities, and director indemnification and D&O insurance. He also represents special litigation committees in derivative shareholder suits.

As one of the 15 members in the Corporations Committee of the Louisiana State Law Institute, Mr. Wolfe played a key role in drafting the 2014 Louisiana Business Corporation Act.

Prior to joining Jones Walker, Mr. Wolfe headed the corporate department at the New Orleans law firm of Monroe & Lemann, where he practiced for 33 years. He is a native of Mississippi.

Noteworthy

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law; International Trade and Finance Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation (listed annually since 1993)
  • Best Lawyers'®, "Lawyer of the Year," New Orleans Securities/Capital Markets Law (2015); New Orleans International Trade and Finance Law (2014)
  • Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A (2003-2006 and listed annually since 2010)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Securities & Corporate Finance, (2007-2008)
  • New Orleans Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2013
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

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  • Louisiana State Law Institute, Corporations Committee, appointed to revise Louisiana Business Corporation Law
  • Tulane Corporate Law Institute, Charter Member, Advisory Committee (1988-2001)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, Chairman (1975-1976), Section of Taxation; Council of Section of Corporate and Business Law (1971-1972, 1995-1996); Liaison Committee with IRS (1974-1980)
  • City of New Orleans, Board of Liquidation, City Debt (2004-2015)
  • Louisiana Museum Foundation, Board of Directors (2006-2010)
  • New Orleans Opera Association, Board of Directors (2005-2009)