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  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1979, with honors
  • University of Delaware, B.A., 1976, magna cum laude; Distinction in History
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  • Louisiana, 1984
  • Pennsylvania, 1979
  • Texas, 1982
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Curtis Hearn
Partner
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8308 tel
504.589.8308 fax

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Curt Hearn is the practice group leader of the Corporate & Securities Practice Group. He handles mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, as well as capital raising transactions for a variety of publicly traded and privately held companies. Mr. Hearn represents private equity and venture capital firms, and focuses his practice on companies in the energy, energy service, healthcare, transportation, logistics, and manufacturing sectors. 

Mr. Hearn has more than twenty years of experience representing large bank holding companies in Louisiana. He is ranked in the first band (top tier) in the area of Corporate/M&A in the 2016 edition of "Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business."

Mr. Hearn also provides corporate and boardroom advice to a variety of public and private companies, including compliance with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosure laws and Sarbanes-Oxley; preparing proxy materials and rendering advice in proxy contests; implementing anti-takeover defenses, including stockholder rights plans; drafting contracts; and advising clients on corporate governance matters.

Additionally, Mr. Hearn has been involved in numerous healthcare industry company transactions. He has represented buyers and sellers in both public and private transactions involving the acquisition of hospitals and hospital groups; purchase and sale of managed health care plans; and purchase of companies in ancillary health care services such as radiology and imaging. He has also been lead counsel on health care joint ventures, and has been involved in taking a hospital chain public.

Noteworthy

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, and Venture Capital Law (listed annually since 1995)
  • Named the Best Lawyers'® 2015 Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named the Best Lawyers'® 2013 New Orleans Venture Capital Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Recognized in "Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Corporate/M&A (listed annually since 2004; top band since 2009)
  • Listed in the 2017 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions (also listed 2007–2009, 2011 to present)
  • Recognized as a 2013 Top Lawyer by New Orleans Magazine
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

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Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Member, Section on Business Law, ABA Task Force on Public Company Mergers)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
Teaching
  • Tulane University Law School, Mergers and Acquisitions (Adjunct Professor)