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  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2005, cum laude
  • University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, Hong Kong, China, Fall 2004; Visiting Student in Commercial and Trade Law of Asia
  • Washington and Lee University, B.S. in Biology, 1995
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  • Louisiana, 2011
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Britton Seal
Partner
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8160 tel
504.589.8160 fax

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Britton Seal is a partner in the Corporate & Securities Practice Group and practices from the firm's New Orleans office.

With broad knowledge of corporate and securities law, Mr. Seal represents clients in connection with mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; private equity transactions; business entity formation, counseling, and capitalization; joint ventures; and public and private company securities compliance. He has worked with a wide range of domestic and foreign public and privately held clients in numerous industries. Mr. Seal currently serves as co-head of the firm's Private Equity and Venture Capital team.

Noteworthy

  • Named a "Rising Star" in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions in the 2014 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers (listed annually since 2012)

Representative Matters

  • Represented CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) in connection with its divestiture of its colocation services business in a transaction valued at approximately $2.3 billion.
  • Represented Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN) in its merger with Complete Production Services, Inc. (NYSE: CPX) in a transaction valued at approximately $3.2 billion.
  • Represented LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LHCG) in its acquisition of the home healthcare line of business from Addus Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADUS) 
  • Represented International Shipholding Corp. (NYSE: ISH) in its acquisition of United Ocean Services, LLC from U.S. United Maritime Group, LLC.
  • Represented McMoRan Exploration Co. (NYSE: MMR) in connection with an exchange offer of outstanding notes valued at approximately $75 million.   
  • Represented HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) in connection with the sale of its surgery division to TPG Capital in a stock purchase valued at approximately $945 million.
  • Represented HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) in connection with the sale of its outpatient rehabilitation division to Select Medical Corporation in a stock purchase valued at $245 million.
  • Represented numerous public and private companies in connection with US and foreign based joint ventures across a wide range of industries.
  • Represented numerous banks in efforts to raise capital, buy, sell, or merge with other financial institutions, including drafting of definitive acquisition agreements and drafting and coordinating regulatory filings with the FRB, FDIC, OCC, and various state banking departments.
  • Represented BE&K, Inc., an engineering, construction, and maintenance services company, in its merger with KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR), a former subsidiary of Halliburton Company, in a transaction valued at $550 million.
  • Represented a bank holding company in its initial public offering of securities listed on NASDAQ and subsequent acquisition of another bank holding company in a transaction valued at $40 million.
  • Represented public companies in various aspects of securities compliance, including drafting and filing of initial S-1s, S-3s and S-4s, section 16 filings, 8-Ks, 10-Ks and proxy statements (DEF 14As).
  • Represented an Alabama bank in a TARP transaction valued at approximately $25 million.
  • Represented MedMined, Inc., a venture capital start-up company, in connection with its sale to Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH).
  • Represented a venture capital biotech company in an offering of Series F preferred stock to raise capital.
  • Represented Fokker Services B.V., headquartered in the Netherlands, in the acquisition of Aerotron Airpower, Inc., which specializes in the manufacture and repair of aircraft parts.

News

Presentations

Publications

  • "Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform And Consumer Protection Act— Additional Provisions Affecting Public Companies"
    Jones Walker Corporate & Securities E*Bulletin, September 2010
  • The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Chapter 11
    Due Diligence Handbook: Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Business Planning, First Edition 2008
  • "Classic Protectionism—Thin Ham Provides Thick Protection for Member State Domestic Goods at the Expense of the European Common Market"
    Consorzio Del Prosciutto Di Parma & Salumifico S. Rita Spa v. Asda Stores Ltd. & Hygrade Foods Ltd. 12 Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law 545, 2004

Memberships

  • American Bar Association