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  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D. and B.C.L., 2003; Louisiana Law Review
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, B.S. in Business Administration, 2000, cum laude; Outstanding Graduate for the Department of Management
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 2003
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  • E.D. La., 2003
  • M.D. La., 2003
  • W.D. La., 2003
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Kyle Bacon
Partner
Suite 1600
600 Jefferson St
Lafayette, LA 70501
337.593.7706 tel
337.993.2557 fax

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Kyle M. Bacon is co-leader of Jones Walker's Commercial Transactions Team and practices from the firm's Lafayette office. Mr. Bacon's practice includes mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate, secured financing, private equity investments, commercial transactions, and corporate counseling. He represents companies of all sizes from a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, banking, real estate, healthcare, and manufacturing. He also advises clients in connection with corporate, shareholder, and other commercial disputes.

Mr. Bacon is a graduate of Leadership Lafayette, Class XXIV, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he was named an outstanding graduate, and a Juris Doctor Degree and Bachelor of Civil Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, where he was selected to the Louisiana Law Review. He formerly served as a law clerk to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana for the Honorable F.A. Little, Jr. 

In addition to his role as co-leader for the firm’s Commercial Transactions Team, Kyle serves on the firm’s Hiring and Recruiting Committee, Real Estate Team, Mergers & Acquisitions Team, and Energy Industry Team. He is also Chair of the Real Estate and Transactional Section of the Lafayette Bar Association.


Noteworthy

  • Named “Top Lawyer of Acadiana” for Corporate Law, Banking and Finance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Real Estate Law by Acadiana Profile (2018)
  • Recipient of the "20 under 40 Acadiana Leadership Awards" (2017)
  • Named "Top Lawyer of Acadiana" for Banking and Finance Law by Acadiana Profile (2017)

Representative Matters

  • Lead local counsel for $2.2 Billion credit facility refinancing for one of the world’s largest oil and gas service companies.
  • Lead outside counsel for national convenience store in connection with its expansion into Louisiana.
  • Lead outside counsel for $30,000,000 business acquisition by international company.
  • Local counsel for the nation’s largest provider of solid waste collection services.
  • Lead counsel for $10,000,000 sale of oil and gas service company.
  • Lead counsel for publicly traded bank in connection with its expansion throughout Louisiana and Texas.
  • Lead outside counsel for full-line energy service company for transactional matters, including several mergers and acquisitions.
  • Complex transaction for $1.2 Billion offshore production system.
  • Lender counsel for construction financing for Russo Park.
  • $30,000,000 sale of oil and gas drilling equipment rental business.
  • $40,000,000 business acquisition by global manufacturer.
  • Corporate, real estate, and transactional counsel for multiple closely held companies.
  • Lender counsel for $7,000,000 credit facility for oil and gas service company.
  • Sales and acquisitions of healthcare groups.
  • $3,000,000 redemption of equity interest with national franchise.
  • Private equity investment into internet-based retail sales company.

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Presentations

  • "Mergers & Acquisitions: General Overview", October 26, 2017
  • "Using Intellectual Property and Other Intangible Assets as Collateral", July 12, 2017
  • "Investment Structures for a Distressed Market", October 5, 2016
  • "Mergers & Acquisitions: Structure, Process, and Due Diligence for Financial Managers", December 17, 2013, Postlethwaite & Netterville Financial Managers Seminar
  • "Entity Formation", August 22, 2008

Publications

  • "The Single Business Enterprise Theory of Louisiana's First Circuit: An Erroneous Application of Traditional Veil-Piercing"
    Louisiana Law Review, 2002

Memberships

  • Leadership Lafayette, Class XXIV
  • UL Alumni Association (President, 2017-2018; President-Elect/Chair of UL Spring Gala, 2016-2017; VP Facilities, 2014-2019; Executive Board, 2014-2018; Alumni Council, 2012-2014)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Lafayette Bar Association (Board of Directors/Real Estate and Transactional Section Chair, 2016-present)
  • Lafayette Young Lawyers Association (Community Service Co-Chair, 2007-2008; Mock Trial Judge, 2006-2007)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana State University Law Center Young Alumni Leadership Council
  • Acadiana Symphony Association (Board of Directors, 2013-2018; Executive Committee, 2015-2018; Finance Committee, 2013-2015)
  • The 705- Acadiana's Emerging Leaders
  • Krewe of Bonaparte
  • Krewe of Gabriel
  • Carrollton Park On The River Homeowners Association (Board of Directors, 2014-2016)
  • One Acadiana (Urban Revitalization and Development Committee, 2016-present)
  • Community Foundation of Acadiana (Professional Advisors Committee, 2016-present)
  • St. Edmond Catholic Church Pastoral Advisory Council (President, 2010-2011; Member, 2009-2012)
  • Epsilon Chi House Corporation of Kappa Sigma Fraternity (Secretary, 2009-2011; Board of Directors, 2008-2011)
  • Duhé American Inn of Court (2005-2008)