Areas of Practice
Practice-Specific Experience
  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1982; Louisiana Law Review
  • Yale University, B.A., 1977
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 1982
David Hunter
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8366 tel
504.589.8366 fax

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David Hunter’s practice involves energy law and project finance. His energy practice focuses primarily on offshore oil and gas development, representing companies in transactional, regulatory, and contractual matters. He regularly represents buyers and sellers of mineral properties and pipeline facilities, as well as the lenders in these transactions. He also provides advice on BOEM lease obligations, bonding and abandonment requirements, and all elements of regulatory compliance under the BOEM and BSEE scheme. On the project finance side, Mr. Hunter has handled financing for the development of infrastructure projects, including chemical plants, pipeline systems, offshore processing facilities, hydrocarbon storage projects, and LNG facilities (with many of these projects involving assets in both Louisiana and Texas). 

Mr. Hunter received his juris doctor degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University and his bachelor of arts degree from Yale University. He has taught classes in advanced oil and gas at Tulane University Law School.


  • Recognized in "Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas (listed annually since 2011)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell 





  • "From Santa Barbra to Macondo to SEMS"
    Louisiana State University Journal of Energy Law and Resources, 2016
  • "OCS Due Diligence"
    Oil and Gas Developments on the Outer Continental Shelf, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 1998


  • American Bar Association
  • Energy Bar Association (Past President, New Orleans Chapter)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation