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David C. Rieveschl

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David C. Rieveschl concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law.

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Represented Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III and other investors in their successful acquisition of Cleco Corporation (a public utility holding company based in Louisiana). The Firm was involved in both the acquisition and financing of the deal, which spanned the course of two years. The complex deal was valued at $4.7 billion.
2016
Represented publicly traded health care company in its $76 million initial public offering.

Advised gaming company in: (1) restructuring of Louisiana subsidiaries through multi-step process of mergers, conversions and liquidations, producing projected Louisiana tax savings of approximately $3 million per year; (2) issuance of $500 million worth of senior notes in connection with corporate refinancing; and (3) amendment of credit facility extending existing facility by $1.5 billion.

Professional Biography

Overview

Mr. Rieveschl's practice includes structuring public and private sales of equity and debt instruments and advising clients on compliance with federal and state securities laws.

In addition, Mr. Rieveschl regularly counsels established and emerging enterprises on issues affecting legal structure, intellectual property rights and venture capital financing, with particular focus on the life sciences, technology and energy industries. Mr. Rieveschl also represents publicly traded and privately held clients (as buyers and sellers) in complex merger, stock and asset purchase transactions.

Representative Matters
  • Represented Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III and other investors in their successful acquisition of Cleco Corporation (a public utility holding company based in Louisiana). The Firm was involved in both the acquisition and financing of the deal, which spanned the course of two years. The complex deal was valued at $4.7 billion. (2016)
  • Represented publicly traded health care company in its $76 million initial public offering.
  • Advised gaming company in: (1) restructuring of Louisiana subsidiaries through multi-step process of mergers, conversions and liquidations, producing projected Louisiana tax savings of approximately $3 million per year; (2) issuance of $500 million worth of senior notes in connection with corporate refinancing; and (3) amendment of credit facility extending existing facility by $1.5 billion.

  • Represented retirement community in connection with $30 million revenue bond issuance by St. Tammany Public Trust Authority to finance construction of new facilities.
  • Represented an oil and gas exploration company in acquisition of multiple offshore oil leases located in Gulf of Mexico and production payment purchase financing arrangement to fund workovers of existing wells in Gulf of Mexico. 
  • Represented a wine company through negotiation of wine supply agreement and trademark cross licensing agreements with Chilean wine company.
  • Represented leading global provider of on-demand electronic messaging and transaction services, including its $67 million acquisition of major competitor and $70 million senior convertible debt offering.
  • Represented a telecommunications holding company, including its $201 million senior convertible debt offering and $81 million acquisition of group of Louisiana based cellular tower companies.
  • Guided a publicly traded energy company through tax-driven corporate restructuring.

  • Represented a specialized supplier of biofuel energy systems engaged in the design, manufacture and construction of biofuel combustion plants for the production of heat or combined heat and power for clients in North America.
  • Represented startup venture engaged in the production and distribution of cellulosic ethanol.

  • Advised developer of clean combustion technologies for biosolids and other organic wastes in its offering and sale of up to $42 million of Series B Preferred Stock to group of United States and international investment funds.

  • Represented a company engaged in the importation, distribution, marketing and sale of wine, including its initial rounds of financing and trademark protection of brands created.
  • Represented a leading provider of automated wide-area surveillance, guiding it through its sale to leading provider of energy and environmental solutions, building controls, fire safety and security systems.

  • Oversaw bank holding company's $48 million sale to publicly traded strategic acquirer.

  • Represented a publicly traded bank holding company, including its $23 million acquisition of a strategic target.

  • Guided a publicly traded bank holding company through its going private transaction.
  • Represented multiple non-profit educational institutions in Louisiana government bond financing transactions.
Professional Honors & Activities
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Corporate Law (2015 – 2017)
  • Listed since 2012 in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers in Corporate/M&A Law
  • Listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers in Securities/Corporate Finance Law (2013 – 2017)
  • Recognized as a "Top Lawyer" by New Orleans Magazine in Venture Capital Law (2013); Corporate Law (2015)
  • Named to "Silicon Bayou Top 100" by the Silicon Bayou News (2013)
  • Recipient – Firm Pro Bono Award (2012)
  • Board Member – Tulane Association of Business Alumni
  • Member – Louisiana Technology Council
  • Member – Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member – State Bar of Georgia
  • Member – Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Member – New York State Bar Association
  • Member – American Bar Association
  • Board Member – Association for Corporate Growth, Louisiana Chapter
Civic & Community Activities
  • Member – Audubon Nature Institute
  • Member – USA Triathlon
  • Member – Tulane Association of Business Alumni
  • Member – Tulane Law Alumni Association
  • Member – Duke Alumni Association and Duke Club of Louisiana
  • Member – Lawrenceville Alumni Association
Publications
  • Co-author – "Renewable Energy," Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries, American Bar Association, 2013 edition (January 2013)
  • Co-author – "Renewable Energy," Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries, American Bar Association, 2012 edition (January 2012)
Speaking Engagements
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David Rieveschl guides startups and established companies on a variety of matters, including private equity transactions and securities compliance. He is notably active in the technology, life sciences and energy arenas, and is highlighted for his M&A expertise.

David Rieveschl comes recommended by market commentators as an 'impressive' corporate attorney. He maintains a broad transactional practice, which includes a notable focus on advising emerging companies on M&A and securities compliance.

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