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Edward H. "Hank" Arnold III, shareholder in the New Orleans office of Baker Donelson, concentrates his practice in the area of commercial transactions and bankruptcy.

Featured Videos

Legal and Tax Issues in Connection with Buying Distressed Energy Assets June 29, 2017
As the Oil and Gas World Churns July 27, 2016
Remedial Action in Seven Southeastern States: Louisiana April 23, 2014

Featured Experience

Represented lead banks in leveraged lease financing of fractional interest in $320 million offshore drilling platform.

Louisiana counsel to Nevada gaming corporation in a $2.0 billion credit facility.

Professional Biography

Overview

Mr. Arnold has extensive experience in commercial transactions, including commercial finance, marine and energy finance and real property acquisitions and leases. He has regularly represented secured creditors in connection with the enforcement of security interest in state and federal courts.

Mr. Arnold has represented creditors, bankruptcy trustees and official committees in routine and complex matters before bankruptcy courts in Louisiana, Texas, Alabama and Mississippi. He also is experienced in representing owners, shipyards and lenders in connection with the construction, financing and operation of documented vessels. Mr. Arnold has also represented oilfield service companies, transportation companies and exploration and production companies in a wide variety of financial and operational issues.

Representative Matters
  • Represented lead banks in leveraged lease financing of fractional interest in $320 million offshore drilling platform.

  • Louisiana counsel to Nevada gaming corporation in a $2.0 billion credit facility.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Board Member – Turnaround Management Association, Louisiana Chapter
  • Member – American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member – Louisiana Bankers Association
  • Member – Maritime Law Association
  • Secretary – Marine Finance Committee 
  • Member – Louisiana State, American and Federal Bar Associations
  • Counsel Committee Member – Louisiana Bankers Association
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2005 as a leading lawyer in Louisiana in the area of Marine Finance 
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Equipment Finance Law (2006 – 2017), Gaming Law (2011), Bankruptcy Law (since 2011), Commercial Transactions/UCC Law (since 2012)   
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2014 New Orleans Equipment Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" 
  • Listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Law (2013, 2014); Transportation/Maritime Law (2015 – 2017) 
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Named to "Leadership in Law," New Orleans CityBusiness (2011)
  • Listed in New Orleans Magazine as a top lawyer in New Orleans (2006, 2010, 2012, 2015)
Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • "The Interplay of Bankruptcy and Oil and Gas Law," New Orleans Bar Association Seminar (October, 2015)
  • Moderator – "Peak Oil 2015?," The Louisiana Chapter of TMA (March, 2015)
  • "Dashing to Dation - Things to Consider When Negotiating a Dation En Paiement," New Orleans Bar Association, Real Property Committee meeting (February, 2012)
Press Releases

Hank Arnold of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC offers expertise in maritime finance to an impressive roster of clients, including Regions Bank and BJS Holdings.

Hank Arnold of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC is recognized for a broad commercial practice that includes recognized expertise in marine financing matters. Interviewees praise Arnold's 'depth of commercial legal knowledge.'

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