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Represented investors in their successful acquisition of a public utility holding company based in Louisiana. Involved in both the acquisition and financing of the deal, which spanned the course of two years and was valued at $4.7 billion.

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 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 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 telecommunications holding company, including its $201 million senior convertible debt offering and $81 million acquisition of group of Louisiana-based cellular tower companies.

Guided publicly traded energy company through tax-driven corporate restructuring.

Represented 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 company engaged in the importation, distribution, marketing and sale of wine, including its initial rounds of financing and trademark protection of brands created.

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

Guided publicly traded bank holding company through going private transaction.

Represented multiple nonprofit educational institutions in Louisiana government bond financing transactions.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional and Civic Activities

Mr. Rieveschl is the Immediate Past President and a Board Member of the Louisiana Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and a Board Member of the Tulane Association of Business Alumni.  He is also a Member of the Advisory Board of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center.  Mr. Rieveschl is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia and the American Bar Association.  He is also active within numerous civic and community organizations, including the alumni associations of Tulane Law School, Tulane Business School, Duke University and Lawrenceville School. 

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

Mr. Rieveschl has been named to Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Corporate/M&A Law since 2012.  He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Corporate Law and Louisiana Super Lawyers in Securities/Corporate Finance Law.  New Orleans Magazine has recognized Mr. Rieveschl as a "Top Lawyer" in the areas of Venture Capital Law and Corporate Law.  He was also named to the 2013 "Silicon Bayou Top 100" by the Silicon Bayou News.  He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

News & Events

Presentations

Speaker, "Cannabis and Its Medicinal Potential: State of the Research and Policy," Alcohol & Drug Abuse Center of Excellence research center at LSU Health, December 2016.

Speaker, "Innovation Louisiana 2016," Innovation Louisiana and the Louisiana University Technology Showcase, November 2016.

Speaker, "Equity Crowdfunding," Louisiana Technology Park, August 2016.

Speaker, "New Orleans BioInnovation Center Spotlight on Louisiana Research" Joy Theater, November 2015.

Moderator, "Private Equity Exit Strategies," ACG Louisiana's 5th Annual Taste of New Orleans, November 2015.

Speaker, "Delaware South? What You Need to Know About the New Louisiana Business Corporation Act", February 2015.

Co-author, "Renewable Energy," Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries, American Bar Association, 2013 and 2012 editions.

Speaker, "Innovation Louisiana 2013," New Orleans BioInnovation Center, November 2013.

Panelist, "Building Better Entrepreneurs: Generating the Best Talent through Education," New Orleans Entrepreneurship Week, March, 2013.

Speaker, "Financing 101: Start-Up and Early-Stage Funding," New Orleans BioInnovation Center, March 2013.

Keynote Speaker, "Introducing the Benefit Corporation: A Step-by-Step Primer on Becoming a B Corporation in Louisiana," New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Green Committee Seminar, August 2012.

Organizer/Presenter, "Emerging Company Boot Camp," New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2011.

Panelist, "The Idea Village Entrepreneurship 101 Series," January 2011.

Publications

Co-author, "Renewable Energy," Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries, American Bar Association, 2013 and 2012 editions.

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Practice areas

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • Georgia
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Education

Tulane University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1997

  • Managing Editor, Tulane Law Review

Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business, M.B.A., 1997

Duke University, B.A., 1991

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