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Edward Bukaty is a corporate and transactional lawyer.  From large businesses to emerging companies, clients look to Edward to successfully guide them through their commercial transactions.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, he has helped local businesses navigate the multitude of state and federal relief opportunities to minimize the pandemic’s negative economic effects.

Edward also provides legal consulting services on a pro bono basis to underserved populations through the Legal Help for the Homeless Program.

Representative Matters

  • Represented company in asphalt paving and civil construction agency in $120 million sale to a publicly traded company.

  • Represented shareholders of marketing agency in sale of marketing agency to internal management.

  • Represented company in acquisition of business providing field service technicians and products for the oil and gas industry.

  • Represented numerous clients in acquisitions of restaurants.
  • Represented group of companies engaged in homogenized tobacco leaf cigar wraps and cones business in $46 million sale of intellectual property rights to publicly traded provider of tobacco products and in restructuring of offshore companies to achieve greater tax efficiency.
  • Represented company in elevator service business in $13 million sale to a private equity buyer.
  • Represented leading Louisiana-based venture capital platform in $8 million acquisition of series A preferred stock of company that provides technology platform to help non-profit organizations increase capacity and enable enterprises that deploy billions of dollars to scale impact.
  • Represented security alarm monitoring company in Louisiana in connection with acquisition by a publicly traded company seeking to enter the security alarm monitoring business.
  • Represented company in connection with the formation and capitalization of a joint venture to engage in the business of extracting and producing non-THC cannabinoids and cannabinols from hemp, and manufacturing various consumer products containing hemp and non-THC cannabinoids and cannabinols.
  • Represented private equity group as local counsel in connection with its $140 million acquisition of an on-line retailer headquartered in Louisiana.
  • Represented global manufacturer and supplier of liquid animal feed supplements in connection with an approximately $2 million joint venture with an owner and operator of beet sugar production and distribution facilities, for the construction and operation of a liquid animal feed manufacturing facility.
  • Represented a holding company for a suite of excess and surplus lines insurance companies, in drafting, negotiating and closing the $10 million issuance of new securities to a property and casualty insurance company.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Current chair of the Business Transactions Committee of the New Orleans Bar Association.

  • American Bar Association Business Law Section member.
  • Louisiana State Bar Association Corporate and Business Law Section member.
  • Edward has volunteered with the Division of Real Estate and Records for the City of New Orleans to prepare servitude agreements between the City and private individuals.
  • He has volunteered at the New Orleans Family Justice Center.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America:  Ones to Watch 2021 and 2022.
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Star 2021 and 2022.
  • New Orleans Magazine "Top Lawyer" 2021.

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Practice Areas

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana

Education

Tulane University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2014

  • Served on the Tulane Law Review

Louisiana State University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2011

  • Hale Boggs Scholarship, University Medalist and Crescent City Tiger
    Award recipient

Clerkships

  • Judicial Intern for Judge Jay C. Zainey in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
  • Judicial Extern for Judge Jane Triche Milazzo for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
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