Business Practice

“Fishman Haygood LLP is recognized for its full-service corporate practice across the region and for its strong bench of transactional experts. The team regularly handles high-value M&A, private and public offerings and SEC regulatory matters for its diverse client base. It is also noted for its advice on corporate governance, risk management and takeover defense. The team draws on additional experience in areas such as real estate and banking, while also impressing in private equity and venture capital transactions. [Its] strong real estate practice is recognized for its extensive experience across residential, industrial and commercial projects. [The team is] experienced in a full range of transactional matters, including bond financing, acquisitions, disposals and tax credits.” —Chambers and Partners USA (2024)

Fishman Haygood’s goal is to achieve desirable outcomes for all parties by bringing our clients creative, collaborative solutions, no matter how complex the deal. Our lawyers value the importance of completing transactions in a timely and efficient manner, so we match our clients’ sense of urgency by providing responsive service and superior legal advice. The firm’s fearless—yet disciplined—approach, as well as our commitment to quality, is evidenced by our long-standing client relationships.

Clients and peers have consistently recognized our firm and its lawyers for their experience, professionalism, and innovation. In the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®, Best Lawyers® recognized the firm with a “First-Tier Ranking” in the areas of Banking and Finance, Corporate Law, Equipment Finance Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Mergers & Acquisitions (New Orleans), Real Estate Law, and Securities/Capital Markets. Chambers & Partners USA ranked the firm Band 1 in Louisiana for Corporate/M&A and Real Estate, as well as Band 2 in Banking & Finance, for 2024.

Additionally, Chambers & Partners has recognized our partners as top practitioners in their fields, and many of our attorneys are listed annually in The Best Lawyers in America®, the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America®, Louisiana Super Lawyers®, and Super Lawyers® Louisiana Rising Stars.

Our practice areas include:

Business Banking and Finance

Clients rely on Fishman Haygood’s extensive experience in handling unique financing matters. Learn more

Corporate Governance

Our attorneys serve as experienced advisors to corporate, nonprofit, governmental and other organizational clients, often in crisis management and other high-risk situations. Learn more

Corporate Law

We have extensive experience in many varied corporate transactions. Learn more

Energy Transition

We understand that the future of sustainable renewable energy requires attorneys who have the practical knowledge and strategic tools to advise clients on project development, financing, and regulatory issues at the federal, state, and local levels. Learn more

Mergers and Acquisitions

We handle mergers and acquisitions of private and public companies. Learn more

Real Estate

Leading real estate investors, lenders, and developers rely on Fishman Haygood’s knowledge of commercial real estate transactions. Learn more

Securities, Private Equity and Venture Capital

We advise publicly and privately held companies, closely held businesses, investment firms and private equity funds. Learn more

Tax Credit Financing

We are experienced in handling transactions involving tax credits and other forms of tax incentives. Learn more