Edwin F. Hunter III, Attorney at Law
Edwin F. Hunter III graduated with honors from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2001 and then graduated cum laude from Tulane University School of Law in 2004. A seasoned corporate and transactional attorney, Mr. Hunter has been lead counsel on a broad spectrum of matters including nine figure corporate loans, commercial debt restructuring, and multiple private equity backed mergers and acquisitions.
Through the years Mr. Hunter has served on the board of directors for dozens of clients and has been the chairman of the board of directors for multiple successful corporations. Mr. Hunter has proudly served as lead outside general counsel for a variety of organizations both inside and outside the United States. Mr. Hunter has provided legal services for numerous entities for startup companies that he has structured from the conceptual stage, through growth stage, through eventual multi-million dollar acquisitions or other exits. Mr. Hunter has overseen, drafted, and implemented dozens of program related investments in the technology and research sector and regularly works with institutions such as Tulane University, Louisiana State University, and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Though rarely handling litigation personally, Mr. Hunter has consulted with and supervised lawyers from dozens of firms around the United States, Mexico, Belize, Great Britain, and Hong Kong in opportunities or disputes for his clients in a wide range of complex commercial matters. Though Mr. Hunter currently focuses primarily on his legal practice, he has a strong background as a purchasing agent that negotiated and oversaw the acquisition of tens of millions of dollars of equipment for various clients. Additionally, for many years Mr. Hunter has served as the compliance officer for various Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas based hospitals as well as for brick and mortar gaming operations and gaming management software companies. On a personal level, Mr. Hunter was president of the Jennings Rotary Club in 2006 and was an observer to the Louisiana State Law Institute in 2009 and then was a full voting member to that prestigious organization in 2010 and 2011 as one of the two representatives of the Louisiana Young Lawyers Association. Mr. Hunter served as a director of the South West Louisiana Community Foundation from 2006-2013 and was the chair of the Foundation’s CLE program for attorneys and certified public accountants for three of those years. Mr. Hunter was adjunct faculty at McNeese State University for upper-level accounting and commercial law courses from 2018-2021. Currently, Mr. Hunter dedicates a significant portion of his time to working with private foundations and community foundations, including the Louisiana Bar Foundation for which Mr. Hunter currently serves as a director for the southwest Louisiana region and as chairman of their pro bono project.
- Business Law
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Litigation consulting
- International acquisitions