Edward H. Arnold  III - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Edward H. Arnold III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Edward H. "Hank" Arnold III, shareholder in the New Orleans office, concentrates his practice in the area of commercial transactions and bankruptcy. He has extensive experience in commercial transactions, including commercial finance, marine and energy finance and real property acquisitions and leases. Mr. Arnold 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 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 developers, lenders and licensed vendors in connection with finance and regulatory matters in the gaming industry.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • "Remedial Action in Seven Southeastern States: Louisiana," webinar with Katie Dysart (April 2014)
  • "Getting to the Front of the Line – What to Do When Your Debtor Declares Bankruptcy," webinar with Jan Hayden (August 2013)
  • "Dashing to Dation - Things to Consider When Negotiating a Dation En Paiement," New Orleans Bar Association, Real Property Committee meeting (February 2012)
  • "Negotiating Real Estate Loan Terms and Workout Options," NBI (September 2010)
  • "Louisiana Foreclosure, Bankruptcy and Related Title Issues," NBI (2003)
  • "Louisiana Purchasing Law," Lorman Education Services (1998, 1999)
  • "Fifth Circuit Symposium: Bankruptcy," 40 Loy. L Rev. 489 (1994)
  • Co-author, FIRREA Handbook (1989) 

Louisiana State UniversityBS 1983Loyola University School of LawJ.D. 1988
Turnaround Management Association, Louisiana Chapter American Bankruptcy InstituteLouisiana Bankers AssociationMaritime Law AssociationLouisiana State, American and Federal Bar Associations Louisiana Bankers Association

Office Location

201 Saint Charles Avenue, Suite 3600
New Orleans, LA 70170
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Equipment Finance Law of the New Orleans Metro Area
Edward H. Arnold III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Vessel Financing)
Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Equipment Finance Law (Vessel Financing)
Litigation - Bankruptcy