Robert M. Walmsley , Jr. - Fishman Haygood, L.L.P.

Robert M. Walmsley , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1991

Robert Walmsley is counsel to the firm in our Business Section. He practices primarily in the areas of negotiated acquisitions, securities law, corporate law, and general business transactions.

Robert is the past chair of the ABA Committee on Corporate Practice. He has served two terms on the ABA’s Corporate Laws Committee and continues as a liaison to the committee. He is the former chair of the Corporations Law Committee of the Louisiana Bar Association. He is a current member of the Corporations Committee of the Louisiana Law Institute. He is a member of the American Law Institute.

Education

  • J.D. from Virginia Law School, 1974
    • Member, Board of Editors of the Virginia Law Review
  • B.A., magna cum laude, from Princeton University, 1968

Clerkship

  • Clerk to the Honorable John Minor Wisdom of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1974-1975

Representative Matters

  • Representation of Swire Oilfield Services in multiple acquisitions over the past five years
  • Representation of the Louisiana Superdome (now the Mercedes-Benz Superdome) in all operational matters including the negotiation in 2009 and 2012 of stadium agreements with NFL’s New Orleans Louisiana Saints and NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, respectively
  • Various matters as general counsel to the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau including general corporate matters, legislative matters and contractual matters

Office Location

201 Saint Charles Avenue, Suite 4600
New Orleans, LA 70170-4600
United States


Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Banking, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, General Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Sports, Venture Capital)