William N. Norton - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

William N. Norton

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 504-566-5297

William N. Norton, of counsel in the Firm's New Orleans office, concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate and business transactions, mergers and acquisitions and finance. Mr. Norton has 35 years' experience in entity formation, capital formation, acquisitions of financial institutions, service companies and energy concerns, defense of unwanted takeovers, business reorganizations and financings on behalf of lenders and borrowers.

Vanderbilt UniversityJ.D. 1972Vanderbilt UniversityBA 1969
Louisiana Bar Foundation American Bar AssociationNew Orleans Bar AssociationLouisiana State Bar Association

Case History

Representative Transactions
  • Represented lead banks in leveraged lease financing of fractional interest in $320 million offshore drilling platform and $125 million grain terminal.
  • Represented acquiring E&P Company in $100 million plus asset acquisition of E&P Company.
  • Represented a number of bank holding companies in mergers with other institutions and in asset acquisitions.
  • Advised large private hospital foundation in formation of physician joint ventures.
  • Advised sellers in $100 million plus sale of interest in E&P Company to public company.
  • Represented broker in documenting and closing sales of stock of energy company for $100 million plus.
  • Advised regional bank holding company on formation and regulation of trust and insurance departments.
  • Represented upscale hotel developer in connection with construction, operational and contract issues.
  • Represented end user medical foundation of $200 million plus municipal bond proceeds and issuer of refunding bonds for grain terminal.
  • Represented national chain in several states in connection with reorganization, $600 million refinancing and licensing issues.

Office Location

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

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Mergers and Acquisitions Law of the New Orleans Metro Area
William N. Norton has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Corporate Finance, General Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities, Transactions)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Private Equity, Transactions)
Venture Capital Law (Private Equity)

Other Information

Gender: Male