Recent Transactions

The firm recently closed the sale of Daybrook Fisheries, a major U.S. menhaden harvester, to South Africa’s Oceana Group.


Well-versed in numerous disciplines and industries, Phelps Dunbar provides sophisticated advice and consultation to clients facing a wide array of business issues.

With more than 70 business lawyers across the Third Coast, Phelps Dunbar’s business practice group is progressive in philosophy, diverse in location, and experienced in the broadest range of disciplines, including banking and finance, corporate and securities, franchise and distribution, government contracts, health care, intellectual property, international law, mergers and acquisitions, municipal finance, real estate, tax, trusts and estates, and bankruptcy and creditors' rights. 

Phelps’ business group believes in client collaboration to best achieve client goals and objectives, and the group regularly works with other practice groups within the firm, including commercial litigation, environmental, construction, antitrust, energy and government regulations, to provide the best possible results to its clients.   By committing to understanding our clients’ goals and objectives, the business group at Phelps Dunbar exercises a “can do” approach to the challenges that inevitably come with progress and growth.

What sources say about our business practices and attorneys:

  •  "...broad and deep line up of attorneys."
  • "...from the get go he has not only been doing the legal work, but has wanted to understand what we do."
  • "...whatever you get dragged into they always pull really good, competent guys out who can deal with all the issues."

--Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business