Jones Walker LLP

Curtis R Hearn

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Practice Areas

Curt Hearn advises private equity and venture capital firms, as well as publicly traded and privately held companies, working with them to negotiate major acquisitions and dispositions, working through sensitive board fiduciary issues and conflicts, raising capital, and helping financially distressed businesses navigate competing interests as they seek to restructure their balance sheets and return to solvency. He provides sophisticated guidance at the leading edge of emerging market and regulatory developments, with an emphasis on companies in the energy, energy service, healthcare, manufacturing, and logistics industries.


As part of his extensive work in the private equity sector, Curt has advised on whole-company acquisitions, asset purchases and sales, carve-outs, and spinoffs, among other transactions. He represents clients on mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, as well as capital raising transactions.

Curt also advises owners, senior executives, and boards of directors of a variety of public and private companies on matters such as compliance with US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosure laws and Sarbanes-Oxley; preparing proxy materials and navigating proxy contests; implementing anti-takeover defenses, including stockholder rights plans; and drafting contracts, among other corporate governance matters.

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, ABA Task Force on Public Company Mergers;

Louisiana State Bar Association