Harold A. Aucoin
Harold now leads the Firm's Corporate & Transactions Section and practices primarily in the areas of business transactions, corporate law, contracts, taxation, and general business. He originally joined the Firm in 2007 and, after joining a Firm client in 2011, remained special counsel to the Firm until his recent return as a full-time partner.
In addition to being an attorney, Harold is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Master of Law in Taxation from Georgetown.
As a lawyer for nearly 40 years, Harold has been involved in the design, negotiation and documentation of numerous and varied complex business transactions, including formations, acquisitions, sales, mergers, consolidations, exchanges, public offerings, and joint ventures. He has also been involved in the design, formation, and maintenance of various business entities and has negotiated and prepared an extensive array of business contracts.
Harold has worked on many transactions for the debt collector and debt buyer industry, representing buyers and sellers, assisting with debt buyer contracts, crafting large BPO servicing contracts, and generally handling the simplest to the most complex types of business issues that Firm clients face.
Harold has also engaged in the practice of public accounting with an international accounting firm, served as general counsel and corporate secretary for a large energy related financial services company and an exchange listed public company, He has also acted in the roles of executive and chief financial, legal, or operating officer for several mid-sized service companies in various industries.
Harold's varied expertise and experience allows him to provide a unique value proposition to clients. In addition to being an attorney, his experience as a business executive and leader in the areas of operations and finance affords him the perspective to deliver legal services focused on creatively facilitating and achieving business objectives and results rather than merely identifying and reciting the applicable law. Having served as outside legal counsel and in-house general counsel, enables Harold to provide clients support to an existing in-house legal function or in the role of only-as-needed "outside" general counsel.
Harold earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of New Orleans, his law degree from the Louisiana State University School of Law, and a Master of Law in Taxation from the Georgetown University School of Law.
Harold is a member of the American and Louisiana State Bar Associations, the AICPA and Louisiana Society of CPAs, and has been a member of numerous other professional organizations throughout his career. He was inducted into the LSU Law Center Hall of Fame as a winner of the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition and is a former member of the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute and the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute. Harold has served in various educational and religious leadership capacities.► Download vCard
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