New Orleans, LA

Harold A. Aucoin, of counsel, practices primarily in the Firm’s Business & Transactions Section and has extensive experience in the areas of business transactions, corporate law, contracts, taxation, and general business. In addition to being an attorney, Harold is also a Certified Public Accountant and has a Master of Laws in Taxation.

As an attorney for over 40 years, Harold has been involved in the negotiation and creation of numerous and varied complex businesses and transactions, including formations, acquisitions, sales, mergers, consolidations, exchanges, public offerings, and joint ventures. He has prepared an extensive array of business agreements and contracts. He 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, and 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 Firm clients. Through his experience as an attorney and business executive and leader in the areas of operations and finance, Harold brings a special perspective that focuses on creatively facilitating business objectives and achieving business results rather than merely identifying and reciting the applicable law.


  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • LSU Law Center Hall of Fame, Winner of the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition
  • Louisiana Mineral Law Institute (Former Member)
  • New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (Former Member)


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, Georgetown University School of Law, Washington, D.C. (1981)
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), Louisiana State University School of Law (1980)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana (1975)


  • Certified Public Accountant (Louisiana)
  • United States Tax Court
  • Louisiana State Courts

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