Peggy M. Welsh
Peggy M. Welsh

Peggy M. Welsh

Member

pwelsh@gamb.com504.582.1124

201 St. Charles Avenue
40th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70170

504.582.1124 | pwelsh@gamb.com

| vCard | Download Bio

admissions

  • Louisiana
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of LA
  • New York

education

  • Tulane University, J.D. magna cum laude 2009
  • Brown University, B.S. Geology/Physics, Mathematics, Honors 2002

Peggy Welsh has experience in a wide variety of transactional matters, including acquisitions and sales, finance, corporate governance and real estate. She advises clients in every stage of corporate transactions, representing both buyers and sellers in a variety of industries. She routinely drafts and negotiates purchase and sale agreements, credit agreements, leases, mortgages and transition service agreements. Peggy also assists numerous companies with their general corporate matters, including entity formation, corporate restructurings and general corporate governance. In addition, she has experience in state and federal regulatory matters, particularly with BOEM and BSEE. Peggy serves as the Assistant Chair of the Commercial Transactions section of the Firm.

Before joining Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, Peggy worked as a corporate associate in New York at a London-based firm where she routinely handled the negotiation and drafting of shareholders, license, merger, joint venture, restructuring and asset and share purchase and sale agreements. She advised on New York law matters for the 2013 Global M&A Deal of the Year, Chile (the American Lawyer’s Global Legal Awards) representing Mitsubishi Corporation in its multi-billion dollar investment in a new partnership.

In law school, Peggy served as a Managing Editor of the Tulane Law Review. She was also inducted into the Order of the Coif and received a Dean’s Scholarship. Before attending law school, Peggy taught math and science at a public New Orleans high school. After graduating law school, she founded the education advocacy program of the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit organization that advocates for law and policy reform to build a juvenile justice system that is fair, compassionate and supportive of positive youth development.

  • Represented a private equity company in connection with the merger of two engineering and consulting firms in the oil and gas industry, and the refinancing of existing debt through a high-yield debt offering.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 public company in numerous asset acquisitions, divestitures and exchanges in both Louisiana and Texas.
  • Represented a Fortune 100 company with its sale of a manufacturing plant, warehouse and distributions facilities.
  • Represented a materials and pharmaceutical corporation in connection with its joint venture with a similar company to develop new technology.
  • Represented a private company with Federal offshore regulatory matters, including securing suspensions of production to maintain offshore Federal leases.
  • Represented a Louisiana company in its exit from a joint venture arrangement and its related acquisition of commercial real estate in New Orleans.
  • Represented a private Louisiana corporation with corporate governance matters, annual meetings, shareholder communications and business transactions.
  • Represented a European holding corporation in connection with its acquisition of a wine brand, winery and related assets.

  • Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation, Board Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Professional Landmen's Association of New Orleans (PLANO), Member
  • Women's Energy Network, Member (current) and Membership Director (2016 - 2017)

  • Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum Participant (2019)
  • New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Award (2019)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars  (2019-2020)

NEWS

PUBLICATIONS

  • Purchase and Sale Agreements, Presenter, 66th Annual Mineral Law Institute, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, March 2019
  • Comprehensive Revision of Louisiana Corporate Law, Drill Deeper Blog, December 2014
  • The EBRD’s Legal and Regulatory Assessment – What Limits Development of Local Capital Markets, Law and Financial Markets Review Vol. 6(3), May 2012
 

Peggy Welsh has experience in a wide variety of transactional matters, including acquisitions and sales, finance, corporate governance and real estate. She advises clients in every stage of corporate transactions, representing both buyers and sellers in a variety of industries. She routinely drafts and negotiates purchase and sale agreements, credit agreements, leases, mortgages and transition service agreements. Peggy also assists numerous companies with their general corporate matters, including entity formation, corporate restructurings and general corporate governance. In addition, she has experience in state and federal regulatory matters, particularly with BOEM and BSEE. Peggy serves as the Assistant Chair of the Commercial Transactions section of the Firm.

Before joining Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, Peggy worked as a corporate associate in New York at a London-based firm where she routinely handled the negotiation and drafting of shareholders, license, merger, joint venture, restructuring and asset and share purchase and sale agreements. She advised on New York law matters for the 2013 Global M&A Deal of the Year, Chile (the American Lawyer’s Global Legal Awards) representing Mitsubishi Corporation in its multi-billion dollar investment in a new partnership.

In law school, Peggy served as a Managing Editor of the Tulane Law Review. She was also inducted into the Order of the Coif and received a Dean’s Scholarship. Before attending law school, Peggy taught math and science at a public New Orleans high school. After graduating law school, she founded the education advocacy program of the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit organization that advocates for law and policy reform to build a juvenile justice system that is fair, compassionate and supportive of positive youth development.

  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors' Rights
  • Business Transactions and Entity Formation and Governance
  • Commercial Financing and Secured Transactions
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Regulatory
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Transactions
  • Oilfield Service Company Transactions and Litigation
  • Pipeline, Storage and Transmission
  • Real Estate and Commercial Leasing
  • Banking
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Industrial, Chemical and Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • NEWS

    PUBLICATIONS