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Edwin F. Hunter III

Edwin F. Hunter III


Edwin F. Hunter III graduated with honors from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2001 and then graduated cum laude from Tulane University School of Law in 2004. A seasoned corporate and transactional attorney, Mr. Hunter has been lead counsel on a broad spectrum of matters including nine figure corporate loans, commercial debt restructuring, and multiple private equity backed mergers and acquisitions. Through the years Mr. Hunter has served on the board of directors for dozens of clients and has been the chairman of the board of directors for multiple successful corporations. Mr. Hunter has proudly served as lead general counsel for an international company with an EBITA of over $100 million annually, but has also served as general counsel for startup companies that he has led from the conceptual stage, through growth stage, through eventual multi-million dollar acquisitions. Mr. Hunter has overseen, drafted, and implemented dozens of program related investments in the technology and research sector and regularly works with institutions such as Tulane University, Louisiana State University, and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Though rarely handling litigation personally, Mr. Hunter has consulted with and supervised lawyers from dozens of firms around the United States, Mexico, Belize, Great Britain, and Hong Kong in disputes for his clients in a wide range of complex commercial matters.

Though Mr. Hunter currently focuses primarily on his legal practice, he has a strong background as a purchasing agent that negotiated and oversaw the acquisition of tens of millions of dollars of equipment for various clients. Additionally, for many years Mr. Hunter has served as the compliance officer for various Louisiana and Texas based hospitals as well as for brick and mortar gaming operations and gaming management software companies.

On a personal level, Mr. Hunter was president of the Jennings Rotary Club in 2006 and was an observer to the Louisiana State Law Institute in 2009 and then was a full voting member to that prestigious organization in 2010 and 2011 as one of the two representatives of the Louisiana Young Lawyers Association. Mr. Hunter served as a director of the South West Louisiana Community Foundation from 2006-2013 and was the chair of the Foundation’s CLE program for attorneys and certified public accountants for three of those years. Mr. Hunter dedicates a large portion of his time to working with private foundations and community foundations.

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The Lake Charles Law Firm - Hunter, Hunter & Sonnier provide legal representation in the following Louisiana communities: Lake Charles, Sulphur, Cameron, Jennings, Oberlin, Crowley, DeRidder, Leesville, Oakdale, Lake Arthur, Abbeville, Eunice, DeQuincy, Vinton, and other communities in these parishes: Calcasieu Parish, Vernon Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish, Cameron Parish, Beauregard Parish, Vermilion Parish, Evangeline Parish, Acadia Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Allen Parish and St. Mary Parish.

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