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Asher J. Friend is a partner in Jones Walker's Corporate & Securities Practice Group, and a member of its Private Equity and Venture Capital Team, practicing from the firm’s New Orleans and Houston offices. His practice is exclusively transactional, concentrating principally on the areas of securities law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and general corporate law.
Throughout the course of his professional career, Mr. Friend has represented clients at each stage of the growth cycle; from emerging, start-up, privately owned companies to mature publicly-traded companies. He has extensive experience in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, M&A transactions, as well as advising and assisting clients through the entire spectrum of related corporate and securities matters.
He frequently partners with several local and national organizations to speak on a variety of topics ranging from recently passed legislation, to the growth and development of businesses, to the promotion and enhancement of the New Orleans entrepreneurial community.
Mr. Friend is a native of Rockville Centre, New York. He completed his Bachelor of Arts at Indiana University in 1999, and received his juris doctor degree from Tulane University Law School, graduating cum laude in 2003.