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Margaret "Peggy"  Welsh

201 St. Charles Avenue
Suite 4000
New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4000

504.582.1124 (direct line)
504.582.1121 (fax)

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Tulane University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009
Brown University, B.S., with Honors, 2002
Bar Admissions
New York (2010)
Louisiana (2014)
Texas (2018)
Practice Areas

Peggy Welsh is a member in our New Orleans office who focuses her practice in the areas of corporate, real estate, oil and gas, financing and securities transactions as well as handling regulatory issues before Federal agencies. Her experience encompasses participating in every stage of many high-profile and challenging corporate transactions including the representation of several U.S. and foreign companies in international and domestic, private and public transactions and joint ventures. She advises numerous companies and organizations on general corporate matters, including entity formation, contract negotiations, corporate restructurings and general corporate governance matters. She also has experience in other related transactional practices, including cross-border acquisitions, high-yield debt issuances, real estate, bankruptcies and restructurings, financing arrangements and securitizations.  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 represented high-profile Fortune 500 corporations and pharmaceutical companies. She routinely handled the negotiation and drafting of restructuring, shareholders, license, merger, joint venture and asset and share purchase and sale agreements. She advised on New York law matters for the purchase and sale agreement of Mitsubishi Corporation in its multi-billion dollar investment in a new partnership. This transaction won the Global M&A Deal of the Year, Chile (The American Lawyer’s Global Legal Awards, 2013).

Prior to law school, Peggy taught math and science for three years at a local high school in New Orleans. Upon graduating law school, she founded the education advocacy arm of the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit organization that provides resources and training for public defenders who work with children and advocates for law and policy reform to build a juvenile justice system that is fair, compassionate and supportive of positive youth development.

Peggy earned her J.D. from Tulane University Law School, magna cum laude, in 2009, where she 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. She earned her B.S., with honors, in Geology-Physics/Mathematics from Brown University in 2002.


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Professional Affiliations:

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Professional Landmen's Association of New Orleans (PLANO)
  • Women's Energy Network - Membership Director, 2016 and 2017
Community Involvement:
  • Propeller - Board Member
  • New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Award (2019)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars - Business/Corporate (2019)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars - Energy & Natural Resources (2019)

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