Mr. Whittaker represents clients in a wide variety of transactions, including buying, selling and merging companies; private placements of securities; venture capital and private equity transactions; joint ventures; roll-ups, spin-offs and split-ups; and all phases of real estate acquisitions, development and financing. Mr. Whittaker joined Stone Pigman in 1984.
BAR ADMISSIONS : Louisiana
- Tulane University Law School, magna cum laude, J.D., 1984
- Tulane University, cum laude, 1982
Professional and Civic Activities:
Mr. Whittaker is Chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the American Bar Association. He is an active member and Past President of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Louisiana Chapter.
He is the founder and current Chair of the ACG Louisiana Business Community Outreach Committee, which is working with a number of partner organizations, including NOLA Business Alliance and Goodwork Network, toward increasing growth and opportunities for minority-owned and other small business in the New Orleans community.
He is a member of the Southeast Super-Region Committee (SRC), which is a joint Committee formed by GNO, Inc. (Greater New Orleans, Inc.) and BRAC (Baton Rouge Area Chamber) for the purpose of fostering cooperation for mutual benefit between the Baton Rouge and Greater New Orleans regions. He is a member of the GNO, Inc. Finance Committee.
Mr. Whittaker is also a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association Section on Corporate and Business Law, and served as chairman of the governing council of the Section in 1991-92.
Mr. Whittaker is also a former Chairman of the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions, a committee on which he served in various capacities since 1991 (including over 10 years as Examiner on the subject of Business Entities and Negotiable Instruments).
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