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David N. Duhé

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  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    J.D., 2005
  • Mississippi State University
    B.A., 2002
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 2005
About David
  • What types of clients do you represent?

    I represent public and private clients involved with complex economic development projects and other commercial transactions.

  • What type of matters do you work on most often?

    I most often work on commercial leasing and negotiating and drafting transactional documents associated with major projects and compliance with federal and state regulations related to those projects.

  • How are you involved in your community?
  • What do you find most exciting about your work?

Select Matters

  • Represented a public utility in negotiations for electric resiliency backup service for a major commercial airport. (2018-present)
  • Represented an electric generating company in a $334 million complex transaction related to acquisition of an electric generating facility. (2011)  
  • Representation of a public economic development agency in connection with economic development projects with a cumulative value of public and private investment in excess of $1 billion. (2008-present)
  • Served as buyer's and closing counsel in connection with an economic development project involving the public purchase and leasing of a $32 million shipbuilding facility. (2015)
  • Represented a state agency purchaser in connection with the $31 million acquisition of electric gantry cranes for a commercial maritime port. (2014)
  • Represented the purchaser and served as closing counsel in a complex transaction involving the merger and acquisition of the real and personal assets of a $3+ million regional water utility. (2013)
  • Represented lessor in negotiations and development of a long-term commercial lease transaction with a Fortune 500 company. (2016)
  • Represented the seller in the negotiation and development of offtake agreements for the sale of chemical byproducts valued in excess of $1 billion. (2011-2012)
  • Represented a client in negotiations with state and county representatives to obtain in excess of $1 billion in tax incentives. (2015)



    • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2005
    • Mississippi State University, B.A., 2002
    Bar Admissions
    • Mississippi, 2005
    Professional Affiliations
    • Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Fraternity, 2003 - 2005
    • National Black Law Students’ Association, 2002 - present
    • American Bar Association, 2005 - present
    • Mississippi Bar Association, Real Estate Section and Business Law Section, 2005 - present
    • Harrison County Bar Association, 2005 - present
    • Harrison County Young Lawyers’ Association, 2005 - present
    • Leadership Gulf Coast, Class of 2007
    • Leadership Gulf Coast, board of directors, 2007 - 2010
    Awards & Accolades
    • The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law
      • Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law, 2021
    • The Sun Herald and the Journal of South Mississippi Business, Top 10 Business Leaders Under 40, class of 2011
    • March of Dimes, Spotlight on Success recipient, 2012
    • Coast Young Professionals, Inaugural Board Member
    Community Involvement
    • Gulfport Redevelopment Commission, Commissioner, 2016 - present
    • Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, General Counsel, 2011 - present
    • Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Board of Trustees, 2020-2023
    • Biloxi Seafood Festival, Board of Directors, 2011 - present
    • Mississippi Bar Association, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 2011 - 2014