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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

  • Representation of a public utility in the development of a distributed energy resiliency customer program. (2022-present)
  • Representation of a public utility in negotiations to purchase all street lighting assets of a major metropolitan city. (2021-present)
  • Represented a public utility in negotiations for a $200 million electric resiliency project for a major commercial airport. (2018-2021)
  • 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)
  • Represented client in the negotiations for the design, engineering, and acquisition of hydropower turbines for a hydroelectric generating facility (2020-2021)
  • Represented an electric generating company in a $334 million transaction related to acquisition of and represented a public utility in purchases of fuel stock and related transport electric coal-fired generating facility. (2011) 
  • 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
    • Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity
    • American Bar Association
    • Mississippi Bar Association, Real Estate Section and Business Law Section
    • Harrison County Bar Association
    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
    • Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, General Counsel
    • Gulfport Redevelopment Commission, Commissioner
    • Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Board of Trustees
    • United Way of South Mississippi, Board Member
    • Boys & Girls Club of South Mississippi, Board Member