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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
  • Georgia, 2024
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 vertically integrated utility to streamline and optimize supply chain agreements across various business units. 
  • Drafted fiber lease agreements between electric utilities to help extend broadband access into rural unserved and underserved areas.
  • Representation of a public utility in the development of a distributed energy resiliency customer program, including associated agreements for implementation.
  • Drafted and negotiated transactional agreements to purchase street lighting assets of a major metropolitan city and related service agreements.
  • Drafted and negotiated agreements with major domestic airlines and municipality in association with negotiations for a $200+ million electric resiliency project for a major commercial airport.
  • Representation of a public economic development agency in connection with economic development projects and prepared with a cumulative value of public and private investment in excess of $1 billion.
  • Represented client in the negotiations of contract documents for the design, engineering, and acquisition of hydropower turbines for a hydroelectric generating facility.
  • Represented an electric generating company in a $334+ million transaction to acquire electric coal-fired generating facility. 
  • Served as buyer's and closing counsel in connection with an economic development project involving the purchase and lease of a $32+ million shipbuilding facility.
  • Represented a state agency purchaser in connection with the drafting and negotiation agreements for the $31+ million acquisition of electric gantry cranes from a foreign supplier for a commercial maritime port.
  • Represented the purchaser and served as closing counsel to merge and acquire the real and personal assets of a $3+ million regional water utility.
  • Represented lessor in negotiations and development of a long-term commercial lease transaction with a Fortune 500 company.
  • Represented the seller in the negotiation and development of offtake agreements for the sale of chemical byproducts valued in excess of $1 billion.
  • Represented a client in negotiations with state and county representatives to obtain in excess of $1 billion in tax incentives.


    Speaking Engagements


      • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2005
      • Mississippi State University, B.A., 2002
      Bar Admissions
      • Mississippi, 2005
      • Georgia, 2024
      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