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Celeste Peiffer

Celeste Peiffer

Attorney at Law

New Orleans
Louisiana
Licensed in
LA
University of
Virginia
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About
Dynamic, focused attorney with more than 15 years of transactional corporate and securities law experience, including over 10 years as in-house counsel and Corporate Secretary. Maintains substantive knowledge of SEC disclosure requirements, public company corporate governance best practices, Delaware and Louisiana corporate and limited liability company laws and state corporate law reporting requirements. Advanced communicator who readily works with clients to translate complex legal concepts and ensure understanding of full business implications.
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5.0
Clear Communication
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out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"After talking to Celeste, it became clear how important it is for even "routine" SEC filings to be reviewed by experienced counsel. She appreciated our need to keep outside legal costs to a minimum and pointed out some traps for the unwary under Section 16 that resulted in us working with her to design a better process for monitoring and reporting equity trades by officers and directors."

SEC Filings/Section 16 Ownership Reports
Posted on May 17, 2017
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"Celeste is more than just a "lawyer hired to churn out a document." She is a trusted business partner. She took the time to learn about me and my business and worked with me to script out various negotiating points when presenting my form of consulting agreement to new clients."

Consulting Agreement
Posted on May 17, 2017

Work History

Celeste Rasmussen Peiffer, Attorney at Law, L.L.C.

Managing Member

Apr 2017 - Present

Provides advice to clients as a trusted business partner on a variety of transactional corporate and securities law matters. Target client base includes pre-public/newly public companies, smaller public companies, privately-held businesses, not-for-profit entities, start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Apr 2017 - Present

Amedisys, Inc.

Vice President of Legal and Corporate Secretary

Aug 2005 - Mar 2016

Primary Legal Department advisor for all aspects of securities law compliance and reporting. Directly participated in all aspects of major corporate M&A transactions. Responsible for organizing/preparing agendas for and taking minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors. Diversified contract negotiation and review experience (credit facilities, stock/asset purchase agreements and equity awards)

Aug 2005 - Mar 2016

Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, LLP

Associate

Sep 2001 - Aug 2005

Obtained a broad level of exposure to corporate and securities law matters as an associate in the Corporate and Securities Section. Reviewed SEC filings for publicly traded companies, drafted contracts, prepared a variety of transaction documents for multiple M&A transactions and revised governance documents for publicly traded companies.

Sep 2001 - Aug 2005

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