BancPlus Corporation, the parent company of BankPlus, and First Trust Corporation, the parent company of First Bank and Trust, signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which BancPlus will acquire First Trust Corporation.
Pacific Drilling and certain of its subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11. Greenhill & Co. is acting as financial advisor, Latham & Watkins and Jones Walker are acting as legal counsel and AlixPartners is acting as restructuring advisor.
Law firm Jones Walker elected five new partners in New Orleans: special counsel attorneys Meghan E. Smith and Christopher M. Wappel and associates Luke Falgoust, Tyler J. Rench and Graham H. Ryan.
Thomas E. Walker, Jr., joined Jones Walker as a partner on the Banking & Financial Services Industry Team in the law firm’s Jackson, FL office.
Thomas Y. Roberson, Jr. returned to business law firm Jones Walker’s New Orleans office as a partner in the Business & Commercial Transactions Practice Group.