Taylor, David

David Taylor

Firm Chair and Partner
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David Taylor is Chair of Locke Lord. He has more than three decades of experience representing public and private companies in a broad range of corporate and securities matters, with a strong focus on securities offerings and disclosures, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and board of directors matters.

David Taylor is Chair of Locke Lord. He has more than three decades of experience representing public and private companies in a broad range of corporate and securities matters, with a strong focus on securities offerings and disclosures, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and board of directors matters.

David's representative experience includes:

Securities Matters

  • Equity and debt offerings for major international energy companies
  • Equity and debt offerings for large funeral home and cemetery company
  • Equity and debt offerings for various master limited partnerships
  • Equity and debt offerings in energy, banking, environmental, corrections, title insurance and technology industries

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • $3.7 billion acquisition involving U.S. and Canadian waste companies
  • $4.7 billion sale by electric utility to private equity group
  • $330 million public acquisition of industrial servicing company
  • $1 billion U.S. banking acquisition involving two major Texas financial institutions
  • $480 million sale of public wastewater company
  • $400 million sale of public food products company
  • $1.5 billion sale of public industrial products company
  • Numerous acquisitions and divestitures in energy, technology, electronics, banking, deathcare, environmental, chemical and industrial servicing industries
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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1988
  • B.B.A., with honors, The University of Texas at Austin, 1985
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1989
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, Houston Bar Association
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law (2014-2022)
    • Named, Texas Super Lawyers®, Mergers & Acquisitions (2013-2019)
Community Leadership
    • Member and Past Chair of the Board, Theatre Under The Stars
    • Board of Directors, Oldham Little Church Foundation
    • Advisory Board of Directors, Greater Houston Area, Salvation Army
    • Past Board Member, Greater Houston Partnership
    • Past Board Member, Central Houston Inc.
    • Past Board Member, Houston Chapter of the Texas General Counsel Forum
    • Past Board Member, Children’s Fund
Professional History
    • Chair, Locke Lord LLP
    • Member, Locke Lord Executive Committee
    • Former Managing Partner, Houston Office of Locke Lord
    • Former Chair, Locke Lord Finance Committee
    • Former Chair, Locke Lord Capital Markets Section
    • Former Chair, Locke Lord Practice Development Committee
    • Former Co-Chair, Locke Lord Corporate and Transactional Department