Taylor, David

David Taylor




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.

Representative Experience

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

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

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law (2014-2021)
  • Named, Texas Super Lawyers®, Mergers & Acquisitions (2013-2019)
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas

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