DAVID BUCK has an extensive corporate and securities law practice emphasizing transactional and governance matters. His corporate finance practice includes representing both issuers and investment banks in initial public offerings and other public, private equity, and debt offerings. He also advises companies, special committees, and financial advisers concerning mergers and acquisitions transactions (both public and private), joint ventures and private equity investments. These corporate finance and M&A transactions include both publicly traded partnerships (MLPs) and special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). In addition, David regularly counsels public clients regarding compliance with periodic reporting, proxy solicitation, corporate governance matters, and other requirements of the federal securities laws, the New York Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ Stock Market, and other exchange rules. He also has experience advising on corporate and securities matters in connection with multiple restructurings under Chapter 11.
David has particular industry experience with domestic and international energy (including oil and gas exploration & production (E&P), midstream, offshore drilling, seismic and other energy services, and oilfield equipment manufacturing and supply businesses), retail electric and natural gas, power transmission and distribution, maritime transportation, restaurant, aviation, and death care companies.
David has been acknowledged in numerous industry publications. In 2017 and 2019, David was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Securities/Capital Markets Law in Best Lawyers. Houstonia Magazine recognized him as a “Top Lawyer in Houston” in 2016. He was recognized in Houston Business Journal’s 2015 “Who’s Who in Law, Mergers & Acquisitions.” Chambers Global recognized him for Capital Markets (2020–2023). David was profiled as one of the leading Corporate/M&A (2009–2023) and Capital Markets (2015–2023) lawyers in Texas by Chambers and Partners USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers. David was recognized for Corporate Law (2007–2018) and Securities/Capital Markets Law (2016–2019, 2021–2022) by The Best Lawyers in America. Texas Monthly recognized him as a Texas “Super Lawyer” in Securities and Corporate Finance Law (2007–2019) and a Texas “Rising Star” (2004–2006). The US Legal 500 profiled him as one of the leading Mergers & Acquisitions (2010–2016), Capital Markets Debt Offerings (2012–2016), Capital Markets Equity Offerings (2013–2016), and Energy Transactions (2015–2016) lawyers in the United States.