David C. Buck

David C. Buck


Sidley Austin LLP

Recognized since 2007

Houston, Texas

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Energy Law

Energy Regulatory Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Securities / Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Securities / Capital Markets Law
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David 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 and private equity and debt offerings. He also advises companies, special committees and financial advisors concerning merger and acquisition transactions (both public and private) and joint ventures. 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 representing buyers and issuers in connection with equity derivative securities.

David has particular 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), maritime transportation, restaurant, aviation and death care industries.

Location

  • 1000 Louisiana Street, Suite 5900
    Houston, TX 77002

Education

  • Princeton University, graduated 1990

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas

Affiliations

  • Advisory Board, Blaffer Gallery, Art Museum of University of Houston - Member
  • Houston Bar Association - Member
  • Leadership Cabinet, Texas Children's Hospital - Member
  • Spring Spirit Baseball - Director

Sidley Austin LLP
Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois

249 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

154 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Securities / Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Securities / Capital Markets Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Securities / Capital Markets Law, Houston (2019)
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law, Houston (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Corporate Law
  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law

Special Focus

  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Energy
  • General Corporate
  • IPO
  • Master Limited Partnerships
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Publicly-Held Companies
  • Securities

Awards:

  • Named a Top Lawyer in Houston, Houstonia Magazine (2016)
  • Texas Rising Star, Texas Monthly (2004-2006)
  • Texas Super Lawyer in Securities and Corporate Finance Law, Texas Monthly (2007-2014)
  • Profiled as one of the leading Mergers and Acquisitions (2010-2014), Capital Markets Debt Offerings (2012-2014), Capital Markets Equity Offerings (2013-2014) and Energy: Transactions (2014) lawyers in the United States, The US Legal 500
  • Profiled as one of the leading Oil & Gas (2011) lawyers in the United States, Chambers & Partners USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers
  • Profiled as one of the leading Corporate/M&A (2009-2014) lawyers in Texas, Chambers & Partners USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers
  • Who’s Who in Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Houston Business Journal (2015)

Recent Capital Market Experience

  • Represented placement agent in $625 million private placement of Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Units by Altus Midstream LP
  • Represented a midstream MLP in $3.0 billion senior notes offering
  • Represented retail electric and natural gas company in $50 million public offering of Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock
  • Represented a midstream MLP in $2.0 billion senior notes offering and $700 million junior subordinated notes offering
  • Represented a midstream MLP in $1.7 billion junior subordinated notes offering
  • Represented oilfield service company in commencement of $50 million at-the-market (ATM) equity distribution program
  • Represented a midstream MLP in $1.75 billion ATM equity distribution program
  • Represented land drilling company in $46 million public offering of common stock
  • Represented a midstream MLP in $1.25 billion senior notes offering
  • Represented underwriters in $133 million common stock offering by Oasis Petroleum Inc.
  • Represented underwriters in $161 million common unit offering by CrossAmerica Partners LP

Recent M&A Experience

  • Represented Conflicts Committee of general partner of an MLP in $9.4 billion public merger with MPLX LP
  • Represented private equity client in acquisition of private company engaged in a natural gas compression fabrication and service business
  • Represented seller in an equity sale of PCS Software, Inc., a developer of software for integrated transportation management solutions for the U.S. inland trucking industry, to The CapStreet Group, LL
  • Represented sellers in an equity sale of CLM Matrix, a leading provider of contract lifecycle management (CLM) software business, to Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions
  • Represented Conflicts Committee of general partner of an MLP in $1.55 billion acquisition of gathering, storage, terminalling and transportation assets from Andeavor
  • Represented public land drilling company in $200 million acquisition of another private land-based contract drilling company
  • Represented financial advisor to a midstream company in its $10.5 billion merger with Williams Partners L.P.
  • Represented a start-up PE portfolio company in purchase of multiple oil & gas processing and production businesses, currently with over 600 employees
  • Represented acquirer in $240 million purchase of Champion Energy Marketing, LLC, a retail electricity provider
  • Represented seller in $1.5 billion sale of offshore Gulf of Mexico pipelines and service business to Genesis Energy, L.P.
  • Represented 50 percent partner in Delaware Basin gas processing plant joint venture
  • Represented acquirer in $1.6 billion merger with Oiltanking Partners, L.P.
  • Represented acquirer in $825 million acquisition of Compressor Systems, Inc.
  • Represented controlling partner in $725 million U.S. onshore oil and gas property joint venture
  • Represented 50 percent partner in Eagle Ford crude oil pipeline joint venture
  • Represented midstream LNG partnership in connection with $1.5 billion financing by private equity firm
  • Represented acquirer in $2.5 billion merger with Duncan Energy Partners L.P.
  • Represented acquirer in $8.0 billion merger with Enterprise GP Holdings L.P.
  • Represented acquirer in $5.6 billion merger with TEPPCO Partners, L.P.
  • Represented midstream MLP in connection with $730 million asset drop-down transaction

Representative Experience

  • Representation of issuers and underwriters in more than eighteen completed initial public offerings and numerous other public equity financings, including master limited partnerships (MLPs)
  • Representation of issuers and initial purchasers in numerous 144A debt offerings
  • Represented issuers (including master limited partnerships (MLPs) and underwriters in more than 18 completed initial public offerings (IPOs) and numerous other public equity financings, 144A debt offerings and 144A equity offerings.
  • Represented parties in more than ten mergers and acquisition transactions valued in excess of $1 billion

  • Representation of issuers and initial purchasers in numerous 144A debt offerings
  • Representation of issuers and initial purchasers in numerous 144A debt offerings

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