David C. Buck

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600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.4301
F: +1.713.238.7126
“David Buck offers expertise in corporate and securities law, with a particular emphasis on MLP-related matters.” Chambers and Partners 2010
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David C. Buck

Partner

Houston Office
600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.4301
F: +1.713.238.7126

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). 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.

David is co-chair of the Firm's Corporate/Securities practice group.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of issuers and underwriters in more than sixteen 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

Recent M&A Experience

  • Representation of controlling partner in $725 million U.S. onshore oil and gas property joint venture (2012)
  • Representation of 50% partner in Eagle Ford crude oil pipeline joint venture (2012)
  • Representation of midstream LNG partnership in connection with $1.5 billion financing by private equity firm (2012)
  • Representation of acquirer in $2.5 billion merger with Duncan Energy Partners L.P. (2011)
  • Representation of acquirer in $8.0 billion merger with Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. (2010)
  • Representation of acquirer in $5.6 billion merger with TEPPCO Partners, L.P. (2009)
  • Representation of midstream MLP in connection with $730 million asset dropdown transaction (2008)
  • Representation of acquirer in $7.3 billion merger with Grant Prideco Inc. (2007-2008)
  • Representation of midstream MLP in $1.1 billion acquisition of the general partner of, and limited partner interests of, TEPPCO Partners, L.P. (2007)
  • Representation of midstream MLP in $1.65 billion acquisition of limited partner interests of Energy Transfer Equity L.P. and a 34.9% membership interest in its general partner (2007)
  • Representation of well servicing company in $117 million acquisition of JetStar Energy Services, a pressure pumping service company (2007)
  • Representation of acquirer in $500 million acquisition of Calumet Oil Company and affiliated entities (2006)
  • Representation of acquirer in acquisition of midstream gathering assets and related private equity financing (2009) 
  • Representation of Norwegian buyer in $100 million acquisition and financing of a floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel and related business

Recent Capital Markets Experience

  • Representation of a midstream MLP in $592 million common unit offering (2013)
  • Representation of underwriters in $137 million initial public offering of common units by Marlin Midstream Partners, L.P. (2013)
  • Representation of underwriters in $434 million initial public offering of common units by Phillips 66 Partners LP (2013)
  • Representation of a midstream MLP in $487 million common unit offering (2013)
  • Representation of a midstream MLP in $2.25 billion registered senior notes offering (2013)
  • Representation of oilfield services company in $300 million 144A high yield senior notes offering (2012)
  • Representation of E&P company in 3(a)(9) exchange offers of second-priority lien notes for convertible notes (2012)
  • Representation of a midstream MLP in $1.75 billion registered senior notes offering (2012)
  • Representation of underwriters in $400 million high yield senior notes offering by Oasis Petroleum Inc. (2012)
  • Representation of midstream MLP in $750 million registered senior notes offering (2012)
  • Representation of E&P company in private placement and exchange offers for $283 million of high yield senior secured notes (2011)
  • Representation of midstream MLP in $400 million common unit offering (2011)
  • Representation of seller in $168 million private sale of Energy Transfer Equity L.P. common units (2011)
  • Representation of oilfield service company in $275 million 144A high yield senior notes offering and $200 million 144A high yield senior notes offering (2011)
  • Representation of E&P company in $100 million public offering of common stock (2011)
  • Representation of E&P company in $200 million 144A high yield senior notes offering (2011)
  • Representation of midstream MLP in $1.5 billion registered senior notes offering (2011)
  • Representation of underwriters in $676 million initial public offering by Oasis Petroleum Inc. (2010)
  • Representation of midstream MLP in $2.0 billion registered senior notes offering (2010)
  • Representation of midstream MLP in $354 million common unit offering (2010)
  • Representation of underwriter in $102 million common stock offering by Encore Acquisition Company (2009)
  • Representation of underwriters in $56 million common unit offering by K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. (2009)
  • Representation of oilfield service company in $225 million 144A high yield senior secured notes offering (2009)
  • Representation of underwriters in $154 million of common unit offerings by Encore Energy Partners L.P. (2009)
  • Representation of midstream MLP in $213 million common unit offering and in $500 million senior notes offering (2009)
  • Representation of midstream MLP in $700 million registered senior notes offering (2008)
  • Representation of underwriters in $138 million and $50 million public offerings of common units by K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. (2007 and 2008)
  • Representation of underwriters in $189 million initial public offering of common units by Encore Energy Partners L.P. (2007)
  • Representation of midstream MLP in $750 million PIPE offering (2007)
  • Representation of midstream MLP in connection with $413 million secondary offering (2007)
  • Representation of midstream MLP in $273 million initial public offering (2007)
  • Representation of coalbed methane E&P company in $130 million 144A equity private placement (2006) and follow-on IPO (2007)
  • Representation of general partners and investors in forming and structuring partnerships and private equity investments in start-up companies
  • Representation of general partner in financing and formation of oil and gas limited partnerships
  • Representation of well servicing company in private equity financings and acquisitions (2001-present)
  • Representation of trustees of four publicly traded royalty trusts on periodic reporting and related matters (1994-present)

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