J. David Kirkland Jr

David Kirkland is Chair of the firmwide Corporate Practice. His principal areas of concentration are mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate control and governance and general corporate matters.

Mr. Kirkland has extensive experience representing numerous parties and investment banking firms in mergers and acquisitions, including negotiated acquisitions and dispositions, controlled auctions, tender offers and related financings. Mr. Kirkland has been involved in many of the largest mergers in the oilfield service sector. He has participated in numerous contested takeovers and proxy fights and has assisted many clients in the analysis of their defensive posture and the adoption of “poison pill” rights plans. Mr. Kirkland also counsels clients in transactions involving special committees formed to deal with interested party or conflict of interest issues.

Mr. Kirkland also has substantial experience representing issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in numerous registered public offerings, including initial public offerings and shelf registrations, and in Rule 144A transactions and private placements. He advises issuers in a wide variety of industries, including oilfield services, contract drilling, oil and gas exploration and production, food products, electronics and technology and entertainment.

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Areas of Practice 1) Capital Markets and Securities Offerings, 2) Committee Representation, 3) Corporate Governance and Compliance Counseling, 4) Corporate Practice and 5) Mergers and Acquisitions
Law School Yale Law School, J.D., 1983
Education Yale University, B.A., 1980
Bar Member / Association Texas State Bar Associations
Most recent firm Baker Botts LLP
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