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David G. Luther, Jr.

Of Counsel
Fax +1.214.939.5849

Mr. Luther practices in the corporate and securities areas. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance, and he has provided legal support for several public and private offerings of corporate equity and debt securities. Currently, Mr. Luther has a particular focus on middle market entities. In the past, he has also represented financial institutions including bank holding companies, commercial banks, and thrift institutions in corporate/financial and regulatory matters, and he has worked with our clients in connection with information technology outsourcing relationships. In addition, Mr. Luther has represented private individuals or entities in the purchases or sales of aircraft.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Public and private offerings
  • Mid-market companies

Professional Background

During his career, Mr. Luther has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine and Texas Monthly in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.  He also has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
    • Host Committee, ABA Section of Business Law Spring Committee, 2008
    • Business Law Section
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Business Bar Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Theatre Three, Inc.
  • Governors Board, TACA
  • Legal Committee, Perot Museum of Nature & Science
  • Board of Directors, President, Dallas All Sports Association
  • Board of Directors, Dallas County Coalition of Community Justice Agencies
  • Business Council for the Arts alumnus, 1999
  • Series A and Series Preferred Stock financing for medical diagnostic start-up
  • Early round financing for bioactive natural food ingredient start-up
  • Represented sponsor in creation of private equity fund and in initial fund investments
  • Multiple joint ventures for provider of mortgage services, including data management
  • Member of team representing purchaser in $2.3 billion asset acquisition of an animal by-products processor with operations on five continents
  • Offering materials in connection with EB-5 transactions
  • Represented purchaser in the acquisition of a provider of environmental services
  • Represented seller in the $47 million sale of an energy logistics company
  • Affiliated Computer Services in the acquisition of over 20 companies, including a merger involving Computer Data Systems, Inc. and the tender offer for BRC Holdings, Inc.
  • Represented issuer in private sale of shares in company holding oil and gas leasehold interests in Texas
  • Represented management/owners of a U.S.-based recycler in a $100 million combination with a European-based company to form a joint venture
  • $40 million acquisition of business forms division of a public company
  • Outside independent counsel to Board of Directors to investigate various transactions and director independence
  • $70 million sale of a business forms company
  • Sale of a company involving a "superior proposal"
  • Financial advisor to a Board of Directors in connection with a fairness opinion in an interested transaction involving more than $100 million in oil and gas properties
  • Represented a BPO company in agreements in various strategic alliances and investments
  • $250,000,000 tender offer for membership interests in dairy cooperative
  • Special Committee to the Board of Directors of a publicly traded company selling two of its three divisions
  • Independent bottling franchise in the sale of its business and the dissolution of the company
  • Represented an IT company in the negotiation of outsourcing agreements and in the creation of a strategic alliance to create and market products and services to the mid-range telecommunications market
  • Represented an IT company in the negotiation of outsourcing agreement to provide data management services
  • Global provider of technology-based business solutions in agreements to provide information technology services to companies involved in the healthcare industry
  • Represented an Asian-based company in the purchase of a Gulfstream aircraft from a seller in the United States.