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Experience

Barry Davis’ practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities law, and the representation of clients funded from private equity sponsors. This includes acquisitions and dispositions of assets and stock of both public and private companies, including, but not limited to acquisitions and divestitures of both onshore and offshore oil and gas properties; pipeline, processing, and related midstream companies; oilfield service companies; and software-related technology companies. Additionally, Barry has extensive experience in representing clients in financing transactions, private placements, and debt offerings.

  • $605 million divestiture of banking corporation’s credit card business
  • $500 million acquisition of interstate gas pipeline and various marketing subsidiaries of Seller
  • $400 million purchase of approximately 100 retail strip shopping centers by a real estate investment trust
  • $325 million agreed merger of two public companies in the oil well service industry in transaction treated as a “pooling of interests”
  • $155 million purchase of producing properties by a privately held oil and gas company
  • $140 million sale of assets of 11 cable television systems
  • $130 million senior secured note offering pursuant to Rule 144A used as funding mechanism for a plan of reorganization of an oil and gas company
  • $105 million purchase of stock of a Cayman corporation owning oil and gas concessions in Ecuador
  • $105 million borrowing-based credit facility for privately held oil and gas company
  • $102 million acquisition of offshore oil and gas producing companies
  • $98 million sale of window manufacturer
  • $86 million acquisition of various cable television systems located throughout the country
  • $65 million acquisition by industry major of offshore oil and gas producing properties
  • $64 million sale of four separately owned traffic safety companies
  • $63 million purchase of producing properties by a closely held oil and gas company
  • $37 million disposition of the stock of three separate motorcoach tour and charter services companies for cash and subordinated convertible debentures
  • $32.5 million sale of all assets of a chain of 32 super optical eyewear stores
  • $32 million sale of all assets of an oil well drilling equipment manufacturer and its subsidiaries
  • $30 million purchase of stock of an oil well drilling brake manufacturing company
  • $22 million private placement of convertible preferred stock and redeemable preferred stock of a Software 500 company specializing in state and local property, sales, and use tax software
  • $265 million agented credit facility for publicly held pipeline company
  • $229 million securitized debt offering
  • $160 million term loan to domestic oil and gas company from the New York branch of a foreign lender
  • $105 million borrowing-based credit facility for privately held oil and gas company
  • $100 million revolving credit facility for privately held oil and gas company
  • $100 million revolving credit facility for privately held oil and gas company
  • $65 million credit facility with a natural gas company that is an affiliate of a public utility
  • $60 million revolving credit facility for privately held oil and gas company
  • $50 million warehouse revolving line of credit to national mortgage company to purchase marketable securities
  • $25 million revolving line of credit to oil and gas company from a national lender
  • $25 million workout and restructuring of all of borrower’s debt with major secured lender; loan secured by numerous apartment complexes, raw land, and partnership interests
  • $18 million workout and restructuring of all of borrower’s debt with major lender; loan secured primarily by real property located in Dallas and Houston, Texas
  • $12 million term loan to commodities trading company and various subordinated loans to subsidiary pursuant to NASDAQ rules; loan secured by stock
  • $10 million unsecured line of credit to home infusion therapy company
  • $9.3 million reducing revolving line of credit for oil and gas company
  • $8 million credit facility used to refinance a California fruit and nut business enterprise
  • $7 million credit facility of oil and gas manufacturer for working capital and capital expenditure use
  • $6.5 million land loan to joint venture for the purchase and development of a hospital and medical plaza located in Harris and Montgomery County, Texas; loan secured by real property, pledge of limited partnership notes, equipment, and inventory
  • $6 million loan to limited partnership, proceeds of which were used to acquire franchise rights to nationwide video rental store; loan secured by equipment, inventory, and assignment of leases of each video store located in Oregon and Washington
  • $5 million credit facility providing working capital for New Orleans-based minority-owned television station

Honors & Affiliations

Distinctions/Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Corporate Governance and Compliance Law), 2010-2017
  • Houston’s Top Lawyers, H Texas, 2006
  • Community Based Volunteer Award, American Diabetes Association, 2008

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Committee for Legal Opinions in Commercial Transactions
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Association of Bank Counsel
  • Past Board Member, American Diabetes Association, Houston Chapter

Education & Admissions

Education

  • J.D., 1984, South Texas College of Law; Who’s Who Among American Law Students; Order of the Lytae
  • B.B.A., 1977, University of North Texas

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Tax Ct.