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David Harry Stone
David Harry Stone
Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions
Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

David Harry Stone

David Harry Stone

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

David Harry Stone

David represents issuers and underwriters in connection with capital markets financings, with a focus on high-yield and other debt securities offerings. He also has significant experience in convertible debt and equity offerings, and related equity derivative products. David has particular experience in the energy industry, having worked on numerous transactions involving oil and gas companies, midstream companies, refiners, and oilfield service companies. He also has significant experience in the chemical, shipping, automotive, homebuilding, electronics, and airline industries.

David spent approximately two years in the firm’s London office, where he gained valuable international transactional experience by working on a broad array of international financing transactions.

Experience Highlights

  • In the past five years alone, David has advised on more than a hundred capital markets offerings

  • Representing domestic issuers or underwriters in connection with numerous public and private offerings of secured and unsecured high-yield debt securities, convertible debt and equity securities, investment-grade debt securities, common and preferred stock (including initial public offerings), and a range of liability management transactions such as tender offers and consent solicitations

  • International financing transactions, including a Japanese yen denominated bond financing, a Shariah-compliant Islamic financing, Euro and Canadian dollar denominated offerings, and a number of U.S. capital markets offerings by foreign issuers

  • More than a dozen public mergers and acquisitions, as well as a number of significant private acquisitions, divestitures, and investment transactions


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 1992 (Chancellors; Order of the Coif)
  • Trinity University, B.A. magna cum laude, 1989
  • Attended the London School of Economics
  • Legal 500 U.S., Capital Markets: High-Yield Debt Offerings, 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019; Debt Offerings, 2015
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2012–2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), Corporate Law, 2008−2021
  • The International Who’s Who of Capital Markets Lawyers (Law Business Research Ltd.), 2010
  • Texas
  • “High Yield Bonds in the Energy Industry,” V&E Houston Office, April 10, 2019 (speaker)
  • “Energy Finance – Loan Market Trends and Recent Developments in an Uncertain Commodity Price Environment,” V&E Houston Office, September 13, 2017 (speaker)
  • “Restructurings in the Energy Industry: Lessons Learned and Recent Developments,” V&E Energy Series, April 2017 (panelist)