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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

Texas Tower
845 Texas Avenue
Suite 4700
Houston, Texas 77002

David Harry Stone

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
  • Chambers Global, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Central United States) (USA), 2024
  • Selected to the 500 Leading Energy Lawyers, Lawdragon, 2023 and 2024
  • Legal 500 U.S., Finance: Capital Markets: High Yield Debt Offerings, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2021–2023; “Leading Lawyer” in Finance: Capital Markets: High Yield Debt Offerings, 2022 and 2023; Finance: Capital Markets: Debt Offerings, 2015, 2022, and 2023;
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2012–2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), Corporate Law (Houston), 2008−2024
  • Who’s Who Legal (Law Business Research Ltd.), Capital Markets: Debt & Equity, “Thought Leader (USA),” 2024
  • The International Who’s Who of Capital Markets Lawyers (Law Business Research Ltd.), 2010
  • Chambers USA, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Texas), 2023; Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Central United States)(Nationwide), 2023; Capital Markets: High-Yield Debt (Texas), 2023
  • 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)