David provides trusted counsel to energy and corporate clients on a full range of transactional and financing matters. Drawing on his extensive experience in the energy industry, David delivers practical, real-world guidance to his clients. He has represented Fortune 100, mid-size and small business clients in the development, leasing, construction and management of energy-related projects; M&A; dispositions; structured financings; private placement of debt and equity; mezzanine loans and other hybrid debt-equity transactions. He also advises on distressed projects and debt workouts, as well as regulatory issues, including Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Hart-Scott-Rodino antitrust compliance.
His clients have included leading members of the energy industry involved in onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration and production, transportation and pipelines, natural gas processing and transportation and ancillary services such as equipment supply and seismic analysis.
In addition, David counsels clients on data security and privacy issues from the perspective of corporate management and transactional planning. He focuses his practice on liability avoidance, management oversight, and transactional management from the perspective of both buyers and sellers.
Before joining Munsch Hardt, David worked at a national corporate law firm in its Houston office; before that, he served for more than a decade as general counsel of Northern Star Generation LLC, a private equity owned power generation company with operations across the U.S. He also served as vice president and assistant general counsel at Dynegy, an international, publicly owned provider of power, capacity and ancillary services, where he was head of the Finance and Corporate Transactions legal group.