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David R. Earhart

Partner
Assistant
Lana Kepley
D: 469.320.6131
lkepley@grayreed.com
Education
  • J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 1991
  • B.B.A., with highest honors, University of Notre Dame, 1988
Bar Admission
  • Texas
Industry

David Earhart's practice involves all areas of corporate law, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and public and private offerings of debt and equity (including the representation of both issuers and underwriters). David also represents numerous oil and gas, technology and internet-related companies, and has significant experience with the Hart-Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. David also represents clients in connection with project finance transactions.

Representative Experience

David has been involved in numerous public and private transactions. Recent transactions in which he has been involved include the following:

  • A public merger involving a restaurant company valued at over $30 million
  • A public merger of a medical billing services company valued at approximately $50 million
  • A secondary public offering of $35 million of common stock of mowing and growth maintenance company
  • An initial public offering of $25 million of common stock of computer automated design manufacturing company
  • An initial public offering of $48 million of common stock of staffing company
  • A Rule 144A transaction involving $1.6 billion offering of secured notes of an oil and gas company
  • A Rule 144A transaction involving $176 million of subordinated notes of an oil refining company
  • A public offering of $24 million of senior debentures by an insurance company
  • A public offering of $50 million of derivative adjustable ratio securities by a securities and investment company
  • A private merger involving regional bottler of international beverage company
  • An acquisition of a private beverage distributor valued at approximately $130 million
  • A $920 million recapitalization of a direct sales company
  • The formulation of $100 million joint venture relating to creation of an internet-based marketing site
  • Secondary public offerings aggregating $86 million of common stock of a digital media services company
  • A public merger involving a digital media services company valued at approximately $165 million
  • A private acquisition of a pipeline construction company valued at approximately $160 million
  • A private merger involving a real estate services company valued at over $700 million
  • An initial public offering of $160 million of an oil and gas company
  • A private disposition of a construction products company valued at approximately $400 million
  • A disposition of a minor league baseball franchise

In addition, David has been involved in numerous private equity and debt financing transactions, including workouts, recapitalizations and restructurings. 

Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities Sections