David S. Peck

Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

David S. Peck

David S. Peck

Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

Biography

David S. Peck

David S. Peck

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Peck, David S.


Biography
David focuses his practice on the Federal income tax aspects of complex domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and recapitalizations, formation of domestic and offshore private equity investment partnerships, REITs, MLPs, and other pooled investment vehicles, workouts and bankruptcy restructurings, private equity transactions, public offerings, and other financings. David has advised on numerous public and private acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures for public and private companies and private equity and hedge funds.

David currently serves as Hiring Partner for the Dallas office.

Representative Experience
Mergers and Acquisitions

Represented Dynamic Offshore Resources in its $1.3 billion sale to SandRidge Energy Inc.
Represented Purvin & Gertz, an energy consulting company in its $32.2 million sale to IHS Inc., a publicly traded research and consulting services company with a multi-billion dollar market capitalization
Represented private equity fund in connection with tax structuring of acquisition of $9.3 billion home lending business, acquisition of $30.6 billion face amount of collateralized debt obligations, and acquisition of $220 million face amount of residential mortgage loans
Represented U.S. energy company in its acquisitions and dispositions, including $2.1 billion cash-and-stock acquisition of a publicly traded U.S. E&P company
Represented a healthcare company in an exchange offer, tax-free spin-off, disposition, and refinancing as part of a $2.0 billion restructuring which included obtaining a private letter ruling from the IRS
Represented leading information technology company in $2.0 billion sale of a software subsidiary that develops and sells product design, engineering and life cycle management solutions
Represented Fortune 50 company in the acquisition of a high-end gaming computer manufacturer
Represented NYSE listed energy company in a $1.5 billion acquisition of oil and gas properties
Represented a regional Bell operating company in the acquisition of an applications management company for $295 million
Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of the third largest red meat business in the U.S
Represented the largest manufacturer of tile in its sale to another public company
Represented a publicly-traded IT services company in the acquisition of twelve privately-held companies with an aggregate value of over $200 million
Represented large privately held independent oil and gas company in connection with acquisition and construction of liquefied natural gas plant in Lima, Peru
Represented an internationally-recognized sports media venture in connection with sports media business in Latin America
Represented public radio broadcasting company in its merger into another public radio broadcasting company with a combined valuation of $23 billion
Represented an investment fund in its $1.7 billion acquisition of a public real estate investment trust
Represented a private equity fund’s healthcare company in its $550 million sale through an auction process to another private equity fund
Represented a public healthcare company in its $147 million all-cash acquisition by tender offer of another public healthcare company

Private Equity Fund Formation/Investment

Represented private equity sponsor in connection with the formation of an $8.5 billion private equity fund specializing in distressed debt investments and $3.0 billion private equity fund specializing in real estate investments
Represented private equity sponsor in connection with the formation of a $8.5 billion private equity fund specializing in energy related investments
Advised taxable, tax-exempt and governmental investors in connection with investments in hundreds of private equity and hedge fund investments, including review and comment on fund documents and advice on tax structuring of investment
Represented private equity sponsor in connection with the formation of a $650 million private equity fund specializing in energy related investments
Represented private equity sponsor in connection with the formation of a $350 million private equity fund specializing in energy related investments
Advised in the formation of a $450 million private equity fund focused on investments in the North America energy industry
Advised in the formation of a $75 million venture capital fund focused on early-stage technology investments
Advised in the formation of a $30 million venture capital fund focused on early-stage technology investments

Bankruptcy, Insolvency, Workouts

Represented public producer of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and other chemical products in Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Represented creditors in connection with bankruptcy of worldwide provider of complex multi-layer printed circuit boards and electro-mechanical solutions
Represented note holders in connection with bankruptcy of largest independent advertising sales and marketing company in the United States
Represented buyers and sellers in Section 363 asset sales in high tech, manufacturing, distribution, and service sectors
Assisted with the representation in chapter 11 cases of debtors that distributed office supplies and tape products worldwide, which representation included the sales of substantially all of the debtors’ assets and the confirmation of a consensual plan
Represented owner of over 81 convenience stores in Chapter 11 reorganization

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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David S. Peck
Partner
Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201-2975
Tel +1.214.220.7937
Fax +1.214.999.7937
dpeck@velaw.com
Industries/Practices
Federal Income Tax

Private Equity

Mergers and Acquisitions

Energy

Real Estate

Capital Markets and Securities

Restructuring and Reorganization


Education and Professional Background

University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with highest honors, 1998 (Chancellors, Clerk; Order of the Coif; Texas Law Review)
University of Texas Graduate School of Business, M.P.A., 1995 (Dean's Award)
University of Texas, B.B.A. Accounting with high honors, 1995
Admitted to practice: Texas, 1998

Professional Recognition

Recognized in Texas Rising Stars, 2004 - 2012
The Best Lawyers in America® in energy law, 2009 - 2011

Activities and Affiliations

Member: Tax Section, American Bar Association; Tax Section, State Bar of Texas; Tax Section, Dallas Bar Association

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Vinson & Elkins LLP provides legal services. The firm maintains civil practice, covering areas such as litigation, public policy, transaction, and energy law. The firm serves the clients including companies from the aviation, energy, financial services, health care, and technology industries. The company was founded in 1917 by James A. Elkins and William A. Vinson and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Political Donations
$500
2009

Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization at United States Department of State

Transactions
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Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. purchases Fisker, Inc.

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Talos Energy, Inc. purchases Castex Energy 2005 LP /Gulf of Mexico Oil & Gas Assets from Castex Energy Partners LLC

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Southwest Airlines Co. issued USD Common Stock

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