J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
M.B.A., Southern Methodist University
B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin


AV rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Recognized in Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers (Technology: Corporate & Commercial law), 2010-2011

David Burton


David Burton concentrates his practice in the areas of general corporate and securities laws matters, principally for privately held, emerging technology companies. He has a broad based corporate and securities law experience, including corporate and partnership planning, mergers and acquisitions, and public and private securities transactions. He has represented numerous emerging technology companies, and investors in such companies, in seed capital and venture capital transactions as well as initial public offerings. David has been recognized by Chambers USA 2010-2011 as one of the leading practitioners in the United States for Technology: Corporate & Commercial law in Texas. David is AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory.

Selected Client Representations

Representation of emerging companies in planning and implementing their corporate structure and stockholder agreements.

Representation of companies and investors in numerous preferred stock and convertible debt financings.

Representation of companies and underwriters in initial public offerings.

Representation of buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions.

Recent Speeches and Publications

"Down Round Financings," Corporate Counsel Review, May 2009

"The Investor/Director Guide for Conflict of Interest Transactions," State Bar of Texas CLE Program, April 2008

"Director Liability in Venture Capital Down Rounds," Dallas Bar Association Securities Section Program, February 2008

"Private Offerings and Regulation D," SMU Cox School of Business, February 2008

"The Use, Advantages and Disadvantages of Standardized Deal Forms for Private Placements and Venture Capital Deals," Securities Regulation and Business Law Annual Conference, The University of Texas School of Law, February 2006

"Capital Formation Strategy," Keiretsu Angel Investor Forum, April 2005


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