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David K. Bowsher

Partner in Charge, Birmingham

Nothing pleases me more than helping a client unlock value—whether that is by purchasing a business, selling an asset, or restructuring a troubled company. That is why I became a lawyer and why I still enjoy the practice of law.

David K. Bowsher advises on mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas acquisitions and financing, and bankruptcy matters throughout the Southeast and beyond. The focus of his M&A practice is middle market deals, in which he has represented both buyers and sellers. His oil and gas practice centers on exploration and production companies with operations in Texas and elsewhere. David also has deep background in all aspects of corporate restructuring, with particular experience in § 363 asset sales in bankruptcy cases.

In addition, David has extensive corporate and transactional experience, including securities offerings, financing transactions, and capital raising efforts.

He also has a real understanding of how Washington, D.C. works—both in the Executive Branch and in Congress—from his service as a senior Department of Commerce official in President George W. Bush’s Administration. He spends time in the firm's Washington, D.C. office on government relations matters.

David served as a judicial clerk for Judge William H. Yohn, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

It’s easy for an attorney to say to a client 'No, you can't do that.' A good attorney works to figure out a proper way to tell the client 'Yes, you can do that, and here's how you need to go about it.

Education

  • Duke University Law School, J.D., 1999
  • Brown University, A.B., English and American Literature and Economics, 1995

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • District of Columbia
  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Alabama Supreme Court
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia

Acknowledgements

  • "Who's Who in Law 2017" - Birmingham Business Journal
  • Leadership Birmingham, Class of 2013
  • Alabama Rising Stars®  (by Thomson Reuters) Business/Corporate, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Governmental Relations 2012-2013
  • Project Corporate Leadership, Class of 2011
  • "Top 40 Under 40" - Birmingham Business Journal
  • Best Lawyers in America® in Banking and Finance Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop Advisory Board, Co-chair 
  • American Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Birmingham Business Alliance, Board of Directors
  • Birmingham Education Foundation, Board Chair
  • Duke Law Alumni Association, Board of Directors
  • Federalist Society
  • Republican National Lawyers Association, Board of Governors; First Vice President
  • Project Corporate Leadership, Board of Directors
  • UAB School of Education Advisory Board Member
  • Representation of Andover National Corporation in acquisition of 60% interest in ANC Green Solutions I, LLC, a key regional player in pest control and commercial landscape services.
  • Representation of oil and gas exploration and production company in $45 million acquisition of Marcellus assets and related debt and equity financing.
  • Representation of oil and gas exploration and production company in $20 million sale of midstream assets.
  • Representation of oil and gas exploration and production company in $75 million acquisition of Uinta Basin assets and related debt and equity financing.
  • Representation of oil and gas exploration and production company in $100 million reserve-based lending facility and $45 million term loan.
  • Representation of oil and gas exploration and production company in $55 million sale of midstream assets.
  • Representation of oil and gas exploration and production company in $93 million acquisition of Marcellus assets and related debt and equity financing.
  • Representation of software-as-a-service company in Ch. 11 sale of substantially all of its assets.
  • Representation of private equity fund in acquisition, reorganization, and partial divestiture of brewery and related operating assets.
  • Representation of private equity fund as stalking-horse bidder in Ch. 11 auction of wood pellets business.
  • Representation of distribution company in $10 million revolving credit facility and $4 million term loan.
  • Representation of oil and gas exploration and production company in $28 million acquisition of South Texas assets and related debt and equity financing.
  • Representation of textile company in $15 million revolving credit facility and $4 million of term loans.
  • Representation of video security company in the sale of its business.
  • Representation of private equity fund in acquisition of multi-office medical imaging business.
  • Representation of agricultural processing company in $65 million sale of substantially all of its assets.