David’s practice includes expertise in various commercial transactions on a national and international basis.

He represents issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, with an emphasis in structured and restructured issuances of mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities. He also advises clients regarding the negotiation and structuring of various corporate and real estate financings and asset and stock acquisitions. Finally, David is experienced in handling a variety of other general corporate, mortgage banking, real estate and securities transactions.

Representative Experience

  • Served as outside general counsel to NYSE-listed mortgage REIT for 36 years
  • Represented issuers in over 500 mortgage and asset-backed securitizations
  • Represented buyer in $2 billion commercial mortgage loan repurchase facility
  • Represented hedge fund in acquisition of specialty finance company through bankruptcy proceedings
  • Represented Fortune 100 company in commercial mortgage leaseback securitization of its corporate headquarters
  • Represented a multilateral finance organization in drafting of mortgage-backed securitization legislation for Russia and Ukraine
  • Represented hospitality REIT in its IPO and subsequent common and preferred equity offerings


  • Dallas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Business Law
    • Committee on Developments in Business Financing
    • Subcommittee on Securitization of Assets

Senior Fellow - Southern Methodist University Institute of International Banking and Finance, Structured Finance

Professional Fellow - London Institute of International Banking, Finance and Development Law (1995-2005)

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized as a Senior Statesman (2016-2023) and a Leader (2005-2016) in Banking & Finance, Texas, Chambers USA
  • Lawyer of the Year in Securitization & Structured Finance Law, Best Lawyers (2017)
  • Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer in Securities & Corporate Finance, Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (published in Texas Monthly) (2003-2019)
  • Listed for Structured Finance: Securitization, Legal 500, United States, 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law and Securitization and Structured Finance Law (2006-2018, 2024)
  • Lawyer of the Year in Structured Finance, Best Lawyers, Texas (2011)


  • Events

    • Lecturer on Securitization in Developing Countries at the Wharton International Housing Finance Program, Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 19, 2021; June 17, 2019; June 29, 2018; June 16, 2017; June 17, 2016; June 12, 2015; June 13, 2014; June 14, 2013; June 15, 2012; June 17, 2011; June 18-19, 2010; June 12-13, 2009; June 13-14, 2008; June 17, 2006; June 18, 2005 and June 19, 2004