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David K. Bowsher

Partner
  • (205) 226-8734
  • (713) 362-2558
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Education
  • Brown University
    A.B., English & American Literature and Economics, 1995
  • Duke University School of Law
    J.D., 1999
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Texas
About David
It’s easy and involves no risk for an attorney to tell a client ‘No, you can’t do that.’ A good lawyer works to figure out a proper way to achieve the client’s goal and say ‘Yes, you can do that, and here’s how you need to go about it.
Q&A
  • What do you find most exciting about your work?

    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.

  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice?

    My experience in the George W. Bush Administration (Acting General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce) has made me a much better lawyer.  Excellence was expected. Results mattered.  And client service - even as a government lawyer - was essential. 

Select Matters

  • Representation of international technology company in its strategic acquisition of a reality analysis business focused on building information modeling.
  • Representation of international technology company in its $22+ million strategic acquisition of a material tracking software and services business.
  • Representation of agricultural processor in its $25 million secured revolving loan facility.
  • Representation of a public holding company in acquisition of 51% interest in a key Texas player in landscape and lawn services.
  • Representation of software-as-a-service company in its $22+ million sale to a strategic buyer.
  • Representation of a public holding company in acquisition of 60% interest in a key Southeastern 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.

 

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        Credentials

        Education
        • Brown University, A.B., English & American Literature and Economics, 1995
        • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1999
        Courts
        • U.S. Supreme Court
        • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
        • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
        • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
        • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
        • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
        • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
        • Supreme Court of Alabama
        • Supreme Court of Texas
        • Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia
        • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
        Bar Admissions
        • Alabama
        • District of Columbia
        • Georgia
        • Texas
        Professional Affiliations
        • American Bankruptcy Institute
        • American Bankruptcy Institute Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop Advisory Board, former Co-Chair 
        • American Bar Association
        • Birmingham Bar Association
        • Birmingham Education Foundation, Board of Directors, former Chair
        • Duke Law Alumni Association, Board of Directors, President
        • Republican National Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, President
           
        Awards & Accolades
        • Best Lawyers in America®, Banking and Finance Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Government Relations Practice, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2020 - present
        • Birmingham Business Journal, Who's Who in Law, 2017
        • Leadership Birmingham, Class of 2013
        • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Business/Corporate and Governmental Relations, 2012-2013
        • Project Corporate Leadership, Class of 2011
        • Birmingham Business Journal, Top 40 Under 40, 2011
         
        Clerkships
        • U.S. District Court, Eastern District Pennsylvania, Judge William H. Yohn, Jr.