Terry Conner


Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1975, with honors, Notes and Comments Editor, Texas Law Review

B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1972

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1975


Terry Conner serves as a member of Haynes and Boone's Board of Directors and is an active member of numerous other committees within the firm. During his 40-year tenure at Haynes and Boone, Terry has served as the chair of the firm’s Finance Practice, the firm’s Financial Partner, and the firm’s Managing Partner.

Terry has more than 35 years of experience practicing in the area of business transactions, including oil and gas, finance, leveraged lending, syndicated lending, margin loans, loan restructuring/workouts, and technology transactions.  Terry has handled more than 100 energy-based finance transactions, including loans secured by or involving oil and gas production, pipelines, drilling rigs, refineries, and storage facilities. He has been an adjunct professor of commercial law at Southern Methodist University School of Law, a Director of the Texas Association of Bank Counsel, the co-editor of the Matthew Bender Commercial Loan Documentation Guide, the co-chair of the Southern Methodist University Law School Commercial Lending Institute, a lecturer on business law at The University of Texas at Dallas, and a member of the State of Texas Science and Technology Council appointed by then-Governor Bush.

A tireless supporter of organizations dedicated to improving the quality of education for our youth, Terry serves on numerous boards and actively helps such organizations as EducateDallas, Dallas Regional Chamber Education Advisory Council, Dallas AfterSchool, State of Texas Expanded Learning Opportunities Council, University of Texas at Dallas School of Management Advisory Council, and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

Terry has written and spoken extensively in the areas of energy finance, loan restructures, commercial transactions and law firm strategy and leadership, and has been published in the Texas Law Review, Texas Tech Law ReviewSt. Mary's Law Review, and Texas Bar Journal.


Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America 2015

Best Lawyers® in America, an annual referral guide listing outstanding attorneys throughout the U.S, has once again recognized Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers. This year the firm increased its honored practices to 56.

Professional Recognition

  • Named a Texas Super Lawyer in Banking, Law and Politics and Texas Monthly, 2003-2014
  • Named one of The Best Lawyers in America in Banking and Finance Law, 2009-2015. Mr. Conner has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than 15 years.
  • Voted one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas in Corporate Finance/Mergers & Acquisitions in D Magazine, 1997, 2007-2009, 2011, 2014
  • Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™ 

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, State of Texas Expanded Learning Opportunities Council 
  • University of Texas at Dallas School of Management Advisory Council 
  • Dallas Citizens Council Board of Directors  
  • Dallas Regional Chamber Board of Directors and Vice Chair, Education Advisory 
  • SMU-In-Taos Executive Board 
  • Dallas AfterSchool Network, Board of Directors 
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Pipeline Committee 
  • EducateDallas Board of Directors 
  • University of Texas Chancellor's Council
  • Business Law Section, State Bar of Texas 
  • American Bar Association 
  • Dallas Bar Association 
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel

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