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 40 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 dedicated supporter of organizations dedicated to improving the quality of education for our youth, Terry serves on numerous boards and actively helps such organizations as Educate Dallas, Dallas Regional Chamber Education Advisory Council, Dallas AfterSchool, State of Texas Expanded Learning Opportunities Council, SMU in Taos Executive Board, and University of Texas at Dallas School of Management Advisory Council.
Terry has written and spoken extensively in the areas of energy finance, loan restructures, suretyship, usury, commercial transactions and law firm strategy and leadership, and has been published in the Texas Law Review, Texas Tech Law Review, St. Mary's Law Review, Banking Law Journal and Texas Bar Journal.