Taylor H. Wilson


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1990, Associate Senior Editor of The International Lawyer, 1989-1990

B.A., Amherst College, 1985, cum laude

Bar Admissions



Taylor H. Wilson joined Haynes and Boone in 1990 and serves as chair of the firm's Investment Funds Practice Group. Mr. Wilson focuses his practice on corporate/securities, private equity, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters, and regularly advises investment advisers to both domestic and offshore funds with respect to fund formation and investment management activities. 

Mr. Wilson has completed numerous transactions, including the following recent matters: 

  • The registration of numerous clients as both investment advisers (state and federal) and commodity pool operators, and assistance with ongoing regulatory compliance matters
  • The formation of multiple master/feeder hedge fund structures with a wide range of investment strategies
  • The formation of domestic and offshore funds focused on investments in credit default swaps and similar derivative instruments
  • The formation of domestic and offshore funds focused on investments in energy-related assets and securities 
  • The formation private equity funds focused on investments in domestic and international real estate
  • The formation of funds focused on investments in domestic hedge funds and private equity funds
  • The sale of an interest in a hedge fund management company to a third-party investor
  • Multiple acquisitions by private equity firms of portfolio companies and the documentation of related equity ownership structures
  • The representation of special committees of independent directors in connection with interested party transactions

Professional and Community Activities

  • Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, Venture Capital and Private Equity Committee, 2001-present  
  • State Bar of Texas; Business Law Section, 1996-present
  • Dallas Bar Association


Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America 2015

Best Lawyers in America®, an annual referral guide listing outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S., has once again recognized Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers. This year, 56 of the firm's practices were listed in the guide.

Published by Woodward/White, Inc. in August 2014

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America - Woodward/White, Inc., Securities Law/Capital Markets Law, 2007-2012; Corporate, 2013-2015
  • Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer - Securities and Corporate Finance, Thomson Reuters, 2003-2013
  • Recognized by D Magazine's Best Lawyers of Dallas, D Magazine Partners, 2015
  • Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™ 

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