Guy Young


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Tulane University, 1981, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, Tulane Law Review

B.A., George Washington University, 1977, with special honors

Bar Admissions



Guy Young has more than 25 years of experience in corporate securities transactions, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, securities laws compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and monetization transactions. Mr. Young’s practice focuses on the representation of energy companies and underwriters engaged in transactions with energy companies. 

Mr. Young has represented clients based in the United States and Canada in transactions such as: 

  • capital markets transactions including registered primary and secondary public offerings, Rule 144A and private placements of common stock, preferred stock and subordinated and senior debt securities
  • private equity and mezzanine debt transactions; asset monetization transactions, such as royalty trusts and production payments
  • securities offerings and acquisitions relying on the Multi-Jurisdictional Disclosure System with Canada
  • roll-up transactions, exchange offers and other recapitalization and restructuring transactions
  • acquisitions, divestitures and mergers of public and private companies in the United States and internationally

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas

Professional Recognition

  • Texas Super Lawyer in Securities & Corporate Finance, 2009-2013
  • Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™
  • Recognized by Chambers USA as a leading practitioner in Capital Markets: Debt & Equity, 2013-2014


Chambers USA

Chambers USA 2014

Chambers USA has once again recognized Haynes and Boone, LLP in its annual guide, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2014, featuring 17 of the firm’s practices and 49 individual lawyers. Two of the firm’s practice groups, Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Franchising, were included in the national rankings.

Client Representation

  • Ultra Petroleum Corp. Private Placement of Senior Notes

    Successfully represented Ultra Petroleum Corp., a public independent oil and gas company engaged primarily in the development, production, operation, exploration and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties, in the private placement of $850 million aggregate principal amount of 6.125 percent Senior Notes due 2024.

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