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Taylor H. Wilson

Managing Partner

Taylor H. Wilson joined Haynes and Boone in 1990 and currently serves as managing partner of the firm. Taylor 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. Taylor has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Securities Law/Capital Markets Law 2007-2012; and for Corporate Law, 2013-2022. He has also been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters – Securities and Corporate Finance 2003-2013.

Taylor received his B.A. at Amherst College and his J.D. from Southern Methodist University.

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
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Selected Client Representations
  • 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

Awards and Recognition
  • Recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Securities Law/Capital Markets Law, 2007-2012; Corporate Law, 2013-2022
  • Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters - Securities and Corporate Finance, 2003-2013
  • Recognized by D Magazine's Best Lawyers of Dallas, D Magazine Partners, 2015, 2017-2021
  • Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™
Qualifications

Education

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

Admissions

Texas

Article/Mention
Haynes Boone Featured in Bloomberg Law: ‘Top This Big Law: Haynes Boone’s New Partners Are 62% Diver [...]
January 28, 2022

Kudos to Haynes Boone for its awesomely diverse new partners class. Only snag: No new Black partners.   The year is still young but I’m betting that Haynes Boone will win the 2022 grand prize for having the most diverse new partnership class in Big Law.   Maybe I’m jumping the gun but I can’t think of any Big Law firm that will beat these statistics: A new partnership class that’s composed of 62% [...]