Leader in the Transactional Field Darrell W. Taylor Joins Cokinos | Young in Houston

Darrell Taylor Senior Counsel

We are pleased to welcome Darrell W. Taylor, a recognized leader in the transactional field, to STRUCTURE, Cokinos|Young’s transactional team, where he will be joining our Houston office as Senior Counsel.

Darrell is an accomplished and creative transactional attorney, who has served as an adviser and leader in his field for over 30 years. Darrell has extensive experience with supervising and documenting mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and investment transactions, as well as debt and equity financing matters for both public and private companies.

“We are thrilled to have Darrell join our growing transactional team” said Cokinos|Young President and CEO Gregory Cokinos. Gregory adds: “Our value lies in our highly-skilled and integrated team within leading practices and working in a teamwork-focused culture. Darrell brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and will be a great contributor to our firm.”

Major Accomplishments:

Halliburton:  Acted as lead securities and financing lawyer for a series of related transactions for Halliburton, including debt and equity financings of over $3 billion to fund asbestos trusts for subsidiaries in Chapter 11 proceedings; followed by separation of KBR engineering, procurement and construction business and related subsidiaries; and KBR’s subsequent $2.4 billion initial public offering and tax-free split-off to shareholders

Pennzoil:  Supervised the legal representation of Pennzoil Company in reinvestment of $3 billion litigation settlement, including $215 million acquisition of Co-Enerco, $440 million investment in Burlington Resources, and $2.1 billion investment in Chevron; followed by:

  • $1.5 billion acquisition of oil and gas properties from Chevron,
  • Separation of Pennzoil upstream oil and gas business into PennzEnergy and subsequent $4.7 billion merger with Devon,
  • Going public transaction and $1.6 billion combination of Quaker State and Pennzoil downstream business to form Pennzoil-Quaker State and subsequent $1.8 billion divestiture to Shell Oil.

Please join us in welcoming Darrell to the firm!

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