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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

David Barbour

David Barbour

Special Counsel


  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets and Securities
  • Asset-Backed Securitization
  • Corporate

WSG Practice Industries



David’s practice includes expertise in various commercial transactions on a national and international basis.

He represents issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, with an emphasis in structured and restructured issuances of mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities. He also advises clients regarding the negotiation and structuring of various corporate and real estate financings and asset and stock acquisitions. Finally, David is experienced in handling a variety of other general corporate, mortgage banking, real estate and securities transactions.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a REIT in its commencement of an at-the-market equity program of up to 15,000,000 shares of its Common Stock having an aggregate offering price of up to $138.3 million, and in its commencement of an at-the-market preferred equity program of up to 3,000,000 shares of its 7.50% Series E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock having an aggregate offering price of up to $75.72 million
  • Represented a real estate developer and service provider in the establishment of a $50 million credit facility secured by single family properties and the repayment of an existing loan
  • Serves as outside general counsel to NYSE-listed mortgage REIT
  • Represented issuers in over 400 mortgage and asset-backed securitizations
  • Represented buyer in $2 billion commercial mortgage loan repurchase facility
  • Represented hedge fund in acquisition of specialty finance company through bankruptcy proceedings
  • Represented hedge fund in workout and eventual acquisition of oil and gas interests
  • Represented Fortune 100 company in commercial mortgage leaseback securitization of its corporate headquarters
  • Assisted in drafting of mortgage-backed securitization legislation for Russia and Ukraine
  • Represented hospitality REIT in its IPO and subsequent common and preferred equity offerings


BBA, The University of Texas, with highest honors, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Sigma Iota Epsilon, 1971
Areas of Practice

Asset-Backed Securitization | Banking and Finance | Capital Markets and Securities | Corporate | Energy Finance and Securitization | Finance and Restructuring | Hospitality (Real Estate Version) | Hotel REITs | Latin America | Mortgage REITs | North America | Real Estate Capital Markets | Real Estate, Development and Finance | Residential Mortgage-backed Securities | Single Family Rental (SFR) Financing and Securitization | Structured Finance and Securitization | Warehouse and Structured Lending, Gestation Finance and Early Buyout (EBO) Facilities


  • AK Migration: DC Circuit Panel Vacates Proxy Access Rule
  • AK Migration: SEC Replaces Credit Ratings with New Wide Market Following Test for Shelf Registration Statement Eligibility
  • AK Migration: SEC Proposes Rules for Compensation Committees and Compensation Advisers
  • AK Migration: Recent Ruling Allows a Shareholder Lawsuit to Proceed After a Negative Say-on-Pay Vote: Quirk or Harbinger?
  • AK Migration: DC Circuit’s Proxy Access Decision to Stand, but SEC to Allow “Private Ordering” of Proxy Access
  • AK Migration: Next Wave of MBS Litigation Focuses on Issuers, Underwriters
  • Clark Contracting: Texas Lien Assignees Unperfected?

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