Steven K. Talley is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Denver office. He is a member of the Corporate Transactions Practice Group. He works primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions.
Mr. Talley has represented a number of public and private companies and private equity clients in connection with acquisitions and dispositions in numerous industries including telecommunications, high tech, manufacturing, and energy. Mr. Talley has been listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business each year since 2006.
Mr. Talley received his law degree in 1991 from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, and an Articles Editor on the High Technology Law Journal. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Harvey Mudd College in 1984. In addition, he has taken a significant number of graduate-level economics courses at the Claremont Graduate School. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Talley was the manager of management information systems for a manufacturing company.
Recent Representative Transactions
- Investcorp International – Represented Investcorp International in acquisitions and divestitures in the manufacturing, telecommunications, retail, and clothing industries.
- Oryx Capital – Represented Onyx Capital in acquisitions and dispositions in the manufacturing, food, and technology industries.
- SemGroup – represented SemGroup in connection with a $1.3 billion joint venture with KKR to own and operate midstream oil and gas infrastructure in Western Canada, formed through the acquisition of Meritage Midstream and the contribution of SemGroup’s Canadian assets
- SemGroup Corporation – Represented SemGroup Corporation in its $389 million purchase of all of the publicly held units of Rose Rock Midstream, L.P.
- The Williams Companies, Inc. – Represented the Williams Companies in connection with the formation of a joint venture with KKR for the acquisition of Discovery Midstream for $1.2 billion.
- The Williams Companies, Inc. – Represented the Williams Companies, Inc. in its $3.8 billion pipeline joint venture with the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board in the Marcellus and Utica Basins.
- The Williams Companies, Inc. – Represented the Williams Companies, Inc. in its $2.1 billion sale of William Olefins to Nova Chemicals.
- The Williams Companies, Inc. – Represented the Williams Companies, Inc. it its $12 billion transaction with Williams Partners, L.P., including waiver of IDRS in exchange for common units.
- The Williams Companies, Inc. – Represented the Williams Companies, Inc. in the $50 billion merger of Williams Partners L.P. with Access Midstream Partners, L.P.
- The Williams Companies, Inc. – Represented the Williams Companies, Inc. in its $2.25 billion investment in Access Midstream Partners, L.P. and its general partner.
- The Williams Companies, Inc. – Represented the Williams Companies, Inc. in connection with its $5.995 billion acquisition from Global Infrastructure Partners of its interest in Access Midstream Partners, L.P. and its general partner.
- Williams Partners L.P. – Represented Williams Partners L.P. in its acquisition of Caiman Eastern Midstream LLC for approximately $2.5 billion.
- U.S. TelePacific Corporation – Represented U.S. TelePacific Corporation in its acquisition of Tel West Network Services Corporation.
- U.S. TelePacific Corporation – Represented TelePacific Communications in its acquisition of Covad Wireless.
- U.S. TelePacific Corporation – Represented TelePacific Communications in its acquisition of O1 Communications.
- Zayo Group, LLC – Represented Zayo Group on its CAD 465 million acquisition of Allstream, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of MTS, Inc., Canada’s fourth largest provider of telecommunications services.
- Zayo Group, LLC – Represented Zayo Group in the acquisition of the operating units of Latisys Holdings, a provider of colocation and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) services through eight datacenters
- Zayo Group, LLC – Represented Zayo Group in its acquisition of Viatel’s pan-European infrastructure and non-Irish enterprise businesses.
- Zayo Group, LLC – Represented Zayo Group in its $2.2 billion acquisition of Abovenet Inc., a publicly traded provider of fiber optic communication services.
- Zayo Group LLC – Represented Zayo Group in its $1.42 billion acquisition of Electric Lightwave, an infrastructure and telecom services provider serving 35 markets in the western U.S.