Troy M. Keller
PEOPLE

Troy M. Keller

Of Counsel
keller.troy@dorsey.com

Overview

TROY HAS TWENTY YEARS EXPERIENCE IN M&A, JOINT VENTURES, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, SECURITIES, CAPITAL MARKETS AND GOVERNMENT AND LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS. WITH HIS BROAD SKILLSET, HE HELPS CLIENTS FIND SOLUTIONS UNDER A VARIETY OF CIRCUMSTANCES.

Having worked both as external and internal legal counsel for a number of Fortune 500 companies, Troy brings the expertise and insights companies need to navigate today’s challenges and opportunities.

Troy recently joined Dorsey from Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN), a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals, where he served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel for over a decade.  He led Huntsman’s corporate legal team for many years and most recently headed its government affairs function.  Prior to Huntsman, Troy was in-house securities law counsel at Qwest Communications, a leader in the telecommunications industry.  

Troy has significant international experience, as well as industry knowledge in the telecommunications, materials sciences and chemical industries.  

Education & Admissions

New York University School of Law (J.D., 1997)

Brigham Young University (B.A., 1994), cum laude

Admissions

  • Colorado
  • New York
  • Utah

Languages

  • Spanish

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Represented Huntsman Corporation in the formation of its $750 million PO/MTBE joint venture with Sinopec’s Jinling Petrochemical Company
  • Represented Huntsman Corporation in its proposed $20 billion merger agreement with Clariant A.G.
  • Represented Huntsman Corporation in its acquisition of Demilec for approximately $350 million
  • Represented Huntsman Corporation in its acquisition of the Additives Division of Rockwood International for approximately $1.05 billion
  • Represented Huntsman Corporation in its acquisition of Oxid L.P.’s Polyester Polyols Business for approximately $75 million
  • Represented Huntsman Corporation in the formation of its $280 million Arabian Amines joint venture with the Al Zamil Group
  • Represented Huntsman Corporation in the expansion of its isocyanates joint venture with BASF and multiple Chinese partners
  • Represented Huntsman Corporation in its historic merger agreement with Hexion Specialty Chemicals
  • Represented Huntsman Corporation in the sale of its US Base Chemicals Division for approximately $770 million
  • Represented Huntsman Corporation in the sale of its Stereolithography and Rapid Manufacturing Resins business to 3D Systems Corporation for approximately $41 million
  • Represented Huntsman Corporation in its acquisition of the Textile Effects Division of Ciba Specialty Chemicals for approximately $253 million
  • Represented Huntsman Corporation in multiple debt offerings ranging from $100 million to $1.6 billion in size
  • Represented Huntsman Corporation in multiple systems house acquisitions and joint venture buyouts in all regions of the world
  • Represented Qwest Communications International Inc. in multiple debt and equity offerings ranging from $20 million to $1.7 billion in size
  • Company counsel for the $80.5 million Caldera Systems, Inc. Initial Public Offering
  • Selling Stockholder counsel for the $50 million Altiris, Inc. Initial Public Offering
  • Represented Caldera International Inc. in its acquisition of the Server & Professional Services Divisions of the Santa Cruz Operation for approximately $85 million
  • Underwriter’s counsel in McData Corporation Convertible Subordinated Notes Offering
  • Underwriter’s counsel in $1.029 billion initial public offering of the WBK STRYPES Trust

News & Resources

Articles

Chemical Industry Update - November 2019
The India Opportunity
Chemical Industry Update - July/August 2019
What is Tech Policy and Why is it Relevant?
Chemical Industry Update - June 2019
2019 Proxy Season Update: Shareholder Proposal Trends
Chemical Industry Update - April 2019
Utah, Brexit and Chaos Theory
Chemical Industry Update - March 2019
The Government Shutdown Is Over, Now What?
Chemical Industry Update - January 2019
Chemical Industry Update - December 2018
Chemical Industry Update - November 2018
Chemical Industry Update - October 2018
Chemical Industry Update - September 2018
Monsanto's Roundup Case: What's at Stake from a Legal and Policy Perspective

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey Of Counsel Troy Keller Comments on Business RT CEO's Statement
Dorsey Of Counsel Troy Keller Comments on Corporate Social Responsibility
Dorsey Of Counsel Troy Keller Comments on Business Roundtable Statement
Dorsey Of Counsel Troy Keller Discusses Technology Policy at Silicon Slopes
Dorsey Of Counsel Troy Keller Remarks Appointment of New Labor Chief
Dorsey Partner Troy Keller Discusses Rubio's Proposal for Corporate Short-termism
Dorsey Of Counsel Troy Keller Comments on UAE Investment Opportunities in Utah
Dorsey Of Counsel Troy Keller Comments on Exxon Climate Change Suit
Dorsey Of Counsel Troy Keller Comments on China Trade War
Dorsey Of Counsel Troy Keller Comments on Tariff Wars Impact to Chemical Industry
Experienced M&A and Corporate Governance Lawyer Troy Keller Joins Dorsey in Salt Lake City

Legal Writings

  • Association of Corporate Counsel: Utah In-House In Review. “High Level Best Practices and Tips for Board Members.” October 2018
  • Annual Securities Section Meeting. “Securities Issues in M&A Transactions Involving Shareholder Approval.” September 2018
  • China Petroleum & Chemical International Conference. “Opportunities for the Global Chemical Industry under the Belt and Road Initiative.” September 2017
  • International Petrochemical Conference. “Legislative Impacts of the U.S. Elections and What it Means for the Petrochemical Industry.” March 2017
  • Enterprise Risk Management. “Board Oversight of Risk Management in the Current Environment.” January 2012

Industries & Practices

  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • India
  • Latin America
  • Legislative
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Private Equity
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Board Member, Texas Association of Business, 2017-2018
  • Business Editor for The Colorado Lawyer, 2003-2005
Troy M. Keller