Troy M. Keller
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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

Events & Speaking Engagements

Webinar Playback: Corporate Governance & ESG Trends

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