Tom focuses his practice on the representation of financial institutions in structuring, negotiating and documenting debt financing arrangements. He has experience representing commercial banks, investments banks, financial sponsors and other financial institutions in syndicated credit facilities, both secured and unsecured, including multicurrency and cross-border facilities, acquisition financings and other leveraged financings.
Tom regularly serves as counsel to several of the firm’s financial institution clients and has worked on numerous financings across a variety of industry sectors, including financings for industrial/manufacturing companies, environmental service companies, food and beverage providers, retail companies and technology companies. While in law school, Tom earned the Vanderbilt Law School and Owen School of Management Law and Business Certificate and was also the administrative editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. Prior to law school, Tom was a financial analyst and is a certified public accountant in Illinois.
- Representation of the lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with a $3.5 billion revolving credit facility to a public environmental services provider.
- Representation of the lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with a $165 million senior secured credit facility to finance the acquisition of a freight forwarding logistics provider by a top-tier financial sponsor.
- Representation of the lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with a $4.5 billion asset-based credit facility to a beverage distributor, including a lender group comprised of over 40 lenders.
- Representation of the lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with a $600 million senior secured credit facility to finance project costs for a new sports arena.
- Representation of the lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with a $1.4 billion cross-border, senior secured multicurrency facility to a manufacturer of bottled water and soft drinks.
- Representation of financial institutions as lead arranger, lender and/or issuer in connection with senior credit facilities and subordinated note issuances to finance leveraged acquisitions involving private equity firms.
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- Author, Hacking into Federal Court: Employee “Authorization” Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 13 Vand. J. Ent. & Tech. 543, 2011
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolJD
Administrative Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law2012
Miami UniversityBSAccounting and Finance
summa cum laude2007
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