Tom is the chair of the firm’s Corporate and Private Equity department. He also previously served as a member of the firm’s Board of Partners. Tom focuses his practice on private equity-backed corporate transactions.
He regularly represents private equity funds, mezzanine finance funds, family offices and institutional co-investors, independent sponsors, privately held companies and executives in a wide variety of transactional matters, including platform and add-on acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, control, minority, growth and structured equity investments, divestitures, joint ventures, recapitalizations, commercial transactions, executive employment agreements and corporate governance matters.
His transactional experience extends across numerous borders and spans a wide array of industries, including healthcare, energy and infrastructure, education, food and beverage, distribution and manufacturing, consumer products, transportation and technology.
Tom brings a partner approach to client engagements and leverages McGuireWoods’ firm-wide emphasis on matching world-class service and capabilities with an entrepreneurial spirit to deliver tremendous value to his clients. He also regularly acts as outside general counsel for private equity portfolio companies and other private companies that have limited internal legal support resources. Tom leads the Firm’s regional independent sponsor roundtable groups in New York and Pennsylvania.
Prior to practicing law, Tom was a strategic sourcing consultant for a global supply chain company now owned by SAP, where he advised numerous companies on cutting-edge strategies for achieving their corporate purchasing objectives.
"My unique blend of legal and business experience enables me to bring a broad and practical perspective to bear when serving my clients."
Representation of New Orchard Capital, a private equity firm, and its portfolio company American Vision Group, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing eye care physician services organizations, in the add-on acquisition of Retina Macula Specialists of Miami, a nationally renowned retina practice.
Representation of New Orchard Capital, a private equity firm, and its portfolio company American Vision Group, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing eye care physician services organizations, in the add-on acquisition of Your Eye Specialists, a nationally renowned general ophthalmology practice.
Representation of New Orchard Capital, a private equity firm, and its portfolio company American Vision Group, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing eye care physician services organizations, in the add-on acquisition of Furnari & Lofton, a Florida-based optometry practice.
Representation of Tiger Peak Capital, a New York-based private equity firm, in its acquisition of VoiceComm, a wholesale wireless accessory distributor.
Representation of a family investment firm in its acquisition of a home healthcare services company.
Representation of Acacia Partners, a Texas-based private equity firm, in its acquisition of a minority interest in Red River Technology, a technology transformation company.
Representation of Eye Health America, a full-service eye care practice backed by LLR Partners, in its acquisition of Eye Associates of Manatee, a Florida-based eye care service provider.
Representation of Eye Health America, a full-service eye care practice backed by LLR Partners, in its acquisition of Clemson Eyes, a South Carolina-based innovative medical and surgical eye care services provider.
Representation of Eye Health America, a full-service eye care practice backed by LLR Partners, in its acquisition of Piedmont Surgery, a South Carolina-based ambulatory surgery center.
Representation of Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, in its strategic partnership with Cincinnati Eye Institute, one of the largest and most reputable ophthalmology practices in the country, to form CEI Vision Partners, a management services organization.
Representation of Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, in its investment in DataLink Service Fund Solutions, a leading provider of medical software solutions.
Representation of one of the world’s largest independent alternative asset management firms in its $55 million debt and equity investment in two healthcare providers.
Representation of LLR Partners in connection with its purchase of all of the equity interests of Learn-It Systems.
Representation of LLR Partners in its $35 million investment in SDG Holding Company, the parent company of Schweiger Dermatology Group.
Representation of JWI Capital and Squire Ridge Company in their purchase of Allegheny Performance Plastics, LLC from Allegheny Performance Plastics, Inc.
Representation of American Capital, Ltd. in its sale of The Meadows, its portfolio company, to Alita Care, LLC.
Representation of a provider of medical alert and medication dispensing systems in its sale to the largest independent provider of Personal Emergency Response Systems in North America.
Representation of Acacia Partners in its investment in Vision Radiology, a teleradiology medical practice.
Representation of Acacia Partners in its acquisition of Sutherland Perennials Group, a provider of high-quality fabrics, outdoor furniture and interior design products.
Represented a dental supply company in its sale of a majority equity interest to a private equity firm.
Represented an oil and gas operator in its acquisition of upstream and midstream oil and gas assets from a publicly-traded oil and gas company.
Represented an oil and gas operator in its sale of midstream assets to a supplier and marketer of natural gas, liquid fuels and electricity.
Represented an oil and gas operator in connection with a bridge loan from an investment advisor specializing in direct lending.
Represented a middle market private equity firm in its acquisition of all of the equity interests of an educational services company.
Represented a private equity firm in its acquisition of a company that delivers professional in-home nursing care to qualified beneficiaries.
Represented a Fortune 100 financial services organization in connection with its financing of a private equity firm’s acquisition of a leading technology-enabled distributor of medical products.
Represented a Pennsylvania-based private equity firm with more than $2 billion across several funds in three notable transactions.
Represented a Chicago-based lower middle-market private equity firm in multiple transactions over the last year including investments in the largest orthodontic dental support organization and a dermatology practice management company and its partner practice.
Represented a private equity backed portfolio company in an add-on acquisition for a provider of medical dermatology and Mohs surgery.
Represented one of the world’s largest independent alternative management firms with over $45 billion of assets under management, in several marquee investments over the last year.
Represented a leading growth-oriented private equity firm in its investment, by way of acquisition, in a global leader in infrastructure operations and maintenance.
Advised a Texas-based company that formulates, manufactures and markets Aloe vera-based premium, wholesale, natural solutions for grooming and animal care in its sale to a manufacturer and marketer of animal nutrition and care products.
Represented one of the largest providers of medical alert and medication dispensing systems in Kansas, in its sale to one of the largest independent providers of Personal Emergency Response Systems in North America.
Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member, Allegheny County Bar Association
Member and Coach, Franklin Area Midget Football Association
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2022. 2023, Woodward/White, Inc.
Selected for inclusion in “Legal 500 United States,” M&A/Corporate Commercial - Private Equity Buyouts, 2021, 2022; M&A: Middle-Market 2022
Recipient, "Professional Excellence Award: Distinguished Leader," The Legal Intelligencer, 2022
Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Private Equity Buyouts, Pennsylvania, Legal 500 US, 2018
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