|J.D., 1998, University of Colorado Law School|
|B.A., 1990, Tufts University|
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Over the past decade and a half, Tom has developed a successful international corporate transactional practice representing public companies and large private equity firms in complex mergers and acquisitions, and securities offerings.
He has negotiated a variety of transactions totaling billions of dollars in the real estate, resort and hospitality, media, oil and gas, clean energy, high tech and telecommunications industries. He has advised clients on public-private and public-public mergers, stock and asset purchases, and stock swaps. He has led teams that have completed both domestic and cross-border transactions, most recently completing the largest real estate transaction in Mexico's history for a US based private equity fund with limited partners based in Asia.
He also advise boards of public companies in connection with their fiduciary duties under Colorado and Delaware law in connection with mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, controlled corporate transactions and other complex transactions.
His securities practice includes assisting public companies prepare federal and state securities filings, helping public and private companies raise capital through private placements, and counseling corporate and individual clients on securities law violations.
A significant portion of his practice involves managing teams of lawyers with a variety of specialties and from a variety of national and international jurisdictions to achieve his clients’ goals. He is a founding member of an American Bar Association committee on Legal Practice Management in Mergers and Acquisitions charged with evaluating how deal lawyers can manage transactions for their clients more efficiently and effectively. He has also volunteered as an editor of a section of the Revised Model Asset Purchase Agreement which will be published by the American Bar Association.
In addition to his legal background, Tom’s Wall Street and political experience gives him a unique perspective which allows him to better assist his clients as they navigate the myriad financial and political issues faced by public companies and large private equity firms, particularly those active in regulated industries.
|Represented Mexico Retail Properties and MRP Group, LP in the largest ever real estate transaction in Mexico's history consisting of the sale of 49 commercial properties and the sale of MRP Group's property management platform for an aggregate purchase price of approximately US $2.0 Billion to FIBRA Uno, the first and largest real estate investment trust in Mexico.|
|Represented Gaiam, Inc. in a carve out sale transaction in which it sold its non-Gaiam branded entertainment media distribution business to Cinedigm Inc. for $51.5 million.|
|Represented Gaiam Americas, Inc. in its $13.4 million acquisition of VE Newco, LLC, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group Distribution Corp.|
|Assisted Vail Resorts subsidiary Mountain News Corporation to acquire Skiinfo.com, Europe's leading snow-sports web site. Mountain News intends to combine the operations of Skiinfo.com with the operations of OnTheSnow.com, the industry leading snow-sports website currently operated by Mountain News. The combined digital operation will reach 23 million annual unique visitors, operating in 14 languages and 20 nations, the company said. In addition to operating its own websites, the operation will supply snow reports to some 1,500 other websites and media companies.|
|Provided ERISA and employment advice in connection with Vail Resorts, Inc.'s $63 million acquisition of Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in California.|
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