Tom loves to negotiate deals. He believes that every transaction presents as an opportunity for parties to find common ground and enjoys helping his clients capitalize upon that opportunity. When obstacles or complications arise, Tom embraces the challenge of developing unique and innovative solutions that protect his client’s interests but also allow the transaction to move forward. Most importantly, Tom enjoys delivering value to his clients by managing an effective and efficient deal process and by negotiating and drafting transaction documents that clearly and concisely reflect the business deal.
To maximize client value, Tom approaches deals holistically. He believes that an efficient and well planned negotiation process can add significant client value. Tom also recognizes that any successful transaction requires a team of professionals with a variety of expertise and knows how to effectively integrate these professionals into the transaction. He understands how to coordinate with the various client constituencies that are involved in a transaction to maximize client involvement and minimize miscommunication.
Tom’s approach to delivering value through the deal process has allowed him to develop a successful international corporate transactional practice representing public companies and large private equity firms in complex mergers and acquisitions as well as 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.
Tom has led teams that have completed both domestic and cross-border transactions, most recently concluding the largest real estate transaction in Mexico's history for a US-based private equity fund with limited partners based in Asia.
Tom also advises boards of public companies in connection with their fiduciary duties and corporate governance 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.
In addition to his legal background, Tom’s Wall Street and political experience give him a unique perspective which allows him to better assist his clients as they navigate the financial and political issues faced by public companies and large private equity firms, particularly those active in regulated industries.