Tom is a shareholder in Fredrikson & Byron’s Corporate, Securities, Bank & Finance, and Private Equity Groups. His corporate and securities work involves a variety of business matters, including public and private financings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic transactions, compliance with SEC requirements, corporate formation and governance, and assisting clients on various regulatory and compliance issues concerning federal and state investment adviser regulation and federal investment company regulation. Tom’s finance work for private equity firms, borrowers, and lenders involves securitizations, mezzanine lending, warehouse lines, loan restructuring, workouts, and syndicated debt transactions.
Previously, Tom worked as in-house legal counsel at U.S. Bancorp and at another local law firm.
- William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1997, magna cum laude
- Marquette University, B.A., 1992
- Minnesota, 1997
- U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1997
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Emerging Business
- Corporate Governance & Investigations
- Life Sciences
- Bank & Finance
- Private Equity & Venture Capital
- Public Companies
- Represented local car dealer in the sale of its assets and dealership rights to another local car dealer.
- Lead attorney for local publicly held EMS manufacturing company in divestiture of majority of its assets to public company.
- Lead attorney for Voyager Oil & Gas, Inc. in acquisition of ante4, Inc. in reverse public merger into a public shell company.
- Represented publicly held company in acquisition of national internet company for $250,000,000.
- Represented a national retail sales company in its acquisition of multiple competitors in roll-up transactions between $2,000,000 and $100,000,000.
- Lead attorney for national lumber company in numerous restructuring initiatives including divestiture of subsidiary companies, private placement and a $50,000,000 bank debt syndication financing.
- Lead attorney for numerous publicly held companies in acquisitions ranging from $500,000 to $20,000,000, in the industries of oil and gas, medical device, software and watercrafts.
- “SEC Adopts New Disclosure Rules Concerning Executive Compensation,” co-authored with Ruilin Li and Scott Dorfman, Fredrikson & Byron’s Business Focus Newsletter, November 2006; also appeared in the MSBA Business Law News, February 2007
- “The New Compensation Rules-II,” MSBA Securities Regulation 2007 Seminar, January 19, 2007
- “The New SEC Executive Compensation Rules,” Fredrikson & Byron Business Law Seminar, November 30, 2006
- Minnesota Justice Foundation, Board of Directors
- The Jacob Wetterling Foundation, Board of Directors
Honors & Distinctions
- Named Rising Star in Minnesota Law & Politics