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About Tom

Thomas W. Adkins has represented the buyer or the seller in the acquisition of more than 150 privately held companies and several publicly held companies, for purchase prices ranging from less than $100,000 to more than $1 billion. He represents companies and other parties involved in business transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of publicly and privately held businesses and public and private securities offerings. As the former chair of Bracewell's corporate and securities practice, Tom has advised a diverse set of clients, including public companies and boards of directors on securities and disclosure requirements, and corporate governance and compliance matters, including the rules of the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. His securities offerings experience includes private placements, initial public offerings, follow-on public equity offerings, secondary offerings and convertible debt offerings.

Tom’s practice includes a focus on energy and retail business transactions. He regularly represents one of the five largest U.S. banks in energy transactions and one of the best-known e-commerce retailers in the U.S. in corporate and securities matters.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Issuer — first registered public offering in the United States of equity securities tracked on a distributed ledger

Sponsors — acquisitions of privately held companies in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry, metals processing industry, land care and property management industry, manufactured housing industry and two internet-related businesses

Issuer — IPOs of companies in heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry, metals processing industry, land care and property management industry, manufactured housing industry and heavy-duty truck parts industry

Largest nitrogen fertilizer production company in the western hemisphere — company’s acquisitions and in its sale

Borrower — syndicated senior secured credit facility

Trustee — formation and IPO of multiple publicly held royalty trusts

Trustee — sale of assets and liquidation of publicly held royalty trust

Credentials

Education

The University of Texas School of Law,
J.D.
1982
University of Virginia,
Bachelor of Arts
1979

Bar Admissions

Texas

Affiliations

State Bar of Texas
Austin Bar Association
Past Chair, Business, Corporate and Tax Section
Texas Business Law Foundation

News

News

Texas Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes Thirty-Nine Bracewell Attorneys

August 19, 2013
Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers
2013 - 2014