Thomas Wingard is the partner-in-charge of the firm’s Los Angeles and Ventura County offices, where his practice focuses on general corporate, securities and business matters. He represents companies involved in a wide variety of businesses, including renewable energy, water resources, wireless communications, heavy industry, software and other technology companies, broadcasting and other media, Internet, consulting, manufacturing, real estate and health care.
As principal outside counsel to his clients, Tom initiates, negotiates and manages transactions, both domestic and foreign, of traditional, "new economy" and government-regulated industries ranging from startup ventures to billion dollar companies. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, the financing of emerging companies and negotiating complex business transactions. For these clients, he has negotiated the terms of acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, debt and equity offerings, venture capital financings and reorganizations/debt restructuring. Tom also advises management and directors in a broad range of business matters, including compliance with state and federal securities laws, corporate governance, international structuring, expansion opportunities, licensing and executive employment arrangements, compensation, stock option and employee matters.
- A Canadian engineering and construction firm in the $185 million sale of assets to a U.S. public company.
- A seller of licensed telecommunications and other media assets, real property and intellectual property in stock and asset sale in excess of $75 million.
- A $110 million recapitalization of a global wireless and infrastructure provider.
- The reorganization (under Chapter 11) and subsequent sale of a manufacturer of vehicle location devices to a publicly traded non-U.S. company.
Tom Wingard, partner-in-charge of the firm’s Los Angeles office and partner in the Corporate Transactions & Securities Group, was quoted in a Daily Journal article discussing the “drastic change” in lateral partner movement the past five years—particularly in California.
March 20, 2013
In the Press
- Outside general counsel for Dunbar Economic Development Corporation, a not-for-profit tax-exempt corporation focused on the economic revitalization of the Vernon-Central Corridor of South Los Angeles.
- Member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation