Thomas L. Short practices general corporate law, with a focus on capital markets, corporate governance, and federal securities law. His practice includes representing public and private companies and underwriters in a variety of transactions, including initial public offerings, activist defense and proxy contests, public and private debt offerings, restructurings, tender offers, exchange offers, and other M&A transactions.
Thomas also regularly advises clients on corporate governance, securities laws, stock exchange rules and regulations, and periodic reporting responsibilities. Additionally, Thomas has experience advising domestic and international financial institutions in connection with a variety of financing transactions, including collateralized loan obligations, and on regulatory reform issues relating to implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, specifically the Volcker Rule.
Thomas spent seven months on secondment with Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc. in New York, where he assisted the investment bank’s legal team on a variety of matters and transactions.
- Washington and Lee University (J.D. cum laude 2014; Editor-in-Chief, Washington and Lee Law Review; Senior Articles Editor, German Law Journal; Winner, American Law Institute — CLE Scholarship & Leadership Award);
- Bucknell University (B.A. in Political Science and History 2008)
BAR ADMISSIONS : Georgia
- Served as an extern in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court,
- Western District of Virginia to: the Honorable Paul M. Black (Spring 2014) and the Honorable William F. Stone Jr. (Fall 2013)
- Newell Brands enters into settlement agreement with Starboard Value that ended Newell’s ongoing proxy contest with Starboard
- PotashCorp combines with Agrium in $38 billion merger-of-equals
- comScore achieves successful settlement agreement with Starboard Value LP
- HD Supply completes series of transactions relating to its existing capital structure
- American Capital Agency Corp. acquires American Capital Mortgage Management, LLC for $562 million
- Eastman Chemical issues €550 million of 1.50% Notes in public offering
- Crédito Real acquires 65 percent of AFS Acceptance to scale up its used car business in the U.S.
- Potash Corporation issues $500 million of 3.000% Notes in public offering.
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