Thomas D. Washburne, Jr.

Washburne Thomas

Tuck Washburne advises on mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity and debt offerings, and public company disclosure issues. Tuck counsels clients in a range of businesses, including the chemical industry, infrastructure developers, consumer products providers, and technology providers in the defense and intelligence arena. With broad legal and management experience, he assists his clients in developing integrated business and legal strategies. Tuck also chairs the Firm’s Opinion Committee.

His transactional experience, extensive contacts in the financing community, and six years of business experience in senior management of a Fortune 500 company give him a practical perspective on client goals.

Before his return to Venable, Tuck served as the head of the International Business Group for York International Corporation, a billion-dollar division with operations in more than 100 countries. He also served as York’s general counsel. Tuck’s international experience was honed during the negotiation of acquisitions and joint ventures throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.



Representative Matters

  • Represented Redwood Capital Investments, LLC in its 2019 investment in a family-owned beverage distributor in the south eastern United States
  • Represented W.R. Grace & Company in its 2019 acquisition of Rive Technology, Inc., a developer of proprietary catalyst applications
  • Represented Trinity Cyber, Inc., a provider of cyber security solutions, in connection with a $23 million Series A venture investment led by Intel Capital in 2019
  • Represented Redwood Capital Investments, LLC in its 2018 investment in Hudson Automotive Group, a family-owned, multi-brand dealership group in the southeastern United States
  • Represented Phillips Corporation in its 2018 sale of Haeger Incorporated, a manufacturer and distributor of insertion press machine tools used in the industrial hardware fastener industry, to PennEngineeering
  • Represented Intersections, Inc., in its separate 2017 sales of the assets of its Habits at Work business to Bratlab,LLC and its subsidiary, i4C Innovations, LLC to One Health Group, LLC
  • Represented Armada Enterprises, Inc., a manager and distributor of proprietary supplemental health insurance products, in its 2017 sale to Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd
  • Represented Guthy-Renker LLC in the 2016 sale of a majority interest of its worldwide ProActive business (the world’s leading nonprescription acne brand) to Nestlé Skin Health
  • Represented government contractor Force 3, Inc. in its 2016 sale to Sirius Computer Solutions, Inc. 
  • Represented a government-sponsored pension fund with its investments in private equity funds and hedge funds
  • Represented Redwood Capital Investments LLC in its 2015 investment in Thompson’s Gas & Electric Service, Inc., a distributor of retail propane products
  • Represented Tetra Concepts LLC in its 2015 sale agreement with Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc.
  • Represented Redwood Capital Investments, LLC in its 2014 joint venture acquisition of the 3,200-acre Sparrows Point industrial and port facility, the largest privately owned industrial site on the East Coast
  • Represented Bowles Fluidics in its 2014 sale to Morgenthaler Private Equity
  • Represented Redwood Capital, LLC in its $672 million sale of Wexford Science & Technology to BioMed Realty, Inc. in 2013
  • Represented Jacob Safra in his 2013 agreement to purchase T. Rowe Price Savings Bank from T. Rowe Price Associates
  • Represented CDK Investment Management LLC, fund of funds hedge fund, in its 2012 sale to Brown Advisory, Inc.
  • Represented The Hartford Financial Group, Inc. in its 2012 sale of Federal Trust Bank to CenterState Banks, Inc.
  • Represented software company Metastorm, Inc. in its $182 million acquisition in 2011 by Open Text Corporation
  • Represented Segovia, Inc. in its $110 million sale in 2010 to Inmarsat Plc
  • Represented stockholders of a New England bank in a sale to private equity investors in 2010
  • Represented Celsion Corporation in implementing its 2010 equity line of credit financing
  • Assisted Pyxis Engineering in its $20 million sale to Applied Signal Technology, Inc. in 2009
  • Represented Point Blank Solutions in the formation of a manufacturing joint venture with FMS Enterprises MIGUN Ltd. in 2008
  • Represented a national telemarketing company in its 2008 sale of an equity stake to an international investment bank
  • Represented Ferris, Baker Watts in its approximately $240 million sale to Royal Bank of Canada in 2008
  • Represented Metastorm Inc. in its 2007 acquisition of ProForma Corporation 
  • Represented Ore Pharmaceuticals in the 2007 sale of its Genomics business to Ocimum BioSolutions, Inc.
  • Represented Ferris, Baker Watts in its 2007 acquisition of Arthurs Lestrange & Co., Inc.
  • Represented Mercantile Bankshares Corporation in its $6.6 billion sale to the PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., in 2006
  • Represented GeneLogic Inc. in the 2006 sale of its preclinical division to Bridge Pharmaceuticals
  • Represented Marriott International Corporation in its $1.45 billion purchase of interests in 35 hotels from CTF Holdings, Inc., in 2005
  • Represented Metastorm Inc. in its 2005 acquisition of the assets of CommerceQuest Inc.
  • Represented MBNA (America) N.A. in its 2005 acquisition of Nexstar Financial Corporation
  • Represented Mercantile Bankshares Corporation in its $300 million 144A Note Offering, in 2003
  • Represented Mercantile Bankshares Corporation in its 2003 acquisition of F&M Bancorp
  • Assisted Marriott International Corporation with its investment in Diamond Rock Hospitality
  • Represented York International Corporation in the 2000 sale of its Freezing Products division
  • Represented Ferris, Baker Watts on numerous underwritten public offerings
  • Represented Metastorm Inc. in various venture-backed financings




  • J.D. Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review
  • B.A. Middlebury College

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Maryland


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2006 – 2024
    • Lawyer of the Year, 2016 – 2017, 2019, 2024
  • BTI Consulting Group, Client Service All-Star, 2010 (Selected as one of only 165 attorneys)
  • Legal 500, M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500 million), 2011 – 2012, 2022
  • Super Lawyers
    • Mergers & Acquisitions, Baltimore, 2013
    • Maryland, 2008 – 2018, 2021 – 2023
  • Chambers USA, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Maryland, 2004 – 2023
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Peer Review Rated