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Thomas D. Washburne, Jr.

Partner

Mr. Washburne focuses on technology providers in the defense and intelligence community, banks and financial institutions and biotechnology and software companies. With broad legal and management experience, he assists his clients in developing integrated business and legal strategies.

Mr. Washburne advises on mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity and debt offerings, and counsels public companies on such issues as disclosure, executive compensation plans, takeover defenses and shareholder relations. He has regularly been recognized as one of the region's top business lawyers in Best Lawyers in America and in Chambers USA. He is Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Rated. He was named 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" in the Best Lawyers in America for Mergers and Acquisitions in Baltimore. He was also named a "Client Service All Star 2010" by the BTI Consulting Group.

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, Mr. Washburne served for three years as the head of the International Business Group for York International Corporation, a billion-dollar division with operations in over 100 countries. During the previous two years, he served as York’s General Counsel. Mr. Washburne’s international experience was honed negotiating acquisitions and joint ventures throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Significant Matters

Mr. Washburne's broad experience includes representation of:
  • Guthy-Renker LLC in the 2016 sale of a majority interest of its worldwide ProActive business, the world’s leading non prescription acne brand to Nestle Skin Health;
  • Force 3, Inc. in its 2016 sale to Sirius Computer Solutions, Inc.; (Government Contractor)
  • A government sponsored pension fund in connection with its investments in private equity funds and hedge funds;
  • Redwood Capital Investments LLC in its 2015 investment in Thompson’s Gas & Electric Service, Inc., a distributor of retail propane products;
  • Tetra Concepts LLC in its 2015 sale agreement with Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc.; (Government Contractor)
  • 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;
  • Bowles Fluidics in its 2014 sale to Morgenthaler Private Equity;
  • Redwood Capital, LLC in its $672 million sale in 2013 of Wexford Science & Technology to BioMed Realty, Inc.; (Real Estate)
  • Jacob Safra in connection with his 2013 agreement to purchase T. Rowe Price Savings Bank from T. Rowe Price Associates.; (Financial Services)
  • CDK Investment Management LLC (Fund of Funds Hedge Fund) in connection with its 2012 sale to Brown Advisory, Inc.; (Financial Services)
  • The Hartford Financial Group, Inc. in connection with its 2012 sale of Federal Trust Bank to CenterState Banks, Inc.; (Financial Services)
  • Metastorm, Inc. in its $182 million acquisition in 2011 by Open Text Corporation; (Software, Government Contractor)
  • Segovia, Inc. in connection with its $110 million sale in 2010 to Inmarsat plc; (Government Contractor)
  • The stockholders of a New England bank in connection with their 2010 sale to private equity investors; (Financial Services)
  • Celsion Corporation in implementing its 2010 equity line of credit financing; (Life Sciences)
  • Pyxis Engineering in connection with its $20 million sale in 2009 to Applied Signal Technology, Inc.; (Government Contractor)
  • Point Blank Solutions in connection with the formation of a manufacturing joint venture in 2008 with FMS Enterprises MIGUN Ltd.; (Government Conractor)
  • A national telemarketing company in connection with its 2008 sale of an equity stake to an international investment bank; (Consumer Products)
  • Ferris, Baker Watts in connection with its approximately $240 million sale in 2008 to Royal Bank of Canada; (Financial Services)
  • Metastorm Inc. in connection with its 2007 acquisition of ProForma Corporation; (Software)
  • Ore Pharmaceuticals in connection with the 2007 sale of its Genomics business to Ocimum BioSolutions, Inc.; (Life Sciences)
  • Ferris, Baker Watts in connection with its 2007 acquisition of Arthurs Lestrange & Co., Inc.; (Financial Services)
  • Mercantile Bankshares Corporation in connection with its $6.6 billion sale in 2006 to the PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.; (Financial Services)
  • GeneLogic Inc. in connection with the 2006 sale of its pre-clinical division to Bridge Pharmaceuticals; (Life Sciences)
  • Marriott International Corporation in connection with its $1.45 billion purchase in 2005 of interests in 35 hotels from CTF Holdings, Inc.; (Hospitality)
  • Metastorm Inc. in connection with its 2005 acquisition of the assets of CommerceQuest Inc.; (Software)
  • MBNA (America) N.A. in its 2005 acquisition of Nexstar Financial Corporation; (Financial Services)
  • Mercantile Bankshares Corporation in its $300 million 144A Note Offering in 2003; (Financial Services)
  • Mercantile Bankshares Corporation in its 2003 acquisition of F&M Bancorp; (Financial Services)
  • Marriott International Corporation in connection with its investment in Diamond Rock Hospitality; (Hospitality)
  • York International Corporation in connection with the 2000 sale of its Freezing Products division; (Manufacturing)
  • Ferris, Baker Watts on numerous underwritten public offerings; and
  • Metastorm Inc. in connection with various venture-backed financings.