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Thomas W. France


Tom France helps clients accomplish their objectives in corporate transactions, including franchising and licensing, securities matters, and financial and banking regulatory matters.

He is recognized as one the nation’s leading attorneys for business transactions by Chambers USA and for capital-market transactions by Legal 500 U.S. 

Tom focuses on:

  • franchise transactions;
  • licensing;
  • mergers and acquisitions;
  • public and private offerings of equity and debt;
  • banking, financial services and securities regulations;
  • corporate reorganizations; and 
  • structuring and formation of new ventures. 

Tom’s experience spans a range of industries, including hospitality, technology, banking and financial services, and government contracts—versatility that enables him to analyze the goals of his clients and provide legal advice that fits their particular needs and goals.

Significant Matters

Tom has represented:
  • an international hospitality company in franchise transactions;
  • a government contractor in a $250 million acquisition;
  • a network security products and services firm in a $250 million convertible note offering, a $450 million acquisition, a $84 million public stock offering, a $35 million acquisition and a $15 million acquisition;
  • a global supplier of digital network equipment in a $28 million acquisition;
  • an investment banking firm in a $13 million public stock offering by a bank holding company;
  • a publicly traded REIT in a $50 million repurchase of senior notes;
  • an Internet marketing company in a $50 million initial public offering;
  • a thrift institution in filing an application for a de novo charter; and
  • a thrift holding company in the issuance of trust preferred securities.