Executive Profile

Thomas C. Washbush

Thomas C. Washbush

Columbus Office

Thomas Washbush is General Counsel for the Columbus office of Corporate Finance Associates. With more than 25 years in corporate law and investment banking, Tom focuses his national practice on mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and capital market financing. In the past 15 years, he has structured financing in excess of $25 billion. Tom represents sellers, buyers, private equity providers, national banking associations, underwriters, trustees and placement agents. Tom is a partner in his current firm where he chairs the business, tax and estates practice group; and has held similar positions with other firms, as well as serving as chief of staff and general counsel to the Ohio Department of Development. He is the author of numerous articles including ones entitled "Ohio Tax Credits Offers Companies Incentives To Invest In Technology", "Financing Your Business", "Planning to Sell Your Business", "Shopping Around: Buying a Trucking Company Through Asset vs. Stock Acquisition" and "Are You Venture Ready?"

Tom attended Bowling Green State University and Capital University. He holds a bachelor's degree and jurist doctor degree. He is a member of the following scholastic honoraries: Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, Golden Torch, Antaeans and Pi Sigma Alpha. He was the recipient of the Sidney Froham and Alumni scholarships.

Mr. Washbush was awarded the Columbus Jaycee's Outstanding Young Citizen, the Bowling Green University Distinguished Service Award and the Bowling Green University's Board of Trustees Commendations and Business First Forty under Forty award.

Tom serves on a variety of boards including: the Ohio Industrial Technology Enterprise Committee; the Association for Corporate Growth – Columbus Chapter where he was a founder and former president; the Global Board of Directors for the Association for Corporate Growth; and the In-house committee of the Ohio Bar Association. He was also recipient of the Association for Corporate Growth Service Provider of the Year in 2012.

Relying on his legal experience, Tom is effective in working with sellers in structuring their transactions effectively to maximize their returns and minimize their tax exposure. Tom's vast network of financial sources is of benefit to those executives looking to finance an acquisition or restructure their company's capital structure. Tom has lead deals ranging in size from $1 million to $2.3 billion. He has assisted in the acquisitions of publicly held and private held companies in a variety of markets including manufacturing, healthcare, software development and service enterprises.