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Thomas C. Washbush

General Counsel

Thomas Washbush is General Counsel for the Columbus office of Corporate Finance Associates. With more than 30 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 has had his own firm for 7 years and previously he chaired the business, tax and estates practice group of a midsized law firm ; and served as partner in charge of a Midwest regional firm, 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 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. He was also recipient of the Association for Corporate Growth Service Provider of the Year in 2012. He has the distinctions of being recognized as a Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer for over ten years, Best Law firm in the areas of M&A; Corporate and Business Banking and has a AV Preeminent ranking from Martindale-Hubbell.

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 privately held companies in a variety of markets including manufacturing, healthcare, software development and service enterprises.

Professional Associations

  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • State of Ohio Industrial Technology Enterprise Council
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Mentor, Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Academy, Fisher Business School, The Ohio State University

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Thomas C. Washbush