Oscar Thomas has more than 20 years of experience guiding companies at varying stages within the business life cycle, from start-ups to publicly traded companies. He provides advice related to complex transactions, including M&A deals, equity and debt offerings, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and intellectual property licensing. In his previous eight-year role as Vice President, Business Affairs of a medical device manufacturer, he closed numerous financings and he oversaw the process to take the company public in 2012. Drawing from his diverse in-house experience, Oscar provides clients with a holistic perspective on the broad spectrum of business and legal issues essential to their business.
Oscar works with senior management and boards of directors of companies in a range of industries, including medical device, biotech, technology, REIT and financial services.
National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)
American Bar Association
Memphis Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
We represented a civil engineering company in establishing an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and successfully acquiring 49% of the company in a leveraged transaction in the amount of $6.6 million.
We represented a recycling corporation in the establishment of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) used to acquire 100% of the company in a leveraged transaction in the amount of $51.5 million.
Represented Mid-America Apartments, L.P., the operating partnership of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., in a public offering of $300,000,000 of 3.950% senior notes due 2029
Representing the independent Special Committee of Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. (SSGT), in its definitive agreement to merge with Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc., (SST II) in an all-cash merger valued at $340 million expected to close during the first quarter of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of SSGT’s stockholders
Represented Dobbs Equity Partners in its acquisition of a majority interest in Corky’s.
Represented Mid-America Apartments, L.P. in a public offering of $400,000,000 of 4.200% senior notes due 2028.
Represented Kemmons Wilson Companies, LLC in the formation of a $20 million joint venture as well as the negotiation and closing of a $24 million construction loan for the development of the 119-room Hilton Curio Hotel
Represented Education Realty Operating Partnership, LP in a private offering of senior unsecured notes totaling $150 million
Represented NN, Inc. in its sale of the Precision Bearing Components Group to Tsubaki Nakashima Co. for $388 million
Closed the modification and extension of $1.6 billion multiyear and $400 million 364 day credit facility to AutoZone, Inc.