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 Law Association (AHLA)
Representation of the independent Special Committee of Strategic Storage Trust IV, Inc. (SST IV), in connection with a definitive agreement to merge SST IV and SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc., (SmartStop) in an all-stock transaction valued at $370 million
Representation of Mid-America Apartments, L.P., the operating partnership of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., in a public offering of $300,000,000 of 2.750% senior notes due 2030.
Represented a hotel fund in connection with its acquisition of the Kimpton Rouge Hotel in Washington, D.C. for $42 million
Represented a real estate developer in connection with its acquisition of property in Denver, Colorado in connection with development of a 240-room hotel with total development costs of approximately $114 million
Represented a civil engineering company in establishing an ESOP, successfully acquiring 49% of the company in a leveraged transaction in the amount of $6.6 million
Represented a recycling corporation in the establishment of an 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