Counsel
950 Main Avenue, Suite 1100
Cleveland, OH 44113
216.696.5267 (direct dial)
216.592.5009 (fax)
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Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2008

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., 2008)
  • Miami University (B.S., 2004)

Thomas R. Peppard, Jr.

Tom Peppard is a corporate and transactional business attorney. He advises public and privately held companies – with a particular focus on middle-market clients – in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and distributing, information technologies, marketing, consulting, industrial services, financial and professional services, construction and material-handling, transportation and logistics, healthcare, and consumer goods.

Tom helps clients accelerate growth by counseling them on matters including formation, corporate governance, operations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions, contracts, commercial real estate, and financing. He regularly represents clients in connection with the purchase and sale of their businesses, corporate restructuring and reorganization, shareholder disputes, asset-based and commercial loan transactions, debt-restructuring and modification, and the purchase, sale, and leasing of their commercial facilities. Tom understands that combining legal and business strategies helps clients meet and exceed their goals, and he works hard to be a valued and trusted advisor.

Tom and his wife Kelly live in University Heights along with their growing family. Tom is a passionate Cleveland sports fan and an avid – but mediocre – golfer.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Electrolux in the sale of assets comprising its Eureka® brand vacuum cleaners to China-based Midea Group
  • Represented a supplier of merchandising systems and its private equity parent company in the strategic acquisition of a supplemental manufacturing business based in Illinois
  • Represented a global clinical research organization in the sale of the business to a foreign publicly traded company
  • Represented a regional insurance and investment services firm in its corporate restructuring and buyout of an existing shareholder
  • Represented a parts manufacturer in the redemption of an existing member’s equity position
  • Represented a regional IT service firm in a corporate reorganization and merger with a competitor
  • Represented an engineering, architectural, construction management and surveying firm in the strategic acquisition of a competitor to expand the firm’s geographic reach and scope of services
  • Represented a foreign conglomerate and its North American holding company in the strategic acquisition of a privately held building materials manufacturer based in Michigan
  • Represented a leading audio and video technology solutions company in the acquisition of a top competitor in the Midwest region
  • Represented buyers in the acquisition of several nursing home facilities across the state of Ohio including the requisite private and institutional financing
  • Advised the management team of a high-profile Northeast Ohio architectural and engineering firm in the acquisition of the firm from the founder
  • Advised a minority shareholder group in a shareholder dispute and its corresponding acquisition of the scrap metal removal and processing business
  • Represented an investor in a shareholder dispute and corresponding tax-free reorganization in connection with a digital marketing and search engine optimization firm
  • Represented a family office in connection with its portfolio of debt and equity investments (both active and passive)
  • Represented a group of entrepreneurs in the formation and organization of a start-up company with a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform
  • Represented a large distributor of a major global manufacturer in the sale of the distributor
  • Represented a provider of inspection and maintenance services for industrial equipment in the sale of the business to a large international acquirer
  • Represented a substantial regional physician group in connection with the sale of the practice as part of a national roll-up of physician practices
  • Represented the shareholders of an employee benefits and insurance consulting firm in the sale of the business to a leading national employee benefits agency
  • Represented an employee benefits consulting firm in the strategic acquisition of a wealth-management practice
  • Represented a local manufacturer in the sale of the business to a national purchaser
  • Represented home healthcare agencies in strategic acquisitions and sales
  • Represented a national real estate investment and development company in the purchase and re-development of a large industrial site
  • Represented an assisted living provider in the refinancing of its facility through the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

Civic & Professional Involvement

  • St. Ignatius High School, Alumni Executive Council
  • Young ACG Cleveland, Event Planning Committee
  • Past Presidents Foundation, Trustee
  • Vecchio Foundation, Trustee
  • Lyndhurst Dads’ Club, Trustee
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • "Drafting Organizational Documents to Avoid Litigation," Business Law Conference, Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus, Ohio (May 2017)

Publications

 

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