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Washbush Business Law Principal Attorney & Partner
Tom Washbush is a trusted advisor to company C-suite members on the integration of legal and business issues. He was formerly chair of the Business, Tax and Estates group at Bricker and Eckler as well as the Partner in Charge of Benesch Friedlander in Columbus. His practice focuses on transformational events such as acquiring and selling debt and equity financing and other growth-oriented vehicles and undertakings for emerging technology companies to well-established corporations. He also has substantial experience in capital market financing, lender representation and public financing including bond transactions, and economic development incentives. Tom has significant experience representing and working with more than 40 venture capital and private equity firms. Additionally, he has represented public pension funds serving as lead investment counsel and providing advice on all investment and fiduciary duties. Much of his advice has been related to limited partnership investments in private equity and the sale of limited partnerships in the secondary market. Tom has represented acquirers and sellers of privately held and publicly held companies in corporate transactions totaling more than $35 billion. He is a former Chief of Staff and General Counsel of the Ohio Department of Development (now JobsOhio). As a C-suite advisor, Tom spends time with CEOs, presidents, key operating individuals and, increasingly, board members, advising them on both legal and business matters. Tom’s clients value him for the holistic manner in which he advises them. For many of his clients, he is a key advisor in the executive suite and board room.