- International Practice
- Securities Regulation
- Climate Change
- Financial Institutions
- Labor and Employment
- Strategic Communications
- Corporate and Securities
- Financial Restructuring
- Educational Institutions
- Private Funds
- Intellectual Property
- Public Finance
- White Collar Defense
- Environmental Strategies
- Internal Investigations
- Real Estate and Projects
Thomas W. Adkins
Thomas W. Adkins represents companies and other parties involved in business transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of publicly and privately held businesses and public and private securities offerings. He advises public companies and boards of directors on securities and disclosure requirements, and about corporate governance and compliance matters, including the rules of the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. He has represented the buyer or the seller in the acquisition of more than 150 privately held companies and several publicly held companies, for purchase prices ranging from less than $100,000 to more than $1 billion.
His securities offerings experience includes private placements, initial public offerings, follow-on public equity offerings (including offerings under shelf registration statements), as well as secondary offerings and straight and convertible debt offerings.
Mr. Adkins’ practice includes a focus on energy and retail business transactions. He regularly represents one of the five largest U.S. banks in energy transactions, and regularly represents one of the best-known e-commerce retailers in the U.S. in corporate and securities matters.
He is a former Chair of the Business, Corporate and Tax Section of the Austin Bar Association.
Publications and Speeches
"Executive Summary: SEC Adopts New Rules Regarding Executive and Director Compensation and Related Party Transaction Disclosure Rules," September 2006.
"SEC Adopts New Rules Regarding Executive and Director Compensation and Related Party Transaction Disclosure Rules," September 2006.
"SEC Changes Form 8-K Rules Regarding Disclosure of Executive Compensation Arrangements," September 2006.
"Update on Corporate Directors' Fiduciary Duties," The Corporate Analyst, February 1996.
"Federal Securities Law Issues in Venture Capital Financings," CLE International's Venture Capital Conference, Austin, TX, 2001.
"Corporate Law Update," 17th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute, University of Texas School of Law, 1995.
"Software 101-Legal Issues," Austin Software Council, 2000.
"Securities Law Issues in Venture Capital Financings," CLE International, 2001.
"Due Diligence: Preparing Your Company for a Financing or Acquisition," Austin Software Council, 2001.
"Securities Law Issues for Start-Ups" First Annual Technology Entrepreneurship Workshop, Rice Alliance, 2002.
J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1982
B.A., University of Virginia, 1979
State Bar of Texas
Austin Bar Association
Texas Business Law Foundation
Thomson Reuters, Texas Super Lawyers, 2013-2014