Thomas Zahn > McGuireWoods LLP > Pittsburgh, United States > Lawyer Profile

McGuireWoods LLP
SUITE 1800
PITTSBURGH, PA 15222-3142
United States


Tom is the chair of the firm’s Corporate and Private Equity Department. He also previously served as a member of the firm’s Board of Partners. Tom focuses his practice on private equity-backed corporate transactions.

He regularly represents private equity funds, mezzanine finance funds, family offices and institutional co-investors, independent sponsors, privately held companies and executives in a wide variety of transactional matters, including platform and add-on acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, control, minority, growth and structured equity investments, divestitures, joint ventures, recapitalizations, commercial transactions, executive employment agreements and corporate governance matters.

His transactional experience extends across numerous borders and spans a wide array of industries, including healthcare, energy and infrastructure, education, food and beverage, distribution and manufacturing, consumer products, transportation and technology.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

McGuireWoods LLP demonstrates a tenacity for multi-billion-dollar transactions though is predominantly active in the middle-market space, acting on deals valued between $50 – $500m. Based in Richmond, Michael Woodward disperses distinct expertise in the field of energy transactions including wind, battery storage, solar, fuel cell and landfill gas assets, serving as practice co-head alongside Thomas Zahn, a Pittsburgh lawyer. The workload encompasses a wealth of deal types including M&A, stock and asset purchases and joint venture, in addition to general corporate matters, and spans a broad geographical footprint, recently reaching 40 different US states and numerous international jurisdictions. Other sectors of particular expertise include industrials, consumer discretionary, IT, materials, real estate, financial services and healthcare.

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts

Maintaining its strength in the middle-market, McGuireWoods LLP has a prolific private equity offering that enjoys productive relationships with a wide range of funds. The firm specializes in healthcare private equity work, advising on a significant share of deals for both healthcare-focused funds and their portfolio companies. Other areas of strength include technology, energy, and industrials, alongside a growing focus on the ‘fundless’ or independent sponsor space, in which the firm has set up a bespoke platform. Chicago-based Geoffrey Cockrell co-heads the team, working regularly with a broad base of long-term sponsor clients, alongside Pittsburgh’s Thomas Zahn , who advises funds, sponsors, and other investors on deals in a variety of industries and jurisdictions, focusing on cross-border buyouts and investments. In Dallas, David McLean has expertise across debt and equity investments, particularly for junior capital funds, while Jon Finger leads the way on the firm’s independent sponsor advice, while maintaining his active dealmaking practice.