Mr Thomas Friedmann > Dechert LLP > Boston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
BOSTON, MA 02110-2605
United States

Work Department

Corporate Finance and Capital Markets




Thomas J. Friedmann, managing partner of Dechert’s Boston office and co-chair of Dechert’s Global Corporate Finance and Capital Markets Practice, represents domestic and non-U.S. issuers and investment banks in public and private securities transactions. Mr. Friedmann also advises corporate clients on matters relating to securities law, corporate governance, and general corporate matters, including financial restructuring and securitization transactions.

Mr. Friedmann is also the co-head of Dechert’s Permanent Capital Practice and regularly advises alternative asset managers in their efforts to access permanent capital through Business Development Companies (BDCs), closed-end funds and other vehicles. Having represented both issuers and underwriters on the organization and listings of numerous BDCs, Mr. Friedmann assists companies in navigating securities laws and sensitive disclosure matters under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940. He is a frequent speaker and has been quoted in various media outlets regarding developments and trends affecting BDCs and other alternative investment vehicles, an area in which Dechert has been identified as a leader by The Legal 500, a leading legal directory. Mr. Friedmann also counsels public and privately held companies in the energy, hospitality and technology industries on a broad range of capital markets and financing transactions, including high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings, convertible and equity-linked securities and private financings. In addition, he advises on general corporate matters, such as corporate governance and board issues, compliance and disclosure matters, and periodic reporting.


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1991
  • University of Virginia Darden School of Business, M.B.A., 1991
  • Harvard College, A.B., 1985, magna cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: global offerings

Dechert LLP has a background in Latin America offerings, notably those originating from Chile and Mexico. New York partner Howard Kleinman  is a seasoned Latin America specialist with an extensive record in debt offerings. The firm is also active in global offerings by US issuers, including those in the life sciences and permanent capital fields. Boston’s Thomas Friedmann and New York partner David S Rosenthal lead the capital markets practice.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

Dechert LLP has maintained a strong presence in headline IPOs and other key engagements such as jurisdictional migrations; it represented Tiziana Life Sciences in its movement from listings on both the London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, to a sole listing on NASDAQ. The life sciences, private credit and business development company sectors are particular key areas for the team. Thomas Friedmann, Boston managing partner and co-chair of the capital markets practice, is a prominent name in private credit and business development company offerings, and fellow co-chair of the team and New York partner David S Rosenthal is at the forefront of life sciences transactions.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Dechert LLP is especially active in the permanent capital and business development company sphere, and has maintained a strong presence in the life sciences field. The firm is most active in the investment grade segment. Boston partner Thomas Friedmann is co-head of corporate finance and capital markets, and co-head of permanent capital with Washington DC’s Harry S. Pangas also active in the permanent capital space, along with Jay Alicandri in New York.