Thomas A.Hamilton (Tom)

Partner

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7036

Tom Hamilton assists clients in achieving practical and creative solutions to complex environmental issues in the context of litigation, business transactions, and compliance counseling. Tom defends clients in complex environmental litigation matters involving governmental CERCLA/Superfund claims, private party claims concerning allocation of responsibility for contaminated properties, governmental enforcement actions concerning violations of environmental laws, toxic tort claims, environmental crimes, contractual indemnity claims and environmental claims in bankruptcy proceedings.

With respect to compliance with environmental laws, Tom often counsels clients in the steel, metals and mining, automotive, chemical, and manufacturing sectors, including with respect to Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act permitting and compliance audit issues. Tom also counsels clients with respect to releases of hazardous substances and contamination matters, including with regard to reporting and notification requirements, vapor intrusion, exposure pathways, required investigations and remediation, and voluntary cleanup and brownfield programs.

Tom has advised clients on environmental liability issues in hundreds of successfully consummated corporate and real estate transactions and bankruptcy asset sales and restructurings, including tailoring environmental diligence investigations to deal-specific concerns, retaining and supervising technical consultants, counseling clients on risk mitigation and allocation strategies, negotiating targeted indemnification provisions, and pursuing resolution of identified liabilities post-closing.

Tom frequently counsels clients regarding environmental insurance coverage matters, including negotiation of environmental insurance policies to facilitate business and real estate transactions.

Tom has recently provided counsel on successfully closed transactions for such clients as Ferro Corporation, High Road Capital Partners, Resilience Capital Partners, The Riverside Company, The Sherwin-Williams Company and The Timken Company.

Experience

  • J.F. Lehman acquires Global Marine GroupJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government, and environmental sectors, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Global Marine Group.
  • Blue Sea Capital sold NSi Industries to Odyssey Investment PartnersJones Day advised Blue Sea Capital LLC on its sale of NSi Industries, LLC to Odyssey Investment Partners.
  • Riverside acquires National FlavorsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of National Flavors LLC, a Michigan limited liability company engaged in the business of formulating and producing artificial and natural liquid flavors, extracts, variegates and colors for frozen desserts and dairy products, baked goods, confections, processed fruits, beverages, and other product categories.
  • Integrated Power Services acquires Precision Electric Motor WorksJones Day represented Integrated Power Services Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of electric motor and generator repair services, in connection with its acquisition of Precision Electric Motor Works, Inc., an industrial equipment repair company specializing in on-site and in-shop services for motors, pumps, fans, and blowers.
  • FlaglerCE sold assets to Alta Equipment Holdings Inc.Jones Day advised FlaglerCE Holdings, LLC in the sale of substantially all of its assets to Alta Equipment Holdings Inc.
  • Cobra Plastics sold to SilganJones Day advised Cobra Plastics, Inc., a manufacturer of injection molded plastic closures for a wide variety of consumer products, in its sale to Silgan Holdings Inc., a leading supplier of rigid packaging for consumer goods products.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Integrated Global ServicesJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government, and environmental sectors, in the acquisition and related financing of Integrated Global Services, Inc. ("IGS").
  • PolyOne completes $450 million public offering of common sharesJones Day represented PolyOne Corporation, a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, in connection with its underwritten public offering of 13,333,333 common shares.
  • Blue Sea Capital acquires Innovative FlexPakJones Day advised Blue Sea Capital in its acquisition and related financing of Innovative FlexPak, a developer, formulator, and provider of single-serve and multi-dose ingestible health and wellness products for leading brands.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires iMark MoldingJones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Comar Holding Company, LLC of iMark Molding, LLC ("iMark") from the original iMark founders.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires Laron Inc.Jones Day advised Ohio Transmission in its acquisition of Laron Inc., a leading provider of mechanical and electric motor repair and engineering services in the southwestern United States.
  • Newell Brands sells The United States Playing Card Company to Cartamundi GroupJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of The United States Playing Card Company ("USPC") to Cartamundi Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of playing cards and board games.
  • Blue Point Capital Partners acquires Specialized Waste SystemsJones Day represented Blue Point Capital Partners in connection with the add-on acquisition and related financing for its Fund IV portfolio company, TAS Environmental Services, of Specialized Waste Systems, a provider of hazardous and nonhazardous waste management, transportation, and washout services.
  • Riverside invests in LMG HoldingsJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in LMG Holdings, Inc., a provider of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) used to help prevent drunk driving.
  • Toyota Tsusho sells shares in Country Pure Foods, Inc. to BPCP CPF Holdings Inc.Jones Day represented Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. and Sapporo Holdings Limited in the sale of all of the outstanding stock of Country Pure Foods, Inc. to a portfolio company of Blue Point Capital Partners.
  • TriMas sold Lamons business to First Reserve for $135 millionJones Day advised TriMas Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TriMas Corporation, in its $135 million sale of its Lamons business, a provider of industrial sealing and fastener solutions used in mission-critical, high-consequence applications in the petrochemical, petroleum refining, midstream energy transportation, upstream oil and gas, metropolitan water and wastewater management end markets, to First Reserve, a private equity firm focused on energy investing.
  • Cortec Group acquires Enthusiast Auto HoldingsJones Day advised the Cortec Group in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Ohio-based Enthusiast Auto Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries, an e-commerce distributor of automobile aftermarket and performance parts, including for Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and Volkswagen.
  • PolyOne to acquire Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day is advising PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • Ferro Corporation to sell its global Tile Coatings Business to Lone Star FundsJones Day is advising Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions, in the sale of its global Tile Coatings Business to Pigments Spain, S.L., a portfolio company of Lone Star Funds, for $460 million in cash, with potential earnout payments of up to $32 million in cash based on the performance of the business pre-closing, subject to customary adjustments.
  • Bad Boy receives investment from The Sterling GroupJones Day advised Bad Boy, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance zero-turn riding lawn mowers, in its cash and stock sale to The Sterling Group.
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