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

  • General Mills acquires TNT CrustJones Day is advising General Mills in the acquisition of TNT Crust Intermediate Holdings LLC from private equity firm Peak Rock Capital. As part of the acquisition, General Mills will also acquire two manufacturing facilities in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and St. Charles, Missouri.
  • Cintas completes $1.2 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Cintas Corporation, a leading provider of uniform rental and facility services and first aid and safety services, in connection with the registered offering by Cintas Corporation No. 2, its wholly-owned subsidiary, of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 3.450% Senior Notes due 2025 and $800 million aggregate principal amount of 4.000% Senior Notes due 2032.
  • MPE Partners acquires and recapitalizes Hi-Tech IndustriesJones Day represented MPE Partners in the acquisition, financing, and recapitalization of Hi-Tech Industries, a leading provider of consumable vehicle detailing and reconditioning products to the professional and do-it-yourself markets.
  • Avient to acquire DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day is advising Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in its $1.485 billion purchase of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • Owens Corning acquires WearDeckJones Day is advising Owens Corning in the acquisition of WearDeck®, a premium producer of composite weather-resistant decking for commercial and residential applications in North America, from JR Plastics Corporation.
  • Integrated Power Services to acquire Tampa Armature Works, Inc.Jones Day is advising Integrated Power Services, the North American leader in service, repair and engineering for power management, electro-mechanical and rotating assets, in its acquisition of Tampa Armature Works, Inc., one of the industry's leading independent power services companies.
  • Simpson Manufacturing Company announces offer to acquire Etanco GroupJones Day advised Simpson Manufacturing Company, Inc. in the €725 million acquisition of the Etanco Group.
  • Timken completes $350 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented The Timken Company, a leading designer, producer, and supplier of engineered bearings and power transmission products, in connection with its registered offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 4.125% Senior Notes due 2032.
  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires InlinerJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sections, in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Inland Pipe Rehabilitation of Inliner, a leading, vertically integrated provider of trenchless pipe rehabilitation solutions addressing wastewater and storm water infrastructure, from Granite Construction Incorporated.
  • American Industrial Partners portfolio company Vertex to merge with VectrusJones Day is advising Vertex Aerospace, a portfolio company of American Industrial Partners, in its stock-for-stock merger with Vectrus, Inc. (NYSE: VEC), at an implied value for Vertex of approximately $2.1 billion.
  • Riverside acquires ESHA ResearchJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition of ESHA Research (ESHA), a provider of SaaS-based nutritional analysis, labeling compliance, and product formulation software.
  • Sonepar to sell Vallen Distribution to Nautic PartnersJones Day is representing the Sonepar Group – a Paris-headquartered global leader in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services – in the sale of Sonepar's subsidiary business, Vallen Distribution, to Nautic Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in Rhode Island.
  • Monster Beverage acquires CANarchyJones Day advised Monster Beverage Corporation in the $330 million acquisition of CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective LLC, a craft beer and hard seltzer company.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires Labeltronix, LLCJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company AWT Labels & Packaging, Inc. (AWT) of Labeltronix, LLC, a leading label manufacturer of premium craft labels serving some of the country's most prominent brands, in a variety of markets including wine and spirits, craft beer, nutraceutical, food and beverage, and other CPG sectors.
  • City of Hope acquires Cancer Treatment Centers of AmericaJones Day advised City of Hope, a world-renowned, National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer research and treatment organization, in connection with its acquisition of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a network of oncology hospitals and outpatient care centers across the United States.
  • Centre Lane Partners portfolio company acquires Fiskars' North American watering businessJones Day advised Centre Lane Partners, LLC in connection with the acquisition and financing by its portfolio company Lawn & Garden, LLC of Fiskars Corporation's North American watering business including the Gilmour and Nelson brands.
  • Integrated Power Services acquires three companiesJones Day advised Integrated Power Services (IPS) in the acquisition of Industrial Electric Machinery (IEM), Reed Electric & Field Service, and A+ Electric Motor.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires Andronaco IndustriesJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of Andronaco Industries, a leading provider of corrosion-resistant flow control technologies.
  • STERIS sells renal business to EvoquaJones Day advised STERIS in the $196.3 million sale of its Renal Care business to Evoqua Water Technologies, a leading provider of mission-critical water and wastewater treatment solutions.
  • Arrowhead Engineered Products acquires Custom Golf Car SupplyJones Day advised Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. ("AEP") in the acquisition of Custom Golf Car Supply, a golf cart accessory supplier.