Tom Wilson advises corporate, financial, and municipal clients in insolvency and restructuring situations across a variety of industries. These industries include automotive, mining, gaming, energy, retail, manufacturing, and financial services, with particular experience in municipal bankruptcy and the liquidation of complex corporate enterprises. Tom played a key role in the successful resolution in the historic chapter 9 case of the City of Detroit, Michigan. He regularly counsels clients in all aspects of bankruptcy and restructuring matters, including distressed asset transactions, supplier issues, fraudulent conveyance, preference and fiduciary duty actions, environmental and mass tort liability, post-petition financing, and jurisdictional issues arising in bankruptcy. Tom's clients span the spectrum of interested parties in restructuring matters, including debtors and potential debtors, prepetition secured creditors, creditors' committees, parents of insolvent subsidiaries, avoidance actions defendants, and sellers and purchasers of assets.
Tom has represented, among other clients: Alpha Natural Resources; American Greetings Corporation; Boscov's Department Stores; Cablevision Systems Corporation; Chrysler and Old Carco Liquidation Trust (the liquidating successor in interest to Chrysler); Dana Corporation; Financial Guaranty Insurance Company; First Energy Corporation; General Motors; Hostess Brands; International Textile Group; KeyBank; LTV Steel Company; Metaldyne Corporation; and Oglebay Norton Company.
Tom regularly speaks and lectures at restructuring-related forums around the country and has coauthored bankruptcy-related articles published in the Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice and was recognized as a "Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers multiple times.
- March 31, 2017
"Cities That Cope – Confronting Financial Challenges in the Urban Landscape: The Chapter 9 Alternative": Symposium Presented by The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
- December 1, 2015
Surviving Bankruptcy: A Review of the Legal Challenges That Detroit Faced, Jones Day Cleveland CLE
- University of California, Los Angeles (J.D. 2003); Princeton University (A.B. in Politics 1993)
- Ohio and U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio and Eastern District of Michigan
The Best Lawyers in America: bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization (2019-2020)
Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2010, 2011, and 2013)