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.

Esperienze

  • Austin Powder sells controlling stake to AIPJones Day is representing Austin Powder, a global leader in blasting services and commercial explosives, in connection with the sale of a controlling stake to American Industrial Partners.
  • MPE Partners acquires Allor-Plesh ManufacturingJones Day advised MPE Partners in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Webster Industries of Allor Manufacturing, LLC and Plesh Industries, LLC.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Prism SpecialtiesJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company EverSmith Brands of Prism Specialties, a leading franchisor of specialty restoration services of electronics, textiles, arts and documents.
  • Blue Sea Capital sells Sunvair Aerospace Group to Greenbriar Equity GroupJones Day represented Blue Sea Capital LLC in the sale of Sunvair Aerospace Group, a leading maintenance, repair and overhaul ("MRO") services provider specializing in landing gear, avionics, flight instruments, sensors and cargo loading systems, to Greenbriar Equity Group.
  • Direct lender provides $35 million senior secured credit facility to large private equity-backed leading provider of lease accounting and lease management software solutionsJones Day advised a direct lender, as administrative agent, in connection with a $35 million senior secured credit facility provided to a large private equity sponsored company that is the leading provider of lease accounting and lease management software solutions in North America.
  • Timken completes €600 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented The Timken Company, a global technology leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion, in connection with the underwritten public offering of €600 million aggregate principal amount of 4.125% Senior Notes due in 2034.
  • Priority Holdings obtains $905 million credit facilitiesJones Day represented Priority Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of leading payments technology company Priority Technology Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTH), and certain of its affiliates in connection with obtaining new senior secured credit facilities consisting of initial term loans in an aggregate principal amount of $835 million and revolving commitments of $70 million.
  • Program Productions acquires Rhino StagingJones Day is advising Program Productions, Inc. in the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Rhino Staging & Event Productions, Inc. and its affiliated companies, a leader in event stagehand labor management and services for live events across the United States.
  • MPE Partners acquires BAF IndustriesJones Day advised MPE Partners in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Appearance Technology Group of BAF Industries, a manufacturer of branded, consumable car care liquid chemicals and specialty aerosols for professional and do-it-yourself users.
  • Swander Pace Capital sells Functional Formularies to DanoneJones Day advised Swander Pace Capital in the sale of Functional Formularies, a leading provider of organic, whole food, shelf-stable feeding tube formulas, to Danone.
  • WEG acquires industrial electric motors and generators business from Regal Rexnord CorporationJones Day advised WEG S.A. in the $400 million acquisition of the industrial electric motors and generators business of Regal Rexnord Corporation.
  • Norwest Equity Partners acquires MDC Interior SolutionsJones Day advised Norwest Equity Partners in the acquisition and financing of MDC Interior Solutions, LLC, a leading commercial interior wallcoverings and design solutions company.
  • TopBuild attempts to acquire Specialty Products & InsulationJones Day advised TopBuild Corp. (NSYE: BLD) in its attempted acquisition of Specialty Products & Insulation from private equity firm Incline Equity Partners in an all-cash transaction valued at $960 million.
  • American Pacific Group acquires C.F. StinsonJones Day advised American Pacific Group in the acquisition and financing of C.F. Stinson, LLC, a leading distributor of fabric products.
  • STERIS sells dental segment to an affiliate of Peak Rock CapitalJones Day is advising STERIS Plc in the $787.5 million sale of Dental segment to Peak Rock Capital, a leading middle-market private investment firm.
  • Radial Equity acquires Moss Motors and Rimmer BrosJones Day advised Radial Equity Partners in the acquisition and financing of Moss Motors, a U.S.-headquartered aftermarket supplier of parts for British cars, and Rimmer Bros, a UK-based supplier of replacement parts for UK marque vehicles.
  • Riverside invests in KasewareJones Day advised The Riverside Company in its acquisition of Kaseware, a leading provider of investigation management software sold to public safety agencies and corporations.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires HTE TechnologiesJones Day advised High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company John Henry Foster Minnesota, Inc. of HTE Technologies, a leading automation supplier operating in Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company acquires Mission MicrowaveJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in the acquisition and financing of all of the outstanding membership interests of Mission Microwave Technologies, LLC, a revolutionary designer of radio frequency and microwave electronics supporting ground-based, airborne and space-based applications.
  • MPE Partners acquires Webster IndustriesJones Day advised MPE Partners in the acquisition and financing of Webster Industries, Inc., an industrial equipment supplier focused on engineered class chains, sprockets, and vibrating equipment.