Tom Freyvogel is an experienced corporate and securities transactional attorney, specializing in mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, venture capital and general corporate matters.

Tom advises clients on sophisticated private equity-sponsored and strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. He represents private equity and venture capital funds, corporate venture capital groups, family offices and angel investors, as well as founders and emerging growth companies, in connection with their fundraising activities and investments.

Tom also serves as outside general counsel for middle market and emerging growth companies, advising on a wide range of strategic matters, including governance, corporate finance, executive compensation, licensing and commercial contracts. Tom assists clients in navigating complex legal issues that arise on a daily basis by relying on legal experience combined with business sense.

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Representative Matters

  • Represented a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and software development services in its acquisition of an innovation design firm
  • Represented private equity group sponsor in its formation and financing, as well as its acquisition of a leading office furniture dealer and soundmasking company through a leveraged buyout
  • Represented Safaba Translation Systems LLC, a developer of automated text machine translation software, in its sale to Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq:AMZN)
  • Represented Avis Budget Group (NYSE:CAR) in its rental program joint venture with Lyft (NYSE:LYFT)
  • Represented private family office in multiple private equity, hedge fund and venture capital investments
  • Represented corporate venture capital group in multiple investments in emerging growth companies, including SAFEs, Convertible Notes and Preferred Stock investments
  • Represented private family office in a joint venture real estate development project
  • Represented Vivante Health, Inc., a digital healthcare company focusing on digestive disease, in its Series A preferred stock financing to NFP Venture Fund, FCA Venture Partners and Rock Health
  • Represented Anthemis Group, a venture capital fund with a focus on high-growth, digitally native financial services companies, with multiple investments, including its lead Series A investment in StratiFi, and its lead Series Seed investment in Kindur
  • Represented oil and gas exploration and production company in its preferred stock offerings to a London-based hedge fund
  • Represented stem cell company in its private placements of Series A Preferred Stock and Convertible Notes to high net worth individuals

Professional Affiliations & Honors

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Pittsburgh Chapter
  • Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Buying & Selling a Business in Pennsylvania, 9th Edition, The Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI Press (May, 2019)

Background

  • 2019: Metz Lewis Brodman Must O'Keefe LLC
  • 2007: Reed Smith LLP

Education

  • 2007: J.D., Catholic University School of Law, Securities Law Program Certificate, Associate Editor, The Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy
  • 2004: MBA, Duquesne University, Finance and Management
  • 2002: B.A., Boston College, History and Philosophy

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
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