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Tom Pampush focuses his practice on complex corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, as well as representing family and closely-held companies as general corporate counsel. Having served as Vice President and General Counsel of Shoe Corporation of America, Inc., he understands what it's like to be a client.

Outside GC CTA

Tom also has worked in and studied family businesses and the complex nuances that come with the involvement of multiple family members in an enterprise. These broad experiences have allowed him to develop a unique and practical approach to providing legal services such that clients are advised of risks, rewards and outcomes in the context that matters most to them.

Mergers and Acquisitions
Tom regularly assists companies, funds and individuals in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other complex corporate transactions. He helps clients acquire and sell businesses in a variety of industries including technology, software, alternative energy, retail, wholesale, medical and dental, financial services, manufacturing, franchises and professional services. He also guides our clients through a wide array of financing transactions.

Family Enterprises
Tom holds a Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute. He represents closely held and family businesses from inception through succession or other disposition, guiding clients through the personal, family and business issues unique to these enterprises. He also assists distressed companies in reorganizing in order to facilitate turnarounds and acquisitions, providing a practical perspective to the legal and business issues facing troubled companies.

General Corporate Counsel
Tom acts as general counsel for broad spectrum of businesses. Because of his in-house counsel experience, he is able to provide sound advice not only regarding legal issues facing an organization but also the practical business implications underlying those issues.
Representative Clients
  • Status Solutions
Firm Publications
Published In
  • “Selling Your Business: Maximize Your Protection in the Agreement,” Business First of Columbus, April 11, 2008.
  • “Prepare Your Family Business for Your Exit,” Dayton Business Journal, January 11, 2008.
  • “Make Sure Family Business is Ready for Executive Leader’s Inevitable Exit,” Business First of Columbus, October 19, 2007.
  • “Diligent Preparation of Succession Plan Leads to Satisfying Retirement,” Business First of Columbus, March 16, 2007.
  • “How To Benefit From a Family Business Council,” Columbus CEO, August 2006.
Speaking Engagements
  • “Cash Flow Analysis: The Key to Critical Decision-Making,” Ice Miller and Gerber Discovery Presentation, Aug. 10, 2017
  • “To Buy or Build? Organic Growth Versus Acquisition,” Ice Miller and Gerber Discovery Presentation, March 2, 2017
  • “Motivating High Performers & Avoiding Hidden Employment Pitfalls,” Ice Miller and Gerber Discovery Presentation, Sept. 22, 2016
  • “Intellectual Property as a Value Driver for Your Business,” Ice Miller and Gerber Discovery Presentation, May 12, 2016
  • “The Competition for Cash,” Ice Miller and Gerber Discovery Presentation, Feb. 4, 2016
  • Business Succession Planning webinar, AMBA, July 23, 2014
  • "Common Risks in Mergers and Acquisitions," Central Ohio Chapter of the Risk Management Association. May 21, 2014
  • "Mergers & Acquisitions – Current Legal Issues/Concerns," Ohio State Bar Association 2012 Annual Convention, May 4, 2012
  • "Intellectual Property: Tapping into Hidden Value in M&A Transactions,” P&M Corporate Finance, January 17, 2011
  • "Mergers & Acquisitions: Initial Deal Considerations," Ohio State Bar Association, September 8, 2011 and April 15, 2009
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