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Thomas S. Vaughn Member

Thomas S. Vaughn's practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, public securities offerings, public company securities compliance and private placements of securities involving institutional, venture capital and private investors.

Mr. Vaughn serves as United States general corporate counsel for a number of international companies, with a focus on companies involved in the automotive industry. He has assisted these clients in establishing and growing their United States operations through both acquisitions and internal growth.

He counsels public and non-public companies on issues surrounding mergers; stock purchases and asset acquisitions; commercial loan financings; board of director meetings and general board relations; stock-based employee benefits plans; anti-takeover defense mechanisms; partnership syndications and joint ventures; product distribution relationships; and the drafting and negotiation of a broad array of business agreements. He assists clients with organizational issues; negotiation of initial rounds of financing; preparation of private placement memoranda; negotiation of venture capital financing and bank financing; and initial public offering representation. Mr. Vaughn serves as corporate secretary or assistant secretary for a number of companies.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Community/Civic Activities

  • Serves on the Grosse Pointe Woods Planning Commission
  • President of the Georgetown University Alumni Association of Michigan

Named a Leading Corporate/M&A Lawyer by Chambers USA, 2017-2018

Named as "Lawyer of the Year" in Securities/Capital Markets Law by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2019. Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2007-Present for Corporate Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law. Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Named a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the area of Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities & Venture Law by the Leading Lawyers Network, 2014-2017. Law Bulletin Publishing Company

Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® for Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance, Closely Held Business, 2012

Named a Top Lawyer by dbusiness Magazine for Corporate Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2010-2011, 2015 and 2017

Recipient of Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating