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Thomas C.


Tom Herman represents business enterprises in merger and acquisition transactions, complex commercial relationships (in particular joint ventures) and governance matters. Tom has counseled clients in diverse industries, but for the past 20 years has focused on the industrial, insurance services and natural resources sectors.

Since 1991 he has represented a NYSE industrial company in its United States acquisition program, consummating over 75 transactions for the client, including asset exchanges, traditional joint ventures and staged acquisitions structured as joint ventures. Tom’s extensive experience in the natural resources sector includes representing the purchasing consortium in International Paper’s sale of approximately 4.2 million acres of timberlands for $5 billion in cash and notes and Temple-Inland Inc. in its sale of approximately 1.5 million acres of timberlands for $2.3 billion in cash and notes.

Tom also advises timberland investment management organizations (TIMOs) in forming private timberland investment funds and joint ventures to own timberlands, including timberlands outside of the United States. Tom negotiates investment management agreements with institutional investor clients and advises on complying with federal securities laws.

Selected Experience

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of  mergers and acquisitions: middle-market (2015)

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the areas of corporate mergers and acquisitions (2014-2016)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law (2005-2017)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers® (2006-2017)

Professional Activities

Member, Negotiated Acquisitions Committee, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
Member, Business Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Corporation Code Revision Committee, State Bar of Georgia
Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
Member, Advisory Board, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, Member, Virginia Law Review
    Order of the Coif
  • B.A., summa cum laude, State University of New York at Albany, Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia

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