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Thomas Woolsey has deep experience assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, financings, and debt and equity offerings. Thomas advises clients in transactions that involve a broad range of industries, including energy, manufacturing and construction, software and technology, real estate, health care, and food and beverage. He is known by his clients for his responsiveness and practical approach. His clients include private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies, operating companies, and management teams. Thomas is often asked to serve as outside general counsel by many of his clients and he counsels them in their most complex business transactions and strategic objectives.

Thomas also represents a large number of clients in connection with cross border transactions. He provides counsel to clients that seek to enter domestic markets as well as domestic clients that desire to expand their operations throughout the world. He has represented clients in cross-border transactions with parties located in India, China, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, France, as well as nations on the African and South American continents.


  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate
  • Energy
  • Franchising



  • Represented a private equity client in an acquisition of a software company and its affiliates in a transaction valued in excess of $300 million.
  • Represented a private equity client in its acquisition of a manufacturing and design company in a transaction valued more than $100 million.°
  • Represented a private equity client in an acquisition valued more than $125 million for an environmental remediation company.°
  • Represented a telecommunications company relating to the acquisition of a supplier and a simultaneous recapitalization.°
  • Structured stock purchase transactions to acquire New York grandfathered architectural and engineering corporations.°
  • Represented clients relating to asset purchases at auctions pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.°
  • Represented the control group in the sale of its auto dealerships across the country.°
  • Represented a family office in its acquisition of a beverage company.°
  • Represented an Indian company primarily owned by a family with assets more than $16 billion dollars in the formation of a joint venture with a domestic publicly traded company to launch combined heat and power projects in the United States.°
  • Represented early stage companies with Series A and B equity issuances and counseled clients with respect to convertible debt offerings as well as the issuance of SAFE securities.°
  • Represented a German parent company in a merger to acquire a domestic company that manufactured activated carbon.°
  • Represented a domestic computer component manufacture in an asset sale to a Chinese purchaser.°
  • Represented the founders of an urgent care facility relating to an equity repurchase and the restructuring of the corporate family.°
  • Represented a designer and clothing manufacturer in its expansion form Hong Kong to the United States and Europe.°
  • Represented a technology company in the sale of substantially all of its assets to a private equity fund. The transaction involved novel intellectual property used by auto dealers.°
  • Represented private equity clients with respect to syndicated senior credit facilities to provide capital to support leveraged buy-outs and support recapitalizations.°
  • Represented private equity fund in its $70 million acquisition of substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation businesses.°
  • Represented private equity client in an acquisition of a manufacturer of residential and commercial building products. The transaction was valued more than $100 million dollars.°
  • Represented a client in an acquisition valued at over $30 million dollars of two target companies that design, manufacture, and license intellectual property related to automotive vehicle parts.°
  • Represented numerous portfolio companies with respect to equity issuances, convertible notes, capital raises, and executive compensation matters.°
  • Represented a private equity client with its acquisition of food manufacturing and packaging companies in a merger transaction valued more than $150 million.°
  • Represented clients in the sale of their IT products and hardware services business pursuant to equity purchase agreements.°
  • Represented a construction company in the sale of all its assets to a private equity purchaser and the subscription and issuance of rolled equity issued from a newly formed fund.°
  • Represented a financial buyer in the acquisition of a target company through a merger transaction that specialized in bio-analytical methods. Prior to the merger, the target received nearly $150 million dollars of capital investment over the last two years.°
  • Represented a leading high technology company that manufactures and operates stored energy systems and demand response packages.°
  • Represented one of the largest waste management companies in the United States relating to acquisitions and divestitures of regional waste management businesses as part of its expansion strategy.°
  • Represented private equity sponsors in the formation of joint ventures with established operators to acquire and operate multiple units with a major franchisor in the food and beverage space.°
  • Represented international multi-concept franchisor in connection with the sale of over 75 units of a fast-casual and sit-down restaurant concept located across the country.
  • Represented an international franchisor for one of the fastest growing fast-casual restaurant chains in the United States in connection with numerous acquisitions of franchisee-owned restaurants.
  • Represented a national franchisor in connection with the sale of company-owned stores, acquisition of franchisee-owned stores, and the transfer of units between and among franchisees.°
  • Represented a private equity sponsor in the capitalization of its holding company and franchise company as well as with respect to the acquisition and rebranding of strategic acquisitions.°
  • Represented a private equity sponsor with the capitalization and acquisition of Buff City Co., together with its franchise business.
  • Represent well-known international restaurant franchisor in connection with all corporate matters.
  • Represented a portfolio company of a private equity firm in connection with the acquisition of numerous Mexican themed restaurant concepts across the country.°
  • Represented a portfolio company of a private equity firm in connection with the equity issuances and general corporate matters for a franchisor in the food and beverage space.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Woolsey prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch"
    • Corporate Law, 2024
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2024
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," M&A, 2018-2021
  • Member, State Bar of Texas


  • J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2011
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2004
  • Texas