Gary E. Thompson

Gary has over 30 years of experience advising public companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, including consensual and unsolicited transactions, corporate governance issues, public and private securities offerings, and a wide range of corporate finance activities. He has been recognized as a leading business lawyer by publications such as The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Virginia Super Lawyers and Virginia’s Legal Elite.

Gary was named among the Top 50 North Americas M&A lawyers for 2013, and as the 2012 M&A Lawyer of the Year – Americas Middle Markets, by the Global M&A Network. He led deal teams that were awarded M&A Atlas Awards in each of the last four years.

Gary is active in the community, serving as President of the Boy Scouts of America's Heart of Virginia Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. Michael's Episcopal School. An alumnus of Cornell University, Gary serves on Cornell's University Council, and as past President, now Treasurer of the Cornell Club of Central Virginia.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Mergers and Acquisitions, 2) International and Cross-Border Transactions, 3) Retail and 4) Food Industry Group
Law School Boston University School of Law (J.D.,1984)
Education Cornell University (A.B., 1981)
Bar Member / Association Virginia State Bar Association
Most recent firm Hunton & Williams LLP
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