Gerald V. Thomas II

Gerald focuses his practice on complex transactional tax matters. He offers significant experience with mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and reorganizations, private equity funds, joint ventures, real estate investment trusts (REITs), financing transactions, and corporate and partnership tax planning.

Gerald has handled major business transactions in the United States and abroad, including representing a major U.S. real estate company on a number of joint ventures in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. He also has represented numerous REITs in public offerings and mergers and acquisitions totaling billions of dollars, as well as a major Japanese-owned U.S. company in a complex financing transaction. Among his other clients are private equity and real estate funds; public, private and non-traded REITs and other real estate companies and funds; publicly traded healthcare companies; major hospitality companies; and others.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Gerald was a lead transactional tax partner at two Atlanta-based law firms with national and international connections. He also was a tax principal in the Atlanta office of a “Big 4” accounting firm.

An active member of his community, Gerald co-chairs and co-founded Soul Visions Educational Foundation Inc. which awards college scholarships to high school students, and serves as a leader for a Girl Scout Brownie troop.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Tax, 2) Transactional Tax, 3) Corporate Finance and Capital Markets, 4) Mergers and Acquisitions, 5) Private Equity and Venture Capital, 6) Real Estate and Land Use and 7) Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Law School New York University, (LLM, 1998 ), New York University School of Law (J.D.,1997)
Education New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business (B.S., 1994)
Bar Member / Association Georgia State Bar Association,New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm McGuireWoods LLP
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasgerald
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