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Thomas R. Anderson

Partner

Tom Anderson, the head of our Mergers and Acquisitions practice, represents private and public companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and various intellectual property transactions.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Recognized by Chambers USA from 2015-2024 in the field of Corporate/M&A (Upstate NY)
  • Named as Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Rochester, NY for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law (2023), Corporate Law (2021), and Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2014)
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list, 2012-2020
  • Albany Law Review, Albany Law School
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Massachusetts

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Tom’s M&A experience includes:

  • Representing Empire Telephone, North Penn Telephone and affiliates on their sale to private equity firm Antin Infrastructure Partners
  • Representing IEC Electronics Corporation (Nasdaq) on its approximately $240,000,000 (enterprise value) go-private sale to Creation Technologies
  • Representing Health Now New York (one of the largest Blue Cross affiliates in New York State) on its affiliation with Highmark
  • Representing eWaste+, an electronic recycler, on its sale to private equity firm Sidereal Capital
  • Representing American Express Inc. (NYSE) on the sale of its wholesale vacation business to Apple Leisure Group, a Bain Capital Portfolio Company
  • Representing Eastman Kodak Company in connection with more than two dozen transactions, including the following:
    • Aspects of the sale of digital imaging and personal imaging businesses in bankruptcy to the Kodak Pension Plan.
    • Sale of CCD image sensor business to a Platinum Equity portfolio company.
    • $125,000,000 sale of its Organic Light Emitting Diode Business to a group of LG Companies.
    • Sale of the assets of its Israeli-based professional camera business to a Danish company.
    • Acquisition of Bowe Bell + Howell’s production document scanner business.
    • $250,000,000 acquisition of the worldwide assets of Scitex Digital Printing, Inc.
    • Sale of health care related software and other intellectual property to IBA Health Limited in consideration of common stock traded on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Tom’s intellectual property transaction experience includes:

  • Representing Eastman Kodak Company in several sales of patents and patent portfolios, including:
    • Aspects of the sale of its digital capture patent portfolio in a bankruptcy auction to a consortium of companies.
    • $65,000,000 sale of CMOS image sensor patent portfolio to Omnivision (NASDAQ).
    • Sale of electophotographic printing patent portfolio to a non-practicing entity.
    • Sale of digital content patents to a start-up engaged in the production of digital content.
  • Representing Eastman Kodak Company in connection with the negotiation of more than a dozen licenses to some of the world’s largest electronics and imaging companies, including Casio, Hitachi, Motorola, Nikon, Nintendo, Philips, Sanyo, Sharp and, IMAX.
  • Representing Eastman Kodak Company in connection with its $30,600,000 exclusive brand license to Signet Armorlite for eyeglass related products.
  • Representing Bausch + Lomb in connection with worldwide license and joint development arrangements.
  • Representing start-ups and other established companies in connection with licenses, development agreements and other intellectual property transactions.

NEWS

PRESENTATIONS

  • Presenter, “Navigating the CARES Act: How Your Small Business May Benefit From Available Loan Programs,” Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Webinar, March 31, 2020

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

EDUCATION

  • Albany Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Massachusetts, B.A., cum laude

Tom Anderson, the head of our Mergers and Acquisitions practice, represents private and public companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and various intellectual property transactions.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Recognized by Chambers USA from 2015-2024 in the field of Corporate/M&A (Upstate NY)
  • Named as Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Rochester, NY for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law (2023), Corporate Law (2021), and Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2014)
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list, 2012-2020
  • Albany Law Review, Albany Law School
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Massachusetts

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Tom’s M&A experience includes:

  • Representing Empire Telephone, North Penn Telephone and affiliates on their sale to private equity firm Antin Infrastructure Partners
  • Representing IEC Electronics Corporation (Nasdaq) on its approximately $240,000,000 (enterprise value) go-private sale to Creation Technologies
  • Representing Health Now New York (one of the largest Blue Cross affiliates in New York State) on its affiliation with Highmark
  • Representing eWaste+, an electronic recycler, on its sale to private equity firm Sidereal Capital
  • Representing American Express Inc. (NYSE) on the sale of its wholesale vacation business to Apple Leisure Group, a Bain Capital Portfolio Company
  • Representing Eastman Kodak Company in connection with more than two dozen transactions, including the following:
    • Aspects of the sale of digital imaging and personal imaging businesses in bankruptcy to the Kodak Pension Plan.
    • Sale of CCD image sensor business to a Platinum Equity portfolio company.
    • $125,000,000 sale of its Organic Light Emitting Diode Business to a group of LG Companies.
    • Sale of the assets of its Israeli-based professional camera business to a Danish company.
    • Acquisition of Bowe Bell + Howell’s production document scanner business.
    • $250,000,000 acquisition of the worldwide assets of Scitex Digital Printing, Inc.
    • Sale of health care related software and other intellectual property to IBA Health Limited in consideration of common stock traded on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Tom’s intellectual property transaction experience includes:

  • Representing Eastman Kodak Company in several sales of patents and patent portfolios, including:
    • Aspects of the sale of its digital capture patent portfolio in a bankruptcy auction to a consortium of companies.
    • $65,000,000 sale of CMOS image sensor patent portfolio to Omnivision (NASDAQ).
    • Sale of electophotographic printing patent portfolio to a non-practicing entity.
    • Sale of digital content patents to a start-up engaged in the production of digital content.
  • Representing Eastman Kodak Company in connection with the negotiation of more than a dozen licenses to some of the world’s largest electronics and imaging companies, including Casio, Hitachi, Motorola, Nikon, Nintendo, Philips, Sanyo, Sharp and, IMAX.
  • Representing Eastman Kodak Company in connection with its $30,600,000 exclusive brand license to Signet Armorlite for eyeglass related products.
  • Representing Bausch + Lomb in connection with worldwide license and joint development arrangements.
  • Representing start-ups and other established companies in connection with licenses, development agreements and other intellectual property transactions.

NEWS

PRESENTATIONS

  • Presenter, “Navigating the CARES Act: How Your Small Business May Benefit From Available Loan Programs,” Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Webinar, March 31, 2020

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

EDUCATION

  • Albany Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Massachusetts, B.A., cum laude
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