Thomas B. Draper

Partner

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  • JD, University of Texas School of Law, 1979; Vice Grand Chancellor; Texas Law Review
  • BA, cum laude, Yale University, 1975

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 1980
  • Honorable Homer Thornberry, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Instructor in “Commercial Lending” at Boston University School of Law
  • Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras
  • Handel & Haydn Society
  • Belmont Day School
  • IFLR1000 (2014-2018)
  • Leading Lawyer, IFLR1000 (2015-2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2006-2018)
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (2009-2015)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2005-2017)
  • Who’s Who Legal International, leading Banking Lawyer (2013)
  • PLC Which Lawyer? (2011)
  • The Legal 500 (2011)

Thomas B. Draper

Partner

Tom is one of the leading finance lawyers in New England, with deep experience representing borrowers in a variety of debt transactions, from acquisition finance to fund leverage to public company financings.

Tom represents a number of private equity sponsors in a range of leveraged buyout debt transactions, including asset-based credits and large syndicated term loans.

In the fund borrower area, Tom is a national leader. He has spoken on several panels and has worked on dozens of capital call facilities, portfolio leverage and liquidity financings for private and registered funds.

Tom also negotiates debt financings for life science and public company borrowers. For many years, Tom has chaired the firm’s corporate training programs, which have been ranked tops in the country for the past several years.

Experience

  • Represented TSG Consumer Partners in connection with the leveraged acquisition of Duckhorn Wine Company, a large producer of premium wines.
  • Represented a Texas-based debt origination  fund in a securitized, underwritten offering involving a portfolio of health care loans.
  • Represented Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in connection with a $150 million royalty notes financing.
  • Advises a wide variety of equity, debt and real estate funds on capital call subscription facilities, including the following clients:
    • Angelo, Gordon & Co.
    • Bain Capital
    • H.I.G. Capital
    • Kohlberg & Co.
    • Providence Debt Funds
    • TPG Capital
    • TSG Consumer Partners

Publications

Presentations

  • Moderator, “Credit and Evolving Fund Finance Spectrum,” 6th Annual Global Fund Finance Symposium (March 2, 2016)
  • Speaker, “Fund Finance: 2016,” Maples Investment Funds Forum (February 27, 2016)
  • Frequent speaker on continuing education panels