Based in our Los Angeles office, Tom Wuchenich chiefly represents a broad range of alternative asset management firms in the formation and ongoing operation of their private investment funds and separate accounts across a variety of asset classes. He also has significant experience in capital markets and M&A transactions. Tom’s regular clients include such sponsors as CIM Group, KSL Capital Partners, Oaktree Capital Management, Platinum Equity, Prime Group, Technology Crossover Ventures and ZelnickMedia. He also has represented issuers such as Oaktree Capital Group in their initial public and follow-on offerings, as well as underwriters in transactions such as the initial public offering of Google. Tom is regularly recognized as one of the leading private funds lawyers in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, and in 2012 the Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal named Tom one of “California’s Top 100 Leading Lawyers.”
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- Oaktree in its IPO and follow-on offerings, in the establishment of the Oaktree Emerging Market Opportunities, Oaktree Real Estate Debt Fund, Oaktree Strategic Credit Strategy and the Oaktree Strategic Income Fund
- Platinum Equity in the formation of Platinum Equity Capital Partners III and its predecessor funds
- KSL Capital in the formation of KSL Capital Partners IV and its predecessor funds and KSL Capital Partners Credit Opportunities Fund
- Oaktree in its acquisition of a minority stake in, and strategic alliance with, DoubleLine Capital
- Prime Finance Partners in the establishment of Prime Finance Partners III and Prime Finance Partners IV
- Technology Crossover Ventures in the formation of TCV VIII
Columbia Law School, 1996 J.D.
Columbia Journal of Transnational Law; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs, 1996 M.I.A.
Bucknell University, 1992 B.A.
New York 1998
Tom Wuchenich is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in the Firm’s Corporate Department. His practice focuses primarily on the representation of sponsors of private investment funds across a wide variety of asset classes, and he also has significant experience in capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions.
Tom was named one of California’s Top 100 Leading Lawyers for 2012 by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal. He has also been recognized as one of the leading private funds lawyers for the past several years by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.
Tom regularly represents a broad range of alternative asset management firms in the formation and ongoing operation of their private equity and other private investment funds. His recent experience includes the representation of sponsors such as CIM Group, KSL Capital Partners, Oaktree Capital Management, Platinum Equity, Prime Group, Technology Crossover Ventures and ZelnickMedia. He also has significant experience in structuring the portfolio investments of private equity funds.
In capital markets transactions, Tom represented Oaktree Capital Group in connection with its initial public offering and follow-on offerings. In addition, he has represented issuers such as Seagate Technology and Universal Truckload Services in their initial public or follow-on offerings, and underwriters in transactions such as the initial public offering of Google, Inc. and numerous other initial public or follow-on offerings.
In the realm of merger and acquisition transactions, Tom has represented Oaktree Capital Management in its acquisition of a minority stake in, and structuring a strategic alliance with, DoubleLine Capital, LP; Technology Crossover Ventures in its investment in Eladian Partners, LP and its acquisition of a minority interest in OSIsoft, LLC; and Castle Creek Capital Partners in connection with its investments in First NBC Holding Corp. and Heritage Oaks Bancorp.
Tom has been with Simpson Thacher since his graduation from Columbia Law School in 1996, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a member of the Journal of Transnational Law. He received his B.A. from Bucknell University in 1992 and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University in 1996.