Thomas, Dynda A.

Dynda A. Thomas

Partner

Dynda Thomas has extensive experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and project finance. She has had principal responsibility for numerous mergers, acquisitions and dispositions for public and private companies in a wide range of sell-side and buy-side auctions and negotiated transactions.

As leader of the Squire Patton Boggs’ conflict minerals team, Dynda focuses on relevant industries’ best practices in working with clients’ legal, procurement and compliance groups. She advises on developing and reviewing procurement policies, training executives and relevant client teams, planning communications with customers and suppliers, and proposing data gathering and retention policies. Dynda and her team work with companies in a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, consumer products, electronics and mining.

Dynda is the Budget Officer and a Vice Chair of the Infrastructure Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Public Utility, Communications and Transportation (PUCAT) Law Section, having also spent one year as chair of the Program Committee and three years as the co-editor of the Section’s newsletter. 

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  • Representing the world’s largest tire company in the US$80 million sale of its global tire fabric operations to a South Korea-based multinational. The transaction included a long-term key materials supply contract. The tire fabric manufacturing operations sold were located in Alabama, New York, Brazil and Luxembourg.
  • Representing an industrial company on a US$50 million sale of its steel cord manufacturing business with operations in the United States and Europe, including a continuing technology development agreement and global supply agreement.
  • Advising a Fortune 500 industrial manufacturing company on a transaction in which a subsidiary of a national wheel and tire manufacturing company entered into a definitive agreement to purchase a division for approximately US$100 million.
  • Leading a Japan-based printing and communications company in the creation of a joint venture with a US-based company.
  • Serving as counsel to an aerospace infrastructure manufacturer in the auction purchase of an optical systems business unit (including engineering, intellectual property and government contracts) for US$163 million.
  • Serving as counsel to an aerospace infrastructure manufacturer in the auction sale of its avionics systems manufacture and component overhaul and repair business for US$188 million to a developer of specialized systems for satellite, avionics and marine communications.
  • Handling for a leading global aerospace and industrial equipment manufacturer the purchase of a Georgia-based manufacturer, distributor, marketer and seller of personal care and pharmaceutical products.
  • Advising on the US$265 million purchase of a 500-megawatt power gas-fired, electric generating plant in Texas.
  • Advising on the US$55 million acquisition of an electricity transmission and distribution business in Ohio.
  • Representing an investment bank in credit support of a wind farm project under development in Ohio.
  • Advising creditors of the seller on the US$329 million sale of a Spain-based power project company with a facility under construction.
  • Advising on the US$177 million sale of a power plant in Puerto Rico.Advising on the post-closing purchase price adjustment in the US$210 million sale of a US- and Europe-based wind power generation business.

Education

  • University of Cincinnati, J.D., editor, The University of Cincinnati Law Review, editor, Human Rights Quarterly, 1986
  • Miami University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1982

Admissions

  • Ohio, 1986

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Budget Officer and a Vice Chair of the Infrastructure Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Public Utility, Communications and Transportation (PUCAT) Law Section, having also spent one year as chair of the Program Committee and three years as the co-editor of the Section’s newsletter
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Named a 2015 Ohio Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, and continuously since 2007, a distinction honoring the top 5 percent of lawyers in the state.
  • Listed since 2011 in the The Legal 500 US for mergers and acquisitions practice.  
  • Contributor to Conflict Minerals Law – The Source for Legal Insights & Analysis on Conflict Minerals Compliance. The blog fosters discussion and provides insights on regulations, due diligence, litigation developments and industry activity regarding compliance with the SEC's final conflict minerals rule.

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