Thomas D. Goslin


Thomas D. Goslin
Thomas Goslin focuses on a wide range of environmental, energy, and other regulatory concerns in the context of mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, financing transactions, infrastructure projects, and corporate restructurings. He is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office. He has extensive experience with environmental and regulatory liability and risk allocation issues, drafting and negotiating contract terms, managing due diligence, and administrative and judicial proceedings to obtain regulatory approvals necessary to close client transactions. Mr. Goslin has been involved in teams representing a wide range of clients in a variety of industries, particularly the renewable and traditional power generation, oil and gas, natural resources, infrastructure, and automotive industries.

Recent transactions include advising:

  • Advent International in its majority investment in First Watch Restaurants, Inc. and in its acquisition of a 45% stake in Conservice, LLC;
  • AES Eastern Energy, L.P., an operator of six coal-fired power plants in New York, on a variety of environmental and regulatory concerns related to its filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and the subsequent sale of its generating assets;
  • AK Steel Corporation in its $360 million acquisition of Precision Partners Holding Company;
  • American Securities in its $2.5 billion take-private acquisition of Air Methods Corporation; its acquisitions of MW Industries, Inc. and Acuren; its $860 million sale of General Chemical Corporation to Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund; its $1.6 billion sale of Royal Adhesives & Sealants, LLC; and its sale of Tekni-Plex, Inc.; and Emerald Performance Materials LLC in its $300 million sale of CVC Thermoset Specialties;
  • AMP Capital Investors in its acquisition of ITS ConGlobal;
  • Aterian Investment Partners in its acquisitions of Stewart Tubular Products, Inc. and Vander-Bend Manufacturing, Inc. and Vander-Bend Manufacturing’s acquisitions of J.L. Haley Enterprises, Inc. and of substantially all the assets of TMK Manufacturing, Inc.;
  • Aurora Resurgence Management Partners and Equity Group Investments in the sale of SIRVA, Inc.;
  • Basic Energy Services, Inc. in its acquisition of C&J Well Services, in a transaction funded in large part by senior secured notes contributed by Ascribe Capital in exchange for a majority stake in Basic Energy;
  • Belmond Ltd. in its $3.2 billion sale to LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE;
  • Berkshire Partners and Parts Town LLC in the acquisition of Heritage Food Service Group; in its sale of Torrres Unidas to Andean Tower Partners LLC; and in its sale of SRS Distribution, Inc. to Leonard Green & Partners;
  • Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and Brookfield Property Partners L.P. (BPY) in BPY's $14.4 billion acquisition of the approximately 66% of common stock that it did not already own of GGP Inc. (f/k/a General Growth Properties Inc.);
  • Brookfield Property Partners L.P. in its sale of IDI Logistics Realty to Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.;
  • Brookfield Renewable Power in connection with its acquisition of a 102-megawatt wind farm in Tehachapi, California;
  • Campbell Soup Company in its $510 million sale of Bolthouse Farms to Butterfly Equity;
  • Dex Media, Inc. (n/k/a Thryv) (a portfolio company of Mudrick Capital Management and Paulson & Co.) in its acquisition of YP Holdings LLC;
  • Easton Energy LLC (a portfolio company of Cresta Energy Capital) in its acquisition of 416 miles of Gulf Coast natural gas liquids pipeline systems assets from The Williams Companies, Inc.;
  • Fiera Infrastructure in, together with APG Group, the acquisition of the equity interests not already owned by Fiera in Conterra Ultra Broadband Holdings, Inc.;
  • Froneri International Limited (a joint venture between Nestlé and PAI Partners) in its $4 billion acquisition of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc.;
  • Genstar Capital in its acquisition of Ohio Transmission Corporation and its sales of Tecomet Inc. and Boyd Corporation;
  • GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc. (at the time a portfolio company of Providence Strategic Growth Partners) a provider of cloud-based multi-modal Transportation Management System (TMS) products to shippers, carriers, third-party logistics (3PL) providers and brokers, in its sale to The Jordan Company;
  • GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. in its up to $740 million sale of Avera Semiconductor LLC to Marvell Technology Group Ltd.; and its $430 million sale of a semiconductor fabrication plant for the manufacture of 300mm-size wafers used in the production of integrated circuits to ON Semiconductor Corporation;
  • H&R Block, Inc. in its $405 million acquisition of Wave Financial Inc.;
  • Harsco Corporation in its approximately $525 million sale of its infrastructure division to a joint venture with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice;
  • Jefferson Capital Systems (a portfolio company of J.C. Flowers) in its acquisition of Canastream Holdings Ltd.
  • Kainos Capital in its sale of Trilliant Food and Nutrition, LLC;
  • The Kroger Company in the $2.15 billion sale of its convenience store business unit to EG Group; and its sale of its Turkey Hill business to Peak Rock Capital;
  • McMoRan Exploration Company, an independent public company engaged in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas and oil in the Gulf of Mexico and onshore Gulf Coast area, in its $3.4 billion sale to international mining company Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold;
  • Oak Hill Capital and its portfolio company EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC) in the merger of EPIC and JenCap Holdings, LLC (a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group); and EPIC in its acquisition of Prime Risk Partners Inc.;
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) in the formation of Trivium Packaging through a combination of OTPP's portfolio company, Exal Corporation, with the Food & Specialty Metal Packaging business of Ardagh Group;
  • ORIX USA Corporation in its acquisition of Lancaster Pollard Holdings, LLC;
  • Par Petroleum Corporation on regulatory and environmental matters in connection with its $400 million acquisition of Tesoro Hawaii LLC, an owner and operator of petroleum refining, retail, and distribution assets located in Hawaii;
  • Primoris Services Corporation in its acquisition of Willbros Group, Inc.;
  • Providence Equity Partners in its acquisition of GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc.; its acquisition of a majority stake in n2y, LLC; and Tempo Music Investments, LLC in its acquisition of the assets of Influence Media Music SPV, LLC, its acquisition of certain assets of Baromter Music Royalty Fund I Inc. and its joint venture with Warner Music Group Corp. to form Influence Media Partners;
  • RealPage, Inc. in its $580 million acquisition of Buildium LLC;
  • TexStar Midstream Services, a full-service midstream company, in its $325 million sale of a crude oil pipeline, gathering and storage assets, and natural gas liquids assets in South Texas to publicly traded NuStar Logistics;
  • Tidewater Inc. in its $1.25 billion combination with GulfMark Offshore, Inc.;
  • Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC in its $4.6 billion sale of substantially all of its global business to Brookfield Business Partners L.P.;
  • Willis Towers Watson PLC in its up to $1.4 billion acquisition of TRANZACT; and
  • WPX Energy, Inc. in its $2.5 billion acquisition of Felix Energy.

Mr. Goslin also assists clients in identifying business opportunities and risks arising from proposed changes to federal and state legislation and regulation, including with respect to renewable energy development and greenhouse gas emissions. Mr. Goslin is a leader of Weil’s Climate Change practice group. He has published numerous articles and been interviewed by several publications concerning renewable energy development and the legal ramifications of climate change. In addition, Mr. Goslin serves as a Vice Chairman of the American Bar Association Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources Committee.

Mr. Goslin is ranked as a leading lawyer in District of Columbia for Environment: Mainly Transactional by Chambers USA, where clients describe him as “creative” in his approach, providing “spot-on legal advice” that is “thoughtful and careful.” He is also recognized as a "Rising Star" for Environment: Transactional by Legal 500 US.

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