Client Testimonials

Founder and Entrepreneur

A strategic partner for multiple investments from inception. Tom’s hands on, strategic approach has consistently produced results. The best of the best.

Tom has a natural and subtle talent to navigate everyone around the table to get the deal done!

Tom is my rabbi.

Private Equity Senior Managing Director

I have had the privilege to work with Tom professionally for over 30 years.  He is not just a very experienced legal mind but a true business advisor and partner. Tom has tremendous people skills and has a way of getting transactions done in an efficient cordial manor.  A rarity in today’s world.

Sell Side Investment Banker

(Hourglass represented sell side) 

Tom handled the legal negotiations and documentation for a private business we were recapitalizing with a large $1bn + private equity firm.  It was the first time in the market for the business owners and a more complex documentation process than usual for a business at this stage.  Tom did a great job advocating for the business owners.  His experience in the private equity world proved tremendously valuable in helping the entrepreneurs understand the contracts, risks involved and to negotiate more favorable terms.  His constructive approach was key to getting the deal to the finish line, I look forward to working with Tom again soon.

Private Equity Managing Director

Tom is an outstanding lawyer.  He is always looking out for what is best for his clients and can bridge the legal and business issues to arrive at practical results that work for all parties. He is our go-to attorney for important issues.  He is much more like a partner than an advisor and always provides great advice in an efficient and timely manner.

Private Equity Managing Director

I trust Tom unequivocally. He has provided sound advice and counsel over our 17-year working relationship and has been instrumental in navigating complex situations. His experience spans across transactions of all size and type, and he has seen it all over the years which makes his input and expertise invaluable.

Sell Side Investment Banker

(Hourglass represented buy side) 

Tom is an outstanding lawyer.  He is always looking out for what is best for his clients and can bridge the legal and business issues to arrive at practical results that work for all parties. He is our go-to attorney for important issues.  He is much more like a partner than an advisor and always provides great advice in an efficient and timely manner.

Private Equity COO and GC

Tom is the rare advisor who marries over 30 years of legal experience managing a wide range of transactional and non-transactional matters, with a keen business understanding, having served for years as a principal investor.  Tom understands his clients’ needs and interests and has the creativity and adaptability to find the right approach for virtually any given situation.  However, more than anything, Tom is just a great guy and a pleasure to work with.

Managing Partner, Independent Sponsor

Tom Wippman is that rare senior corporate and deal legal resource: seen-it-all experience, rich in wisdom, as pleasant to be with as to work with, and fair in his pricing. He has been an indispensable strategic asset for us – our GC but with far more flexibility.

Managing Director, Independent Sponsor

Tom’s ability to navigate a deal – balancing legal rigor with managing the nuances of buyer and seller – is second to none.  He is not just our legal counsel – he is a true partner.

Private Equity Chief Financial Officer

Tom has an extensive wealth of experience which has made him not only a trusted legal adviser but also a trusted business partner for many, many years.  Having counseled companies and investors alike on pretty much every type of transaction and internal matter, while also advising companies strategically and operationally from the board, Tom has differentiated himself.  He has a unique ability to see what is around the corner, break down legal issues such that practical business decisions can be made, and assist in achieving an organizations goals and objectives through thoughtful partnership.

Private Equity Managing Partner

We have worked closely with Tom Wippman for nearly twenty years and Tom has always provided trustworthy and reliable legal guidance. Additionally, Tom is very experienced (at) representing us in transactions that involve partnerships with founders and their teams, and he can carefully navigate sensitive negotiations in these deals.

CEO, Private Equity Portfolio Company

Tom is a skilled and valued general counsel, with deep expertise in health care services. He forms deep and lasting relationships with his clients while helping them achieve productive and successful outcomes.

Founder, Financial Services Company

Tom is a very thorough and expert lawyer who always has my partners’ and my best interests in mind.  I had the pleasure of working with Tom on our latest private equity transaction where we took in an investment from a pe firm, and his counsel around transaction structure, purchase agreement, incentive units and employment agreements was invaluable.  He is an expert when it comes to M&A transactions, and we look forward to having Tom support us in the future.

General Counsel, Private Equity Owned Portfolio Company

Over the course of his career, Tom has developed extensive legal and business operating knowledge together with a strong financial skill set through an array of roles and experiences with both public and private companies.

I had the privilege of working with Tom on a daily basis for many years when we were both with a private equity company where he served as a managing director and general counsel and then while I served as a senior executive at one of the firm’s operating companies.

During this time, I relied on Tom for a variety of general legal and business guidance and support on both day to day operating matters and litigation management.

Tom is able to leverage his decades of legal expertise and valuable experience across a variety of business sectors (including but not limited to business services, education, IT/data, healthcare) to help clients address, prevent and resolve numerous legal issues and refine operating protocols across different platforms.

He possesses a strong attention to detail and is never shy to roll up his sleeves and get into the weeds on any issue without losing focus on the bigger strategic objective(s). He is a dedicated individual striving to create value and success for his business and individual clients.  Based on my experience working with Tom and referring clients to him, I am confident that he would be a valuable contributor to any individual or organization – large or small, public or private – and respectfully request that you strongly consider him to assist with your individual or corporate legal needs.

Tom Wippman

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