Thomas Draper

Partner, Co-Chair, Debt Finance Practice - Boston

Tom Draper
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617.832.1148

617.832.7000

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Tom Draper is a partner in Foley Hoag's Business Department and Co-Chair of the Debt Finance Practice. As one of the leading finance lawyers in New England, Tom represents a number of companies and private equity sponsors in a range of acquisition financing transactions, including asset-based credits and large syndicated term loans. He has considerable experience representing borrowers in a variety of debt transactions, from acquisition finance to bank credit facilities to high yield bonds. He also represents fund lenders in senior, second-lien and mezzanine loans.

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Education:

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., Vice Grand Chancellor, 1979
  • Yale University, B.A., cum laude, 1975

Languages:

English

Professional Experience

  • Represented OwnerIQ, a provider of online advertising services and marketing channels for brands, retailers and manufacturers, in its acquisition by Inmar (a portfolio company of OMERS Private Equity) 
  • Represented credit fund lenders in a $360 million bridge financing for the acquisition of four energy projects by a private equity fund
  • Represented a private equity sponsor in a $435 million first-lien, second-lien financing for the acquisition of an agricultural products company
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in connection with a $150 million royalty notes financing
  • Represented a debt origination fund in a securitized underwritten notes offering secured by a portfolio of health care loans
  • Clerk to the Honorable Homer Thornberry, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Unsecured Capital Call Subscription Facilities? The SBIC Experience,” Global Legal Insights – Fund Finance Laws and Regulations 2019 (with Robert Sawyer, March 2019) 
  • “Credit Facilities for Registered Investment Funds,” ICLG, Public Investment Funds 2018, 1st Edition (with Alyson Gal, April 2018)
  • “Investor Views of Fund Subscription Lines: The ILPA Guidelines and the Market Response,” Global Legal Insights – Fund Finance, 2nd Edition (with Patricia Lynch, February 2018)
  • “Capital Call Subscription Facilities: The Borrower’s View,” Global Legal Insights - Fund Finance 2017 (with Patricia Lynch and Dan Coyne, February 2017)

Honors

  • IFLR1000 (2014-2018)
  • Leading Lawyer, IFLR1000 (2015-2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2006-2020)
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (2009-2018)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2005-2019)
  • Who’s Who Legal International, Leading Banking Lawyer (2013)
  • PLC Which Lawyer? (2011)
  • The Legal 500 (2011)
  • Texas Law Review (1979)

Involvement

  • Instructor in “Commercial Lending” at Boston University School of Law
  • Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras
  • Handel & Haydn Society
  • Belmont Day School 
  • Moderator, “Credit and Evolving Fund Finance Spectrum,” 6th Annual Global Fund Finance Symposium (March  2016)
  • Speaker, “What’s New in Fund Finance?,” 7th Annual Global Fund Finance Symposium (March 2017)
  • Speaker, “Subscription and Hybrid Financing,” Maples Investment Funds Forum (February 2018)
  • Frequent speaker on debt financing topics for continuing education panels
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