Thomas Laughlin, P.C.
Thomas Laughlin is one of the founding partners of the Dallas office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Thomas regularly represents clients in corporate transactional matters, including mergers, controlling investments, preferred equity and other minority investments, de-SPAC SPAC transactions, divestitures, joint ventures, debt and equity financings, and restructurings.
Thomas has broad experience across many industries, including (without limitation) the energy, infrastructure, technology, business services, consumer, manufacturing, aviation, logistics, transportation and healthcare sectors.
The private equity firms and asset managers that Thomas has represented include Allied Industrial Partners, Apollo, Ares, Blackstone, Blue Owl, Braemont Capital, Chambers Energy Capital, Clearlake Capital Group, CPPIB, Cresta, HBK Capital Management, HGGC, Maverick Ventures, Quantum, Oaktree, Pine Brook Partners, RedBird Capital Partners, Riverstone Holdings, TPG Capital, Trinity Hunt Partners, Trive Capital and Vortus Investments. Thomas has also represented many public and private companies and family businesses.
Best Lawyers Under 40, D Magazine, 2023
20 Under 40, PeopleNewspapers, 2022
Recognized in The Legal 500 United States – Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas (2019 & 2021) and Energy Transactions: Conventional Power (2019)
Memberships & Affiliations
Executive Board, Camp John Marc
Council of Governors, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation
Member, Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Admissions & Qualifications
- University of Texas at Austin School of LawJ.D.with Honors2010
- Baylor UniversityB.B.A.2007