Overview

Stacy Byrd Thomas is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Business Law Section. Based in Florida, Ms. Thomas counsels private equity, venture capital, real estate and hedge fund clients across all major markets, with a focus on formation, operation and maintenance of private investment partnerships from a legal, regulatory and tax perspective. She also represents investors in reviewing and negotiating terms of investments in private investment funds.

Ms. Thomas also counsels clients on a wide range of domestic and international corporate transactions, including securities offerings, mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, equity investments and recapitalizations.

Ms. Thomas also has experience advising clients on corporate governance, regulatory and compliance matters. She has assisted public companies with preparing periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and has advised clients on disclosure and compliance matters arising from federal securities laws and SEC rules and regulations.

Representative Engagements

  • Represented a private equity fund in the formation and operation of a real estate joint venture focused on development of retail shopping centers
  • Represented operating partners of a joint venture in the formation of a joint venture and a private investment fund focused on the acquisition, development and operation of storage facilities
  • Represented a private equity fund focused on real estate investments in all aspects of formation of the fund and investment management company
  • Represented a search fund in all aspects of formation and launch of the fund and reorganization of the investment management company
  • Represented a venture capital fund in the formation and launch of a fund focused on technology, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and space
  • Represented a large family office in reviewing and negotiating terms for numerous investments in private investment funds consistent with the family office's investment objectives
  • Represented the owners of a healthcare staffing company in the sale of their equity interests in the company to a private investment fund
  • Represented the owners of a regional pest control company in the sale of their equity interests in the company to a foreign private investment fund
  • Represented an issuer in private offerings of secured promissory notes under Rule 506(b)
  • Represented an issuer in public offerings of fixed rate and floating rate notes
  • Represented a private equity fund in the acquisition of funeral homes and related businesses

Credentials

Education
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Miami School of Law, LL.M., Taxation
  • Wofford College, B.S., Accounting
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Memberships
  • The Florida Bar, Tax Law Section
  • The Florida Bar, Business Law Section  
  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
Honors & Awards
  • Outstanding Services Award, American Bar Association Military Pro Bono Project, 2017
  • Order of the Coif 
  • N. Pettigrew Memorial Piranha for Children Award, 2012-2013

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