Tom LaFond is a partner in Goodwin’s Financial Industry group and Investment Management practice. He advises clients in a variety of industries on a broad range of transactional, securities and regulatory matters. He has particular expertise in the asset management industry, where he represents managers, fund sponsors, management teams and private equity investors in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and minority investments. Mr. LaFond also advises firms and management teams lift-out transactions and succession planning, including structuring ownership and governance arrangements to protect and enhance firm value.

Mr. LaFond counsels financial services firms on fiduciary, regulatory and transactional matters relating to their asset management activities, including structuring portfolio investments, formation and operation of public and private investment funds, and capital markets transactions.





Mr. LaFond’s transactional experience includes representing:

  • TA Associates in various acquisitions, restructurings and dispositions of asset management firms
  • First Eagle Investment Management in its acquisitions of NewStar and THL Credit Advisors
  • Boston Private Bank & Trust Company in restructurings and sales of Anchor Capital and Bingham Osborne
  • State Street Bank & Trust Company in a sale and joint venture with FNZ
  • Affiliated Managers Group in acquisitions and restructurings of affiliate firms
  • TA Realty in its sale to Mitsubishi Estate Company
  • Estancia Capital Partners in the structuring and acquisition of North Square Investments and other portfolio investments
  • Slate Asset Management (U.S.) in a sale of a minority interest to Petershill
  • Resource America in various acquisitions and dispositions of asset management businesses
  • Knights of Columbus in strategic investments and restructurings of asset managers
  • Numerous targets and investors in strategic and “GP stakes” minority investment transactions

Mr. LaFond represents several institutional investment advisers in investment, co-investment and joint venture transactions. He represents clients before the staffs of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board, and other regulators.

Professional Activities
Mr. LaFond is a member of the American Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association. He has been a panel speaker on matters relating to M&A and asset management.

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JD, 1994
Stanford Law School
BA, 1991
Harvard University

(magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)


1994 to 1995 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Honorable John D. Butzner, Jr.



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