Thompson Hine Names Todd E. Mason to Lead New York City Office

Date: November 12, 2015

Publication: Thompson Hine LLP

NEW YORK – November 12, 2015 – Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce that Todd E. Mason has been named partner-in-charge of its New York City office.

As a successful lateral hire and longtime partner in the firm’s Corporate Transactions & Securities practice group, Mason is an active community leader and change agent. He takes over the New York office leadership at a time when clients are seeking significant efficiencies in the way legal services are delivered. Thompson Hine is responding by enhancing its service delivery model through its innovative SmartPaTH® initiative, adding personnel, software, infrastructure and training in areas including legal project management, value-based pricing, flexible staffing and process efficiency. Mason embraces the opportunity to be a visible driver of these changes.

“I’m honored to be selected to lead Thompson Hine’s New York office,” said Mason. “I look forward to implementing additional innovative ways to enhance our clients’ experiences with our firm through service delivery initiatives. I’m energized to serve as partner-in-charge of the New York office.” 

Thompson Hine managing partner Deborah Z. Read noted, “I know Todd will excel as our New York office partner-in-charge. As we continue our focus to meet and exceed our clients’ needs for greater predictability, transparency and participation in the way their matters are handled, Todd will support efforts. He is a dynamic leader with a fresh perspective and creativity.”

Mason focuses his practice on representing domestic and foreign public and private companies in a wide range of securities and general corporate matters. He has significant experience with initial public offerings, secondary offerings, reverse mergers, exchange offers, tender offers and proxy matters. He also provides counsel on the structure and preparation of asset and stock purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, licensing agreements and corporate restructuring transactions. In addition, he advises venture capital, private equity and hedge fund managers on the preparation of investment materials and related agreements, including the structuring of investments in publicly and privately issued securities and related strategies. Mason’s experience encompasses a wide variety of business sectors, including international shipping, biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, software, health care, telecommunications, retail and financial institutions.

Mason succeeds Katherine D. Brandt, who will return to the firm’s Cleveland office and continue her practice representing borrowers engaged in a variety of industries in connection with their financing needs.

Brandt said, “After serving as the firm’s New York office partner-in-charge for nearly six years, I am looking forward to returning to the Cleveland office and re-engaging with Cleveland’s civic and nonprofit communities.”

Read emphasized, “We very much appreciate the contributions of Kathie Brandt, who has done an excellent job leading the firm’s New York office while maintaining her commercial finance practice.”