Thomas F. Grohman

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.7044 |

Areas of Practice

Tom’s practice emphasizes business transactions and general corporate matters with special focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures and cross-border business acquisitions. Tom represents both U.S. and foreign-based buyers and sellers of private and public companies. He serves as chair of Lane Powell’s Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group.

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington


  • New York University (LL.M. in Taxation, 1979)
  • Gonzaga University (J.D., magna cum laude, 1978)
  • Seattle University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1975)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Membership

  • Member, Lane Powell Board of Directors (2012-2014)
  • Director, Business Transactions Department
  • Co-chair, Corporate Finance and Securities Practice Group
  • Co-chair, Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group
  • Business
  • Canada Practice
  • Cannabis
  • Financial Institutions
  • Food, Beverage and Hospitality
  • International Business
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Startups and Emerging Companies

Representative Transactions

  • Sale by Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) of Faconnable SAS to M1 Global
  • Sale by KAREC FCI, Inc. of a majority interest in Kennedy Associates Real Estate Counsel, LP to Bentall U.S. Limited Partnership
  • Sale of Advanced H2O, LLC to HM Advanced Holdings, LLC, Inc. a private equity group
  • Sale of Java Trading Co., Inc. and Java Trading Co. International to Distant Lands Trading Co.
  • Acquisition by Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) of a majority interest in Just Jeffrey, Inc. and JKS Enterprises
  • Acquisition by Bentall U.S. Limited Partnership of an interest in Kennedy Associates Real Estate Counsel, Inc.
  • Sale of Advanced H2O, Inc. to LaSalle Capital
  • Private equity purchase of a majority interest in Avatar Holdings, LLC
  • Private equity purchase of Anderson Chamberlin, Inc.
  • Private equity purchase of Essential Baking Company
  • Sale of Abacus Engineered Systems, Inc. to TAC Americas, Inc.
  • Sale of Metropolitan Travel, Inc. to Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE)
  • Sale of Majiq, Inc. to TietoEnator, Inc.
  • Sale of Doellken Woodtape, Inc.’s wood products division to Edgemate, Inc.
  • Sale of Primal, Inc. to Nura, Inc.
  • Sale of to Kinko’s
  • Advanced H2O, Inc. private stock financing and the purchase of bottling-plant and production-facility from CC Beverage, a U.S. subsidiary of Clearly Canadian Beverage.
  • Sale of Highwire, Inc. to Galileo International, Inc., a subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD).
  • Sale of DataChannel, Inc. to Netegrity, Inc. (NASDAQ:NETE).
  • acquisition of, Inc.
  • Enchanted Parks sale to Six Flags Theme Parks.
  • Hanson Pipe and Products, Inc. acquisition of Pacific International Pipe Enterprises, Inc. and Pacific International Pipe Enterprises of Washington, Inc.
  • Hanson Pipe and Products Northwest, Inc. acquisition of assets from Hydro Conduit Corporation.
  • Hanson Building Products sale of Acme Materials and Construction to Oldcastle, Inc.
  • Acquisition of North American Sales, Inc. and Pneuma-O-Ring International by Brokk, Inc.
  • Döllken Kunststoff verarbeitung GmbH acquisition of American Profiles Company and Canada Woodtape, Inc.

Awards and Honors

  • Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate (2006-2018)
  • Recommended by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/Commercial (2016)
  • Listed as one of Puget Sound’s top lawyers who completed “regions biggest deals of 2010,” Puget Sound Business Journal (February 25, 2011)
  • Recommended in PLC Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook (2007/08)
  • AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™

Professional and Community Activities

  • Corporate Counsel Section of the King County Bar Association
  • Member Board of Advisors, Gonzaga Law School Commercial Law Center

Thomas F. Grohman

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.7044 |