Tom McLain - AirWatch, LLC

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Tom McLain

AirWatch, LLC

1425 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd.

Atlanta, GA 30318

404 478-7435

Practice Areas
  • Business Formation
  • Venture Capital
  • Corporate Law
  • International Law
  • Banking & Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
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In May, 2010, Tom McLain left private practice to join AirWatch, LLC.  Tom uses his 26 years of experience in business law to help AirWatch and its division, Wandering WiFi, with the issues facing growing companies.

Prior to leaving private practice, Tom McLain's practice as an attorney focused on general corporate transactional work, with an emphasis on contract negotiation and preparation, mergers and acquisitions, and the formation and governance of corporations and limited liability companies. Tom's experience included representing startup companies and companies in connection with angel, private equity and venture capital investments. In connection with active mergers and acquisitions practice, Tom regularly counseled clients regarding the potential review of such transactions by the antitrust enforcement authorities pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR). Tom also had experience in representing international companies and foreign individuals (primarily from Europe) in connection with their business investments and operations in the U.S. 

Tom has maintained an “AV” rating with Martindale-Hubbell since 1993 and a 10.0 rating with Avvo since it began rating Georgia attorneys in 2009.

Undergraduate: Furman University
Law School: University of Georgia
Admitted to Bar: 1984
Practice Areas: Business > Corporate Law
Business > Banking & Finance
Business > Mergers & Acquisitions
Business > Venture Capital
Business > International Law
Business > Business Formation
Organizations: State Bar of Georgia
Gender: Male
City of Residence: Atlanta
Home Town: Atlanta
Home State: GA
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Fines for violations of the Hart Scott Rodino Act are not common, but tend to be eye-popping. The most recent example resulted in an settlement agreement pursuant to which John C. Malone, CEO and Chairman of Discovery Holding Company, is to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty.
Posted by Tom McLain on 8.24.09 in Articles.

When the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act ("HSR") is mentioned, most people think of it as a requirement that may come into play in a merger transaction or some other type of acquisition transaction. However, there are occasional reminders that other sorts of transactions that cannot be classified as a merger or acquisition can be subject to HSR notification requirements.
Posted by Tom McLain on 8.24.09 in Business - Antitrust.

Part one of a multi part series on social media policies for companies.
Posted by Tom McLain on 9.8.09 in Business - Corporate Law.

Just because you can find a form legal document that seems to pertain to your particular situation, should you use it? In the majority of instances the answer is no.
Posted by Tom McLain on 9.11.09 in Contracts.

Thoughts on why you should be cautious about using earnouts in an acquisition.
Posted by Tom McLain on 9.11.09 in Business - Mergers/Acquisitions.

In this Part 2 of the series on corporate social media/networking policies, the framework of a corporate social networking policy will be outlined.
Posted by Tom McLain on 9.21.09 in Business - Corporate Law.

Whether your small company is a corporation or a limited liability company, most legal advisors recommend that buy-sell provisions be a part of your company documentation. However, there is a lot to consider and this outline of the basics of buy-sell provisions will prime the business owner for an effective consultation with their company attorney.
Posted by Tom McLain on 9.21.09 in Business - Business Formation.