Michael Thomason is the chair of Bradley’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group. Michael advises public and privately held clients, from emerging growth companies to large corporations, in the areas of business formation, mergers and acquisitions, investment and financing transactions, securities compliance, joint ventures and a variety of other transactions and corporate matters.
Michael counsels clients on a broad range of issues affecting their businesses and portfolios, and his clients engage in many businesses and industries, including construction, manufacturing, banking and financial services, healthcare and healthcare technology, retail, media and entertainment, professional services, real estate and development and transportation, among other industries.
He has significant experience in private equity and venture capital transactions, representing both private equity companies and other investors in their investments and acquisitions, as well as emerging growth companies in their formation, capital raises and sale.
Michael graduated Order of the Coif from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he served as managing editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. Prior to law school, Michael graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Auburn University.
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2020-2022 Listed in Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial, 2021 Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," Mergers & Acquisitions, 2016-2020 Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," Mergers & Acquisitions, 2015 Named toThe M&A Advisor's Emerging Leaders, 2020 Acquisition of Alacare Home Health & Hospice Represented Encompass Health in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Alacare Home Health & Hospice, a Birmingham, Alabama-based home health and hospice provider, for a purchase price of approximately $217.5 million. Sale of Access America Transport Represented Access America Transport, a Chattanooga, Tennessee-based third-party logistics provider of transportation and logistics services, in its sale to Coyote Logistics. Transactions by Vulcan Materials Represented Vulcan Materials Company in numerous acquisitions, sales and exchanges of asphalt and ready-mix concrete plants, quarries and related distribution outlets. Acquisition of YBP Library Services Represented EBSCO Information Systems, a leading provider of research content, search services and delivery platforms to libraries worldwide, in its acquisition of YBP Library Services. Sale of Source Medical Solutions Represented Source Medical Solutions, a leader in ambulatory surgery center software and services, to Surgical Information Systems. Sale of Defran Systems, Inc. to Netsmart Technologies Represented Defran Systems, Inc., a New York-based developer of case, clinical and financial management software for the human and social services industries, in its sale to an affiliate of Netsmart Technologies, Inc. Recapitalization of Cardon Healthcare Network Represented Cardon Healthcare Network, a provider of hospital revenue cycle solutions based in The Woodlands, Texas, in its recapitalization by Serent Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity firm. Acquisition of Camellia Healthcare Represented Encompass Health in its acquisition of Camellia Healthcare, a home health and hospice provider based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Prepaid Technologies venture capital investment Represented Prepaid Technologies, a paycard solutions provider, in its venture capital financing from Tampa, Florida-based Ballast Point Ventures. Acquisition of Centerre Healthcare Corporation by Kindred Healthcare, Inc. Represented Centerre Healthcare Corporation, an operator of joint venture inpatient rehabilitation hospitals with headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee, in its sale to Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a publicly traded healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky. Acquisition of All Current Electrical Sales, Inc. Represented EBSCO Industries in its acquisition of a majority interest in All Current Electrical Sales, a New Jersey-based reseller and distributor of electrical components. Formation of Warren Averett, LLC and Warren Averett Companies, LLC Represented Warren, Averett, Kimbrough & Marino, LLC and WAKM Companies, LLC in the formation and subsequent expansion of Warren Averett, LLC and Warren Averett Companies, LLC. Warren Averett, LLC is the largest certified public accounting firm based in Alabama and includes the historical operations of Wilson Price (Montgomery, Alabama), O'Sullivan Creel (Pensacola, Florida), Pender Newkirk (Tampa, Florida), and Gifford Hillegass & Ingwersen (Atlanta, Georgia). Medalogix equity investment Represented Encompass Health with its equity investment in Medalogix, a Nashville-based predictive analytics and data science company for home health and hospice. Sale of Steel City Crane to Barnhart Crane and Rigging Represented Steel City Crane, a provider of operated crane services to industrial clients throughout the Southeastern U.S., in its sale to Barnhart Crane and Rigging. Sale of Mental Floss Magazine to Dennis Publishing Represented Mental Floss, a publishing and entertainment company, in its sale to Dennis Publishing, one of the world’s leading independently owned media companies. CapStar Bank acquisition of American Security Bank and Trust Represented CapStar Bank in its acquisition of American Security Bank and Trust in a cash-and-stock deal, creating a combined company with $880 million in assets and five branches in the Nashville metropolitan area. Network Medical, Inc. venture capital investment Represented Network Medical, Inc., d/b/a Hospicelink, a provider of durable medical equipment ordering and reporting software and services, in its sale of preferred stock to Noro-Moseley Partners, a venture capital firm based in Atlanta.