Tracy Thompson's practice is concentrated in the corporate and securities area and includes mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, private placements of equity and debt securities, and general corporate advice. Most of her time is spent representing clients in stock or asset purchase or sale transactions and mergers. Tracy also regularly advises clients with regard to drafting and negotiating buy-sell, partnership and operating agreements, corporate and limited liability company structurings and reorganizations, and the formation and management of joint ventures. Tracy has experience with representing both public and private companies in a broad range of industries including financial services, private equity, manufacturing, healthcare, healthcare IT, real estate development, technology, telecommunications, engineering, automotive, mining, timber, and alternative fuels.
Tracy is a member of the firm's Emerging Growth Companies Team. Tracy has represented emerging growth businesses in private placement transactions involving preferred stock purchases by venture capital funds, bridge financing rounds, follow-on rounds of preferred stock offerings, down rounds and secured debt issuances. She has also represented private investment companies and public technology companies in purchases of preferred equity securities and debt securities of emerging technology companies.
Listed in Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial, 2022 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® Corporate Law, 2012-2023 Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2010-2023 Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2012-2023 Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers "Rising Star," 2011 "Rising Star," Mergers & Acquisitions, 2012-2013 Listed in B-Metro, “Top Women Lawyers,” 2016-2017 Acquisition of healthcare data solutions company Represented The SSI Group, Inc., a provider of healthcare revenue and payment cycle management solutions, in the acquisition of Medtelligence, LLC dba Medibis, a data company servicing the surgery provider market, from Bertram Capital. Sale of mining companies Represented the selling shareholders in the sale of Reed Minerals, Inc., Reed Hauling, Inc., C&H Mining Company, Inc. and Reed Management L.L.C., to a subsidiary of North American Coal Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NACCO Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NC) Acquisition and related financing of retail shopping center located in Colorado Represented managing member of acquirer and non-recourse guarantors/sponsors in connection with acquisition of a retail shopping center located in Colorado and the related financing Formation of Molpus Woodlands Fund III, L.P. Represented The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC in the formation of a timber management fund, the members of which are state and municipal retirement funds, foreign governmental entities, insurance companies, and other financial institutions. Acquisition of 50% interest in coal mining companies Represented CanAm Coal Corp. (TSX Venture: COE), a coal producer and development company based in Calgary, Alberta, in the acquisition of Birmingham Coal & Coke Company, Inc. and Cahaba Contracting & Reclamation, L.L.C., two Alabama-based entities with three operating coal mines covering approximately 4,000 acres of land and a coal brokerage business. Sale of coal mining business Represented Twin Pines Coal Company, Inc., in the sale of substantially all its assets. Acquisition of Xinergy of Alabama, Inc., by Cedar Lake Mining, Inc. Represented Cedar Lake Mining, Inc., an Alabama coal mining company, in the acquisition of Xinergy of Alabama, Inc., from Xinergy Corp., a subsidiary of Xinergy Ltd. (TSX: XRG). Investment in Yogurt Mountain Represented Yogurt Mountain, LLC, in connection with an investment by Books-A-Million, Inc. (NASDAQ: BAMM) and a private equity company Sale of engineering business Represented North Star Systems, Inc., in the sale of its business assets to Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (NYSE: ATK) Sale of assets by telecommunications services company Represented North Star Communications Group, Inc., in the sale of substantially all its assets to AFL Network Services, Inc., a subsidiary of AFL Telecommunications, Inc. Sale of clinical trials companies Represented company founders in the sale of two clinical trials companies Sale of UK real estate investment Represented a private investment company in the sale of an interest in a real estate project located in London, England HealthSouth Corporation resyndications of limited partnership subsidiaries Represented HealthSouth Corporation in connection with the resyndication of various surgery center limited partnership affiliates Sale of manufacturing company Represented the stockholders of Tubular Products Company in the sale of the company to Samuel Manu-Tech (U.S.), Inc. Merger of SouthTrust Corporation into Wachovia Corporation Represented SouthTrust Corporation in its merger with Wachovia Corporation in a transaction valued at more than $14 billion. $450 million acquisition Represented McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc., formerly the second largest private insurance broker in the country, in an approximately $450 million acquisition by BB&T Corporation Public offering by SouthTrust Corporation The public offering by SouthTrust Corporation of $400 million of subordinated notes pursuant to a shelf registration. $146 million merger transaction The acquisition of Florida First Bancorp by SouthTrust Corporation in a merger transaction valued at approximately $146 million. $111 million merger transaction The acquisition of Community Bankshares Incorporated by SouthTrust Corporation in a merger transaction valued at approximately $111 million. $44 million acquisition The acquisition of Security Bancorp, Inc., by SouthTrust Corporation for $44 million. $55 million acquisition The acquisition of Bay Bankshares, Inc. by SouthTrust Corporation for approximately $55 million. Acquisition of Landmark Bancshares, Inc. The acquisition of Landmark Bancshares, Inc. by SouthTrust Corporation. Offer and sale of $10,000,000 of preferred stock The offer and sale of $10,000,000 of preferred stock by NationTax Online, Inc. Private placement of preferred stock, convertible debentures and warrants The private placement of preferred stock, convertible debentures and warrants by a private internet company. Private placement of secured notes The private placement of secured notes and warrants for a private technology company. $5 million investment in preferred stock The investment of $5 million by a publicly traded company in preferred stock of a private technology company. $7 million investment The investment of $7 million by a private investment company in an internet company. $10 million stock-for-stock merger The acquisition of First American Bank of Indian River County by SouthTrust Corporation in a stock-for-stock merger valued at $10 million.