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Thomas J. Hendershot

Thomas J. Hendershot


Tom Hendershot focuses his practice on representing private equity funds and their portfolio companies in domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity investments and leveraged buyouts.

Tom also counsels clients on general corporate law and the resolution of day-to-day legal issues. He has worked with early stage and mature companies in a variety of sectors, including computer software and hardware, e-commerce, mobile advertising and other mobile applications, web services and platforms, education, life sciences, healthcare IT and services, cyber security and intelligence, medical devices and government contracting. Tom also serves as outside general counsel to non-profit entities in the Northern Virginia area.

Bar admissionsMarylandVirginia


Representative Transactions
  • Arlington Capital (platform and portfolio company acquisitions)
  • BAS Holdings (multiple acquisitions)
  • Bluewave Companies (multiple acquisitions and equity financings)
  • Columbia Capital (multiple platform acquisitions and exit transactions)
  • Critical Start (private equity sale transaction with Vista Equity Partners)
  • CustomInk (private equity sale transaction with Great Hill Partners)
  • Everstream Holdings (multiple company acquisitions and equity financings)
  • LLR Partners (multiple platform and portfolio company acquisitions)
  • SparkPost (sale to MessageBird)
  • J.D., American University, Washington College of Law 2003
    Member, The American University International Law Review
    cum laude
  • B.A., University of Maryland 1997


  • Chambers USA
    • Band 3, Northern Virginia Corporate/M&A (2020-2023)
    • Recognized Practitioner, Northern Virginia Corporate/M&A (2019)
    • Up and Coming, Northern Virginia Corporate/M&A (2016-2017)
  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Recommended, Telecoms & Broadcast: Transactional (2019)
    • Recommended, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies (2016)

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association