Thomas J. Hendershot

Thomas J. Hendershot


Tom Hendershot focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions where he represents public and private companies and private equity investors in domestic and cross-border transactions. In addition, he represents emerging growth companies and venture capital funds in growth equity and venture capital investments.

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 numerous non-profit entities in the Northern Virginia area.

Bar admissionsMarylandVirginia


Representative Transactions
  • Altruista Health (private equity transaction with Capricorn Healthcare)
  • Arctic Sand Technologies (sold to Murata Manufacturing)
  • BSI Platform Holdings (multiple portfolio company acquisitions)
  • Columbia Capital (multiple portfolio company acquisitions)
  • CustomInk (private equity transaction with Great Hill Partners)
  • Edge Hosting (sold to Data Bank)
  • EverFi (multiple acquisitions)
  • FedBid (sold to Compusearch)
  • FranConnect (private equity transaction with Serent Capital)
  • Greensmith Energy Management Systems Inc. (sale to Wartsila)
  • High Street Partners (HSP) (sold to Nair)
  • Joulex (sold to Cisco)
  • Kiswe (acquisition of Social Growth)
  • Lancope (sold to Cisco)
  • LLR Partners (multiple portfolio company acquisitions)
  • MediaGlu (sold to AppNexus)
  • Moodlerooms (sold to Blackboard, NASDAQ: "BBBB")
  • OrderUp (sold to Groupon, Nasdaq: GRPN)
  • PeopleMatter (sold to SnagAJob)
  • Privia Health (transaction with an affiliate of Goldman Sachs)
  • Salsa Labs (sale to AKKR)
  • Summit Infrastructure Group (private equity transaction with SDC Capital)
  • TIC Gums (Sold to Ingredion, NYSE: "INGR")
  • 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 (2020-2022)
    • 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)


  • Corporate acquisitions involving government contractors: DOD codifies significant security clearance-related risk, 17 Apr 2014


  • Board Member, Greater Reston Arts Chamber, Reston, VA (2014 – present)

Memberships And Affiliations

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