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Thomas E. Kruger

Senior Counsel, Corporate Department

New York

Phone: 1(212) 318-6900
Fax: 1(212) 230-7700


Tom Kruger is a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. He focuses on corporate finance, securities law matters, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Kruger has extensive transactional experience representing publicly and privately held U.S. and non-U.S. entities in U.S. and non-U.S. acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, divestitures, public and private securities offerings, and financings.


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1969
  • University of Michigan Ann Arbor, B.A., 1966 (with distinction)


  • A consortium led by Five Mile Capital Partners LLC that included Goldman Sachs and KKR in their $1.3 billion purchase of General Motors Acceptance Corporation’s commercial mortgage business
  • FairPoint Communications, Inc. in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Verizon Communication’s Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont landline business and the negotiation and documentation of the related bank and bond financing
  • The Related Companies, L.P. in connection with its issuance and sale of $1.4 billion of equity interests to sovereign wealth and private equity funds
  • The Related Companies, L.P. in connection with its $500 million acquisition of Equinox Holdings, Inc., a national operator of full-service fitness clubs, and the negotiation and documentation of the related bank and note financing
  • Oxbow Carbon & Minerals in connection with its investment in an Indian-based port facilities operator
  • MXenergy in connection with its acquisition of the retail residential energy business of Shell Oil Company and the negotiation and documentation of a Rule 144A offering of $190 million of senior notes and a $280 million credit facility and hedge facility
  • Tyne Consortium (composed of Five Mile Capital Partners LLC and Olympus Partners) on their approach to acquire Northern Rock PLC


  • Member of the American Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Connecticut, and Chairman of the Financial Affairs Committee and Special Transactions Committee of the Board

Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Investment Funds
Technology, Media and Telecommunications




New York Bar


Harvard Law School, J.D. 1969
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A. 1966