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Advisor: Tom Hicks, III

Last name: Hicks, III
First name: Tom
Company: DiMuroGinsberg, P.C.
Title: Principal
Email: thicks@dimuro.com
Seat: Corporate Attorney
Phone: 703.684.4333
Address: 1101 King Street, Suite 610, Alexandria, VA 22314
State: VA
Zip code: 22314
Website: dimuro.com/
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Region: SoMA


C. Thomas Hicks III is a principal with DiMuroGinsberg heading the firm’s business practice with the benefit of more than thirty years business practice experience in Northern Virginia. Mr. Hicks represents clients in all legal aspects of general business and transactions including organization, management, governance, sale and merger of business entities, capital formation, equity and debt financing, employment, executive compensation, estate and wealth planning, loan workouts and bankruptcy, among other areas. His clients have ranged from emerging technology companies and government contractors to lending institutions and real estate development firms.  His work with technology companies has included capital formation with venture capital financing and other sources of capital and debt, as well as assistance with technology transfers, joint ventures and service contracts.  He has advised and assisted commercial real estate clients in all aspects of their legal needs, including acquisitions, sales, leasing and land use.  He has also represented lenders, builders and commercial real estate developers in loan workouts.

Tom Hicks has been a recognized leader in the Virginia Bar for many years.  He served as chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s Business Law Council from 2003 to 2004 and chaired the Business Law Section of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar from 1997 to 1999.  He was named by his peers for inclusion in the Virginia edition of Best Lawyers in America from 1995 through 2006 for his expertise in Corporate Law and Real Estate Law.  He has been named one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” in Corporate Law in Virginia Business Magazine.  Mr. Hicks has been a frequent presenter for Virginia Law Foundation continuing legal education programs on organization and operation of business entities, business capital and debt financing, business sales and mergers, and related federal and state tax matters.

            As a business leader, Mr. Hicks was a Board of Directors member and general counsel of the Northern Virginia Technology Council.  Among other business leadership activities, Mr. Hicks served on the boards of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Greater Washington, DC, and was general counsel of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. He presently serves as general counsel to the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Hicks also co-chaired Virginia Governor Gilmore’s Venture Capital Roundtable from 1999 to 2001.

Mr. Hicks earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic and State University in 1967 and his J.D. from the University Of Georgia School of Law in 1970. He also received a Masters of Law (Tax) from Georgetown University Law Center in 1975.

Mr. Hicks is admitted to the Bars of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia and the State of Georgia. 


Author, Choosing a Virginia Business Entity, Virginia Law Foundation

Coauthor, Limited Liability Companies in Virginia, Virginia Law Foundation

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Profiles in Growth:
Closing the Business Value Gap

Edwin Miller, CEO and Founder, 9Lenses
Edwin is a growth and turnaround thought leader whose proven skills in leadership, motivation, and business model assessment have had tremendous results in companies around the world. He founded 9Lenses to help executives find and resolve gaps in any aspect of their business. Recently named a “Top 12 CEO to Watch” by the Washington Business Journal, he is renowned for high-energy presentations that motivate executive audiences toward transforming their organizations. 

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November 7, 2013
7:30 am - 9:30 am
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For the best personal outcome, owners must identify and bridge the gap between corporate value when they first contemplate an exit and value when the actual transaction takes place—not to mention after the sale. The time to dig a well is before you get thirsty, but in the midst of transferring the company’s ownership, personal planning often gets delayed or lost—a dangerous omission. The panel will examine case studies and share the real-world experiences of business owners and their heirs in the post-sale years.

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