California Secured Transactions Under Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code: Forms and Practice Manual
Thomas Klaus Gump
Mr. Gump is located in the San Francisco and New York offices of Pillsbury. His practice focuses on debt and equity finance for unregistered offerings, with special focus on the energy and financial services industries.
Mr. Gump regularly represents leading domestic and international financial institutions as well as borrowers in secured and unsecured commercial loans, leveraged and unleveraged equipment leases, structured finance transactions, project finance matters, leveraged buyouts, mezzanine loans, syndicated loan facilities, trade finance facilities, and other matters governed by the Uniform Commercial Code, in transactions valued at between $5 million to $5 billion.
Mr. Gump's transactional experience also includes leveraged buy-outs, private resales of restricted stock, mergers, stock and asset purchases, joint ventures and other strategic business arrangements. Before joining the firm in 1999, Mr. Gump was a member of the project finance department of Siemens, A.G. headquarters in Munich, Germany, where his work focused on the business aspects of raising debt and equity financing for new telecommunications ventures in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Far East.
Following law school, Mr. Gump served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Loren A. Smith, Chief Judge of the US Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC. In addition to his clerk duties, Mr. Gump assisted the court in connection with successful law reform efforts which resulted in the passage of federal legislation to consolidate bid protest jurisdiction in the US Court of Federal Claims.
Mr. Gump was a Primary Contributor with respect to the 2005 Report of the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, "Legal Opinions in Business Transactions" (excluding the Remedies Opinion).
- Organization and capitalization a new thin-film photovoltaic cells and modules company, including in connection with its angel financings, the issuance of $65 million in Series A Preferred Stock, Series B Preferred Stock and Series C Preferred Stock, and $45 million in equipment leases.
- Representation of a leading developer and operator of wind farms in connection with a multi-jurisdictional project financing of wind power assets.
- Representation of a global energy concern in connection with the formation and capitalization of a joint venture to conduct oil drilling and exploration activities in the former Soviet Union.
- Representation of General Electric Capital Corporation in connection with the restructuring of its equity and debt interests in the EcoElectrica liquefied natural gas plant in Puerto Rico.
- Representation of a corporate venture fund in connection with its purchase of $10 million of Series D Preferred Stock issued by a carbon capture and pollution control solutions company.
- Representation of a leading developer and operator of solar installation in the United States in connection with the non-recourse financing of new facility upgrade.
- Representation of a global energy concern in connection with $100 million in new credit facilities for the expansion of refining capacity related to its Asian operations.
- Representation of a global energy concern in connection with its equity ownership in a fuel cell joint venture, including the subsequent sale of the joint venture to an industry acquirer.
- Representation of a leading of angel investors in connection with early stage investments in alternative building materials, solar heating, and biomass start-up companies.
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow, 1995-1996
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow Alumni Organization, 1996–present
Law Clerk, Chambers of the Honorable Loren A. Smith, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Washington, DC, 1993-1994
"Revised Article 9 of the UCC: A Look Back at the First Two Years," American Bar Association Annual Meeting, August 10, 2003
"California Secured Transactions under Revised Division 9 of the California Commercial Code", Santa Clara Bar Association, May 6, 2003