Thomas Kesler advises public and private clients in a broad range of corporate transactions, including domestic and international mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; strategic alliances; venture capital and private equity investments; corporate restructurings; commercial transactions; and other various business transactions.

Mr. Kesler concentrates his practice on the structuring, negotiating, and executing of mergers and acquisitions and other control transactions, and has significant experience in the telecommunications, technology, and banking industries. Mr. Kesler’s telecommunications practice includes the routine representation of one of the world's largest telecommunications companies in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He also frequently advises clients on issues relating to non-transactional matters, including general corporate matters, governance, and legal compliance.

Professional & Community Activities

Atlanta Community ToolBank, Board of Directors

Journal of Law and Public Policy, Former Member


  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D.

    cum laude

  • University of Florida, B.S.B.A., Finance

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Fully engaged means working with a client to understand their business and helping them efficiently meet objectives and overcome challenges.

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
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Thomas O. Kesler

Experience Highlights

Sale of classified substandard and non-performing loans for United Community Banks Inc.
Represented United Community Banks, Inc. in its bulk sale of $266 million in classified substandard and non-performing loans. more
Commercial contract negotiations and licensing issues
Represented a U.S. building products company in commercial contract negotiations and various licensing issues. more
Counsel for ToolBank USA
Provided corporate, licensing, contracting and intellectual property advice to ToolBank USA, resulting in the opening of its first affiliate in more
Formation of bank holding company
Represented regional bank in its formation of a bank holding company and related transactions. more