Mr. Thomas is currently a Member of the Executive Committee of Star Advisors, LLC (“Advisors”), which is the General Partner of International Star General Partners, LLC, that is the general partner of International Star Fund, LP (the “Fund”), a private equity fund focusing on Pre-IPO investments. Mr. Thomas also serves as a Co-Managing Member of Advisors, which acts as investments management advisor to the Fund. He also serves as a Member of the Executive Committee of TNT Capital Advisors, LLC, a private equity fund.
Prior to this Mr. Thomas was a lawyer in private practice where he specialized in business law in all of its aspects including corporate law, contracts, commercial law and business litigation. He served as an associate attorney and partner in the prestigious national law firm, Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison in San Francisco and subsequently as a partner in the law firm, Hill, Farrer & Burrill in Los Angeles, California before starting his own law firm. During his career, Mr. Thomas has represented major national and international corporations, as well as luminaries in the business, financial and entertainment worlds. He has also served as general counsel to a number of privately and publicly held businesses and has served on the Boards of Directors of various public and private entities.
Since 2013 Mr. Thomas has been a Co-Founder and Principal of TA Partners, a firm engaged in the private equity business working with early stage development companies to assist them in solving managerial problems and raising capital. Previously, Mr. Thomas was a Co-Founder and Principal of a real estate brokerage and development firm from 1986 to 2001 where he worked extensively with Asian and American clients.
Mr. Thomas is a graduate of Stanford University, where he graduated with Honors, and Harvard Law School, where he was an Associate Editor of the Harvard Journal on Legislation. He also received a Special Degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana under the aegis of the international accounting firm, Haskins & Sells. He has taught classes in Corporations Law, Contract Law and Equitable Remedies as an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law and Golden Gate College of Law. He has been listed in Who’s Who in America and America’s Leading Lawyers.
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