Tom Ice

Principal Partner

(502) 625-2807

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As a young lawyer at Steak n Shake’s corporate office, I was taught to work with a team for the betterment of the company. Now, I work with my clients, their other outside professionals, and my internal team to help lead large teams in accomplishing my clients’ stated goals. After many years of practicing law, I take pride in knowing that I represent my clients in an honest and thorough manner, and my clients know that I am truly on their side.

In my practice, I provide practical advice to commercial enterprises, ranging from small, closely held companies to Fortune 500 companies. While located in Kentucky, I work with clients nationwide to assist in mergers and acquisitions, financing, leasing, real estate, licensing, and franchising, particularly in the restaurant, construction, intellectual property, and manufacturing industries. I also serve as outside general counsel for several clients, wherein I assist in day-to-day matters, including employment issues, contract negotiations, litigation management, and strategic planning. In recent years, I have worked extensively with multi-unit restaurant franchises nationwide and have been lead counsel in the purchase, sale, and financing of many restaurant companies.

Outside of my practice, I enjoy playing golf, fishing, and hiking.

Tom Ice Experience

Assisted large manufacturing client in the sale of assets valued at $42 million.

Assisted healthcare client in reworking its entire distribution system across the United States.

Represented technology-based client in securing financing totaling $50 million.

Represented a restaurant company in the sale of 42 restaurants for a total purchase price in excess of $50 million.



U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1997

University of Kentucky, B.A., Political Science and Philosophy, 1994

Chambers USA in 2008 – 2016 as a leading lawyer in real estate in Kentucky

Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions, 2013 – 2020

Kentucky Super Lawyer® for real estate in 2013 – 2020.

Louisville Magazine’s Top Lawyers since 2012 in business commercial law, corporate law and real estate law

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