Thompson Hine Expands Commercial & Public Finance Practice in New York; Tarnetta Jones Joins Finance Practice

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thompson Hine is pleased to announce that Tarnetta V. Jones has joined the firm as senior counsel in the Commercial & Public Finance practice in New York. Jones’ practice spans a variety of industries, including financial services, digital media and technology, manufacturing, education, retail and telecommunications.

Prior to joining Thompson Hine, Jones represented a number of leading publicly traded and privately held entities, both U.S. and foreign. After working at two global top-tier law firms, where she served as partner to one, Jones founded and served as CEO of a legal and strategic services firm, where she gained in-house corporate, transactional and commercial legal experience; advised C-suite executives of multinational financial institutions; and assisted entrepreneurs and founders of early stage startup companies.

“We had been looking for someone with Tarnetta’s experience for some time, and are very excited to welcome her to the New York office,” said Todd E. Mason, partner in charge of the firm’s New York office. “Tarnetta’s practice greatly complements and enhances our client service offerings, and her vast financial and corporate experience gives her a depth of perspective that will be valuable to our clients.”

Jones’ broad practice experience encompasses representing financial institutions, private equity and hedge fund sponsors, and other public and private companies (both lenders and borrowers) in the negotiation, structuring and documentation of complex domestic and cross-border secured and unsecured finance transactions. She also advises on general corporate matters, including corporate governance and commercial and technology transactions.

“I was attracted to Thompson Hine’s focus on diversity, innovation and ability to deliver exceptional value and service to its clients,” said Jones of her decision to join the firm. “I also was excited to join a full-service firm whose variety of practice areas will be an excellent resource for my clients and an excellent platform for me.”

Jones was selected by Lawyers of Color to the inaugural “Hot List” of 100 accomplished attorneys in the eastern region of New York in 2013. Active in the community, Jones has extensive pro bono experience working with organizations such as the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, The Legal Aid Society, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and the United Nations Women’s Guild. She currently serves on the board of the New York City Chapter of UPWARD Women. Jones earned a B.A., cum laude, from Wake Forest University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She frequently contributes to the alumni engagements of both institutions.

About Thompson Hine LLP. Thompson Hine LLP, a full-service business law firm with approximately 400 lawyers in 8 offices, was ranked number 1 in the category “Most innovative North American law firms: New working models” by The Financial Times and was 1 of 7 firms shortlisted for The American Lawyer’s inaugural Legal Services Innovation Award. Thompson Hine has distinguished itself in all areas of Service Delivery Innovation in the BTI Brand Elite, where it has been recognized as one of the top 4 firms for “Value for the Dollar” and “Commitment to Help” and among the top 5 firms “making changes to improve the client experience.” The firm’s commitment to innovation is embodied in Thompson Hine SmartPaTH® – a smarter way to work – predictable, efficient and aligned with client goals. For more information, please visit and


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