As an associate in the firm’s Corporate practice group, Thomas advises clients on transactional and general corporate matters. His practice focuses on debt finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance across a range of industries including manufacturing, consumer products, agribusiness and energy. Thomas has experience representing public and private companies, investment banks and private equity groups/investors as lenders, borrowers, and arrangers in connection with debt finance transactions involving secured and unsecured credit facilities, leveraged acquisitions, private placements, restructurings and workouts and in connection with M&A transactions involving the acquisition and sale of assets and equity interests. Thomas’ corporate practice also includes counseling clients with respect to general corporate governance and the negotiation of various types of commercial contracts.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Thomas was an associate in the finance practice at the New York office of a prominent firm. During law school, he served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Rives Kistler of the Oregon Supreme Court in Salem, OR.


Cornell Law School, J.D., 2019; Senior Online Editor, Cornell Law Review

Multnomah University, B.A., Biblical Studies and Biblical Hebrew, 2015, with honors



New York


Debt Finance

  • Representation of Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE: LAD) in connection with its senior secured syndicated credit facility providing revolving and motor vehicle floorplan loan commitments totaling $6.0 billion.
  • Representation of publicly traded company in the negotiation of a $35 million loan facility including twelve commercial properties across eight states as collateral.
  • Representation of investment management company in numerous senior, second-lien, split-lien, and subordinated loans and equity co-investments.
  • Representation of institutional lender in various debt financings secured by agricultural real and personal property assets.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Representation of rental equipment company, in its sale of substantially all of its assets to for approximately $2 billion.
  • Representation of investment management fund in connection with the sale of its equity interests in several renewable energy projects across the United States.


Insights & Presentations

  • Thomas Belcastro, Getting on Board with Robots: How the Business Judgment Rule Should Apply to Artificial Intelligence Devices Serving as Members of a Corporate Board, 4 GEO. L. TECH. REV. 263, 272 (2019).


Second Place, Georgetown Law Technology Review, First Annual Writing Competition (2019)

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