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Tom Minogue

Chairman

St. Louis
314 552 6080 direct

Tom has served as chairman of Thompson Coburn for 16 years, leading the firm through a period of growth and nationwide expansion. As a legal advisor to some of the region's largest companies for more than 30 years, Tom has helped executives pursue fundamental change for their own organizations and achieve high-level strategic objectives.

Tom takes an executive's approach to the practice of law. He communicates clearly and simply, distills complex information into actionable items, and negotiates thoughtfully and efficiently to achieve win-win results in high-stakes transactions. He has served as lead outside counsel to Enterprise Holdings as it has become the world's largest rental car company; to Barry-Wehmiller as it has grown into the largest packaging machinery manufacturer in the Western Hemisphere; and to UniGroup, the parent of United Van Lines and Mayflower, as it has become America's largest household goods moving business. Tom frequently draws on his own experience as the leader of a $200 million business to counsel executives on a full range of issues, ranging from corporate expansions to shareholder issues to executive personnel decisions. He also helps them develop their own business networks.

Repeatedly recognized as a St. Louis Lawyer of the Year in multiple fields by The Best Lawyers in America®, Tom has led major transactions across the country involving business acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, shareholder relations and redemptions, private placements, corporate restructurings, commercial financings and asset securitizations. As clients reported to Chambers USA, which has recognized Tom as a top-tier Corporate/M&A attorney, he has a "substantial depth of experience across the spectrum" and does a "great job of marshalling the resources of the firm to meet our needs."

Tom is also a recognized leader in the St. Louis civic and charitable community and devotes significant time and resources to a wide range of organizations dedicated to education, health care, the arts, youth activities and economic development.

Domestic and international financings

Lead finance counsel for Enterprise Holdings, Inc., during its multi-billion dollar acquisition of National Car Rental and Alamo Rent-A-Car

Lead international finance counsel for Enterprise Holdings as it expanded its operations into Canada, Great Britain and throughout the European Union

Strategic acquisitions

Lead mergers and acquisitions counsel for United Van Lines during its acquisition of Mayflower Transit Inc.

Lead mergers and acquisitions counsel for Barry-Wehmiller Group during its growth into a multi-billion dollar enterprise via over 70 strategic domestic and international acquisitions

General corporate guidance

Lead outside corporate governance counsel to the board of directors of UniGroup, Inc., the world's largest household goods moving and storage company

Regular corporate counsel to numerous mid-sized and smaller privately-held businesses, including Mom365, Inc. (nationwide infant photography business), Patriot Machine Inc. (aircraft parts manufacturer) and Cummings, McGowan and West, Inc. (construction equipment distributor)

Corporate counsel to a wide variety of leading St. Louis area non-profit agencies, including the United Way of Greater St. Louis, the Ranken Jordan Pediatric Hospital, the Boy Scouts of Greater St. Louis, the Center of Creative Arts, and the American Heart Association, St. Louis Chapter

Advisory director to U.S. Bank National Association

Presentations

"7 big things for all businesses to know";
St. Louis Business Journal’s 2014 Top 150 Privately Held Companies Dinner, May 2014

Keynote speaker,
University of Missouri-St. Louis 50th Anniversary Jubilee, September 2013

News

Three Thompson Coburn attorneys tapped for St. Louis Magazine’s 2016 ‘Power List’

25 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2016 Chambers USA

A merger story: Tom Minogue and Jack Musgrave discuss 20 years as Thompson Coburn

Cleaning up a toxic site for the Boys & Girls Club

Supporting worldwide growth of Enterprise

Securing access to education for special needs children

27 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2015 Chambers USA

Tom Minogue named chair of University of Missouri-St. Louis board

Congratulations to our 15 St. Louis ‘Lawyers of the Year’

29 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2014 Chambers USA

Read Tom Minogue’s remarks from the Top 150 Privately Held Companies Dinner

Chairman Tom Minogue will compete in St. Louis Dancing with the Stars

Tom Minogue speaks at UMSL's 50th anniversary dinner

Tom Minogue accepts pro bono award from LSEM, surprises the crowd

More than 50 attorneys named to 2012 Missouri Bar Pro Bono Hall of Fame

Women’s Initiative kicks off 2013 mentoring program

Thompson Coburn attorneys to collaborate with St. Louis City Counselor’s office on problem properties

19 Thompson Coburn partners named 2013 St. Louis Lawyers of the Year

Tom Minogue represents the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 50th anniversary ad campaign