Georgetown University Law Center,
J.D., cum laude, 1982
Editor, The Tax Lawyer
B.S.B.A., magna cum laude, 1979
The Missouri Bar
Illinois State Bar Association
The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Alter Trading Corporation
Eagle Private Capital, LLC
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company
Maritz Holdings Inc.
Missouri State Employees' Retirement System
Missouri Technology Corporation
Prolog Ventures, LLC
Zoltek Companies, Inc.
Named Lawyer of the Year for Securities/Capital Markets in St. Louis by Best Lawyers, 2013, 2021, 2024 (by BL Rankings)
Named Lawyer of the Year for Venture Capital Law in St. Louis by The Best Lawyers in America, 2017, 2019, 2024 (by BL Rankings)
Named Lawyer of the Year for Securities Regulation in St. Louis by The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings), 2022
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2024 (by BL Rankings)
Named Lawyer of the Year for Corporate Governance Law in St. Louis by The Best Lawyers in America, 2016; 2018, 2020 (by BL Rankings)
Named a Best M&A Provider by St. Louis Small Business Monthly, 2017
Listed in Chambers USA - Band 1 for Corporate/M&A in St. Louis, 2012-2023 (by Chambers & Partners)
Listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2005-2021 (by Thomson Reuters)
Top 50 in St. Louis, 2005-2008, 2011-2012
Named Lawyer of the Year for Corporate Compliance Law in St. Louis by Best Lawyers, 2014 (by BL Rankings)
Lawdragon "National Finalist" in its Fifth Annual Guide to the Leading Lawyers in America, 2010
Thompson Coburn LLP
Missouri Technology Corporation, Counsel, 2009-Present
Missouri Venture Capital Roundtable
Technology Gateway/Capital Formation Sub Committee
Chair, Legislative Working Group, 1998- 2000
Lucky Lane Early Childhood Association
Board Member, 1992-1994
Tom is Co-Chair of Thompson Coburn LLP's Corporate Department.
As a Partner in the firm's Corporate and Securities practice, Tom is primary outside counsel to a variety of businesses and institutions, including public and private companies, pension systems and civic organizations.
Tom works with clients in a wide range of corporate and finance transactions and disputes, involving M&A, capital raising, board governance and strategic processes. He has deep expertise in corporate and securities law and investment management.
Tom has spent his entire career with Thompson Coburn, and served on the firm's Management Committee and Executive Committee for many years.
Served as counsel to large strategic investor regarding $1.9 billion enterprise value cross-border "going private" transaction and equity rollover (2018-2019)
Served as counsel to a publicly held advanced materials manufacturer regarding its $584 million cross-border strategic acquisition by a publicly held materials manufacturer (2014).
Served as counsel to a diversified marketing and incentives company regarding numerous acquisitions, divestitures and ownership matters (2000-present).
Served as counsel to a privately owned large metals recycler in connection with several strategic and tuck-in acquisitions (2006-present).
Served as counsel to specialty chemical manufacturers and distributors in connection with sales to private equity-sponsored strategic acquirers (2013-2014).
Served as counsel to a large privately owned company in connection with private-for-life medium term note program.
Served as counsel to Missouri Technology Corporation in connection with various equity and debt financings and programs.
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