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Tom Minogue

Senior Counsel

St. Louis
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Tom is the immediate past Chair of Thompson Coburn, where for 20 years he led the Firm through a period of growth and nationwide expansion.

He also serves as a legal advisor to some of the St. Louis region's largest companies and civic and charitable organizations. For more than 40 years, he 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 topics, ranging from corporate expansion to shareholder relationships to executive personnel decisions. He also helps them develop their own business networks.

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." Chambers named Tom to its "Eminent Practitioner" category in 2019 and 2020.

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, military veterans and economic development.

Case Studies

Supporting worldwide growth of Enterprise

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.

Lead mergers and acquisitions counsel for Barry-Wehmiller Group during its growth into a multi-billion dollar enterprise via over 100 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 Ranken Jordan Pediatric Hospital, the Boy Scouts of Greater St. Louis, the Center of Creative Arts, and the United Way of Greater St. Louis.

Advisory director to US Bank National Association


“Thompson Coburn’s Tom Minogue on his chairmanship, the future and downtown St. Louis,”
St. Louis Business Journal, January 2018


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

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


Tom and Becky Minogue receive Service to Children Award from Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital

Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2021 Chambers USA

Tom Minogue receives Robert Walston Chubb Award from Legal Services of Eastern Missouri

Congratulations to our 2021 Best Lawyers ‘Lawyers of the Year’ and ‘Ones to Watch’

Roman Wuller becomes Chair of Thompson Coburn

Our pledge: A statement from Thompson Coburn

Tom Minogue to receive ICON Award from Missouri Lawyers Media

Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2020 Chambers USA

Thompson Coburn Update on COVID-19/Coronavirus

National law firm Thompson Coburn lands four partners in new Dallas office

Tom Minogue to receive the St. Louis Business Journal’s Legacy Award

Congratulations to our 14 ‘Lawyers of the Year’ for 2020

Thompson Coburn announces leadership Succession Plan

Thompson Coburn pro bono work helps veterans find jobs nationwide

Led by Chair Tom Minogue, St. Louis Regional Chamber launches Regional Economic Development Alliance

Legal Services Corporation honors Thompson Coburn for pro bono service

Tom Minogue featured in UMSL’s ‘We Transform Lives’ video

Tom Minogue elected chair of the board of the St. Louis Regional Chamber

Congratulations to our 14 ‘Lawyers of the Year’ for 2019

Thompson Coburn renews lease for downtown St. Louis headquarters

Thompson Coburn congratulates Bob Chapman of Barry-Wehmiller on best CEO honor

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

23 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

Securing access to education for special needs children

25 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’

27 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