Thomas J. Morgan
Thomas J. Morgan

Member

Phone: 602.240.3041

Fax: 602.240.6600

tmorgan@shermanhoward.com

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Legal Secretary

Myrna Naut
602.240.3007

Areas of Emphasis

Corporate & Transactional

Capital Markets & Securities

Mergers & Acquisitions

Real Estate

Education

  • LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1982
  • Juris Doctor, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1981
    • Order of the Coif
    • Note Editor, University of Oklahoma Law Review
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Oklahoma State University, 1978
Representative Matters
  • Represents public and privately held companies and investment firms in the issuance of equity and debt securities, in structuring investment funds, joint ventures, private equity investments, and in regulatory compliance matters.
  • Represents buyers and sellers in merger and asset acquisitions transactions, including acquisitions involving securities law compliance.
  • Advises businesses on governance, tax, and general commercial issues.
  • Represents public and privately held companies as local counsel in Arizona and Nevada corporate governance matters.
Professional Activities
  • Admitted Arizona, 1990; Nevada, 2011; California, 1987 (inactive)
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Districts of Arizona, Northern District of California, Eastern District of California, and the Western District of Oklahoma; and the U.S. Tax Court
  • Member, Securities Regulation, Business and Tax Law Sections of the Arizona State Bar
  • Member, Association for Corporate Growth
  • Chairman, Business Law Section of The State Bar of Arizona, present
  • Former Chairman, Securities Regulation Section of the State Bar of Arizona, 2003-2004
  • Co-Vice Chairman, Business Law Section of The State Bar of Arizona, 2014-2015
  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant, Oklahoma
Honors and Awards
  • AZ Business Magazine, “Top Lawyer,” Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Tax, (2010, 2012)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Securities (2012-2020); Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2015-2020)
  • Super Lawyers, Securities & Corporate Law, Southwest (2012-2013)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, “AV Rated”
Publications and Presentations
  • Author, “Strategic Business Structuring Can Save Assets,” In Business Magazine, March 2013