As Chair of the Firm’s Economic Development/Incentives Group, Tom specializes in identifying and procuring tax incentive packages for businesses in the State of Alabama, whether for existing Alabama entities, international concerns, or businesses looking to build and establish operations in Alabama, as well as site selection activities. His list of clients that he has advised includes companies based in Japan, Germany, Canada, France, England, Korea, and China. With a current focus on the automotive and aviation/aerospace sectors, Tom represents all types of public and private companies in the service and manufacturing sectors.
In addition to his Economic Development/Incentives practice, Tom handles Alabama state and local tax legislation, compliance, and controversy work. He also devotes a substantial portion of his practice to representing and advising privately held companies in general corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, business and tax planning, and corporate finance.
Tom's talents have earned him recognition by Best Lawyers® as the 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Economic Development Law, a distinction given to only one attorney in each geographic area, and "Best of the Bar" by an Alabama publication in 2019.
“Tom knows our business and culture as well as anyone outside the company. Maynard’s knowledge of the local and state regulations governing our business has been invaluable to us, and Tom in particular.”