Tom is the head of the Transactional Department and serves as general counsel to many of our clients representing them in all legal matters.
Thomas A. Zeigler has been with the firm since 1996. He serves as the head of the firm's Corporate Practice Group, as well as the Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group. He has extensive experience handling all forms of corporate and business transactions, both nationally and internationally, including mergers and acquisitions, financing and securities transactions (Regulation D private offerings), negotiating and drafting complex LLC agreements, employment agreements, and royalty agreements.
He advises clients on trademark protection and infringement actions. He monitors trademark portfolios for many clients and routinely represents clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Tom is very active in the community and serves on multiple non-profit boards, most of which relate to childhood education or services for abused and at-risk children.
Sale of $1.8 billion in oil and gas assets including service stations, pipelines and a refinery
$20 million sale of a U.S. subsidiary of a Mexican parent involved in the supermarket industry
$10 million private offering for a short-line railroad
Lender representation in the modification of $50 million loan collateralized with security in 11 states
Protecting the trademarks of an internationally known weight loss clinic from infringement before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
Obtaining liquor licenses from the Alcohol Beverage Control Board
Advise international distillers on the importation of alcoholic beverages and spirits
Tom routinely speaks to entrepreneurs about legal and finance issues for startup businesses. He enjoys helping entrepreneurs through the maze of legal issues associated with starting a new business, from selecting the proper entity to obtaining the necessary financing.
“Legal Issues for Small Business Enterprises” – Rancho Santiago Community College
Co-Editor, International Legal Perspectives
Director, and Past Chairman, Olive Crest
Director, and Past Chairman/President, Tustin Public Schools Foundation
State Bar of California
J.D., Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, 1988
- Jessup International Moot Court,
- Cornelius Honor Society