Thomas D. Johnson is a member of BrownWinick and a past member of the firm's Management Committee. He is a member of the firm's Business and Corporate Law, Health Law, Renewable Fuels, Construction Law and Agribusiness practice groups and is a past Chair of the firm's Corporate practice group. Tom currently serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Renewable Fuels practice group.
Tom practices primarily in corporate and securities law and brings over twenty-five years of merger and acquisition, corporate finance, securities and health law experience to the firm's practice. Tom represents business clients in all aspects of their business operations, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity financing, debt and mezzanine financing, business organization and planning, board of director operations and duties, shareholder matters and contract negotiations. Tom also provides general counsel services to numerous clients.
Tom has served as Chair of the Securities Law Subcommittee and a member of the Business Corporation Law Subcommittee of the Iowa State Bar Association. As Chair, the Securities Law Subcommittee drafted the new Iowa Uniform Securities Act. During Tom's tenure as a member of the Business Law Corporation Subcommittee, the Subcommittee drafted the new Iowa Business Corporation Act.
Tom has been a speaker on securities law and corporate law matters at continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Iowa State Bar Association. Tom has also written several legal articles and columns for the Ethanol Producer Magazine and has been an author/contributor to the Business Law Manual of the Iowa State Bar Association. Since 2008, Tom was selected from 2008-2011 as a leader in Iowa for inclusion in Chambers USA® in the area of corporate/M&A.
Tom is a member of the Polk County and Iowa State Bar Associations as well as the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Tom received his B.B.A. in 1984 and his J.D., with high distinction, in 1990 from the University of Iowa. Tom was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1990 and the Iowa bar in 1992. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois and Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa. Tom received his Certified Public Accountant Certificate from the University of Illinois in 1985.