Thomas D. Moore, Jr.: Practice Summary
Thomas D. Moore, Jr. has practiced law in Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex since 1981, for 15 years within the corporate and securities law group of one of the largest downtown Dallas law firms and for an additional three years with a Galleria area firm. He moved his practice to Denton County in 1999, first with one of the largest local firms before opening the Flower Mound office of Blume, Stoddard & Moore in early 2004. The office currently operates as Thomas Moore Law Offices, PLLC. Mr. Moore's education includes an A.B. from Duke University in 1975 and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1978. He received his law degree from Vanderbilt University in 1981, where he served as Executive Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. He has represented clients in a broad variety of stock and asset sales and acquisitions, institutional financings (representing borrowers and lenders), public and private securities offerings, real estate purchases, sales, and financings, estate and succession planning, and general business matters. He has particular concentrations of experience in handling the following types of matters:
Entrepreneurial Representations - Mr. Moore has advised and represented a wide variety of individuals and small corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies in organizational, acquisition, financing, and disposition matters, with particular experience in addressing control and succession issues. He reviews and assists in the negotiation of key contracts, including leases and franchise agreements.
Estate Planning - Mr. Moore has assisted numerous clients with their estate planning needs. He has prepared wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, and powers of attorney (including medical powers and directives to physicians, also known as "living wills"). The focuses of these efforts are the minimization of estate taxes and the cost and inconvenience of the probate process and the assurance that the client's objectives and desires will be met.
Lending - Mr. Moore represents several financial institutions in their real estate lending and other secured business loans. He also has represented a number of borrowers in complex loan transactions. In addition, Mr. Moore has served as bond counsel and represented borrowers and an underwriter in credit-enhanced tax-exempt debt financings.
Motor Vehicle Industry - Mr. Moore has represented buyers and sellers in well over 100 completed dealership acquisition transactions, including stock and asset sales, "naked" franchise sales, franchise exchanges, and acquisitions through the bankruptcy court. In addition to Texas, the dealerships have been located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Tennessee. He advises dealers on dealership finance, real estate acquisition and finance, corporate control, and ownership succession issues, as well as coordinating a broad spectrum of bankruptcy, environmental, labor, litigation, and tax representation. His clients on motor vehicle industry legal matters also have included vehicle manufacturers, major banks and specialty lenders, and providers of services and products to dealerships.
Land Use Planning - Mr. Moore has represented both property owners and neighborhood associations in zoning and land use controversies, with appearances before a broad spectrum of municipal boards and commissions and city councils. He has negotiated and obtained passage of multiple planned development district ordinances and amendments, as well as several modifications to the Dallas City Code. He served on the Planning and Zoning Commission of Highland Village in 2002-2003.
Media/Communications - Mr. Moore has represented a variety of clients in conjunction with media contracts, including talent and syndication contracts with performers and writers, union agreements, video production contracts, publishing agreements, telephone and cable and satellite television license agreements, and joint venture agreements. He has handled the acquisition, financing, and sale of a broadcast television network affiliate and represented satellite television providers in conjunction with public and private securities offerings, bank financings, equipment, office, studio, and production facility leases, major supplier contracts, private satellite network agreements, satellite uplinking and microwave transmission agreements, and satellite transponder and space segment leases.
Insurance - Mr. Moore has advised a number of publicly-held and private clients in conjunction with insurance law matters, with particular focus on insurance agency law and state regulatory compliance. He has represented sellers in sales of several insurance agencies and one small life insurance company.
Mr. Moore currently is a director of the Lewisville Rotary Club, where he also is a past president, and of Youth & Family Counseling. He chaired the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board of Highland Village until he was required to retire due to term limits in 2013. He also is a founding principal of Anderson Remplex, Inc., a start-up corporation pursuing commercial opportunities using cold plasma's advanced anti-microbial properties.