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Practice Focus: Corporate Law and Governance; Corporate Finance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Securities Offerings and Regulation; Banking and Bank Holding; Company Regulation; Venture Capital; Oil and Gas; Trust & Estate Planning; Elder Care

University of Notre Dame, A.B., Summa Cum Laude,
Phi Beta Kappa;
New York University School of Law, J.D.;
Articles Editor of Law Review, Scholar in Root‐Tilden‐Kern Public
Interest Law Program


Thomas J. Talcott, Partner, Cleveland

Mr. Talcott is a partner in the firm’s Business, Finance, and Securities Practice Groups and is a member of its Opinion Committee. Mr. Talcott joined Cowden Humphrey in July 2007.

Mr. Talcott focuses his legal practice on business and corporate law and finance, securities offerings, public company regulation, acquisitions, divestitures, and mergers, banking, bank holding company regulation, and oil and gas.

Tom Talcott has counseled businesses varying in maturity from established, to developing, to start‐up, and ranging in size from Fortune 100, New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and Nasdaq public companies, to middle‐market private companies and sole proprietorships. His industry experience ranges from traditional manufacturing to e‐commerce ventures.

Tom Talcott’s extensive experience in financing and securities includes initial and secondary public offerings, private placements, venture capital investments, and traditional bank borrowing. Tom has handled acquisitions, divestitures, friendly and hostile takeovers, and turnarounds, of up to $500 million in value. He has served as general counsel for public and private companies, both in‐house and outside, on corporate, securities, corporate governance, public reporting, government investigation, contract, and real estate matters.

Mr. Talcott has represented financial institutions on loan documentation and loan workouts of up to $1.8 billion and on bank and bank holding company regulation. He has also helped entrepreneurs and investors from inception in the launch of four new banks. In the field of oil and gas, Tom Talcott has assisted clients in syndications, bank financings, well drillings, leases, and turnaround and workout situations. He has worked on energy properties in the Appalachian Basin, as well as in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and California.

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