Thomas C. Blank is a member of the firm's Management Committee. Tom's practice has been fully committed to serving financial institutions for over 25 years.
Tom has extensive experience in the organization and ongoing representation of banks, bank holding companies, stand-alone trust companies and other financial institutions. He regularly assists community banking organizations with merger and acquisition matters including purchase and sale of entire institutions, subsidiaries and branches.
Tom represents financial institutions in both public securities offerings and private placements and provides ongoing counsel regarding reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. As a part of his practice, Tom routinely interacts with both federal and state banking and securities agencies on a wide variety of regulatory issues, including enforcement actions and agreements. He also assists his financial institution clients with general corporate matters. Tom brings a positive, can-do attitude to complex issues and addresses them in an efficient, cost effective manner.
Tom was a founding member of and continues to serves as General Counsel and Secretary to the Association of Trust Organizations (f.k.a. Association of Independent Trust Companies, Inc.), a trade association of trust organizations including non-depository trust companies.
•Best Lawyers in America, 2009 - 2016
•Best Lawyers Toledo Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year, 2014, 2009
•Best Lawyers Toledo Mergers & Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year, 2013
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08.19.2015 Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America 2016
08.21.2014 83 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015
08.15.2013 83 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014
08.15.2013 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Named Best Lawyers' 2014 “Lawyers of the Year”
09.13.2012 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Named Best Lawyers' 2013 “Lawyers of the Year”
08.28.2012 81 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013
09.07.2011 70 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America 2012
08.12.2010 70 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011
03.06.2013 Banks Not Required to Capitalize OREO Costs, Financial Institutions/Financial Services Client Alert
05.01.2012 JOBS Act: Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act
03.01.2010 Brief Overview of the Dodd-Frank Act Updating Financial Regulation
Spring 2012 insights Newsletter - Spring 2012
Fall 2010 insights Newsletter - Fall 2010
Events and Presentations
03.05.2013 Current Trust Issues Seminar, Sponsored by the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions