Thomas F. Morrison

Thomas F. Morrison: Attorney with Garrett Stiepel Ryder LLP AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Garrett Stiepel Ryder LLP (12 Attorneys)
  • Pacific Arts Plaza, 3200 Bristol Street, Suite 850, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1808
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Attorney Awards


Editor, University of California, Davis Law Review. Trial Practice Honor Board, 1997-1998.

Mr. Morrison specializes in corporate, securities and commercial business transaction matters. He represents individuals, partnerships, small and mid-size businesses, and national companies from a variety of industries including manufacturing, real estate, agriculture, technology, medical device, professional services, retail, hospitality and food service.

Mr. Morrison has extensive experience in merger and acquisition transactions, private placements, joint ventures and strategic alliances, organizing, structuring, reorganizing and dissolving corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, and debt financings. Mr. Morrison also has significant experience in reviewing, drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial agreements (such as major supply, manufacturing and distribution agreements, licensing agreements, consulting and employment agreements and non-disclosure agreements).

Before joining Garrett DeFrenza Stiepel Ryder LLP, Mr. Morrison served as in-house counsel to James Hardie Building Products Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of a publicly traded multi-national building products manufacturing company. Prior to his experience with James Hardie, Mr. Morrison practiced general corporate and securities law with Bingham McCutchen LLP in Costa Mesa, California.

Areas of Practice (27)

  • General Business Advice
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Business Formation
  • Business Organization
  • Business Reorganization
  • Business Transactions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Commercial Law
  • Corporate Contracts
  • Corporate Dissolutions
  • Corporate Formation
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Corporate Reorganization
  • Incorporation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Organization
  • Corporate Workouts
  • Professional Corporations
  • Small Business Corporations
  • Business Law
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Closely Held Business Estate Planning
  • Limited Liability Company Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
714.384.4300  Phone
714-384-4320  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., with high honors, 1991
Law School Attended:
University of California, Davis, J.D., 1998
Year of First Admission:
1998, California
Orange County Bar Association; State Bar of California
Birth Information:
Fort Eustis, Virginia, March 15, 1969
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express

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