Lowell E. Thomas

Lowell E. Thomas: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • One South Church Avenue, Suite 1500, Tucson, AZ 85701
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Lowell Thomas brings 25 years of corporate and securities law experience to Snell & Wilmer. He serves as lead counsel for equity and debt financings, mergers, acquisitions and other restructuring transactions across a broad range of industries for public and private corporations. Lowell's practice is focused in the mid-market and he has an outstanding reputation for devotion to his clients and getting transactions past the finish line. Lowell represents clients in both high-tech and brick and mortar businesses ranging from medical and healthcare products and service providers to private and public energy and natural resource companies. Lowell provides cross-border business and securities advice to U.S. and Canadian businesses. Lowell frequently advises companies in the formation and growth stages, as well as corporate boards on governance matters. Having practiced law in Canada for the first half of his career, Lowell has extensive connections in business, the capital markets and government on both sides of the border.

Representative Presentations and Publications

•Lowell has written articles and provided commentaries in the print, radio and television medias in Canada and the United States about law and business trends.
•Frequent speaker to various business groups on business law and entrepreneurial topics.
• Mergers and Acquisitions in Arizona: The Art of Doing Deals, National Business Institute
• Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships in Arizona, National Business Institute

Professional Recognition and Awards

•The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law (2014-2019)
•Arizona's Finest Lawyers
•“AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0” legal ability rating from Martindale-Hubbell (2008-2018)

Related News & Events

Aug 15
139 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers Listed as Leaders in Their Fields by The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Eleven Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Lists 133 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Lists 125 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers As Leaders In Their Field In addition, 15 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2017 “Lawyer of the Year”

Aug 17
The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Lists 128 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in their Field In addition, 19 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”

Jun 01
Canada Arizona Business Council Re-Elects Snell & Wilmer Tucson Attorney Lowell Thomas to Board of Directors

Aug 18
The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists 123 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 19
The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Recognizes 119 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Oct 09
Lowell Thomas Re-Elected to Canada Arizona Business Council Board

Related Publications

Mar 13
Legal Alert - Feds Designate Huge Swath of Southern Arizona for Jaguar Conservation

Jun 16
Global Connection - June 2010

Jan 04
Corporate Communicator - January 2010 Preparation Guide for the Upcoming Annual Report and Proxy Season Preparation Guide for the Upcoming Annual Report and Proxy Season

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Corporate and Securities
  • Canada
  • Emerging Business
  • International
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mining Industry Services
  • Non-Profit/Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Oil and Gas
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
520.882.1221  Phone
University Attended:
University of Victoria, B.A., 1986
Law School Attended:
University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, LL.B., cum laude, 1989
Year of First Admission:
The Law Society of British Columbia; Supreme Court of Arizona

Professional Memberships & Activities

•American Bar Association
•Canada-Arizona Business Council, Director
•University of Arizona
•Karl Eller Center Entrepreneurship Program, Past Adjunct Professor
•Professional Master's Degree Program in Applied Science, Past Advisory Board Member
•Greater Tucson Economic Council, Past Board Member
•Arizona Governor's CANAMEX Task Force, Past Board Member

Birth Information:
Smithers, British Columbia, April 11, 1958
Representative Transactions: Representative Transactions (Public Companies): Represented sellers in sale of financial services business to NYSE listed Fortune 100 company; Represented sellers of medical products division to NYSE-listed company; Represented NYSE-listed public company in acquisition of manufacturer of electronic components with operations in the United States and Mexico; Represented public companies in natural resource joint ventures in Canada, United States, Mexico and China; Representative Transactions (Canada Focus): Advise Canadian TSX natural resource issuers in acquisitions and financings in the U.S.; Advise Canadian TSX issuers on U.S. securities issues in connection with mergers, spinoffs and statutory arrangements; Advise Canadian private companies on U.S. acquisitions and securities issues; International Transactions (By Industry): Represented sellers of solar projects to private equity groups; Represented sellers of medical products business to venture backed acquirers; Represented sellers of beverage distribution business to strategic purchasers; Represented buyers of multiple professional practices; Emerging Business and Venture Capital Services: Representation of angel, venture capital and private equity organizations investing in U.S. and Canadian companies with investments ranging from $500,000 to $20,000,000; Representation in the formation and capitalization of emerging businesses as well as acting as outside general counsel to corporations in biotechnology, analytics, solar, logistics, software, Internet applications, aerospace, environmental and financial services sectors

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