Thomas P. Oldweiler is a business lawyer with a transactional, regulatory and corporate practice. He handles sales and acquisitions of businesses of all sizes from small firms to publicly traded companies. For financial institutions, he has a regional practice in regulatory, lending, syndication, commercial, compliance and acquisition matters. In recent years, his work for banks has included significant collection and restructuring matters involving foreclosures, bankruptcy, and workouts.
His transactional practice includes a diverse array of real estate, franchising, licensing, buy/sell, leasing, and commercial contracts. He also handles the financing issues associated with those transactions and the other capital needs of businesses, whether through loans, venture capital, equity or debt instruments, and for buyers, sellers and financial intermediaries. For his business clients, he often advises in the general business areas of formation of business entities, raising capital, agency regulation, recapitalizations, employment, director oversight and duties, succession planning and non-competition covenants.
For more than a decade, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of:
Banking and Finance Law (Closely-Held Businesses, Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, New Bank Formations, Regulatory, Securities and Transactions)
Financial Services Regulation Law
Litigation - Banking & Finance
For 2018, Best Lawyers named him "Lawyer of the Year" in Mobile for Banking and Finance Law.
When Mr. Oldweiler was first awarded the “AV” (top) peer rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory in 1996, he was believed to be the youngest lawyer in Alabama rated at the highest level.
In connection with his real estate practice, Mr. Oldweiler serves as an Adjunct Professor of Real Estate in the Finance Department at the University of South Alabama's Mitchell College of Business.
Among his personal forays in business, Mr. Oldweiler co-founded and sold a community bank and serves as non-executive Board Chairman of a building materials manufacturer (which under his leadership was named to the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies list in both 2009 and 2010).