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Thomas P. Oldweiler


Phone: 251-405-1300
Fax: 251-432-6843


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee, 1986
  • A.B., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1983 Honors: Cum Laude (Major: Public Policy Science)

Admitted In

  • Alabama, 1986
  • Mississippi, 1987
  • Missouri, 1987

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers® (Mobile, AL), “Lawyer of the Year” Banking and Finance Law (2018, 2022)
  • Best Lawyers®, listed since 2005, Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Corporate Law

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

Corporate Law

For 2022 and 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.

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).  

Speeches, Presentations and Seminars

  • Financing Your Entrepreneurial Business (with James Busby) J2U University September 21, 2017
  • Entrepreneurial Business Entities: Purposes, Formation and Traps J2U University September 21, 2017 
  • Practical Exploitation of Intellectual Property (with Don L. Parker) J2U University September 21, 2017
  • Recent Developments in Commercial Real Estate (with Duane A. Graham) August 18, 2016
  • Securities Traps in Common Transactions (with James Dale Smith) September 24, 2015
  • Best Practices in Entity Formation (with Gregory P. Bru) September 24, 2015
  • Special Provisions in Commercial Real Estate Contracts and Commercial Leases (with Alton R. Brown, III) May 13, 2015
  • Details in Real Estate Purchase Agreements May 7, 2014
  • FIN 448 Real Estate Law, University of South Alabama 2005-2017

Professional Affiliations

  • Center for Real Estate and Economic Development, University of South Alabama, 2005-2020 (Board Member)
  • Alabama Bankers Association, 2002 – Present (Member)
  • Mobile Bar Association, 1986 – Present (Member)
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2005 – Present (listed)
  • Dauphin Island Park & Beach Board, 2020 (Board Member)

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