University of Michigan Law School, J.D. 1976
University of Michigan, M.P.P.
University of Michigan, B.A. 1970
Thomas Linn is currently the chairman emeritus of the firm following nearly eight years as the chief executive officer and 20 years as a managing director.
In those positions, he used his substantial administrative experience in directing all aspects of the firm’s professional and business operations.
He is deeply involved in civic and philanthropic activities in the Detroit region, serving on the boards of numerous business, community and charitable organizations. In this service, he is active in advancing the greater interests of the state and region.
Thom has been a commercial and public finance lawyer for more than 30 years. He has participated in the documentation and issuance of billions of dollars of securities and loans, represented issuers, lenders, borrowers and underwriters. His clients have included municipal issuers, commercial and industrial borrowers, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. He is also a Michigan registered lobbyist and has actively participated in the development and direction of significant legislation in Michigan, including legislation related to financing and taxation. Thom is a well known and widely respected member of the firm and the Detroit regional community.
Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law 2003-present; Financial Institutions and Transactions Law 2005-2006
National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals 2004
Who's Who in Detroit Business - Law, Crains Detroit Business 2005
Michigan Super Lawyers, Securities & Corporate Finance 2006-present
DBusiness Magazine, Top Lawyers, Banking 2012
American Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan, Public Law Section; Public Finance Committee
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
Civic, Cultural & Social Activities
Metropolitan Affairs Coalition (MAC), Board Chair, April 2007-2009; Secretary, 2003-2007; Executive Committee; Active in the Greater Detroit American Heritage River Initiative and Shining Light Awards
Crisis Turnaround Team for Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, Department of Finance, May - August 2009
Detroit Regional Chamber, Board of Directors, 2003-2008; Detroit Regional Chamber Foundation, 2009-present; Graduate, Leadership Detroit VII
Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy, Board of Directors, President 2008-present
Community Legal Resources, Board of Directors, 2008-present; Finance Committee, 2007-2008; Development Committee, 2008-present
Reading Works, Board of Directors
Community Chorus of Detroit
Detroit Athletic Club