Thomas Higier

972 716 1859
972 770 7859 (FAX)

thigier@higierallen.com

2711 North Haskell Ave
Suite 2400
Dallas, Texas 75204
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Tom Higier concentrates his practice in representing banks and other financial institutions. In 2015, and for the past several years, he was named by D Magazine as one of the best bank lending attorneys in Dallas. He has been also named as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in 2015 and multiple prior years by Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Monthly magazine. He is named in the 2015 list of “Best Lawyers in America” by Woodward White, Inc. His focus includes bank operations, real estate, mortgage lending, mortgage warehousing, asset-based and other forms of secured lending, and bank loan workouts and collections. He also represents real estate developers, corporate clients and franchising companies.

Practice Areas

  • Representing Banks and Other Financial Institutions
  • Bank Operations
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Mortgage Warehousing
  • Real Estate Lending
  • Asset-based and Other Forms of Secured Lending
  • Bank Loan Workouts and Collections
  • Real Estate
  • Franchising and Distribution

Practice Experience

  • Represented and counseled over 25 banks and financial institutions in their day to day business activities
  • Negotiated and documented all types and varieties of loans and credit transactions
  • Devised customized program loan documents for multiple banks
  • Assisted banks in matters of regulatory compliance
  • Negotiated, structured and documented loan “work-outs” and restructures of a wide variety of credit transactions
  • Structured the franchise programs and prepared and updated the Franchise Disclosure Document and franchise contracts for multiple franchisors
  • Negotiated, structured and documented a wide variety of purchase and sale agreements and other transactional documents relating to real estate and business transactions

Education

  • B.A. degree, cum laude, from Dartmouth College
  • J.D. degree from Boston University School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Texas (1979)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Named by D Magazine as one of the best bank lending attorneys in Dallas in 2015 and prior years
  • Named “Texas Super Lawyer” in 2015 and prior years by Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Monthly magazine
  • Named in 2014 and 2015 as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” by Woodward White, Inc.
  • Elected to Board of Directors of Texas Association of Bank Counsel

Publications, Articles & Presentations

  • Editor of the Boston University Law Review and authored “Hands-Off Provisions Under Section 7 of the Clayton Act”, 59 Boston University L.Rev.129
  • Numerous in-house seminars to the firm’s banking clients