Thomas A. Simpson


Thomas A. Simpson

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Thomas Simpson is a part of the corporate, banking and commercial real estate groups of Mahaffey Pickens Tucker, LLP.  He advises clients on all facets corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, regulatory compliance and executive compensation agreements.  Mr. Simpson also has extensive experience in negotiating and documenting commercial credit facilities, advising on capital raising activities and restructuring troubled debt obligations. 

Before joining the team at Mahaffey Pickens Tucker, LLP, Mr. Simpson served as chief legal officer and corporate secretary for a large community bank and as an associate with Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough LLP, a national law firm, where he specialized in advising clients on private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, commercial credit facilities, securities law, regulatory compliance and general corporate matters.  Mr. Simpson also served as a clerk to the Honorable Ed Carnes on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Mr. Simpson graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2006.  During law school, Mr. Simpson served as Managing Editor of the Alabama Law Review.  Prior to law school, Mr. Simpson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Minor in Business Management from Brigham Young University. 

Mr. Simpson is a Georgia native and an active supporter the Boy Scouts of America and the Special Olympics.  Mr. Simpson resides in Gwinnett County with his spouse and four children.

Areas of Practice

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate/Transactional
  • Commercial & Residential Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2007
  • Missouri, 2008


  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 2006
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award
    • Honors: Dean Leigh Harrison and Hugo Black Scholar Awards for Academic Achievement
    • Law Review: Alabama Law Review, Managing Editor
  • Brigham Young University
    • A.B. - 2003
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Business Management

Published Works

  • “A Comment on an Inherently Flawed Concept: Why the Restatement (Third) of Agency Should Not Include the Doctrine of Inherent Agency Power”, 57 Alabama Law Review 1163, 2006
  • Financial Institutions e-Alert: You’re In, Let the Reporting Begin, Dec. 12, 2008
  • Preemption Provides Victory to Lenders, July 2, 2008
  • Financial Institutions Update - Summer 2008, July 2, 2008
  • Supreme Court Rejects “Scheme” Liability for Secondary Actors Who Have Not Made Public Misrepresentations or Omissions, July 1, 2008

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Decedents Estates, Evidence, Legal Writing, Criminal Law, Legal Ethics, Tax Policy


  • Spanish