ABOUT Thomas P. Garretson
Tom Garretson has been in private practice in Wichita since 1971. Since that time, he has been heavily involved in securities practice. He has represented public companies in connection with their initial public offerings and secondary offerings under the Securities Act of 1933, the preparation and filing of periodic reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and merger and acquisition transactions with other public and closely-held companies. Mr. Garretson has represented closely-held companies in numerous private placements of equity and debt securities, including complex financing and refinancing transactions involving various combinations of lenders and equity participants. Mr. Garretson counsels his clients in connection with all aspects of their business affairs and corporate governance. His practice also includes representation of underwriters in both public and private offerings and investment advisers in connection with registration and compliance under the Investment Company Act of 1940.
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Author: Securities Regulation chapter of the Kansas Bar Association's Kansas Corporation Law and Practice Handbook -Fourth and Fifth Editions. Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions of Private Businesses (Kansas Bar Association seminar); Securities Registrations and Exemptions (Wichita Bar Association seminar). Former Adjunct Professor of University of Kansas School of Law teaching Business Planning. Director (2001-present), Chairman (2007-2008) and Vice Chairman (2009), Kansas Wildscape Foundation (dedicated to the creation, enhancement and promotion of outdoors opportunities in Kansas). Designated by Chambers USA as Senior Statesman in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions Law. Member of Advisory Committee to the Kansas Securities Commissioner.
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