Thomas Humphreys is head of the Federal Tax Practice Group as well as co-chair of the Tax Department at Morrison & Foerster. Mr. Humphreys has extensive experience with the tax aspects of capital markets transactions, financial instruments, partnerships, real estate investment trusts, mortgage and asset-backed securities, mutual funds, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and reorganization, and international transactions.
Mr. Humphreys works with investment banks and issuers on developing new financial products. He has advised investment banks and banks on most of the major capital markets developments in the last decade including trust preferreds, Tier One capital instruments, mandatorily remarketed debt instruments, mandatorily exchangeable debt instruments, and contingent convertible bonds. He currently works with several banks and investment banks on developing new capital markets products involving equity, debt and preferred stock.
Mr. Humphreys is the author of Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships, published by Law Journal Seminars-Press. He is a frequent speaker on financial instruments topics before various audiences including the AICPA and the Structured Products Association.
Mr. Humphreys is an adjunct professor of law at New York University Law School, where he teaches Taxation of Financial Instruments in the LL.M. program. Mr. Humphreys is currently a member of the faculty of the European Tax College in Brussels, Belgium, where he teaches a seminar on the U.S. Taxation of Financial Instruments. Formerly, Mr. Humphreys was Chairman of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation Committee on Regulated Investment Companies and was co-chair of the New York Bar Association's Committees on Financial Intermediaries, Financial Instruments, Financial Institutions and Pass-Thru Entities. Mr. Humphreys is also a former member of the New York Bar Association's Tax Section Executive Committee.
University of California, Los Angeles (A.B., 1974)
University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1977)
New York University School of Law (LL.M., 1979)
Thomas Humphreys is recommended as a leading lawyer by Legal 500 US 2012, Best Lawyers In America 2011 and Super Lawyers 2011.