• Biography

    Tom Harris has been advising middle-market clients for more than 30 years, helping them successfully close hundreds of acquisitions, divestitures, and other corporate transactions. He has represented both buyers and sellers in public and private sale-of-business transactions. He also has represented independent committees of boards of directors. Tom has been recognized by clients, peers and organizations for his high level of service in corporate and M&A-related work, including: Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners (2015-2018), The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc, (2013-2021), Standout Lawyer, Acritas Stars (2018-2020), and as a Best Business Lawyer in Dallas, D Magazine, D Magazine Partners (2009 and 2015-2021).

    Tom leads the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice, guiding associates and newer partners through their careers, making sure they are equipped with the knowledge and experience to ensure clients’ needs are met, and coordinating Firm subject-matter experts in their collaboration on M&A matters. In addition to his practice leadership, Tom is also the administrative partner of the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone.

    Professional and Community Activities

    • State Bar of Texas
    • Dallas Bar Association
  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 1989, cum laude; Executive Editor, Baylor Law Review
    • B.B.A., Economics and Finance, Baylor University, 1986, cum laude
      • Judge Jerre S. Williams on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, from 1989 to 1990
  • Admissions

    • Texas