Alex W. Thomson

Alex W. Thomson

Director
Member, Executive Committee
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Phone:
412-288-2227
Fax:
412-281-4499
Email:

Alex is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, the firm’s President and chair of the firm’s Business Law Practice group.

Serving as outside general counsel to a wide range of businesses from start-ups to large multi-nationals, Alex represents clients in a diverse set of industries from software to international consulting to steel manufacturing. He also represents non-profit organizations such as foundations and churches as well as professional service businesses such as medical, dental and veterinary practices, and accounting and law firms.

In addition to general business law counseling, Alex has assisted his clients as lead transactional counsel in over 50 sale and acquisition transactions with a value totaling over $400 million. Further, he has counseled his clients in public and private financing including private securities offerings. He also regularly advises his clients on protecting and commercializing their intellectual property.

Prior to law school, Alex served as an officer in the United States Army and as a sales representative for Nalco Chemical Company in New York City.

Community Involvement

  • Former Chairman, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority Board
  • Former Chief Counsel, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
  • Former Chief Counsel, Allegheny Regional Asset District
  • Graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh, Class XIX and the Coro Program for Emerging Leaders in Public Affairs, Class I
  • Past member of the Board of Directors, Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc.
  • Past member of the Board of Directors, Allegheny Cleanways
  • Past member and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Pittsburgh Cares
  • Past member of the Pittsburgh Cable Communication Advisory Committee
  • Past member of the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania’s Advisory Committee

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Health Care

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1993

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. cum laude
    • Law Review: University of Pittsburgh’s Law Review, Member
  • Boston University
    • B.S.
    • Major: Electrical Engineering
  • University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business
    • MBA

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings System
  • Top Lawyers in Pennsylvania, The Legal Network, 2014 - 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association (Corporation, Banking and Business Law, Tax Law, Health Law and Intellectual Property Law Sections), Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association , Member

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Army Signal Corps, Officer
  • Nalco Chemical Company, Sales Representative

Pro Bono Activities

  • Former Chief Counsel, Allegheny Regional Asset District
  • Graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh, Class XIX and the Coro Program for Emerging Leaders in Public Affairs, Class I
  • Board of Directors, Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc.
  • Board of Directors, Allegheny Cleanways
  • Former Member, Pittsburgh Cable Communication Advisory Committee
  • Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania’s Advisory Committee
  • Former Chairman, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority Board
  • Former Chief Counsel, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
  • Pittsburgh Cares, Board of Directors, Past member and Treasurer