Tom O’Bannon has a reputation as a practical, business oriented attorney who is solution driven and efficient. Clients rely on Tom not only for legal advice but also with respect to market knowledge and structuring issues.


For over 30 years, Tom has represented numerous financial institutions and corporate clients in sophisticated commercial finance transactions. As a senior member of the Finance group, Tom has experience up and down the capital structure and in a wide variety of industry sectors, including asset management, power and utility, technology, retail, and REITs.

Representative Experience

  • Represented left-lead Agent on a $425 million term loan facility secured by aircraft
  • Represented left-lead Agent on a $800 million secured credit facility for a large international retail entity
  • Represented corporate client on a $1.2 billion credit facility in order to purchase outstanding equity and regain family control of business
  • Represented a private equity firm on a $60 million credit facility to assist in the purchase of a company in the utility servicing industry
  • Represented left lead agent on a $225 million credit facility to an asset manager secured by management and performance fees
  • Represented left lead agent on a $1 billion credit facility to a non-traded REIT



  • Adult Leader, Boy Scouts of America
  • Elder, Myers Park Presbyterian Church
  • Community volunteer in connection with numerous affordable housing efforts



  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association


J.D., University of Texas, 1987, with honors

M.B.A., University of Texas, 1984

B.B.A, University of Oklahoma, 1982, with highest honors


  • North Carolina, 1994
  • Texas, 1988 (Inactive)
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