Tom Mitchell serves as Managing Partner and Chair of the Management Committee and is a nationally recognized finance lawyer with over 30 years of experience representing large financial institutions.


Tom serves as the Managing Partner and Chair of the Management Committee. Tom also serves on the Diversity Committee. Prior to taking on the role as Managing Partner in 2018, he served as head of the Financial Services group which now consists of over 100 lawyers, and was a member of the Management Committee. 

He is a seasoned finance lawyer with extensive experience representing financial institutions in syndicated credit facilities in a wide variety of industries, with a focus on acquisition and leveraged finance. He has been consistently recognized as a leading banking and finance lawyer in Chambers USA, IFLR 1000 and Best Lawyers in America. Chambers USA describes Tom as a “go-to attorney for major financial institutions” and states that peers “think very highly of him.”

Tom is actively involved in the community. He serves on the board and executive committee of the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council and co-chairs its Community Engagement Working Team. He also volunteers his time as a high school basketball coach and serves on the board of directors for Charlotte Center City Partners and the Advisory Board of the Carolinas Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.



  • Best Lawyers in America, Charlotte Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year,” 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, 2013-2024
  • Chambers USA - North Carolina, Banking & Finance, 2011-2023
  • North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Leaders in the Law, Class of 2023
  • Legal 500 US, Commercial Lending, 2021-2022
  • Business North Carolina’s Power List, 2021-2023
  • IFLR1000, Highly Regarded - Banking and Finance, 2018-2023
  • Chair, Moore & Van Allen Management Committee, 2018-present
  • Member, Moore & Van Allen Diversity Committee 
  • Member, 2040 Center City Vision Plan Steering Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors, Charlotte Center City Partners, 2022-present
  • Board Member and Member of the Executive Committee, Charlotte Executive Leadership Council, 2018-present
  • Member and Co-Chair of Community Engagement Committee, Charlotte Executive Leadership Council, 2018-present
  • Advisory Committee, Carolinas Directors Exchange 2022-present
  • Member, Law Council, Washington and Lee University School of Law, 2017-present
  • Former Board Member, American Heart Association Greater Charlotte Division







  • American Bar Association: Business Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association: Business Law Section


J.D., Washington & Lee University, 1993, cum laude

B.S., University of Illinois, 1986, with honors


  • North Carolina, 1993
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“Tom is great; he is highly regarded in the community.” “He is a seasoned and experienced lawyer.” - Chambers, 2023

Chambers USA - North Carolina, Banking & Finance, 2011-2023

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