W. Thomas Halbleib Jr.

Tom Halbleib is a transactional lawyer with substantial experience representing airport sponsors, governmental agencies and other tax exempt organizations, commercial lenders, and buyers and sellers of assets and businesses.

Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Firm Leadership

Opinions Committee, Member

Audit Letter Response Committee, Member

Business & Corporate Services Group, Former Chair

American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Community Involvement

Louisville Zoo Foundation, Board of Directors

City of Glenview, Mayor

Recent Speaking Engagements and Publications

Mr. Halbleib's topics have included Third-Party Legal Opinions in Commercial Transactions (Louisville Bar Association) and Airport Law (Kentucky Aviation Association, Airports Council International, and the American Association of Airport Executives). He has also served as a Kentucky Law Review lecturer on business entities.

More Than Stites & Harbison

Mr. Halbleib served as a law clerk to the Hon. Bailey Brown, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and on the staff of the Honorable Sam Nunn, United States Senate. Tom helped form and serves as a volunteer member of the Board of Directors of the Premature and Sick Infant Fund, Inc., a private foundation devoted to improving health care for premature and sick infants. He is a member of the Louisville Zoo Foundation board and is Mayor of the City of Glenview.


Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Banking & Finance Law and Corporate Law (2007-22)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2012-15)

Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (2011-21)

Louisville Magazine Top Lawyers (2016)


Thomas Halbleib is well versed in corporate matters, including the sale and acquisition of businesses. He acts for clients from a variety of sectors, ranging from the aviation to healthcare.

- Chambers Commentary (USA), 2020

. . . extensive transactional expertise in the aviation space . . . well versed in securities, M&A and joint ventures . . . regularly called upon to provide counsel to government agencies and other tax-exempt organizations.

- Chambers Commentary (USA), 2016

. . . always willing to literally go the extra mile.

- Best Lawyers, client comment

. . . have never come upon a situation where Tom did not know the answer or at least where to find the information very quickly.

- Best Lawyers, client comment
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