Thomas H. Stahl

Thomas Stahl concentrates his practice in corporate and business services which includes business formation, business planning, mergers and acquisitions, board of directors, employment and shareholders issues. He has provided counsel to large and small business entities in a multitude of areas including mergers and acquisitions, general corporate governance, corporate planning and organization, international, banking, healthcare, professional corporations, federal and state regulations and business litigation. He has represented financial institutions for the past 30 years concerning all aspects of banking law concerning federal and state regulatory actions including bank holding company issues and acquisitions. Also in the regulatory arena he has purchased and merged insurance related entities, gaining the necessary regulatory approval. He has also provided counsel to large and small not-for-profit entities including trade associations, chambers of commerce and charitable foundations.

Thomas served as an adjunct professor where he taught courses in Business Law, and Boards of Directors for Profit and Non-Profit Corporations in the Rockhurst University MBA Program.

Thomas served as Assistant United States Attorney General, Western District of Missouri from 1971-1973; and served as Assistant Missouri Attorney General from 1970-1971.


  • Presenter, Playing on a National Field: Bankers Beware-Staying in Fair Territory on Regulation B, Lorman Education Services, May 2018
  • Co-Presenter, Hitting the ECOA Bulls Eye: All Arrows Point to Regulation B, Greg Souther Bank Webinar, November 30, 2016
  • Panelist, Legal Eagle Hot Topics Panel, Missouri Independent Bankers Association (MIBA) Annual Conference, September 14, 2016 
  • Speaker, ECOA, Enforcement and Your Supreme Court, Kansas City Chapter of the Risk Management Association (RMA), August 24, 2016
  • Speaker, Playing on a National Field: Bankers Beware - Staying in Fair Territory on Regulation B, Lorman Webinar, July 26, 2016


  • Co-author, “Well-Settled Foreclosure Rule Upheld - For Now: First Bank v. Fischer & Frichtel, Inc. (Missouri Supreme Court 2012),” Missouri Independent Bankers Association Newsletter, July 2012

News Releases

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Kansas Bankers Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Bankers Association, Bank Counsel Section, Past Chair
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Rockhurst University, Past Regent and Adjunct Professor
  • State Bar of Arizona

Community Involvement

  • City of Gladstone, Missouri, Industrial Development Authority
  • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce


  • Selected among The Best Lawyers in America®, 2008-2022
  • Listed in Continental Who’s Who
  • Chambers USA, Missouri Corporate M&A, 2005-2011
  • America’s Leading Business Lawyers, 2003-2004, 2005-2006
  • Selected for Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, 2005-2006, 2009-2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell® “AV Preeminent” Rating
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Court Memberships

  • Arizona
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court


Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1970

Saint Louis University, B.S., 1968