Thomas (Tom) Van Dyke practices business law, concentrating in the areas of securities, mergers and acquisitions and general commercial practice. From July 1963 through June 1965, he served on the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, including a year as assistant to one of the five commissioners. In his securities practice he has represented issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements; prepared and reviewed proxy statements and other periodic filings under the Exchange Act; represented clients in proxy contests; represented non-interested directors of an investment company; and handled civil litigation under the securities laws. In his mergers and acquisition practice, he has represented several management groups in leveraged buyouts; represented both buyers and sellers of private and public companies; and represented venture capital groups in connection with compliance with their fiduciary obligations in the context of the sale of a company. His commercial practice includes the formation of new entities, including corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies; reorganizations; spin-offs; and restructurings.
American City Business Journals, Inc.
Concorde Career Colleges, Inc.
Graves Truck Line, Inc.
Great Midwest Corporation
Harmon Industries, Inc.
JPS Packaging Company
La Petite Academy, Inc.
National Alfalfa Dehydrating and Milling Co.
OTR Express, Inc.
Sealright, Co., Inc.
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United States Supreme Court
United States Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits
United States Tax Court
University of Michigan, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1963
University of Kansas, A.B., 1960
Mr. Van Dyke was the co-author of Kansas Corporate Practice and Forms: The Bryan Cave Manual, and Missouri Corporate Practice and Forms: The Bryan Cave Manual. Both manuals are published by Data Trace Publishing Company.
Mr. Van Dyke has served as Chairman of the Corporate Law and Business Organizations Committee and the Securities Law Subcommittee of the Missouri Bar Association. In 1973, he was a lecturer in Securities Regulation at the University of Kansas Law School. In addition, he has participated as a co-chairman or speaker in numerous programs sponsored by American Law Institute-American Bar Association and various state and local Bar Associations. He is a member of the Missouri, Kansas, and Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Associations, as well as the American Law Institute. Mr. Van Dyke has participated as a member of the Negotiated Acquisitions Committee, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association since its formation in 1986.