Board of Directors: Thomas Linn

Thomas Linn

Thomas Linn

Thomas Linn, Chairman Emeritus
Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone

Thomas Linn is currently the chairman emeritus of Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, following nearly eight years as the chief executive officer and 20 years as a managing director. In those positions, he used his substantial administrative experience in directing all aspects of the firm’s professional and business operations. He is deeply involved in civic and philanthropic activities in the Detroit region, serving on the boards of numerous business, community and charitable organizations. In this service, he is active in advancing the greater interests of the state and region.

Linn has been a commercial and public finance lawyer for over 32 years. He has participated in the documentation and issuance of billions of dollars of securities and loans, represented issuers, lenders, borrowers and underwriters. His clients have included municipal issuers, commercial and industrial borrowers, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. He is also a Michigan registered lobbyist and has actively participated in the development and direction of significant legislation in Michigan, including legislation related to financing and taxation.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan, Public Law Section; Public Finance Committee
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association

Honors + Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Banking Law 2003-present; Financial Institutions and Transactions Law 2005-06
  • National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals 2004
  • Who’s Who in Detroit Business – Law, Crains Detroit Business 2005
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Securities & Corporate Finance 2006-present
  • DBusiness Magazine, Top Lawyers, Banking 2011

Civic, Cultural + Social Activities

  • Metropolitan Affairs Coalition (MAC), Board Chair, April 2007-2009; Secretary, 2003-2007; Executive Committee; Active in the Greater Detroit American Heritage River Initiative and Shining Light Awards
  • Boy Scouts of America, Great Lakes Council; President, 2008-2010; Executive Board, 2001-present; Recipient of Silver Beaver Award, 1998
  • Crisis Turnaround Team for Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, Department of Finance, May – August 2009
  • Detroit Regional Chamber, Board of Directors, 2003-2008; Detroit Regional Chamber Foundation, 2009-present; Member of PAC; Graduate, Leadership Detroit VII
  • Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy, Board of Directors, President 2008-present
  • Community Legal Resources, Board of Directors, 2008-present; Finance Committee, 2007-2008; Development Committee, 2008-present
  • Downtown Detroit Partnership, Board of Trustees
  • Detroit Athletic Club

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