Tommy Swann Lubbock Agriculture Attorney

Tommy J. Swann

Partner
Attorney At Law

T 806.796.7340
F 806.796.7365

tswann@mhbg.com

Tommy Swann has practiced law with McCleskey since 1979. His practice has included representing banks and large agricultural lenders in collections, workouts, foreclosures and bankruptcies (Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13). His transactions practice has included the representation of clients in complex real estate and commercial transactions as well as representation of individuals in home sales and purchases. In addition, he has an active probate practice.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Business and Commercial Transactions
  • Real Estate Law
  • Entity Creation and Governance
  • Agriculture
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights

Admitted to Bar

  • Texas (1979)

Court Admissions

  • All State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

  • Texas Tech University (B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1969)
  • Texas Tech University (M.S., Agricultural Economics, 1972)
  • Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D., with Honors, 1979 – Law Review, Comments Editor)
  • Phi Delta Phi

Honors and Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Professional Memberships

  • Lubbock Area Bar Association (Director, 1993–1994; Secretary, 2004–2005; President, 2006–2007)
  • West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association (President, 1988–1989)
  • State Bar of Texas (Member Bankruptcy and Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Sections)
  • Agricultural Law Committee of State Bar (Chairman, 2001–2002)
  • Farm, Ranch and Agri–Business Bankruptcy Institute (Co–Chairman, 1986–1987)
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel
  • Rotary Club of Lubbock (Paul Harris Fellow)
  • Christian Legal Society

Classes and Seminars Taught

  • Planning Committee – Advanced Real Estate Course, State Bar of Texas (2000)
  • Planning Committee – University of Texas Bankruptcy Seminar (2000)
  • Planning Committee – Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Seminar, State Bar of Texas (1996)
  • Co–Chair of the Farm, Ranch and Agri–Business Bankruptcy Seminar Sponsored by Texas Tech University and West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association (1985, 1986; on Planning Committee Annually)
  • “Representing Creditors in Bankruptcy, the Top 10 Questions That Creditors Ask About Bankruptcy,” State Bar Agricultural Law Seminar (1999)
  • “Statutory Liens Affecting Agriculture,” State Bar Agricultural Law Seminar (1998)
  • “Texas Collection Law and Strategies,” Heritage Professional Education (1998)
  • “Collecting from Tenants in Texas,” Heritage Professional Education (1998)
  • “Farm Landlord–Tenant Issues,” State Bar Agricultural Law Seminar (1997)
  • “A Few Things Every Ag Lawyer Should Know About Liens, Collections, Repossessions and Foreclosure,” State Bar of Texas Agricultural Law Seminar (1996)
  • “Asset Protection for Farmers,” State Bar of Texas Agricultural Law Seminar (1995)
  • “Boundary Law in Texas,” National Business Institute, Inc. (1992)
  • “Basic Bankruptcy in Texas,” National Business Institute, Inc. (1992)
  • “Protecting Creditors’ Rights in Bankruptcy,” CPM Systems, Inc. (1992)
  • “Legal Issues in Problem Collections,” National Business Institute, Inc. (1991)
  • “Repossession and Foreclosure of Personal Property,” National Business Institute, Inc. (1990)
  • “Basic Bankruptcy in Texas,” National Business Institute, Inc. (1990)
  • “Repossession and Foreclosure of Personal Property,” Lomar Business Center, Inc. (1989)
  • “Serving Farmers in Financial Trouble,” Texas Agricultural Extension Service (1988)
  • “Serving Farmers in Financial Trouble,” Texas Agricultural Extension Service (1987)
  • “Creditors’ Claims in Agricultural Bankruptcy Cases,” Farm, Ranch and Agri–Business Bankruptcy Institute (1985)
  • “Bankruptcy Laws and Procedures for Agricultural Firms and Lenders,” New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service (1983)

Personal

  • Born Slaton, Texas, January 19, 1946
  • Served in U.S. Army (1969–1970) with Tour in Vietnam