Terence W. "Terry" Thompson

Terence W. "Terry" Thompson

Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.

Recognized since 2011

Phoenix, Arizona

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Corporate Law
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Terry’s practice emphasizes corporate business acquisitions and financings and public-private projects, including strategic joint ventures, Native American enterprises and projects, water/wastewater infrastructure development, sports facility financing and physician-hospital contracts. Terry was recently recognized as a 2013 Southwest Super Lawyer, and was named among the 2013 Best Lawyers in America, alongside nearly two-thirds of his fellow G&K shareholders.

Having chaired the multi-year State Bar committee project that oversaw the revision of Arizona’s corporate statutes including the nonprofit corporation code, Mr. Thompson’s practice also includes advising businesses as to various aspects of corporate governance and operation, as well as representing nonprofit organizations, including healthcare-related organizations, country clubs, and civic and community organizations.

Representative Experience

  • Representing a major highway and general construction company in the acquisition of a Southwest construction company.
  • Serving as lead counsel in the sale of a privately-held technology company to a multinational company.
  • Representing the Hualapai Indian Tribe in connection with development and operation of tribal enterprises and infrastructure, including the Grand Canyon “Skywalk” viewing bridge.
  • Advising with respect to reorganization of a multi-disciplinary physician practice and its related hospital and healthcare organizations.
  • Negotiating agreements for construction and operation of regional and community water and wastewater transportation, treatment and distribution facilities.
  • Representing the Arizona Cardinals National Football League team in financing for the University of Phoenix Stadium.
  • Representing the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball team in financing for Chase Field.
  • Representing large, multi-office physician practices in the negotiation of agreements with hospitals, payors, vendors and others.

Contact & Links


  • 2575 East Camelback Road, Suite 1100
    Phoenix, AZ 85016

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, State Bar of Arizona

Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.
Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona

30 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Corporate Law, Phoenix (2019)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

"Terence's experience and knowledge has proven to be excellent. He is very responsive to our needs, communicating complex legal matters in an understandable form. I believe his level of ethics to be unsurpassed."

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