Thompson Kurrie, Jr. joined the firm in 1986 and currently is resident in the Atlanta office. He is a partner practicing in the areas of municipal law, public and private finance, corporate and banking law, commercial real estate development, affordable housing, business acquisitions and divestitures, ad valorem taxation and income taxation. Prior to joining the firm, Tom’s experience included being a Tax Partner with Price Waterhouse Coopers in Atlanta, an Assistant Professor of Accounting and Taxation at Valdosta State University, and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Griffin Corporation in Valdosta.
A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Tom received his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from Emory University in 1970 and his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Georgia State University in 1973. He earned his Juris Doctor (JD) degree in 1976 from Emory University Law School, where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi. Tom was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1976 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1977.
Tom represents various business entities within the financial institution, real estate development, management services and manufacturing industries and represents cities and governmental development authorities. He is a member of the Georgia Bankers Association Bank Counsel Section and served as its Chairman in 1996. In addition, he is a member of the Georgia Municipal Association, the State Bar of Georgia's Tax and Real Estate Sections, the Valdosta Bar Association, American Bar Association, including the ABA's Affordable Housing Forum and the Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition.
Tom is the past Chairman of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Board of Commissioners of the Valdosta Housing Authority. Tom also serves on the Board of Directors of various community organizations.
Tom is Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV® Preeminent™.