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Thomas Joseph Beener

Business Attorney at Carlsbad, CA

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 29 years
    Connecticut - CT 35 years
    Iowa - IA 47 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1988
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1976
    Inactive No misconduct found

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I have practiced in Iowa, New York, Connecticut and California. I have been general counsel to public companies and I have served as Chief Executiove Officer and Board member of public companies.  I have traveled extensively and remain active. In July 2014 I swam Alcatraz as part of my bucket list.

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Thomas Joseph Beener


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Posted by Deborah | February 22, 2021
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Top Notch Securities Attorney
Tom has been our Company's securities attorney for years, and consistently provides sound legal advice, solves problems, and has a very fast response time for all of our legal business needs. I highly recommend Tom to anyone who is looking for a competent and ethical business attorney.
Posted by Vijay | February 20, 2021
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As a co-founder and an executive of a few local biotech companies, I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Tom Beener for about 25 years. Mr. T. Beener is a highly professional, knowledgeable, dependable, affordable, communicative, and diligent attorney. I would highly recommend Mr. Tom Beener.
Posted by Bill | February 20, 2021
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Tom is an excellent attorney to work with. He actually solves problems rather than creating “train wrecks”. Dealing with regulators such as SEC, FINRA, OTC requires an amazing amount of patience. Tom has resolved issues professionally and quickly. We have very much enjoyed working with him.
Posted by kevin | February 19, 2021
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Working with Tom Beener as my atty
He is extremely honest and hard working. When ever I have given him a project to work on it gets fast and done right. He makes himself available and returns calls promptly which has been a problem with the attorney's I have retained in the past but not so with Tom Beener.
Posted by David | April 4, 2016
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Tier-1 Paperwork from a Tier-1 Securities Attorney
I hired Tom Beener to draft some documents associated with purchasing a public vehicle and then merging a private company into that vehicle. Tom helped me do EVERYTHING. He was so knowledgeable about the process and the paperwork, you could tell he has tons of experience. I highly recommend Tom Beener as he truly is a Tier-1 Securities Attorney!!!
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Posted by Brett | March 29, 2016
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Extremely Knowledgeable Securities Attorney!
I operate in a very specific sector of the public markets, predominantly emerging small and micro-cap public companies and I hired Tom Beener to perform due diligence, draft documents, hold funds in escrow, and then write legal opinion letters to facilitate the issuance and deposit of various stock certificates. Tom Beener was extremely professional and I was amazed at how quickly he worked, but more importantly how accessible he was to me. If you are in need of a solid, dependable and affordable securities attorney, then I highly recommend Tom Beener!
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2016
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Tom is the Best!
I had a serious matter that I took to Tom for help. He was diligent, caring, efficient, had reasonable billing rates & resolved my issue. I highly recommend Tom for your legal needs.
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Work Experience

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Get Real USA, Inc.
  • 2014 - 2016
  • General Counsel/CEO
  • Greenland Corporation
  • 1998 - 2006
  • Managing Partner
  • Clarion Securities Group
  • 1982 - 1989
  • Owner
  • Law Offices Thomas J. Beener
  • 1976 - 2016
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  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Univ of Iowa
  • BA
  • 1972

Legal Cases

  • Offer of Compromise/Appeal
  • Settled IRS for $17,000 Won appeal against EDD


  • State Bar California
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CEO of Year San Diego
  • San Diego Accountants Association
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Funding for Start Ups
  • New New York, New York funding for start ups
  • 1995

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Business Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work closely with Tom in matters concerning the organization, establishment and governance of several companies. Mr. Beener's concentrated efforts resulted in adding significant value to the companies bottom line by guiding them through the registration process and completing the right documents at the right time. He is thorough, articulate and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Tom to anyone who is seeking legal advice on how to advance their company to the next level."