Our Leadership Team

Tom Chandler

Chief Legal Officer

Tom Chandler has over 40 years of experience in corporate, commercial, mergers and acquisitions, governance, real estate, employment, litigation, and related legal subjects, and has counseled companies ranging from publicly traded corporations that are dominant in their field to start-up enterprises. He has been a frequent speaker for legal and business organization, and has been honored by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America©, and Mountain States Super Lawyers. Unlike many corporate attorneys, he has considerable litigation experience, including obtaining favorable jury verdicts and judge decisions in large commercial contract disputes. He has practiced in the veterinary field for over 30 years, including speaking before veterinary groups, assisting in preparing veterinary regulations, managing the acquisition of over 100 veterinary and pet care practices, and as past president of the American Veterinary Medical Law Association.

In addition to the legal background, Tom has considerable business experience, including service on the board of directors of a community bank for more than 14 years, as a director of a private building materials company, and as an active partner in a real estate development and holding company, both for over 40 years.

Tom graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1979 and Stanford University with honors in 1976. He is admitted to the active practice law in Idaho and Washington.

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