Practice Areas  
Executive Compensation, Employee
. Benefits and Taxation
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• BS, Auburn University
• JD, Cumberlad School of Law, Samford University
• LLM, Taxation, Univeristy of Florida
Admitted to Practice  
• Florida
• District of Columbia


















  Thomas P. Hutton


Luse Gorman, PC
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 780
Washington, D.C. 20015

Phone: 202.274.2027
Fax: 202.362.2902


Tom Hutton is a partner in the firm’s Executive Compensation, Employee Benefits and Taxation Group. Mr. Hutton has been practicing in the executive compensation and employee benefits area for almost 20 years. He has extensive experience in designing and drafting tax-qualified and non-qualified arrangements, and advising public and private employers on tax issues, including Code Sections 409A, 280G, 368(a) and 162(m). He routinely counsels clients on employment and change-in-control agreements, executive severance arrangements, SEC executive compensation disclosure, corporate governance and succession planning. He also regularly works on clients with respect to bank-owned life insurance arrangements and split-dollar life insurance agreements. He actively counsels clients on employee benefits and tax issues in mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Hutton served as an Attorney-Advisor at the United States Tax Court.

Representative Transactions:

  • Represented a number of mutual institutions in their mutual-to-stock conversions and mutual holding company reorganizations.

  • Represented both private and public financial institutions (thrifts and commercial banks) on the buy and sell side of mergers and acquisitions.

  • Represented several mutual institutions in mutual-to-mutual merger transactions.

  • Represented individual executives and financial institutions in the negotiation of employment agreements.

  • Represented a number of financial institutions in the design and implementation of a stock-based incentive plans.



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