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Frank W. Busch III

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Frank W. Busch III co-founded TLA in 2014 and serves as a Managing Partner of the firm. He has served as the President and Chief Executive of Thomas Title & Escrow (Thomas is now part of Stewart Title), an affiliate of TLA, since 2006. Previously, Mr. Busch served as Corporate Counsel of a $4 billion bank holding company, where he was primarily responsible for advising the bank and its affiliates on M&A, regulatory matters, credit decisions and structuring supplier relationships.

From 2000 to 2002, he was a corporate and securities lawyer in the Phoenix office of Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., one of the largest firms in the Western U.S. He advised public and private companies in M&A, debt and equity issuances, securitizations and venture capital financings. Prior to Snell & Wilmer, he worked in the Mexico City office of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie. Mr. Busch is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the State Bar of California. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctor
  • Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City – completed one semester of Mexican legal studies
  • University of Arizona, Honors College, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship magna cum laude
  • Universidad LaSalle, Mexico City – completed one semester of business courses
  • Admitted to practice law in Arizona and California
  • Fluent in Spanish

Community Service and Affiliations

  • Board of Trustees, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • Board Member, North Dallas Chamber of Commerce
  • Gen Next
  • Corporate Advisory Committee, Dallas Arboretum
  • Urban Land Institute
  • The Real Estate Council of Dallas
  • Dallas Alumni Board, University of Arizona
  • Men’s Art Council, Phoenix Art Museum
  • Executive Council Charities/EC70
  • “Top 40 Under 40” award winner in 2007 by The Title Report, a leading industry publication Consumer
  • Rights Attorney of the Year (2003), Maricopa County Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Top Pro Bono Attorneys (2004), Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education

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