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Latasha R. Thomas

Senior Counsel
Managing Director, Clark Hill Public Strategies

Latasha Thomas supports clients as they tackle issues and transactions with federal, state, and local governments.

She assists with public finance, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law matters. Latasha was a four-term Alderman on the Chicago City Council and is widely respected by legislators throughout Illinois. She has aligned her governmental and advocacy skills with her transactional practice.

Advocacy is an integral part of Latasha’s practice as she advises clients on governmental, political, and legal analysis, and developing strategies for solving issues on various matters. She has lobbied on behalf of her clients before state, local, and federal governments.

Latasha represents clients in tax-exempt financings as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, issuer’s counsel, and disclosure counsel. She assists government bodies with economic development and advocacy.

In the real estate industry, Latasha represents investors, developers, and opportunity funds in a broad range of real estate transactions across various asset classes. She assists with land use matters in Chicago.

Latasha represents purchasers and sellers of businesses on complex mergers, including special purpose acquisition companies, and stock and asset acquisitions. Her corporate practice includes fund, corporate, and independent sponsor formations.

* Admitted only in Illinois, practice directly supervised by a member of the District of Columbia Bar 


J.D., DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
B.A., University of Illinois


American Bar Association

Black Women Lawyers Association

Chicago Bar Association

Cook County Bar Association

Coordinated Advice and Referral Programs for Legal Services (CARPLS), Immediate Past Board President

Illinois State Bar Association

Lake Shore Chapter (IL) of The Links, Inc.

National Association of Bond Lawyers, Vice Chair, Government Affairs Committee

National Association of Securities Professional

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois
  • Latasha has been a panelist for DEI matters with NABL for the last four years and she has chaired live sessions for the last two years.