Attorney Profiles

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Thomas M. Braniff, JD, CPCU
Principal

Thomas M. Braniff is an attorney with a broad experience in corporate and business matters, with an emphasis in Insurance law.

Mr. Braniff is a native Houstonian. He attended St. Thomas High School in Houston; then graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1967. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1970.

Initially, Mr. Braniff entered the insurance business in Houston, eventually becoming a major stockholder in Braniff & Braniff, Inc., one of the largest privately-owned independent insurance agencies in the Southwest. During his tenure in the insurance industry, Mr. Braniff held ownership interests and management positions with insurance agencies, managing general agencies, and insurance companies.

In 1989, Mr. Braniff formed Texas Insurance Consulting, a professional firm that continues to operate today providing technical and operational advice, as well as licensing and regulatory consulting services to insurance companies, insurance agents, financial institutions, and other individuals and entities within the insurance industry. The firm specializes in mergers and acquisitions between insurance entities, and other financial services institutions.

Mr. Braniff’s legal practice focuses primarily on the insurance and financial services industries, including sales, mergers and acquisitions, buy/sell agreements among equity holders, and other matters dealing with the operation, licensing and management of insurance and financial service institutions.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Law
  • General Business / Corporate Matters
  • Mergers / Acquisitions / Joint Ventures
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law / Legislative
  • Financial Institutions

Honors, Designations, and Activities

  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
  • American Association of Insurance Management Consultants – President
  • Independent Insurance Agents of Houston – Past President
  • Independent Insurance Agents of Texas – Numerous Committees
  • Compass Bank – Former Board of Directors
  • St. Thomas High School – Board of Directors
  • St. Thomas High School Alumni Association – Past President
  • High School for the Visual & Performing Arts – Former Board Member

Member of the American Association of Insurance Management Consultants