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J. ThomasBeckett
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6603

Tom Beckett is a shareholder of Parsons Behle & Latimer and works in the firm’s Litigation practice group. He practices primarily in the area of commercial litigation, and he is head of the firm's Bankruptcy practice group. For the past several years, Mr. Beckett has mainly represented creditors committees in the bankruptcies of high-end luxury resorts, including the Promontory Club in Park City, the Yellowstone Mountain Club in Big Sky, Montana and the Rhodes Ranch in Las Vegas.

Prior to joining Parsons Behle & Latimer, Mr. Beckett was an associate in the bankruptcy/workout department of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York City. Mr. Beckett is a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy issues. His work experience includes a year as a research assistant for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights. He has held a whitewater river guide's license for 40 years, and he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Clark Planetarium.


Practice Areas



New York University Stern School of Business Administration (M.B.A., 1986)

Finance Major

Brown University (B.A., 1979)

Watson Fellowship


Listed in Best Lawyers in America

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rating

Mountain States SuperLawyers, Business Litigation



American Bankruptcy Institute, Rocky Mountain Advisory Board


Chairman of the Board of Directors of Clark Planetarium


New York


New York University School of Law