Education

  • Harvard Law School (JD, cum laude, 1968)
  • Trinity College (BA, 1965)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Tom managed the firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice for seven years. His practice deals with business, finance, and investment-related areas.

He focuses on financial and investment services and products, public and private fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and corporate and higher education finance transactions as well as business counseling. He represents US and foreign private and publicly held corporations, universities, institutional investors, and public and private investment funds and their management.

Tom advises clients on public offerings and private placements of both equity and debt securities, and acquisitions and dispositions of enterprises and strategic alliances. He also counsels clients in connection with their organization, management, and long- and short-term legal and business and financial planning strategies.

Before joining the firm, Tom served as a law clerk to the Honorable Walter R. Mansfield in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Representative Experience

  • Represented institutional investors and fund sponsors in hundreds of private equity, venture capital, special situation, real asset and hedge fund alternative investment programs
  • Handled a registered investment adviser's strategic acquisition of assets formerly managed by a special purpose trust company
  • Represented only registered fund structured as a closed-end interval fund formed to invest in later stage equity growth companies which are not yet publicly owned
  • Organized and handled public offering of one of few closed-end funds structured as an exchange fund limited partnership
  • Formed and carried out transaction in which institutional investors were able to participate in private fund holdings through a special purpose investment vehicle
  • Organized and handled the private offerings of a series of private funds of funds designed to permit the participation by smaller foundations and endowments in private equity, venture capital and real asset fund transactions
  • Developed an institutional student loan program funded through tax exempt debt to provide loans to a leading private higher education institution
  • Represented leading publicly held hospitality company in its $600 million sale to a UK multinational consumer and hospitality organization
  • Handled initial public offering of leading independent internet service provider
  • Represented UK listed company in acquisition of a series of New England based infrastructure businesses
  • Carried out the successful exit of a publicly held US based manufacturing company from operations in India
  • Represented a leading computer company in a series of strategic sales of various businesses, including a $1.5 billion sale of semiconductor manufacturing facilities

Recognitions & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Board member, LifePlans, Inc.
  • Board member, Kobrick Funds, LLC
  • Trustee, Wheelock College
  • Member, Wheelock College Finance and Audit Committees
  • Member, Permanent School Accommodations Committee for the Town of Wellesley.
  • Member, Boston Bar Association Corporate Law Committee
  • Member, Boston Bar Association Securities Law Committee
  • Member, Massachusetts and New York Bar Associations