Thomas M. Wood Elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for MacDonald Training Center

TAMPA, FL – The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas M. Wood, partner in the Tampa office, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for the MacDonald Training Center, Inc.  Tom previously served as Chair from 2007-2009 and has served on the Board since 2003.  MacDonald Training Center, Inc. was founded in 1955 by J. Clifford MacDonald and a group of visionary parents of individuals with developmental disabilities.  For over 60 years, MacDonald Training Center has been a leader and innovator in service to people with developmental disabilities.  Consistent with its mission of empowering people with disabilities to lead the lives they choose, it was one of the first organizations to develop supported employment and supported living services as alternatives to sheltered workshops and traditional group homes.

Tom has extensive experience both litigating for and consulting with businesses and financial institutions on a wide variety of legal issues including residential and commercial foreclosures, all aspects of real property litigation and disputes, lender liability claims, unfair competition claims, drafting and enforcement of covenants not to compete, trade secret disputes, shareholder disputes, contract claims, insurance coverage issues, and employment disputes.

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Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full service business law firm with more than 240 attorneys practicing in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina.