Tom is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and former co-chair of the firm’s Financial Institutions practice group. Tom’s practice has been fully committed to serving financial institutions for over 30 years.
Tom has extensive experience in the organization and ongoing representation of banks, bank holding companies, stand-alone trust companies and other financial institutions. He regularly assists community banking organizations with merger and acquisition transactions, including purchase and sale of entire institutions, subsidiaries and branches.
Tom represents financial institutions in both public securities offerings and private placements and provides ongoing counsel regarding reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. As part of his practice, Tom routinely interacts with both federal and state banking and securities agencies on a wide variety of regulatory issues, including enforcement actions and agreements. He also assists his financial institution client’s with general corporate matters.
Tom is responsive to client needs and brings a positive “can-do” attitude to complex issues and addresses them in an efficient, cost effective manner.
Tom was a founding member of and continues to serve as General Counsel and Secretary to the Association of Trust Organizations (f.k.a. Association of Independent Trust Companies, Inc.), a trade association of trust organizations, including non-depository trust companies.