Tel: (312) 726-4646
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Asset Protection Planning
Business Formation & Maintenance
Business Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions
Contract Drafting & Matters
Covenants not to Compete
Employment Benefits, Qualified & Non-Qualified
General Business Advice
IRAs & retirement Plans
Trade Secrets and Related Litigation
Tom’s practice is concentrated in the following areas: representation of private and public corporations in all aspects of corporate law, including, but not limited to, securities; tax; business (including acquisitions, sales and mergers) and succession, estate and asset protection planning for the shareholders thereof.
Tom is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Northwestern University School of Law. In addition to being an attorney with over 30 years experience in corporate, securities, taxation, and estate planning, he is also a Certified Public Accountant, having practiced accountancy with a national public accounting firm.
Counsel to, and Secretary and/or Board member of, numerous private corporations and (previously numerous public corporations), headquartered primarily in the metropolitan Chicago area, with revenue up to $180,000,000.
Tom has attended over 1,000 Board and Committee meetings in his 35-year legal career; approximately 80% have been as a member of the Board and counsel, and approximately 20% solely as counsel.
Tom has been personally involved in well over 1,000 acquisition/sales/merger transactions, some solely as a Board member, but most as counsel, in both manufacturing and service industries. Tom’s experience as a Board member and legal advisor to Boards of Directors, combined with his accounting and tax background, provide him with unique credentials to guide the acquisition/sale/merger transaction from inception to consummation.
Since 1994 to date and from time to time, Tom has been a Member of the Board and Chairman and/or member of the Compensation, Audit and Nominating Committees of the Board of SigmaTron International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMA), an electronics contract assembly manufacturer, with headquarter offices in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, and subsidiaries and/or affiliates in China, Taiwan, Mexico, and California, and annual sales in excess of $180,000,000.
Member, Chicago and American Bar Associations
Tom’s hobbies include Notre Dame University (especially football), wine, travel (Midwestern U.S. and Europe), bicycling, his family, and his lhasa apso dog, Griffin.