Biography

Tom’s experience and background provide him the ability to understand the needs of his clients and efficiently and effectively communicate solutions to the issues at hand. From solo start-up ventures to large corporations, Tom is able to utilize his corporate experience to achieve the desired results for his clients.

Tom has been responsible for everything from the purchase and acquisition of multi-million dollar companies to the successful formation of federally recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. His experience in both real estate and commercial transactions allows him to comfortably articulate any issues that may arise in the process of a deal.

Prior to joining Verrill, Tom was a corporate associate in one of Connecticut’s largest law firms. He gained valuable experience preparing and executing all types of deal documents and was regularly the point of contact when issues with the client arose. Tom was also an integral member of the law team utilized to establish a COVID-19 fund in the State of Connecticut and given formal recognition by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in less than 4 weeks.

During law school, Tom was a member of the American Constitution Society and served in the role of President for two years. He was also an intern with the Connecticut Children’s Law Center, where he provided valuable guidance to children and families that were navigating the Connecticut family court system. Prior to law school, Tom was an arborist for nearly five years, was a direct care giver at a Connecticut group home for teenage autistic boys, and gained experience in the Chicago Public School System after obtaining his undergraduate degree in education.

When Tom is outside of the office, you can find him with his girlfriend, Nikolinka (Nikki), struggling to learn Bulgarian, or with his family, where he is the proud uncle of 9 nieces and nephews.

Services/Industries

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law  (J.D.)
    • Associate Editor, Connecticut Journal of International Law
  • North Park University  (B.A., summa cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Memberships

  • Presidential Fellow, Business, Real Property, and Young Lawyers Section, Connecticut Bar Association (present)
  • American Bar Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association

Firm Highlights

News

Verrill Appoints Karen Hartford as Firm’s New Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair

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What's Notable In DOJ's 1st Cyber-Fraud Initiative Settlement

Verrill attorneys David G. Lazarus , Michael K. Fee , and Jeffrey Smagula recently wrote the article "What's Notable In DOJ's 1st Cyber-Fraud Initiative Settlement" published in Law360 . The article reviews the U.S...

Blog

Supreme Leak: Religion at Work

Over the last year, our society has navigated COVID-19 and rules concerning vaccination and masking. As a society and on this blog, we have discussed regularly the role religious freedoms play in the work...

News

Two Verrill Attorneys Appointed to the Connecticut Bar Association’s Pandemic Recovery and the Future of Court Technology Task Force

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Federal Trademark Registration - Part 2

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New Rules for Apprentices on Energy Projects Come with Uncertainty for Contractors and Developers

On January 1, 2021, a new law went into effect setting benchmarks for use of apprentices on energy generation facility construction projects. Enacted in 2019, the law was part of “An Act to Establish...

Matter

Procurement

We have assisted many owners, and contractors in design and construction contracting including: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company on over a billion dollars in projects in Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts...

Blog

Supreme Leak: NLRA Rights

For blog followers, you likely saw last week’s post reminding you to revisit your confidentiality policies in the wake of the leaking of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health...

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DOL Signals Heightened Enforcement of Non-Quantitative Treatment Limitation Requirements

Introduction . When the U.S. Department of Labor issued its biennial 2022 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (“MHPAEA”) Report to Congress earlier this year, it outlined significant noncompliance by health plans. (Full...

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Recovery From Surety and Professional Liability Carrier for Defective Turbine and Biomass Energy Facility Components

Our client developed a biomass fired cogeneration power facility to sell power back to the grid and to support its sawmill operations. As part of this project, it entered into a $13+ million contract...

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