In addition to his work on behalf of debtors and official committees of unsecured creditors, Tom regularly represents secured creditors, trustees, unsecured creditors, and debtor-in-possession lenders. Tom also represents clients in preference and fraudulent transfer proceedings. Beyond his extensive Chapter 11 experience, he frequently provides opinion letters on commercial transactions and represents parties in matters before the State of Delaware’s Court of Chancery and Superior Court.
Well respected in the bankruptcy community, Tom sits on the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute. Tom also serves as the Co-Chair of the ABI’s Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, and as an advisory board member of the Georgetown Views From the Bench and Delaware Views From the Bench conferences. Tom is Executive Editor of ABI’s Volo service, which publishes summaries of the most recent bankruptcy appellate decisions. . For several consecutive years (2013, 2014, 2015), Super Lawyers named him a Delaware Rising Star in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights. Tom enjoys an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is a peer rating signifying the highest level of professional excellence and high ethical standing.
Tom contributes pro bono legal services to deserving causes, including acting as a guardian ad litem through Delaware’s Office of the Child Advocate, and representing clients in protection from abuse proceedings through Delaware Volunteer Legal Services. He also sits on the Executive Committee of the St. Thomas More Society of Wilmington.
Tom writes frequently on bankruptcy topics for the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal and other publications.