Tom is a Finance, Corporate, and Bankruptcy attorney. His primary practice consists of representing financial institutions and private lenders in all aspects of commercial loan originations, workouts, and bankruptcies. These include term loan lenders, equipment lenders, lines of credit, mortgage lenders, factors, and leasing companies. Tom’s expertise extends to all aspects of lending, including drafting all loan and ancillary documents necessary to close a transaction. He also analyzes and advises on matters related to stock and asset acquisition financing.
Due to his background in bankruptcy, he is able to represent lenders in forbearance arrangements, surrender agreements and other workout matters outside of bankruptcy, and to represent lenders in bankruptcy cases involving, among other things, cash collateral, and DIP lending.
Tom’s expertise extends to negotiating participation agreements, subordination agreements, inter-creditor agreements, purchase agreements, and landlord access agreements. Clients involved in an acquisition trust Tom's expertise and choose to engage him at the very beginning of the transaction to ensure timely and comprehensive advice on loan structures. Clients count on Tom to watch for red flags on their behalf and help reduce overall risk, and they count on him for his honesty and commitment to their best interests. He takes pride in finding creative solutions to complex financing problems.
Tom also specializes in negotiating major contracts with Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive suppliers.
Tom has been an adjunct professor at Wayne State University Law School, teaching General Bankruptcy and Advanced Chapter 11 courses. Tom is the Co-author of Michigan Secured Transactions Under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code: Forms and Practice Manual.
Honoree, Michigan Super Lawyers (2018 - 2021)
Honoree, DBusiness Top Lawyers (2013 - 2019)
- Wayne State University Law School
Order of the Coif
Wayne Law Review, Associate Editor
- University of Michigan
- State - Michigan
Speeches and Publications
- Co-author, Michigan Secured Transactions Under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code: Forms and Practice Manual, Data Trace Publishing Company