Tom prides himself in helping clients turn the frustrating complexity of today's legal maze into useful tools to improve their financial bottom line in both their business and personal lives.
Tom joined the firm in 1975. Since then he has limited his practice to the areas of business law, taxation, real estate, estate planning, trusts and probate.
Specifically, Tom has worked with entrepreneurs and small businesses on all aspects of their business; from the choice of the optimum business entity, to tax favored employee benefits, to succession management planning, to the sale and disposition of their business interests and more. He has spent his professional career counseling his individual clients to help identify their life and financial goals, and then advising them on techniques to maximize the accumulation of their wealth to meet their goals.
Tom's professional skills and ethical standards have resulted in his peers in the legal community honoring him with the highest possible AV Preeminent Rating which is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous peer review rating process that is managed by the world's most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubbell.
In addition to his legal practice, Tom has been an instructor of business law at the American College of Life Underwriters as well as an instructor of qualified retirement plans at Sinclair Community College's Paralegal program. He is a past president of the Miami Valley Estate Planning Council and has been actively involved in other professional organizations as well as the Dayton and Ohio State Bar Associations and Dayton Trust and Estate Planning Council.
He graduated cum laude from Ohio Northern University with his Juris Doctorate degree in 1975; and magna cum laude from the University of Dayton in 1972 with a degree in Business Administration and a major in accounting. Tom is a native Daytonian and attended Chaminade High School. He is married with two sons.