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A.B., Princeton University

B.A., Oxford University

Ph.D., Yale University

J.D., Yale Law School

Tom concentrates his practice in tax and estate planning and administration. He is the former leader of the firm's Estates & Trusts Practice and is a member of the firm's Canada-U.S. Cross-Border and Tax-Exempt Organizations Practices. His clients include many individuals with cross-border estate and tax issues, as well as nonprofit organizations in both Canada and the United States.

In addition to his legal practice, Tom created and taught a graduate course called Legal Issues in Arts Management for the Arts Management Program at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. In a former career, Tom taught English for 11 years at Yale and also served as associate dean of Yale College.


  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Trusts and Estates)
  • Listed, Buffalo Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" in Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2007-2009, 2013 - 2017


Community & Pro Bono

Tom has served on the boards of several Buffalo-area charitable and cultural organizations, including the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, for which he served chair. He currently serves as president of the board of directors of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, the governing body of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.