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Tom practices fiduciary and corporate litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery and other Delaware courts. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants as lead counsel and local Delaware counsel. In addition to his litigation practice, Tom counsels clients on statutory and fiduciary duties under Delaware law.

In law school, Tom was the editor in chief of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, and he served as a Wolcott Clerk to the Honorable Randy J. Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court.

Tom has been recognized by Super Lawyers from 2014 to 2020 and by Best Lawyers from 2018 to 2020.

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  • Represented companies, directors, officers, and stockholders in fiduciary duty, corporate control, corporate governance, fraud, dissolution, advancement, indemnification, books and records, appraisal, and contractual disputes
  • Tried cases involving claims for appraisal of corporate stock, tortious interference with contractual relations, fraudulent transfer, unjust enrichment, promissory estoppel, validity of director elections, and revocation of an invalid will
  • Represented corporate trustees and trust beneficiaries in breach of trust, decanting, and dissolution disputes involving Delaware trusts
  • Appointed by the Court of Chancery as the receiver of a dissolved Delaware corporation and as an attorney ad litem for a minor in trust litigation


  • Delaware
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, Valedictorian
  • Arizona State University, B.S., magna cum laude


  • Delaware State Bar Association, Member-At-Large of Executive Committee (2016-2017)
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow

Personal and Community Activities

  • Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County, Director
  • Delaware Museum of Natural History, Trustee
  • Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, Leadership Advisory Council
  • Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court, Barrister
  • Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition, Tatnall School Coach
  • Friends of Wilmington Parks, President (2011-2017)
  • Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Risk Awareness Advisor


  • In Declining to Modify a Trust, Chancery Court Reaffirms that a Settlor’s Intent is Paramount, Delaware Banker (Summer 2015)
  • Preserving a Seller’s Attorney-Client Privilege After Great Hill, Delaware Business Court Insider (2014)
  • Reinterpreting Section 141(e) of Delaware’s General Corporation Law: Why Interested Directors Should Be “Fully Protected” in Relying on Expert Advice, The Business Lawyer (2010)
  • Post-Closing Remedies for Breach of the Duty of Disclosure, PLI (2009)
  • Shareholder Police Power: Shareholders’ Ability to Hold Directors Accountable for Intentional Violations of Law, The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (2008)
  • Finding Safe Harbor: Clarifying the Limited Application of Section 144, The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (2008)
  • The (Mis)Application of Section 144, Delaware Lawyer (2008)