Tom handles cases in all areas of family law, both inside and outside of the courtroom. While he believes that calculated aggressiveness is often essential to efficiently resolving family law disputes, a hallmark of Tom’s practice is his talent for identifying creative settlement solutions to issues that appear to be at an unsolvable impasse. Aspirationally, he hopes that everyone involved in family law disputes will participate in meaningful good faith efforts to resolve family law disputes without escalation. Pragmatically, Tom is vigilant in avoiding the overinvestment of his clients’ time, money, and emotional energy in efforts to deal cooperatively with counterparties that have made clear that they are unwilling to participate rationally or reasonably, and his practice is anchored in an understanding of the most productive and effective way to proceed in such circumstances.

Prior to entering the field of family law, Tom practiced private equity and hedge fund law at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP and Proskauer Rose LLP, and prior to his law career, he worked in finance and private client asset management. This professional background provides Tom with a unique and powerful skill set for understanding and negotiating complex financial portfolios.

In connection with his work as a family law attorney, Tom has been featured in journalism and programming from The New York Times, Town & Country, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, The Guardian, The New York Post, The Awl, Original Jurisdiction, Artnet, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and other publications and institutions. He has also served as a divorce law consultant to multiple television shows.

Tom received his law degree from Emory University School of Law, where he won the Henry Quillian Prize for outstanding achievement in contracts and commercial law. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he won the Elizabeth F. Flower Prize for best undergraduate paper in philosophy, and was the second-slowest member of the men’s cycling team.

Tom has served as a CLE lecturer for the New York State Bar Association’s Family Law Section, and is a member of the Section’s ethics, legislative, and executive committees, and co-chair of its social media committee.

Outside of his law practice, Tom is co-chair of the Book Council of the National Book Foundation, a board member of Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, a trustee and the treasurer of the Philomathean Endowment Trust, and the volunteering chair of the Junior Committee of Citymeals on Wheels.