Tom handles cases in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and post-divorce issues. While he believes that calculated aggressiveness is 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.
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 clients asset management. His professional background provides him 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 New York Post, The Awl, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. 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.