Tom represents growing businesses at each stage of their development, advising them on complex matters involving regulatory oversight, corporate governance, risk management, and other day-to-day business issues. He often works with his clients to overcome short-term regulatory and financial uncertainty to achieve long-term success in developing markets.
When litigation is unavoidable, Tom crafts litigation strategies for a defense-led investigation and discovery effort to uncover new favorable facts and witnesses. At times, these strategies also involve utilizing media platforms to protect clients' reputations when facing damaging allegations. Tom has successfully represented clients both at the trial court level and on appeal throughout the State of Ohio.
Tom's practice is also focused on marijuana law and policy. He has become one of the go-to attorneys for Ohio's burgeoning medical marijuana industry, working with medical marijuana cultivator, processor, and dispensary applicants and license holders. He assists clients with license acquisition, zoning and municipal law, product labeling and packaging, and regulatory compliance. He also advises ancillary industry stakeholders seeking to service Ohio's medical marijuana market.
As a former nominee for the State Senate, Tom knows how important it is to build consensus at the local and State level to further clients' interests. He is an avid contributor to various local and national media outlets and often shares his expertise by speaking at industry conferences and events.
Tom regularly provides pro bono litigation services to indigent clients, as well as clients facing defamation claims based on constitutionally-protected online speech.