Tom Bolt: Attorney with BoltNagi PC

Biography

Firm founder and managing attorney, Tom Bolt, focuses his practice in government relations, banking, real estate, real estate finance, and estate planning. He is a member of many national and local business and charitable organizations.

Tom chairs the Government Relations Practice Group of the Firm and is a member of the Firm's Corporate Tax and Estate Planning and Real Estate Financial Services Groups. He has written and lectured on a variety of government relations issues.

As Executive Director and Legal Counsel to the Virgin Islands Law Revision Commission, Tom was instrumental in the coordination of Commission affairs. His responsibilities included drafting, reviewing and revising laws for approval by the Commission. He also served as Editor of the "Revised Virgin Islands Criminal Code".

In his role as Counsel to the President/Counsel to the Majority Leader with the Legislature of the Virgin Islands, Tom drafted numerous legislation and memoranda. He worked to expedite disbursement of government funds, responded to constituents' correspondence, and represented the Legislature before the public.

He is a former President of the Virgin Islands Bar Association where he worked diligently to increase professionalism in the legal profession.

Counsel to the Legislature of the Virgin Islands, 1983-1988. Counsel to the U.S. Virgin Islands Law Revision Commission, 1988-1991. Vice Chair, South Carolina Democratic Party, 1980-1982. Executive Committee, Virgin Islands Democratic Party, 1988-1992. National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL), Commissioner, 1988-present, Division Chair, 2005-2007, Member, Legislative Council, 2005-2009. Member, Drafting Committee on Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, 2005-2006, Member, Drafting Committee on Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act, 2005-2007, Member, Drafting Committee on Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act, 2005-2006, Member, Joint Editorial Board on Uniform Family Law, 2005-2007, Member, Study Committee on Environmental Controls and Hazards Notice System, 2005-2007, Member, Study Committee on Health Care Information Interoperability, 2005-2007, Chair, Drafting Committee on Uniform Money Services Act, 1996-2005 and Member, 1989-, Chair, 2003-2005 and Co-Chair, 2005-2009, Committee on Liaison with the American Bar Association. Board of Directors, American Law Network, 1992-1995, 1999-2005. American Bar Association-American Law Institute Committee on Continuing Professional Education (ALI-ABA), 1992-1995, 1999-2005. Board of Directors, Attorneys Liability Protection Society, Inc. (ALPS), 1995-2004. Member, Board of Directors, 2002-2007 and President, 2006-2007, American Counsel Association. Member, Board of Directors, 2004-2009 and President, 2005-2009, Habitat for Humanity of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Inc. Member, Board of Advisors, 2006-2009 and Founding Chair, 2006-2009, Salvation Army Virgin Islands. Member, Board of Trustees, 2005-2013 and Founding Chair, 2006-2013, Children's Trust of the Virgin Islands. Chair, 2008-2013, Board of Directors, Virgin Islands Continuum of Care on Homelessness.

American Bar Foundation; National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws Foundation. Life Sustaining Fellow: National Conference of Bar Presidents.

Areas of Practice (12)

  • Lobbying
  • Legislation
  • Trade and Professional Associations
  • Administrative Law
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Banks and Banking
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Housing Law
  • Resorts and Leisure
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
340-774-2944 Ext. 216  Phone
340-690-2944  Cell Phone
340-776-1639  Fax
www.vilaw.com
University Attended:
Wofford College, B.A., Government and English, 1978
Law School Attended:
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., Public Law, Legislation, State & Local Tax, 1982
Year of First admission:
1986
Admission:
1986, U.S. Virgin Islands
Memberships:
Virgin Islands (President, 2002-2003; Recipient, President's Award, 2000; Board of Governors, 1987-1989, 1990-2003; Chairman, Committee on Legislation and Law Reform, 1987-1992; ABA Delegate, 1989-2000; ABA Delegate-at-Large, 2000-2012) and American (Member: House of Delegates, 1989-2012; State Membership Chair, 1989-; Member, 1992-1996, 2004-2006 and Chair, 2004-2006, House of Delegates Drafting Committee; House of Delegates Committee on State and Local Bar Associations, 1996-1998; House of Delegates Select Committee, 1998-2000; House of Delegates Credential Committee, 2008-2009; Sections on: Business Law, Banking Law Committee, Subcommittee on Commercial and Real Estate Lending, Subcommittee on Community Bank Matter, Subcommittee on International Banking, Cyberspace Law Committee, Legislation Committee; General Practice, Solo and Small Firms, Quality of Life Committee, Marketing Legal Services Committee, Real Property and Land Use Committee, Sole Practitioners and Small Firms Committee, Urban, State and Local Government Law Committee; Individual Rights & Responsibilities, Individual Rights & Responsibilities, Rights of the Under Represented Committee; Law Practice Management (Counsel 2011-2013), Secretary ( 2012-2013), Chair Member Development (2011-2013); Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Construction, Improvements, Purchase and Sale of Residential Real Estate Committee, Resorts and Tourism Committee, Retail Leasing Committee) Bar Associations; Virgin Islands Judicial Council (2002-2003); Virgin Islands Law Revision Commission (2002-2004); National Conference of Bar Presidents (Member: Executive Council, 2004-2007; Communications Committee, 2002-2003, 2005-2007; Member, 2001-2004, 2006-2008 and Chair, 2006-2007, Membership Committee); Southern Conference of Bar Presidents.
Special Agencies:
Stewart Title Guaranty Company.
Birth Information:
Anderson, South Carolina, December 1, 1956
ISLN:
901638685
Payment Information:
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  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
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