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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.