Thomas J. Walsh, Jr. is elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Thomas J. Walsh, Jr. has been selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF) in recognition of his outstanding leadership and achievement in the legal profession and his dedication to the welfare of the community.

Mr. Walsh was nominated by his peers and elected by the Board of the ABF.  Membership in the Fellows is a special distinction as it is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.  Established in 1955 by the American Bar Association (ABA), the Fellows of the ABF is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars supporting the research program of the ABF.

Among the many leadership positions assumed by Mr. Walsh over the years, he is actively involved in the ABA’s Business Law Section and is immediate past chairman of the Section’s Middle Market and Small Business Committee and a member of its Commercial Financial Services Committee.  He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.

Mr. Walsh is equally engaged in a wide variety of community endeavors and served as Town Attorney for the Town of Fairfield early in his career.  He currently serves as chair of the Nominating Committee of the Fairfield Museum and History Center and is actively involved with the Fairfield Theatre Company.  He is a member of Fairfield Rotary Club and a recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow award in recognition of his service to this organization.

Mr. Walsh leads Brody Wilkinson’s Business and Real Estate Groups.  His practice is focused primarily in the areas of general corporate matters, business transactions, financing and commercial real estate.  Mr. Walsh counsels clients – from entrepreneurial start-up enterprises to larger privately held companies – through each phase of their growth serving as primary outside counsel.  He advises on issues such as the ideal form of organization, ownership and buy-sell agreements, critical contracts with employees and third parties, debt and equity financing, and dispute resolution.  Beyond the start-up phase, Mr. Walsh also advises on business expansion opportunities, such as mergers and acquisitions, marketing and licensing agreements, private equity and venture capital financing and joint ventures.  He assists clients with the business and legal aspects of negotiating transactions, enhancing business value and business succession planning.  Mr. Walsh is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney.

Mr. Walsh advises both lenders and borrowers in commercial financing transactions, including revolving credit, asset-based, private equity, real estate secured facilities, workouts and restructurings.  When clients are acquiring, selling or leasing real estate assets, he will assist with the negotiations as well as structure the optimal form of organization to meet client objectives.

Mr. Walsh received his B.A. degree in Political Science, cum laude, from the University of Connecticut in 1983.  He received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1986.  Mr. Walsh resides in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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