Tom is an attorney leader in economic development and public finance on Long Island and across downstate New York. He advises clients on major expansion projects in energy, health care, and other industries. Tom and his team have been instrumental in guiding hospitals and other health care providers in the creation of new ambulatory care and patient facilities to address changing demographics. He also advises developers seeking approval for windmill energy farms off the shore of Long Island and other projects tied to New York’s efforts to convert to a zero-carbon grid in the next few decades.
Tom represents municipalities and serves as special counsel to many towns and local agencies, providing legal advice on issues such as the development and implementation of master plans, the creation and impact of municipal easements and restrictive covenants, compliance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the creation of planned development districts, zoning overlay zones, transportation issues and smart growth projects. He also represents developers and municipalities in litigation involving such matters as land use and zoning, and breach of contract.
Tom is a member of the Harris Beach Management Committee. He is also managing partner for the Harris Beach Long Island office in Uniondale, where he supervises day-to-day operations and the work of more than 30 attorneys and professional staff.
Tom is recognized for his experience in election law and represents clients in New York state courts, including the Appellate Divisions and the Court of Appeals. He served as New York state counsel for each of the past two Democratic nominees for president, and served as an Elector for New York in the 2020 Presidential Election.