Tom's practice experience encompasses various areas of litigation. He has pretrial, trial, and appellate experience in trademark, trade secret, patent, real estate, products liability, construction, business torts, and contract matters. He also counsels clients on drafting and negotiating commercial transactions, including license, supplier, and vendor agreements; purchase order terms; divestiture of business segment agreements; and international vendor and supplier agreements. Tom has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his fields of law. He has White Belt and Yellow Belt certifications in Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management from the Legal Lean Sigma Institute.
My mottos are (1) honesty is the best policy (my Mom) and (2) I take my work seriously but I don't take myself too seriously.
I had two career goals when I went to college: either to become a teacher or a lawyer. I believe that I have met both goals because I spend the majority of my day helping others understand the complex legal nature of our world.
I am blessed in that I am living in the area of the country that I love the most. The North Carolina coast not only has some of the most beautiful nature areas but, more importantly, has some of the most friendly people on earth.
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