THOMAS J. WALSH, JR. is a principal of Brody Wilkinson and a member of the firm’s Business and Real Estate Groups. His practice is focused primarily in the areas of general corporate matters, commercial transactions 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, commercial transactions, critical agreements 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 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, 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 also represents non-profits, real estate developers, municipalities and sports professionals providing corporate, commercial transaction and real estate advice. Mr. Walsh was selected as a “Connecticut Super Lawyer” and “New England Super Lawyer” which is based on a peer-review survey.
Mr. Walsh is admitted to practice in Connecticut and is a member of the American, Connecticut and Greater Bridgeport Bar Associations. He is actively involved in the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section and is vice chairman of its Middle Market and Small Business Committee and a member of its Commercial Financial Services Committee. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. Prior to joining Brody Wilkinson, Mr. Walsh was a partner at Marsh, Day & Calhoun.
Mr. Walsh is active in a wide variety of civic endeavors and served as town attorney for the Town of Fairfield early in his career. He serves as President of the Fairfield Museum and History Center. 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 received his B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Connecticut in 1983. He received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1986.
Mr. Walsh and his wife, Cathy, reside with their two children in Fairfield, Connecticut.