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Bringing 30 years experience as a lawyer -- in government, in an international law firm, in a local regional firm, and in his own law firm for over 20 years -- Tom enthusiastically assists businesses and their owners navigate the legal implications and complications of their entrepreneurship and provides neutral mediation for dispute resolution.

In addition to the sophisticated legal training and experience Tom enjoyed while working in one of the world's top law firms handling large, complex business law matters for the worlds largest multinationals, Tom brings to bear his own business experience. Tom comes from an entrepreneurial family -- his parents owned a series of their own, successful businesses, and he was helping manage one of them when only 14. Tom also has his own business ownership experience to bring to the table.

Tom not only understands how to guide your business through the legal storms it will encounter, as a business person he understands the practical impact on your business when owners and key employees are distracted from their business duties to address collateral legal issues.

Tom Ford Business Law Office, PC is a Full-Service Law Firm, providing advice, counsel, and representation in virtually every area of business law -- including business entity selection & formation, partnership & shareholder agreements and disputes, employment issues, non-competes (Tom's have ALWAYS been  enforced), sale and acquisition of businesses and commercial real estate, contract drafting, copyrights & trademarks, and business succession.


 


We represent businesses throughout Northeast Pennsylvania.  Contact me at tom@tomfordbusinesslaw.com or by phone at 570.762.2163

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Mediation: 70%
    35 years
  2. Business: 25%
    33 years
  3. Litigation: 5%
    33 years

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Contact info

PA RESOLVE Mediation Services & Tom Ford Business Law Office, PC

21 Fairview Avenue
Mount Pocono, PA, 18344-1611

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive198412/01/2015
NYSuspended198703/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Senior MediatorMediation.com2014
Appointment to Federal Court Mediator PanelUnited States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania2014
Certified MediatorAmerican Arbitration Association2013
Elected PBA Solo & Small Firm Section Vice ChairPennsylvania Bar Association2009
Appointed to PBA Solo & Small Firm Section CouncilPennsylvania Bar Association1997
Who's Who in Northeast PennsylvaniaNortheast Pennsylvania Business Journal1996
Outstanding Achievement AwardPennsylvania Bar Association1995
Cum LaudeCleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law1983
Dean's List, all quartersCleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law1983
Law Review Editorial StaffCleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law1982
Award for Highest Achievement in Administrative LawCleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law1982
Cincinnati Institute for JusticeCertified Mediator1982
Law Review StaffCleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law1981
Award for Highest Achievement in Contract LawCleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law1981
Wilson G. Stapleton Award Highest Achievement in Real PropertyCleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Certified MediatorUnited States District Court, Middle District Of Pennsylvania2014 - Present
Certified MediatorPA RESOLVE Mediation Services2013 - Present
Business LawyerTom Ford Business Law Office, PC2013 - Present
Business LawyerSmithford Business Lawyers1994 - 2012
Business Litigation AttorneyLocal Law Firm1992 - 1994
Business Litigation AttorneyKaye Scholer1985 - 1992
Law Clerk, Hon. Robert B. Krupansky, Circuit JudgeUnited States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit1982 - 1985
Certified MediatorCleveland City Prosecutor's Office1980 - 1982
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practice SectionVice-Chair2009 - 2012
Greater Pocono Chamber of Business and IndustryBoard of Directors2009 - 2012
Monroe County Bar FoundationBoard of Trustees2008 - 2012
Greater Pocono Chamber of Business and IndustryMember2000 - Present
Monroe County (PA) Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practice SectionCouncil Member1997 - 2013
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember1995 - Present
American Bar Association, Commercial Law SectionMember1995 - 2003
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionSection Council1995 - 2003
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practice SectionMember1994 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember1992 - 2003
Wilkes-Barre Law and Library AssociationMember1992 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1985 - 1997
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkMember1985 - 1997
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1982 - 2003
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Pocono Business JournalBusiness Law Columnist, 2006-2010N/A
ABA Commercial and Business Law NewsletterEditor, 1995-2003N/A
Northeast Pennsylvania Business JournalBusiness Law Columnist, 1996-2003N/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Kenyon CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Solo & Small Firm Section RetreatDrafting Effective Contracts2008
Succession PlanningEffective Succession Planning Strategies2007
Pocono Mountain Human Resources ConferenceWorkplace Monitoring of Employees2006
Pocono Mountain Human Resources ConferenceUsing Criminal and Credit Records in Hiring2005
Pennsylvania Solo & Small Firm Section RetreatTime and Project Management for Lawyers2002
Partnerships, LLCs, & LLPs: Organization & Operation in PAPartnerhships, LLCs & LLPs2002