Thomas M. Fafinski is co-founder of Virtus Law PLLC, a 7 attorney firm in Minnesota which simulates a general counsel’s office for hundreds of privately-held businesses and real estate interests. Thomas works or leads litigation, business transactions and planning departments of Virtus Law PLLC’s services. He graduated 13thin his class at William Mitchell College of Law, cum laude, in January of 1991 and is also a cum laude graduate of the College of St. Thomas where he secured a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance.
Tom founded Fafinski & Wallrich, PA, which grew to a medium sized law firm of 10 attorneys. When approached for a second time to merge practices with a large downtown law firm, Fafinski’s group remained independent. Eventually, this group was purchased by an investor attorney from a large law firm and he continued as an employee for roughly 5 years. Tom had the opportunity to start Virtus Law PLLC with his partner, Nathan Nelson, in 2010. While practicing under 3 banners over 24 years, Fafinski has continually served those with an interest in privately-held businesses and real estate investors in a general counsel capacity.
Tom has been an adjunct faculty role of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities teaching business law and real estate issues. He is also involved as a business coach and facilitator for a CEO peer group with privately held businesses that have between $1M-$750M in annual revenues.
He has been published or featured in William Mitchell College of Law Magazine, Dakota County Tribune, StarTribune and various association newsletters and has been a guest speaker for several local radio programs. Tom is or has been a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota Real Estate Investor’s Association and Minnesota Real Estate Exchangers, and Minnesota Multi-Housing Association.
Tom walks in the steps of many of his clients as a business owner for more than two decades and has consistently refused overtures of larger firms. He is also real estate investor, although not involved in daily operations [his spouse is]. Tom he is active with the investment decisions associated with his real estate portfolio.
He is admitted in State and Federal Court for Minnesota. Tom enjoys spending time with his family, learning, coaching his kids (baseball, basketball and football), Mustangs of the ‘60s, all kinds of sports and is a die-hard Bruce Springsteen fan.