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Thomas Plank

Thomas Plank

also known as Tom Plank

Practice areas:

Tax, Election Campaigns & Political Law, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

About Me

Member of the Bars of the US District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and the State of Georgia.  

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Tax: 88%
    8 years, 70 cases
  2. Election Campaigns & Political Law: 6%
    9 years, 850 cases
  3. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 5%
    6 years, 75 cases
  4. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 1%
    5 years, 5 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200808/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Army Achievement MedalUS Army1999
Good Conduct MedalUS Army1999
Foreign Service AwardUS Army1998
Army Achievement MedalUS Army1998
Army Achievement MedalUS Army1997

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
US LawyerAlliance Legal2011 - Present
Commercial Bankruptcy AttorneyRBLS2010 - 2011
Acting Director and General CounselGeorgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission2009 - 2010
Supervising AttorneyGeorgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission2007 - 2009
Light InfantrymanUS Army1996 - 1999

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
US District Court for the District of Puerto RicoMember of the Federal Bar of Puerto Rico2011 - Present
American LegionMember2000 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In re XXXXX (Resort Property Development), Bankr.P.R. (2011)Debtor-client favorably achieved Ch. 11 restructuring
In re XXXXX (Golf Resort), Bankr.P.R. (2011)Secured creditor-client received favorable settlement during Ch. 11 restructuring
In re XXXXX (Property Owners), Bankr.P.R. (2011)Third-party plaintiff-client received favorable settlement during Adversary Proceeding

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Ethics Commission Advisory Opinion 2010-01Affiliated Political Action Committees' Contributions to Elected Regulators2010
Ethics Commission Advisory Opinion 2009-02Political Contributions to Elected Regulators2009
Ethics Commission Advisory Opinion 2008-03Political Contribution Refunds & The Uniform Commercial Code2008
Ethics Commission Advisory Opinion 2008-02Lobbying Hospital Authority Boards2008
Ethics Commission Advisory Opinion 2007-07Disclosure of Flight on Noncommercial Aircraft by Candidates and Lobbyists2007
Ethics Commission Advisory Opinion 2007-01Political Contributions to Tax Exempt Nonprofit Entities2007
Ethics Commission Advisory Opinion 2006-01Railroad Companies and Campaign Finance Contributions2006

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Massachusetts, AmherstSpanishB.A., magna cum laude2004

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Effects of Citizens United v. FECThe Effects of Citizens United v. FEC on Political Law and Corporations2010
Joint House and Senate Ethics Committee HearingPolitical Law Expert Witness2010
Joint House and Senate Budget HearingGovernment Law & Budget Expert Witness2010
Annual City of Atlanta Elected Officials TrainingCampaign Finance & Lobbyist Law Developments2010
How Flood Victims can Protect Their Legal Rights (in Spanish)Natural Disaster, Government Regulation & Property Rights2009
Employment Law Do's and Don'ts (in Spanish)Employment Law Do's and Don'ts (in Spanish)2009
Comparative Political Law and the State Ethics CommissionEthics in Government2009
How to Run for OfficeHow to Run for Office2008
Vendor Gift DisclosureVendor Gift Law Compliance & Disclosure2007
Public Officer Financial Disclosure LawPublic Officer Financial Disclosure Law & Compliance2007
Lobbying LawLobbying Law Compliance & Disclosure2007
Campaign FinanceCampaign Finance Compliance & Disclosure2007