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, business transactions, financing 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, critical contracts 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, private equity and venture capital financing 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, private equity, 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 is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is actively involved in the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section and is a member of its Council. He is the immediate past Chair 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. He has been selected for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America” in the fields of Corporate Law, Business Organizations and Real Estate Law since 2020.
Mr. Walsh is engaged in a wide variety of civic endeavors and served as town attorney for the Town of Fairfield early in his career. He currently serves as a director of and Chair of the Nominating Committee 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. from the University of Connecticut in 1983 and his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1986.