Business law attorney, providing strategic advice to business owners, investors and technology companies.
Tom Moody advises business owners, investors and technology companies in a variety of organizational and transactional matters. In his twenty-six year career as a business attorney at Downs Rachlin Martin, Tom has served as counsel to investors and lenders, and has advised small-to-medium sized businesses. Tom is a strategic thinker who advocates fiercely for his clients’ interest, providing clients with guidance on what is reasonable and what is overly aggressive so that transactions are closed efficiently and with an outcome that best serves the clients’ objectives.
Tom’s practice includes the formation of corporations and LLCs, a wide variety of debt and equity transactions, mergers and business acquisitions, and executive compensation. In 2015, in his role as Chair of the Business Association Section of the Vermont Bar Association, Tom led an effort to substantially revise Vermont's Limited Liability Company Act. That legislation became effective July 1, 2015. In 2016, he led another effort to update Vermont’s business laws. H.723 is a comprehensive re-write of the Vermont Corporations Act provision on mergers, which is being expanded to include conversions and domestications. That bill became law on July 1, 2016. Tom was the principal drafter of the revised corporate merger statute and worked with the House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development to move it through the House and into the Senate.
Tom recently was awarded the “President’s Award” at the 2015 Vermont Bar Association Annual Meeting for “Extraordinary Efforts and Service to the Business Law Section.” In 2014, Tom was named “Lawyer of the Year” by the Best Lawyers publication.