Thomas McNiff

Thomas J. McNiff is of counsel to the firm. Tom has been an attorney and member of the New York bar focusing on transactional and commercial matters for over 25 years. Tom has advised clients as both external and general counsel on licensing, acquisitions, intellectual property, leasing, e-commerce, corporate structuring, corporate compliance, data privacy, and HR/employee management.

As a former in-house legal counsel at Liz Clairborne, the Maxima Apparel Corp., and The Donna Karan Company, Tom brings a valuable perspective on balancing the risk of a hypothetical legal challenge to the real risk of impeding a business transaction, exemplifying the firm’s motto: never to shy away from shielding our clients from legal risk, but always remembering to do so in a pragmatic way.

Apart from his law practice, Tom works as the head coach of the women’s rugby club at the University of Rhode Island and volunteers as an EMT with the Jamestown Fire Department.

Tom received his B.A. from Brandeis University and his Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law.