JD, Northeastern University School of Law
BA, cum laude, University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Pembroke College, Oxford University
U.S. Tax Court, 2000
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1980
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1979
Martindale Hubbell, Top Rated Lawyer, International Law and International Trade
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Boston Globe's 2015 Top Rated Lawyers
President, Pembroke College (Oxford University) Foundation
Former Member, University of Massachusetts-Boston McCormack Graduate School Leadership Council
Board Member, PEN-New England
Fellow, British-American Project
Former First Deputy Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Revenue
Former Managing Director, BRG&G International Strategies
Former Vice Chairman, Boston Landmarks Commission
Former Secretary and General Counsel, Hemingway Preservation Foundation
Former Vice-Chair, World Affairs Council of Boston
Former Transition Director, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine)
Deputy National Issues Director for the 1988 Dukakis for Presidential Campaign
Former Field Producer, CNN
Former Free-Lance Correspondent, National Public Radio
Co-Producer, Emmy-award winning feature film, “Live from Baghdad”
Director and Producer, award-winning documentary, “Dateline – Saigon”
American Bar Association
Commissioner, Boston Landmarks Commission - 1994 - 2014
Member, Massachusetts Secretary of State Steve Grossman’s Online Products (Gaming) Task Force, 2012
Member, Board of Directors, PEN New England
DID YOU KNOW?
Tom produced and directed the award-winning documentary film "Dateline-Saigon," and co-produced the Emmy Award-winning feature film "Live from Baghdad."
Thomas D. Herman, Partner
Thomas D. Herman heads Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo’s corporate and international law practices. He represents corporations, LLC’s, partnerships, nonprofit organizations, and individuals. His clients include privately held companies, both large and small; start-up, emerging and established technology, manufacturing, and service companies; foundations, and family-owned businesses.
He counsels clients on entity selection, organization and governance, capital structure (including angel and venture capital financing), employment law, executive employment and separation agreements, mergers and acquisitions, trademarks, copyrights, intellectual property protection and licensing, and export compliance (including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, sanctions, embargoes, and export licensing). He also maintains an entertainment practice, representing authors and independent film makers.
Tom began his career as a litigator with WilmerHale and provides attractive, cost-effective alternatives to legal services available at much larger law firms.