Attorney Thomas A. Holman
New York business lawyer Tom Holman grew up in Westchester County, New York and graduated from Harrison High School. Mr. Holman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Lehigh University. He graduated from Fordham Law School.
Mr. Holman has been an attorney for more than 38 years, having passed the bar exam on his first attempt. Immediately after passing the bar, Tom began to handle cases for trial, specializing in federal court and New York State court litigation at the trial and appellate level. He has handled hundreds of cases in the New York and New Jersey area, including business fraud litigation.
As a lawyer, Tom currently focuses his practice on corporate transactions, breach of contract, business disputes, business and commercial litigation, employment fraud, securities and stock fraud, consumer fraud defense, declaratory judgments, emergency commercial litigation, federal and NY whistleblower protection, noncompete litigation, preliminary and temporary restraining orders, resolving disputes outside of court (arbitration & mediation), and wrongful termination of franchisees or distributors.
Since 1991 Tom Holman has held a Peer Reviewed Highest "AV" Rating (Very High to Preeminent) for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability –– from Martindale-Hubbell, a nationally recognized rating firm. He has been serving New Jersey and New York as a business fraud lawyer, in the courtroom and in arbitration, since the mid-1970s. He has been handling employment law matters that have required litigation, arbitration, mediation or negotiation since 1975. He has litigated or arbitrated cases involving disputes over interpretation of business and employment agreements, partnership disputes, business disputes, business fraud, class actions, employment fraud, securities and stock fraud, consumer fraud, declaratory judgments, emergency commercial litigation, federal and NY whistleblower protection litigation, noncompete litigation, preliminary and temporary restraining orders, and wrongful termination of franchisees or distributors, and violations of employee rights.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Tom Holman was a partner or special counsel with a number of leading firms in New York. Those firms were: Lipsig, Sullivan & Liapakis; Hill Betts & Nash; and Summit Rovins & Feldesman. In 1992, he joined a firm that eventually became Lefrak and Holman, with their main office on Madison Avenue in New York, New York. The firm specialized in securities litigation, business law, estate planning and taxation. In 1996, Mr. Holman formed another firm, Starr & Holman LLP. That firm specialized in securities fraud, class actions, employment cases, and commercial litigation. In 2003, after Mr. Starr decided to move his main office to Long Island, Mr. Holman continued to work in the New Jersey and New York area as a business lawyer, establishing Holman Law (a professional corporation) in the Midtown West area of New York City.
Associations & Memberships
Mr. Holman lectures at attorneys’ continuing education seminars on litigation issues. He is a member of the New York Bar, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and has been a member of the New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the New York County Lawyers Association. He has also served as Chairman of the State Legislation Committee for the New York County Lawyers Association, and as a member of the State Legislation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. For 10 years, Thomas Holman was a member of Manhattan Community Board No. 6, and during his tenure, he chaired its Housing and Public Safety Committees.
At Holman Law, Tom Holman continues to represent individuals and groups in New Jersey and New York as a litigation lawyer and general business counsel. Tom handles cases involving investment fraud and other improper schemes in connection with the purchase or sale or securities, disputed business and employment agreements, partnership disputes, business disputes, business fraud, class actions, employment fraud, consumer fraud, declaratory judgments, emergency commercial litigation, federal and NY whistleblower protection litigation, noncompete litigation, wrongful termination of franchisees or distributors, and violations of employee rights. Tom Holman currently lives in Short Hills, New Jersey, with his wife, daughter, and Abbey, the golden retriever and Parker, the golden doodle.