Thomas J. Spies    

Tom, a partner, handles corporate, shareholder, distributorship/antitrust and commercial litigation as well as management and labor relations matters.

His corporate and complex commercial litigation practice is broad-based and includes matters from partnership disputes to fraud cases that cover work with forensic accountants.

Tom’s distributorship/antitrust practice includes price fixing, monopolization, termination and New Jersey Franchise Practice Act matters. He handles almost every aspect of employment litigation. In addition, he represents clients in commercial bribery and other criminal business matters.

He has an AV Preeminent™ rating of 5 out of 5 for professional excellence, based on recognition by his peers and as published in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, an authoritative resource about the legal profession.*

Tom is a former chair of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s District V-C Fee Arbitration Committee. He has also served as a lecturer for the Essex County Bar Association’s Equity Jurisprudence Committee and the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education on trade secrets and restrictive covenant litigation. Since 1996, Tom has been a contract arbitrator for the Essex County Superior Court.


  • Labor and employment law
  • Commercial litigation
  • Shareholder/disputes
  • Distributorship/antitrust law
  • New Jersey, 1974
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1979
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1974; Seton Hall Law Review, Comments Editor
  • Boston University, B.S., Business Administration, 1971
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Equity Jurisprudence Committee
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
  • "N.J. Franchise Act," Seton Hall Law Review, 1972
  • Former Secretary, Board of Trustees, Senior Citizens' Housing Corporation of Livingston

Partner: Paul F. Carvelli

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Phone: 973.457.0117
Fax: 973.805.2981

* The AV Preeminent ratings are published by Martindale-Hubbell; its selection methodology is here.

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