Chad J. Toms Joins Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's Bankruptcy and Business Litigation Sections

Date: August 13, 2008

Baltimore - Chad J. Toms, an attorney and certified public accountant, has joined Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLC (WTP) as Counsel in the firm's growing Wilmington office. He is a member of the firm's bankruptcy and business litigation sections.

Admitted to practice in Delaware and New Jersey, Toms joins the firm from Wilmington's Bifferato Gentilotti LLC, where he focused on corporate litigation, prosecuted toxic tort actions and patent actions, litigated bankruptcy adversary actions, and managed all components of complex commercial, construction, and probate litigation. Prior to Bifferato Gentilotti, Toms worked in Saul Ewing's Wilmington office as a member of their Litigation department and handled a variety of bankruptcy, contractual disputes, corporate governance issues, real estate litigation, construction law, landlord/tenant matters, and mechanics' lien law and condemnation actions. He was a law clerk for the Honorable Henry DuPont Ridgely of the Superior Court of Delaware in 2002 and the Commonwealth Trust Company in 2000. Toms earned his J.D., cum laude, from Widener University School of Law in 2001 and his B.A. in Accounting from the University of Delaware in 1995. He was supervisor with Horty & Horty, P.A., Public Accountants, prior to and while attending law school. Toms is a member of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants and the Delaware Society of Certified Public Accountants. Within his community, he serves on the boards of the State of Delaware Architectural Accessibility Board and the Wilmington Youth Rowing Association.

"In one year, we've grown from a staff of one to seven in our Wilmington office," noted Albert Mezzanotte, Jr., the firm's Managing Partner. "Chad's experience in both the legal and accounting worlds makes him a great fit for our expanding bankruptcy and business litigation sections, and his arrival adds to our bench strength as we meet the demands of our Delaware clients."

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