Thomas Bark

Thomas Bark

Experienced Startup/Corporate Attorney

Fort Lauderdale
Florida
Licensed in
NY
University of Virginia School of Law

"He's great a lawyer and reviewed everything perfectly."

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About
Thomas graduated from the University of Virginia school of law and has a bachelor's degree in accounting. His practice includes corporate law, corporate finance, M&A, lending, employment, joint ventures and technology transactions. While he has represented large Fortune 500 companies, he regularly works with small companies and startups in all legal matters related to their business.

Thomas's prior experience includes 25 years at two top international law firms, including two years outside the US. Thomas gives practical and efficient advice in a manner that makes it simple for the client to understand. He will not waste your time with
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"I have just completed my 4th engagement with Thomas and as per usual my experience has been overwhelmingly positive from start to finish. He understands my requirements very quickly and explains the process and legal implications of my requests in a very articulate and easy-to-understand fashion. Lastly, his response time is incredibly good. I would have no hesitation recommencing Thomas to prospective clients."

Employee Stock Option Plan
Posted on Jan 17, 2021
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"Working with Thomas for years and he is very professional and gave us many help."

Legal Opinion Letter for verifying signing authority
Posted on Jan 1, 2021
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"Very quickly helped me dissolve a corp. Will call again."

Restructure Corporation
Posted on Dec 22, 2020
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"Very fast, competent and professional, thank you!"

Consult on Outside General Counsel
Posted on Dec 21, 2020
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"Very helpful and professional. I would definitely recommend Thomas."

Assist with Other Business Formation Matter
Posted on Dec 9, 2020
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"Attorney Thomas Bark is reliable, knowledgeable and efficient. He helps us with most of our company matters vis-a-vis the state of Florida. We are very pleased with his services. Georgios Toris, President Salta Americas Inc."

Other Business Formation Matter
Posted on Nov 24, 2020

Work History

Freelance

Freelance Attorney

Jan 2016 - Present

Freelance attorney representing startups and personal clients in all corporate matters, including formation, finance, founders' issues, labor and contractors, acquisitions, dissolutions, vesting, tax, etc.

Represented 500+ startups in formation and founder issues; 100+ Series Seed/Series A financings; SAFE and convertible note issuances; acquisitions and dissolutions; 20+ founder departures, etc.

Jan 2016 - Present

Jones Day

Partner

Jan 1998 - Dec 2015

Partner in M&A group, specializing in public and private acquisitions, securities, joint ventures, VC financing, corporate governance, joint ventures and cross-border transactions.

Jan 1998 - Dec 2015

Willkie Farr

Associate

Sep 1990 - Jan 1998

Associate in corporate department, specializing in corporate, finance, securities, acquisitions, lending and joint ventures. Worked two years in Paris, France office.

Sep 1990 - Jan 1998

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