Tom Durkin is trusted by his clients and colleagues. As Managing Partner of Gesmer Updegrove, Tom applies the skills and experiences that he has gained in representing emerging businesses over the past 25 years. Having management responsibility for our firm, Tom understands the concerns of entrepreneurs when facing difficult decisions for their own businesses. People value and rely on Tom for his practical and business-oriented advice.

Tom primarily serves as outside general counsel to emerging and middle-market companies, providing guidance and assistance in all aspects of their organization, operation and financing. He has helped many technology companies with their product development, licensing and distribution arrangements. Through his extensive work with emerging, fast growth companies, Tom has considerable experience with early stage and venture financings, joint ventures, strategic partnerships and M&A transactions.

Tom joined the firm as a junior associate in 1989, and has been here ever since. Tom and his wife, Sue, live on the North Shore. He feels time outside the office is best spent outside and, depending on the season, enjoys cycling, fly fishing and skiing.

Languages Spoken

  1. French


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