Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm with offices in Westbury, Ronkonkoma, and Bridgehampton, is pleased to welcome Dermond Thomas, Esq., to the firm as Of Counsel. With years of experience advising sovereign nations and some of the most recognized companies across the globe, Thomas brings a valuable business perspective to all matters he handles. He also brings significant municipal experience through his service on the Board of Trustees for the Incorporated Village of Valley Stream. Thomas is based in the firm’s newly established Westbury office.
Thomas advises clients on matters including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate and public finance, commercial agreements, corporate strategy, implementation of business development initiatives, shareholder engagement, and corporate governance. Prior to joining CMM, he was Director, Corporate Counsel, and Assistant Secretary at a multibillion-dollar industrial distributor, where he handled a variety of corporate legal matters and corporate governance initiatives. Thomas spent the early years of his legal career at two Am Law 100 firms where he first developed his deep corporate transactional experience representing sovereign nations, domestic and multinational companies in complex transactions.
Thomas is the first African-American to serve as a Trustee in the Incorporated Village of Valley Stream, where he has focused on fostering good and transparent government, maintaining the integrity of the Village, cultivating new ways to enhance the lives of residents, and facilitating the use of resources to improve recreational programming.
Thomas received his B.A. from Amherst College and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he served on two journals and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He also completed Executive Education Programs at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (Mergers and Acquisitions) and Harvard University (Leadership in Corporate Counsel). He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Nassau County.