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William Thomas


William J. Thomas was born in Mt. Holly, New Jersey and was raised in Burlington County, New Jersey. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979. He graduated with high honors from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden in 1983, where he served on law review. Mr. Thomas is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Upon graduating law school, Mr. Thomas worked for approximately two years in the litigation department at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, a national law firm. Thereafter, he joined a litigation firm in New Jersey and was made partner in 1989. He and several lawyers left that firm to create a new firm in 1991. He established and solely managed the Philadelphia office for that firm. In 1997, Mr. Thomas left private practice to work for the State of New Jersey, first as Senior Counsel to a Supreme Court Committee and later as an Assistant Inspector General in the executive branch of government. He joined the firm of Giannascoli & Associates, P.C. in 2010.

Mr. Thomas’s practice has focused on litigation in state and federal courts, with experience in trials and appeals, including appeals before the Third Circuit and the New Jersey Supreme Court. His experience extends to corporate and commercial transactions, contract drafting and negotiation, commercial loan documentation, commercial loan collection, foreclosure and workouts, bankruptcy, estate planning and estate administration, as well as business and real estate sales and acquisitions.

Mr. Thomas recently completed the Graduate Tax Program at Villanova Law School, where he earned an LLM in Taxation.

Educational Background

University of Pennsylvania, 1979,
Bachelor of Science, Economics,
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry

Rutgers University School of Law — Camden, Juris Doctor Degree, with High Honors, 1983=

Villanova University School of Law, Graduate Tax Program, LLM in Taxation