Tom Long concentrates his practice in commercial and business matters, including the formation or reorganization of businesses, representing clients in the purchase or sale of businesses, transactional work relating to contracts, leases and real estate matters involving business, and general business planning and advice for clients.
Tom has had a strong career in business and business law related matters. Tom has served as the CEO of a New York Stock Exchange Company, and he was instrumental in taking a start-up company to the New York Stock Exchange. Tom is the owner of a number of businesses from banking to trucking, and he is a consummate entrepreneur.
Tom has accumulated strong expertise in all areas of business law, concentrating in the small business arena for small to medium sized companies. Tom spends much of his time advising his clients on acquisition and sale strategies both from a legal and business perspective. Tom has applied his experience in the casino gaming business into a practice area involving Video Gaming Representation for Terminal Operators within Illinois as well as video gaming location owners. Tom has been licensed in five separate states by their respective Gaming Authorities. Tom also represents his clients in their business litigation matters. Tom does governmental and municipal work, and is the Village Attorney for the Village of Godfrey, Illinois.
First National Bank of Grant Park, Chairman
Liberty Bank in Alton, Board of Directors
Foundation for St. Anthony's Health Center in Alton, President
Illinois Bar Association
Illinois C.P.A. Society
J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law
B.S. in Business and Accounting, Eastern Illinois University
United States District Court of the Southern District of Illinois
United States Tax Court.
Series 7 & 24 Securities Licenses
Certified Public Accountant
In the past, Tom has served as President of the Southwestern Illinois Employers Association, the Riverbend Growth Association and the Lewis and Clark Community College Foundation.