Thomas C. Demakis

tdemakis@demakislaw.com

Education:
Williams College (B.A., 1968); Columbia School of Law (J.D.,1972)

Bar Admissions:
New York (1973); US District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1976); Massachusetts (1982); US District Court, Massachusetts (1982).

Practice Areas:

  • Residential and commercial real estate
  • Zoning
  • Business and corporate law
  • Estate planning and administration
  • Lottery buyouts
  • Litigation

Notables:

  • Nine years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, where he served as the youngest Bureau Chief in the modern history of the office and Senior Trial Counsel.
  • Prosecutor in charge of the investigation and prosecution of the kidnappers of Marci Klein, daughter of fashion designer Calvin Klein.
  • Campaign Manager for United States Senator John Kerry in his run for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 1982.
  • Represented major league baseball players Steve Lyons, Mike Magnante and Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd, among many others.
  • Chairman of the Agganis Foundation, a charitable organization which has awarded almost $1.5 million in scholarships since its inception.

Representative Engagements:

  • Community Credit Union of Lynn, Yell-O-Glow Corporation, and Old Neighborhood Foods.
  • Closing attorney on residential and commercial loans for several area lending institutions.

Tom is the firm's managing partner. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, and admitted to the New York bar in 1973, Tom began his legal career in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office under the venerable Robert Morgenthau, where he was Senior Trial Counsel and the youngest Bureau Chief in the modern history of the office. In 1979, after the daughter of famous fashion designer Calvin Klein was kidnapped, Tom prosecuted the highly publicized case to trial and conviction. After nine years, Tom returned to his roots and his family's law firm. An avid baseball enthusiast, Tom has represented major league baseball players such as Steve Lyons, Mike Magnante and Oil Can Boyd. Tom lives on the North Shore with his wife Debbie and has three children, Joanna, Dean and Rob.

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