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Thomas M. Richardson

Tom Richardson focuses his practice on aviation finance and general corporate matters. Tom represents owners, operators, manufacturers, captive lenders, hard money lenders, private equity funds, family offices and financial institutions on virtually all aspects of the purchase, sale, financing, leasing and operation of business aircraft, UAV/drones, and fractional aircraft interests. He also advises public and privately held companies on a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, spinoffs, entity formation, and state & federal gambling and gaming laws.



  • Represented private bank in drafting, negotiating, and closing more than $250MM in business aviation loan transactions.°
  • Advised a lessor on its acquisition of leasing portfolio comprised of internationally registered aircraft.°
  • Represented small-cap manufacturer of commercial products in asset sale plus debt restructuring.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Richardson prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Legal Intern, Rutgers Civil Practice Clinic, 2009
  • Legal Intern, New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, 2007

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers Magazine, Massachusetts Super Lawyer, “Rising Star,” 2015, 2017-2020
  • National Business Aviation Association, 2015-Present
  • Member, ABA Business Law Committee, Aircraft Finance Subcommittee, 2009-Present
  • Member, ABA Forum on Air and Space Law, 2009-Present
  • Boston Bar Association, 2009-Present
  • Panel Attorney, Volunteer Lawyers Project, Boston Bar Association, 2011-2012
  • Board Member, Massachusetts Business Aviation Association


  • J.D., Rutgers School of Law - Camden, 2009
    • Lead Nuremberg Editor, Journal of Law and Religion
  • B.A., Connecticut College, 2000
  • Hon. Benjamin C. Telsey, Superior Court of New Jersey, 2009-2010
Con licencia para ejercer en
  • Massachusetts
  • Nueva Jersey