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Education
  • Cornell Law School, J.D. (2006)
  • Brown University, B.A. (1997)

Thomas Kirchofer is an associate at Block & Leviton LLP, focusing on securities, corporate governance, and merger-and-acquisition litigation.

Mr. Kirchofer recently joined Block & Leviton from the Boston firm Sherin and Lodgen, LLP, where he had a wide-ranging practice representing clients in complex business disputes. Mr. Kirchofer has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies. Mr. Kirchofer has successfully represented health care providers in disputes with third-party payers, and he was part of a team of lawyers defending a large generic pharmaceutical company from a series of claims that the “Average Wholesale Prices” of its drugs were inflated. He has frequently defended lawyers in legal malpractice actions and professional discipline matters, and he has extensive experience in commercial real estate disputes

Notable Matters »
  • Successful motion to dismiss on behalf of defendant lawyer in legal malpractice case arising from alleged negligence in construction litigation matter.
  • Successfully persuaded Office of Bar Counsel of the Board of Bar Overseers, on multiple occasions, not to pursue disciplinary charges against lawyers.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of defendant lawyer in legal malpractice case concerning the drafting of a will.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of plaintiff landlord against commercial tenant in lease dispute.
  • In contested administrative hearing, achieved nearly 90 percent reduction in overpayment demanded from health provider by state Medicaid agency.
  • Obtained ex-parte trustee process attachment on behalf of oil company in collection matter adverse to chain of gas stations; in subsequent bankruptcy proceedings of gas station chain, filed proof of claim, coordinated with counsel to bankruptcy trustee, and monitored proceedings until receipt of payment.
  • Obtained trustee process attachment for commercial landlord in collection case against former tenant.
  • Obtained reinstatement to bar for previously disbarred lawyer in hearing before Board of Bar Overseers.
  • Achieved reduction in suspension in lawyer disciplinary matter on appeal to single justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
  • Achieved dismissal of products liability suit against automobile manufacturer, upheld on appeal. Fox v. Volvo Cars of N. Am., LLC, 2016 Mass. App. Div. 37 (Dist. Ct. 2016).
  • Successfully moved to dismiss individual defendants in ERISA suit against closely held corporation. Langone v. Son, Inc., No. 12-11717-GAO, 2015 WL 3744419 (D. Mass. June 15, 2015).
  • Successfully defended appeal at First Circuit Court of Appeals, where appellant attempted to challenge state court judgment in federal court.
Honors and Awards »
  • Named a “Rising Star” by Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2009-2011, 2013-2016.
Publications »
  • Contributing author to Massachusetts Evidence: A Courtroom Reference (MCLE).
  • New Expectations in Wake of Latest Updates to ‘Snitch Rule.’ Mass. Lawyers Weekly, March 2, 2017.
  • Firms Need to Provide New Lawyers With Clear Ethical Guidance. Mass. Lawyers Weekly, June 2, 2016.
  • Attorney Voir Dire and Social Media: Tread Carefully. Mass. Lawyers Weekly, September 4, 2014.
  • Court Finds New Grounds for Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege. Mass. Lawyers Weekly, July 6, 2009.
Admissions »
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court for District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for District of New Hampshire.
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Prior Career »
  • Before attending Cornell Law School, Tom was a business news reporter with The Associated Press and the Boston Herald.
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