Thomas G. Burroughs

Biography

Thomas G. Burroughs possesses a unique package of skills and experience which enable him to apply an unusual breadth of experience and knowledge to help his clients resolve difficult issues.

Unlike many attorneys, Mr. Burroughs has practiced law in a wide variety of practice areas for large law firms and businesses.  Mr. Burroughs has practiced in the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, business transactions and real estate transfers, environmental litigation, general corporate counseling and advising, estate planning, and labor and employment disputes.  As a preliminary matter, Mr. Burroughs adheres to the principle that the practice of law is a service business and that he cannot serve anyone well if he does not listen carefully to his client’s concerns, and understand and resolve his client’s problems – adhering to his motto of:  “I promise to listen, ask questions, analyze your situation, and suggest options and solutions.  I also promise to use my best efforts to provide a cost-effective solution that meets your particular needs and finances.”

Mr. Burroughs currently concentrates his practice in general corporate management and advice, business acquisitions, business contract services, complex business disputes and litigation (including shareholder derivative lawsuits and closely-held business disputes), insurance regulatory matters and medical practice issues.  Prior to joining Katz & Korin, Mr. Burroughs was General Counsel for Do it Best Corp., an Indiana headquartered, member-owned distributor of hardware, lumber and building materials with more than 4,300 member dealers and annual sales in excess of $2.2 billion.  Mr. Burroughs represents buyers, sellers and lien claimants with respect to the purchase and sale of commercial and residential real estate.  He represents lenders and secured claimants in real estate foreclosure actions and lis pendens proceedings.  Mr. Burroughs represents title insurers in a variety of litigation involving title issues.  As to litigation matters, Mr. Burroughs represents clients in a variety of complex business disputes, including claims for fraud, securities fraud, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of shareholder agreements, shareholder derivative lawsuits, and closely-held business disputes and other claims.  Mr. Burroughs has represented debtors and creditors—secured and unsecured—in bankruptcy cases, including cases under chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13.  He has represented insurers and brokers in insurance matters and physicians and physician groups in medical practice matters. Mr. Burroughs has represented employees and employers in labor and employment matters, including disputes involving the enforcement of non-competition covenants, trade secret misappropriation and misappropriation of confidential information.

For approximately 10 years prior to attending law school, Mr. Burroughs managed a steel fabricating business located in northern Indiana with annual sales in excess of $2 million.  He assisted the business in increasing unit sales more than 350% and in expanding its distribution channels.  This experience assists Mr. Burroughs in understanding the concerns and needs of owners of small and medium-sized businesses.

Mr. Burroughs graduated from Indiana University – Bloomington in 1987, cum laude, with a B.S. degree in accounting.  He passed all four parts of the Uniform Certified Public Accountants Examination on his first sitting in 1987.  He obtained his J.D. degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1990, summa cum laude.  He was an editor on the Indiana Law Review.

Mr. Burroughs has been a lecturer on a number of business and litigation topics.

Mr. Burroughs resides with his wife and son in Carmel, Indiana.  He is active in the Carmel community and has coached youth baseball and football.  He has served on the Board of the Huntersfield Homeowners Association.  He is a member of the King of Glory Lutheran Church in Carmel.

Mr. Burroughs has presented at a wide variety of legal seminars, including seminars on mortgage foreclosures, bankruptcy, business disputes, and the imposition of real estate taxes.

Mr. Burroughs may be reached via e-mail at tburroughs@katzkorin.com.

 

 

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