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Thomas Shane

Chief Operations Officer & General Counsel

As Chief Operations Officer and General Counsel Tom lends his long standing entrepreneurial and strategic skills to the organization for various operational, tactical and strategic issues that face the company.

While managing a law firm of 43 attorneys in three states, Tom founded Business Strategy Group ( in 1993 to leverage his combination of business, legal and entrepreneurial experience and skills. Business Strategy Group was named by Lawyer's Weekly as one of the top consulting groups in Boston.  In addition, Tom was the co-founder, Vice Chairman, and General Counsel for Leading Edge Products, Inc.  In 1988, Tom founded Shane & Paolillo, P.C., at its peak a firm of 46 attorneys on both coasts, in which Tom specialized in corporate law. Tom successfully exited Shane & Paolillo in 2002 and in 2003 founded Shane & Associates (, a firm best known for its advisory services to entrepreneurs. Tom serves on boards in various industries for profit and non-profit organizations.

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