Tom Burton is the Chair of Mintz Levin's Energy & Sustainability Practice, which he founded over a decade ago. His global practice focuses on complex corporate finance matters including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity, and securities transactions. He represents high-growth and emerging businesses, including companies in the energy and clean technology, social media and software industries, as well as life science companies, from start-ups to public companies. In addition, he devotes a portion of his practice to counseling social enterprise companies, impact investors, and nonprofit companies. The Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) recognized his pioneering role in the Northeast with a Decade of Influence award for being one of the eight top clean energy industry leaders. He is also ranked by Best Lawyers in America in the Corporate Law section, and he has been recognized by The Legal 500 United States as “rising to the fore” in energy technology for Venture Capital and Emerging Companies. On the corporate and securities side, Tom has served as counsel in the structuring and completion of over 400 venture capital and private equity financings, representing both the funds providing the capital and the emerging growth companies seeking funding. His work in this area has raised billions of dollars. He also organizes venture capital funds and represents them in their portfolio investments. Tom routinely counsels businesses on their growth and development, advises their boards of directors on corporate governance matters, and participates in an array of transactions.
Tom earned his JD at Boston College Law School, where he was inducted into The Order of the Coif. He currently serves on the Boston College Law School Alumni Board, and was President in 2016. Tom received his BA from Boston College.