Tom Wells is the founding partner of Wells, Jaworski & Liebman LLP (www.wellslaw.com), a prestigious 30 year old Paramus, New Jersey-based commercial and corporate law firm. Wells concentrates his practice in real estate, land use, business, commercial, and non-profit areas and has represented a who’s who of distinguished clients. In addition to the law firm, Tom Wells is the Managing Partner of Wells Mountain LLC, a real estate development and management firm with properties principally in the state of Vermont, including five restorations of historic buildings into modern, successful commercial properties and a six room “inn” called Bristol Suites. Tom is also a “banker,” having served ten years on the Board of Directors of Cascade Bancorp, a Bend, Oregon-based bank holding company. Wells is a graduate of Bucknell University, and Case Western Reserve School of Law. Wells also enjoys numerous philanthropic and civic involvements, including over 30 years of active participation in both Rotary International and the YMCA, principally as an Officer, Director and Trustee of the Ridgewood, New Jersey YMCA and, in recent years, as a non-Haitian member of the Board of Directors for YMCA d’Haiti. Wells principal philanthropic activity is as the Founder and President of Wells Mountain Foundation (www.wellsmountainfoundation.org) which he began 11 years ago. “WMF” is a 501(c)(3) qualified charity active in the areas of education, literacy and the community primarily in the developing world and at last count had 103 active WMF Scholars (up from just one in 2005) studying in 34 countries, mostly in Africa. WMF is also particularly active in Haiti where we spearheaded the construction and development of five Container YMCA Community Centers built from former shipping containers utilizing a unique award-winning design. Tom Wells presently divides his time between homes in New York City, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., and Bristol, Vermont. He maintains offices in Vermont, as well as Paramus, New Jersey.