Tom Bloch

Principal, General Counsel

A lifelong lover of architecture and urban planning, Tom Bloch majored in the disciplines as a student at Yale University. From there he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama City, developing roads, sewers, and other essential infrastructure components. It was only after his time at Harvard Law School, and a nearly 30-year career at Goulston and Storrs, that he returned to the development world, being hired by Steve Samuels in 2005 as the firm’s General Counsel. As Tom tells it, “Buildings are in my blood. I actually dropped out of law school after the first year and worked as a carpenter renovating houses in the Back Bay with my old friend and the super at the time, Bob Vila.”

Both Tom and the firm are passionate about doing the best for the client. It’s about reputation. “Our word is our bond. I’d like us to be remembered as being good to work with and good to work for.”

Tom’s passion for community expands beyond S&A; he served for 36 years as a member of the board for Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation, a non-profit CDC that builds affordable housing and promotes economic development in Roxbury. When not in the office, Tom can be found traveling, eating, and drinking. “I’m an equal opportunity eater. I love a good Big Mac and I love a fantastic striped bass with coriander sauce…”