Tom Bolt

“The strength of our community is its people. By reaching out and identifying common goals, so much can be accomplished.”

– Tom Bolt

As the founding partner of BoltNagi, Attorney Bolt brings decades of experience to the firm. His expertise covers the areas of government relations, banking, real estate, real estate development, estate planning and corporate law.

Attorney Bolt’s clients hold him in high regard, and regularly comment on his pragmatism, charisma, and dedication. His ability to examine a situation from multiple perspectives is an asset, and contributes to the satisfaction of his clientele. They reap the benefit of his considerable knowledge, experience and intense personal investment.

What Attorney Bolt chooses to do in his spare time reflects his strong personal values. He is a member of the American Bar Association Board of Governors, Commissioner of the National Conference of Uniform Law Commissioners, member of The Salvation Army National Advisory Board and a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management.

Bio

1988-1991
VIRGIN ISLANDS LAW REVISION COMMISSION
St. Thomas, USVI
Executive Director and Legal Counsel
Coordination of Commission affairs; drafting, reviewing and revising laws for approval by the Commission; Editor, “Revised Virgin Islands Criminal Code”, drafting and reviewing contracts.

1986-1988
LEGISLATURE OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
St. Thomas, USVI
Counsel to the President/Counsel to the Majority Leader
Drafting numerous legislation and memoranda; expediting disbursement of government funds; responding to constituents’ correspondence; representing Legislature before the public.

1983-1986
LEGISLATURE OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
St. Thomas, USVI
Assistant Legislative Counsel
Drafting numerous legislations acted upon by the Senate; reviewing and drafting legal opinions on government contracts, rezoning and coastal zone permit applications.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

American Bar Association:
Board of governors (2017-present)
House of Delegates (1989-present)
Delegate at Large (2000-2017)
Committee on Credentials & Admissions (2008-10)
Drafting Committee (1993-96; 2004-06); Chair (2004-06)
Committee on State and Local Bar Associations (1996-98)
Select Committee of the House (1998-2000)
Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress (2017-present)
Board of Governors Liaison (2017-present)
Resource Development Subcommittee Chair (2019-present)
Commission on Poverty and Homelessness (2012-2015)
Standing Committee on CLE (2008-2010)
American Bar Association-American Law Institute – Committee on
Continuing Professional Education (1993-95, 1999-2005)
American Institute of Law Training Within the Office – Board of Directors (1999-2004)
American Law Network – Board of Directors (1993-95, 1999-2005)
Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Section – State Administrative Law Committee (1990-95)
International Law and Practice Section – Caribbean Law Committee (1990-93)
American Bar Foundation Fellow State Chair (2006-present)

Young Lawyers Division:
Fellow, Young Lawyers
Community Law Week Committee Member (1990-91), Vice Chair (1991)

Environment, Energy and Resources Section
Board of Governors Liaison (2017-present)
Executive Committee (2017-present)

National Conference of Specialized Court Judges
Board of Governors Liaison (2017-present)
Executive Committee (2017-present)

Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section

Law Practice Division:
Chair (2015-2016)
Chair Elect (2014-2015)
Vice Chair (2013-2014)
Secretary (2012-2013)
Council (2011-present)
Member Development Committee (2011-2014)
Diversity Committee (2010-2012)
Strategy and Planning Committee (2012-2015)

Virgin Islands Bar Association:
President (2002-2003)
Member, Virgin Island Bar Foundation (2014-present)
Chair, Virgin Islands Bar Foundation (2014-2016)
Uniform Law Commission Bar Delegate (1988-present)
American Bar Association Delegate (1989-2000)
Board of Governors (1986-88, 1990-2000)
Legislation and Law Reform Committee (1987-96, 1998-99) – Chair (1987-93)
Professional Liability Insurance Ad Hoc Committee – Chair (1994-95)

National Conference of Bar Presidents:
Executive Council (2004-07)
Membership Committee (2002-08); Chair (2006-07)
Communications Committee (2005-07)
Diversity Task Force (2005-06)
Life Sustaining Fellow (2004-present)
Procedural Manual Special Committee, Chair (2005-07)

Uniform Law Commission:
Commissioner (1988-present)
Executive Committee (2013-2015)
Joint Study Committee on Harmonization of the Law of Canada, Caribbean nations and the United States Concerning Registration of Foreign Judgments – Member (2013-present)
Joint Study Committee on Harmonization of the Law of Caribbean Nations and the United States Concerning Enforcement of Child Custody and Child Support Orders – Member (2013-present)
Legislative Council (2009-present)
Scope and Program Committee (2011 – 2013)
Legislative Council (2006-present)
Division Chair (2005-07)
Committee to Review the Scope and Program Process (2011-2013)
Committee on Real Property Transfer of Death Act (2005-2010)
Joint Editorial Board on Uniform Family Law (Member 2005-07)
Committee to Host Annual Meeting (Member 2005-07)
Drafting Committee on Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act (Member 2005-07)
Standby Committee to Prepare Amendments to Uniform Commercial Code,
Article 7, Warehouse Receipts, Bills of Lading, and Other Documents of Title (Member 2005-07)
Study Committee on Environmental Controls and Hazards Notice System (Member 2005-07)
Special Committee to Enhance Payment of State Dues and Expenses of Commissioners (Member 2005-07)
Drafting Committee on Uniform Guardianship Interstate Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (Member 2005-07)
Study Committee on Health Care Information Interoperability (Member 2005-07)
Drafting Committee to Revise Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act (Member 2005-07)
Drafting Committee on Uniform Money Services Act (Chair 1996-2007)
Committee on Liaison with the American Bar Association – Member (1990-present); Chair (2003-present)
Committee Liaison with Other Organizations (2007-2013)

American Counsel Association:
President (2006-07)
President Elect (2005-06)
Board of Directors (2002-2012)
Endowment Committee (2018-present)

Attorneys Liability Protection Society, Inc. (ALPS):
Board of Directors (1995-2004)

National Association of Parliamentarians:
Virgin Islands Law Revision Commission – Member (2001-04)
Virgin Islands Judicial Council – Member (2001-03)

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

The Salvation Army (VI Corps):
Advisory Board (2006-present)
Founding Chair (2006-present)

Habitat For Humanity of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Inc.:
President (2005-09); (2014-2015)
Board of Directors (2004-09)

Children’s Trust of the Virgin Islands:
Founding Trustee (2005-present)
Founding Chair (2005-present)

Virgin Islands Continuum of Care on Homelessness:
Chair (2008-2010)
Board (2014-present)
Member (2007-present)

Virgin Islands Interagency Council on Homelessness:
Member (2009-present)

Friends of the St. Thomas Public Libraries:
President (1995-2002)
Board of Director (1994-2003)

Virgin Islands Business Journal:
Advisory Board (1994-96)

St. Thomas Reformed Church:
Endowment Board of Trustees; Chair (2012-present)
Consistory; Board of Deacons (1992-98); Clerk (1993-94)

Blackbeard’s Hill Neighborhood Association:
President (1988-96)
Board of Directors (1988-96)

St. Thomas-St. John Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency:
Treasurer (1993)
Board of Directors (1992-94)

Virgin Islands Youth Multi-Services Center:
Board of Directors (1990-94)

Rotary Club of Saint Thomas Sunrise:
Founding President (2003-04)
Board of Directors (2003-06)
Scholarship Committee Chair (2010-present)
Program Committee Chair (2010-2015)

Rotary Club of St. Thomas II:
President (2002-03)
Sergeant at Arms (1991-92, 1999-2000)
Board of Directors (1987-89, 1990-92, 1999-2003)

St. Thomas Historical Trust:
Secretary (1987-88)
Board of Directors (1987-90)

OTHER

Virgin Islands Democratic Party:
Territorial Committeeman (1982-92)

South Carolina Democratic Party:
Vice Chairman (1980-82)
State Executive Committee (1980-82)

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Practice Groups

  • Government Relations
  • Real Estate & Financial Services
  • Tax & Estate Planning

Services

  • Administrative
  • Antitrust
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Commercial Transaction
  • Corporate & Business
  • Corporate Finance – Public & Private
  • Energy
  • Estate/Trust Planning & Administration
  • Family & Private Business
  • Financial Services
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Relations
  • Hospitality Law
  • Internet
  • Mergers, Acquisition & Sales of Businesses
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Regulated Industries
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Benefits
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Trust & Estate Planning
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wills & Probate
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Bar Admission

  • U.S. Virgin Islands

Education

  • Wofford College, B.A.
    Government and English (1978)
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD.
    Concentration in Public Law, Legislation, State & Local Tax (1982)
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