Prior to founding Barrantys LLC, Tom was a partner in the Buffalo Law firm Phillips Lytle, where he concentrated his practice on estates and trusts, corporate governance, closely held companies, foundations and not-for-profit entities. Tom is chair emeritus of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC), a nonprofit corporation founded to cultivate a world-class medical campus in downtown Buffalo. He co-founded The BISON Fund, the Buffalo Inner-City Scholarship Opportunity Network, which funds scholarships for low-income students seeking private elementary education. He served on the Board of Regents of Canisius College; was a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society and chaired the Boards of the Buffalo General Hospital and Kaleida Health System. He has served on the boards of over a dozen companies, both private and public; four foundations and more than 30 community organizations, including his role as Chair of the Investment Committee of the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo. Tom has spent much of his career counseling families in connection with corporate governance, liquidity planning and estate preservation. Tom has a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts and a J. D. from State University of New York at Buffalo.