James H. Thomson, Esq. is a native Staten Islander, having lived on the North Shore for over 30 years. Mr. Thomson pursued his undergraduate studies at the State University of New York at Albany where he was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree from the University’s Business School, with a focus in marketing and management.
Mr. Thomson studied law at the University of St. John’s, Queens Campus, as a recipient of the St. Thomas More Scholarship. His curriculum included the study of Real Property, Mortgage Law, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Transactions, and Land Use. During his time as a law student, Mr. Thomson interned at the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office under D.A. Daniel Donovan, and in the New York State Supreme Court under Justice Philip Minardo. Upon his admission to the New York Bar, Mr. Thomson immediately began to practice with this law firm.
Since 2007, Mr. Thomson has been the managing associate of the Real Estate and Transactional Departments. Mr. Thomson has handled hundreds of real estate transactions, big and small, ranging from residential home sales and purchases to multi-million dollar commercial deals.
Mr. Thomson's representation includes numerous types of commercial transactions, business sales and purchases; formation and dissolution of business entities, including Corporations and LLC's; drafting of Stockholders and Employment Agreements; filings with the Department of State; and formation of Not-for-Profit Corporations.
Mr. Thomson also handles all guardianship matters for the firm.
In addition to his commitment to the clients of Russo, Scamardella & D’Amato, Mr. Thomson is actively involved with the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce. He serves as a Co-Chair of the Chamber’s Small Business Committee, which advocates for small businesses regarding ongoing legislative issues; and is President of the Chamber's Business Guild One. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the West Brighton Local Development Committee.