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 attorney 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. His real estate department also specializes in landlord/tenant matters, and real estate tax contests.
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, including those filing for 501(c)(3) status.
In addition to his commitment to the clients of Russo, Scamardella & D'Amato, Mr. Thomson is actively involved with the Staten Island business community. He is the President of The Executive Club of Staten Island. He is a Co-Chair of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Committee, which advocates for small businesses regarding ongoing legislative issues. He has served as President, Vice President and Director of the Chamber's Business Guild One. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the West Brighton Local Development Committee.