Tom Stevens is principal of the law firm Stevens & Associates, a successor to the firm he founded in 1989. He is an English solicitor and an American attorney with a focus on finance, mergers and acquisitions, entity structuring and governance, tax planning, international transactions, and best practices analyses. He is an avid supporter of early entrepreneurs, providing mentoring through the firm's Startup Trebuchet Program. Tom makes regular presentations on entrepreneurship, angel and VC funding, and early-stage best practices at 1871, among Chicago's and the country's premier incubators, and serves on several boards, including Moneythink, The Experience Institute, and I-Go.