Tom Bator joined Nichols & Pratt in 1992. He is a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee and Management Committee. In addition, Tom is a partner of Pratt, Bator & Popov, LLP where he practices trusts and estates law.
Tom has obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society. Tom was one of three elected Commissioners of Trust Funds for the Town of Weston for 15 years. Tom is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).
A member of the Massachusetts Bar and Boston Bar Association, Tom has served as a co-chair of the Boston Bar Association Estate Planning Committee and chair of the BBA Trusts and Estates Section New Developments Committee. He is a member of the Boston Probate and Estate Planning Forum, and has been the Secretary for the Massachusetts Prudent Investor Act committee and the Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code committee. Tom has been selected for The Best Lawyers in America.
Tom was a member of the Shady Hill School Development Committee from 2007 to 2010.
Prior to joining Nichols & Pratt, LLP, Tom practiced law at Palmer & Dodge in Boston and Perkins Coie in Seattle.
Tom graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude in History and from the University of Chicago Law School.
Tom is the author of The Boston Trustee: The Lives, Laws, & Legacy of a Vital Institution (2015) and Notes From The Has-Been: A Collection of Weekly Soccer Thoughts (2012).
Tom grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Tom and his wife have three children. Tom was an active soccer coach and plays on an over-50 town team. Tom is the past President of the Weston Soccer Club, on whose Board he served for many years. Tom was a member of the 1983 National Champion Harvard Squash team.