K. Thomas Stevens
Officers & Directors

K. Thomas Stevens

President, BABC Chicago

Tom 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, admitted in Illinois, Washington, D.C., and New York. His focus is upon finance, mergers and acquisitions, entity structuring and governance, tax planning, international transactions, and best practices analyses.

He is an avid supporter of young entrepreneurs, providing mentoring at waived costs and fees. He serves on the Board of The Chicago Lean Startup Circle, a non-profit group approaching 1,000 members. He regularly speaks on issues pertaining to startup companies, law, and entrepreneurial skills, and maintains a blog at www.startup-trebuchet.com.

Previously, Tom served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois, whereby he was involved in corporate tax litigation concerning domestic and international/off-shore entities and transactions. Shortly before leaving government service, Tom was appointed an administrative law judge, overseeing a segment of interstate taxation issues pertaining to railroads. Such followed positions with the Tax and Bond Division of the Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago and with the Illinois Retail Merchants Association.