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Thomas Budnik is an associate attorney at RM Law Group LLC. He provides legal counsel to startups, founder teams, and growth-stage companies on a wide variety of corporate transactions. Tom advises his clients on general corporate and transactional matters, including entity formation and incorporation, venture-backed financings, commercial contracting, and corporate governance. 


Prior to entering the legal field, Tom worked in data and analytics and advised small companies and early-stage businesses on their digital marketing strategies. Prior to joining RM, Tom worked as in-house counsel in the logistics industry and within the practice groups of other commercial law firms. Tom began working at RM in 2021 to build his practice in the Startup and Venture Capital space.


Tom earned his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law and his B.A. in Journalism from Butler University in Indianapolis. While attending law school, Tom served as the President and Treasurer of the Irish American Law Students Association. He was also a member of the Corporate Law Society and Cyber Security and Data Privacy Society and worked for the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent.

Representative Matters

Represented a seed-stage startup in a $1.5M SAFE financing

Represented client in the dismissal of an improper $20,000 judgment against a Workers Compensation Board

Represented a client in the defense of a multi-million dollar class action TCPA claim

Regularly represents founder teams in incorporation, financing, and commercial contracting matters