Thomas M. Camp
Thomas Camp, JD, MBA, is a creative problem solver and business-oriented attorney who is driven to achieve successful and cost-effective outcomes for his clients.
Tom leads Camp Corporate Law, LLC, a Wellesley-based boutique business law firm that regularly represents entrepreneurs, acquisition sponsors, technology driven companies, dental practices, and a wide range of other small and medium sized businesses in connection with business transactions and outside general counsel advisory services.
Tom's unique business and educational background, including P&L responsibility for the international division of a publicly traded company, allow Tom to understand and serve his clients' business needs.
Tom practiced corporate and securities law for nearly 10 years with Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar, a large Boston law firm, where he honed his business and transactional skills through extensive experience representing leading private equity firms, their portfolio companies, entrepreneurs, financial institutions, and dental professionals in a range of corporate, securities, commercial and M&A transactions.
Tom also served as a senior executive at LoJack Corporation, including as SVP & GM, International, where his group worked through licensing, distribution, international trade, employment and many other legal matters.
Tom started his involvement with the dental community in the early 1990’s through his wife, who owns and operates who owns Bedford Periodontal and Dental Implant Care.
Over the years, Tom has gotten to know many dentists as both clients and friends and has gained a thorough understanding of their unique needs when structuring successful transactions. He regularly represents dentists in connection with practice acquisitions and sales, buy-ins, start-ups, partnership agreements, real estate leases, associate employment agreements, bank loans, and more.
When not working, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys, traveling, reading, indulging in trashy TV, and trying to stay active.
Tom received his B.A. from Tufts University (1985), majoring in Economics and French (magna cum laude), and his joint J.D. (order of the coif) and M.B.A. from Boston College (1990).
Lauren M. Guillette, JD is a skilled business attorney with extensive experience counseling businesses, entrepreneurs, individuals and investors in connection with a broad range of business law matters, including entity formation issues, asset and equity acquisitions and dispositions, and employment and human resources issues.
Lauren regularly creates and negotiates sophisticated LLC operating agreements, shareholder agreements, purchase and sale agreements, employment-related agreements and documents, business contracts and real estate leases. She also assists the firm’s business clients with their corporate governance and maintenance obligations.
Lauren began her career as an attorney at Peabody & Brown (the predecessor to Nixon Peabody), in Boston in their Business Law and Syndications Group.
Her practice focused on transactions involving the structuring of complex tax advantaged transactions intended to maximize both financial and tax benefits. She also represented institutional investors in the acquisitions of investments and restructuring and disposition of troubled real estate investments.
She subsequently joined one of the largest affordable housing syndicators in the country as its Assistant General Counsel. While there, Lauren provided in-house legal support and strategic guidance to asset and fund managers, including advising on legal issues related to entity structuring, new fund development, property acquisitions and property management, and drafting and negotiating leasing and sales contracts.
She also advised on human resource issues including drafting handbooks, policies, and ethics statements, and hiring and terminations.
In her free time Lauren enjoys many interests, including volunteering in her community, cooking and reading, working in her gardens, and hiking with her dog. She and her family love to spend time in the summers doing all things water related on Block Island in Rhode Island, and in the winter skiing at Burke Mountain in Vermont.
Lauren received her Bachelor of Commerce degree (with distinction) from McGill University (1986), concentrating in finance and marketing, and her J.D. (cum laude) from Suffolk University (1989).
George R. Kafkas
George Kafkas, JD, is a results and efficiency-oriented paralegal who is interested in building his legal practice in M&A, start-ups, and venture capital formation as soon as he passes the Massachusetts bar examination.
During law school, George gained practical legal experience while externing at a variety of work placements. At Matheson, one of Ireland’s big-four law firms, George worked on corporate matters for large, U.S. multinational tech and pharmaceutical companies conducting international business through Ireland. At Vicente Sederberg LLP, George worked on regulatory and business permitting matters pertaining to the Massachusetts cannabis market. At Dain, Torpy, Le Ray, Wiest & Garner, P.C., George worked on commercial leases for large property management companies and researched property law issues in support of the litigation department. Additionally, as an extern for Justice Frank Gaziano of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, George reviewed and recommended cases for further appellate review and prepared bench memoranda.
Prior to law school, George spent three years at Mathematica, a policy research consulting firm, where he managed a multi-million dollar portfolio and provided data collection, evaluation and implementation support across a variety of non-profit and government-funded health and human services research projects. On some of these projects, George liaised between the company’s legal department and government agency clients to set up data use and business agreements for data collection purposes.
When not working, George enjoys spending time with his wife and mini-bernedoodle, traveling, playing soccer, binging the latest TV shows, kicking back with friends, and listening to house music and hip-hop. George received his Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University (2014), concentrating in international development studies and political science, and his J.D. from Boston College (2020).
Secil Kantarci O’Neil, LLB, has worked as a corporate paralegal since 2018. She joined Camp Corporate Law, LLC in 2019 and provides paralegal and administrative support to the firm.
Secil graduated from law school in Turkey in 2008. She received her license in 2010 from the Istanbul Bar Association after interning at a trademark law company and at the Istanbul courts. She has been a member of the Istanbul Bar Association since 2010. She has worked as an attorney in different law firms and companies in Istanbul, Turkey, including working as in-house counsel at a leading global copper products manufacturer, Sarkuysan A.S., in Istanbul, Turkey, mostly practicing commercial, corporate, business, labor, and contract law.
In 2011, she earned her graduate degree in Gender, Leadership and Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. During her graduate studies, she completed her internship at Representative Denise Andrews’ Office at the Massachusetts State House. She also worked with an immigration attorney in Cambridge, MA where she gained experience in immigration law.
At Camp Corporate Law, LLC, Secil focuses on preparing entity governance documents, including articles of incorporation, certificates of organization, certificates of dissolution and stock certificate. She also performs legal research, creates and distributes annual reports, and assists with the preparation of forms required by the SEC, IRS, UCC and other regulatory bodies.
Secil is fluent in English and Turkish. In her free time, Secil enjoys reading, biking, and hiking. She and her husband love to spend time with their families both in Turkey and New Hampshire. She loves travelling and taking pictures. She is an amateur dancer and she performs in a dance group, Mavi Dance. Secil also enjoys volunteering at concerts and other non-profit events.
Secil received her Paralegal certification from Boston University, concentrating in legal writing, legal research and American Law. She is an active member of the Massachusetts Paralegal Association since 2017.