Thomas Loikith is a partner in Harwood Lloyd’s Commercial Department, concentrating his practice in financial services law, commercial transactions, real estate, and business law. Mr. Loikith has extensive experience in representing financial services clients, representing lenders and borrowers in commercial asset-based and real estate loan transactions, and forming and counseling small businesses.

Mr. Loikith received his B.A. in Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, from Montclair State College in 1975. He received his J.D., with Honors,  from Rutgers School of Law-Newark in 1978.

Mr. Loikith was Law Secretary to Hon. Peter Ciolino, Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Passaic County for the 1978-1979 Term.

Mr. Loikith has received a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating 5.0 out of 5.0,

Mr. Loikith has been named by New Jersey Super Lawyers® magazine as one of the top attorneys in New Jersey for 2018. The selections for this list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters, Legal division based in Egan, MN. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. The decisions made by Super Lawyers have not been approved by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Mr. Loikith was an adjunct faculty member, teaching principally legal research and writing in the Legal Studies Department of Montclair State University, and the first-year writing program at Seton Hall University School of Law. In recent years, he has spoken at seminars regarding commercial loan documentation, Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, and the New Jersey Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act.

Mr. Loikith is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New Jersey (1978), the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1978), the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit (1981), and the United States Supreme Court (1982).

Mr. Loikith is currently President and a Trustee of the Bergen County Bar Association, and Co-Chair of its Banking / Business Law Committee and Corporate Law Committee. He is also a President and a Trustee of the Bergen County Bar Foundation.

Education

Undergraduate

  • Montclair State University (B.A. 1975) summa cum laude

Law School

  • Rutgers School of Law – Newark (J.D. 1978) with honors

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1978

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1978
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 1981
  • United States Supreme Court, 1982

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

  • Hon. Peter Ciolino, J.S.C., 1978 – 1979

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

Legal

  • Bergen County Bar Association, President, Trustee, Co-Chair of Business / Banking Law Committee, Corporate Law Committee
  • Bergen County Bar Foundation, Trustee, President
  • Hudson-Bergen Inn of Transactional Counsel

OTHER

Seminars/Publications

  • Presentor and Co – Author of Materials, Advanced Title Insurance Issues, NBI. May 2017
  • Presentor, Bergen County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Seminars, The New HUD : Everything you need to know. March 9, 2015 and Febuary 15, 2015
  • Recipient, “Good Scout Award”, Northern New Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 2014
  • Presenter, Bergen County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Seminars, New Jersey Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, March 27, 2014
  • Presenter, Hudson-Bergen Inn of Transactional Counsel, Commercial Loan Documentation, December, 2013 and January, 2014
  • Presenter and Co-Author of Materials, Limited Liability Companies, NBI, June, 2013
  • Presenter, Bergen County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Corporate Funding and Finance Options and Senior Debt Financing, June, 2011
  • Presenter, Bergen County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Corporate Entity and Formation Options, Entity Choice and Liability, May, 2011
  • Presenter and Co-Author of Seminar Materials, Commercial and Real Estate Loan Documents in New Jersey: More Than Just Papers, Lorman Education Services, February, 2008 and February, 2009
  • Presenter and Co-Author of Seminar Materials, Revised UCC Article 9 Secured Transactions: What New Jersey Practitioners Need to Know, NBI, 2004
  • Judith Huggins Balfe, Passing It On: The Inheritance and Use of Summer Homes (Pocomo Press 1999) (Consulted with author on legal structures through which joint ownership of summer houses could be passed on.)
  • Edward H. Hein, Legal Research for Paralegals (West Pub. Co. 1996) (Contributed draft of chapter on Judicial Materials.)
  • Co-Author: Accommodating the Rights of Bondholders and State Public Purposes: Beyond United States Trust, 55 Tulane Law Review 735 (April, 1981)