Thomas (Tom) M. Jones advises clients on federal and state tax, insurance regulatory and legal matters concerning captive insurance and other alternatives to commercial insurance. He counsels multinational corporations, private businesses, taxable and exempt health care providers, trade associations, joint ventures, government instrumentalities, labor unions and enterprises of all types.

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  • Designed and helped implement scores of onshore and offshore self-insurance programs involving single-parent and multi-owner captive insurers and risk retention groups
  • Structured, from a legal, tax and regulatory perspective, a captive for one of the largest state university systems
  • Serves as curriculum advisor to the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE), where he has taught several tax/legal/regulatory courses


  • Legal 500 USA 2017, Leading Lawyer
  • Chambers USA 2018
  • Captive Review Magazine 2014, ranked #1 on its global “Power 50” most influential in captives list: “If all the US captive big players were in one room and I could only speak to one, I’d choose Tom Jones.”

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  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • International Fiscal Association
  • New York World Trade Center Captive, corporate legal advisor


Cornell Law School, JD, with specialization in International Legal Affairs, 1975
Cornell University, MBA, Finance, 1971
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA, Finance, summa cum laude with high distinction, 1969


Thomas M. Jones

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