Experienced Attorney Tom Babel Joins Forrest Firm

Despite this extraordinary season, the Forrest Firm continues to attract new talent. This month the firm is excited to welcome attorney Thomas S. Babel to the Wilmington office.

With 20 years of practice, Tom adds a wealth of knowledge and experience in litigation and business law matters, enabling the Firm to better serve its clients throughout North Carolina. 

“Forrest Firm boasts a critical mass of excellent lawyers with the resources of the largest firms in the state. My driving force, however, in joining this organization is the clear entrepreneurial and nimble spirit,” said Tom. “The Firm is willing and eager to implement creative solutions in striving to provide cutting-edge client service.”

Tom joins Forrest Firm after serving as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at TBC Corporation, the parent corporation of some of the country’s most well-known tire and automotive service centers, including Tire Kingdom and Midas. Prior to his in-house tenure at TBC Corporation, Tom was a longtime shareholder in the Wilmington office of Ward & Smith, P.A., an attorney with Squire Patton Boggs, and Assistant General Counsel at Evenflo Company. 

“We are thrilled to have Tom join our team in Wilmington,” added Andy Jones, the Firm’s President. “Tom’s 20-plus years of experience will add depth and capacity to our litigation and corporate groups. We also look forward to introducing his clients to the client-first Forrest Firm approach.”

An active member of the Wilmington business community, Tom has served on the Board of Trustees of the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, as Chairman of the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and on the Board of Trustees of the Cape Fear Community College Foundation.

The Forrest Firm provides legal services to businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, and individuals. Core practice areas include corporate transactions, financings, commercial real estate, intellectual property, employment law, banking and financial services, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning and administration, and litigation. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, Forrest Firm attorneys have quickly shifted their focus to advising businesses on a myriad of new laws regarding COVID-19. Forrest Firm is the only Certified B Corporation® law firm in the state of North Carolina. 


About the Forrest Firm, P.C.
The Forrest Firm is a full-service corporate law firm and Certified B Corporation®. The firm provides legal services in a manner that consistently exceeds client expectations, creates healthy, sustainable work environments for its professionals, and positively impacts communities across North Carolina. Launched in 2011, the Firm is one of the state’s fastest growing law firms with eight offices across North Carolina.