For more than 39 years, Tom Borner has practiced law in and around Putnam, Connecticut. He has been a member of this firm since 1979. His inspiration to be an attorney was from his early years. As a child of a large family, with limited means, it was a long road requiring determination and focus.
Early years at this firm entailed a general practice requiring a variety of litigation areas in Connecticut, Massachusetts and the Connecticut Federal Courts. In more recent years, the practice has evolved with matters related more to representing clients in the purchase and sale of real estate and business-related matters.
His areas of practice today include residential and commercial real estate law, corporate law, estate planning and probate. Tom Borner works in towns throughout eastern Connecticut as a representative of developers and small businesses, with a broad range of clients.
Currently, Tom Borner currently serves as Co-Vice Chairman and as a Member of the Board of Advisors of the Hale YMCA Youth and Family Center in Putnam. He was a founding Advisory Committee Member of the Putnam YMCA that was created that eventually led to building the Putnam YMCA facility. He also serves as a Director of the Greater Hartford YMCA.
He is a Director and a Member of the Finance Committee of the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut. He is a member of the Finance Committee of the Make A Wish Connecticut organization. He is a member of the Board of Corporators of Day Kimball Hospital, and over the years, has served on several boards and commissions.
Tom and his wife, Kathy, participate in local and national habitat builds for Habitat for Humanity International. He is a past Director of the Northeast Connecticut Habitat for Humanity.
Tom Borner is the retired president and chief executive officer of Putnam Bank. He also served as a director of the bank since 1987, and as chairman of the board of the bank from 1992 to 2012.
Tom received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1979 and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut School of Business in 1976. He is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and Massachusetts as well the Federal Court for the District of Connecticut.