Officers & Trustees Bergen Bar

2018-2019 Officers
Thomas Loikith President
Andrew J. Cevasco President Elect
Joseph A. Maurice First Vice President
Eileen P. Mulroy Second Vice President
Jason E. Foy Treasurer
William I. Strasser Secretary
Frances E. Barto Geoffrey D. Mueller
Craig Bossong Cynthia A. Petrowsky
Jamie P. Clare Nina C. Remson
John L. Higgins III Douglas V. Sanchez
Ira C. Kaplan James B. Seplowitz
Edward S. Kiel Laura C. Sutnick
Julie L. Kim Andrew G. Toulas
Nicole A. McDonough
NJSBA Trustee
Immediate Past President
YL Trustee
Anthony M. Carlino
David Edelberg Frances E. Barto
Executive Director
Frank R. O’Marra. Jr.

Bergen County Bar Association’s

120th President

Thomas Loikith, Esq.

Thomas Loikith was installed as 120th president of the Bergen County Bar Association at its annual meeting on March 22, 2018. Tom is a partner with Harwood Lloyd, LLC in Hackensack, New Jersey. He is a member of the firm’s Commercial Transaction Department and concentrates his practice in financial services, business, real estate and transactional law. Tom received his undergraduate degree from Montclair State College in 1975 (B.A. summa cum laude, Political Science) and his law degree from Rutgers School of Law- Newark in 1978 (J.D., with honors). He was law secretary to Hon. Peter Ciolino, Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Passaic County during the 1978-1979 term.

Tom is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Tom was elected a trustee of the Bergen County Bar Foundation in 2007. In 2010 he was elected vice-president of the Foundation, a position he held until 2012 when he was elected president of the Foundation. He completed 6 terms as president of the Foundation in April, 2018.

Tom was elected a trustee of the Bergen County Bar Association in 2008. He was elected an officer of the Association in 2013 and has held the offices of secretary, treasurer, 2nd vice-president, 1st vice-president and president-elect. He is a member and co-chair of several Association committees, notably the Banking and Business Law Committee and the Corporate Law Committee.

Tom is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Tom has been an adjunct faculty member in the Center for Legal Studies and the Legal Studies Department of Montclair State University, teaching principally legal research and writing, and in the first-year writing program at Seton Hall Law School. He has spoken at seminars regarding commercial loan documentation, Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, business entities and financing, commercial title insurance policy endorsements and New Jersey limited liability companies.

Tom currently lives in Randolph, New Jersey. He is an active member of Resurrection Parish, serving as a lector, Eucharistic Minister and catechist in the middle school religious formation program. He is counsel to and volunteer with Interfaith Furnishings, an organization which accepts donations of used furniture to be distributed to people in need throughout Morris County. He is also counsel to and trustee of New Hope Inc., an outreach organization that provides subsidies for housing, day care, education, and counseling for single first-time mothers and their babies. Tom is also a Member of the Montclair State University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Advisory Board and received the “Good Scout Award” from the Northern New Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts of America in 2014.

Tom is the proud father of Paul and Stephen. Paul, his wife Natasha Hodas and Tom’s granddog Ralph Hodas-Loikith live in Portland, Oregon. Both Paul and Natasha received their PhDs in Atmospheric Science from Rutgers University. Paul is an Assistant Professor of weather and climate science at Portland State University where he directs the Portland State Climate Science Lab, conducts research on weather and climate extremes and teaches weather and climate courses. Natasha is an air quality scientist at Intel in Portland. Stephen and his wife Victoria Bartolomeo met as music majors at Lebanon Valley College and moved on to Massachusetts where Stephen earned a Master of Fine Arts in Musicology from Brandeis University and Vicky earned a Master of Arts in Vocal Performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College. They currently live in a suburb of Boston. While maintaining “day jobs”, Stephen and Vicky remain active in the music field, where Stephen plays the French horn and Vicky performs as a gifted soprano and provides voice lessons to young students.