Thomas J. Welsh is General Counsel of Nippon Steel & Sumikin Bussan Americas, Inc. and is Counsel of the law firm of Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. located in Hartford, Connecticut. He is a Fellow and a former Regent of the American College of Commercial Finance Attorneys, a member of the American Law Institute, a member of the Executive Board of the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, being the former Chairman of the Commercial Finance Section and a member of the Executive Committee of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section. He has lectured on commercial law and bankruptcy matters and written on commercial law topics. Attorney Welsh is a co-author of E. Weiss, T. Welsh & E. Yen, Connecticut Secured Transactions Under Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code Forms and Practice Manual (2002), rev. to 2010, published by DataTrace Publishing Company and is a co-author of the 2008 revision to Chapter 5C on Letters of Credit and Negotiable Instruments of Rabkin & Johnson’s Current Legal Forms With Tax Analysis published by Matthew Bender.
Mr. Welsh is a member of the State of Connecticut Law Revision Commission and was the co-chair of the Advisory Committee on 2010 revisions to UCC Article 9 that were passed by the Connecticut General Assembly in 2011 and was co-Chair of Law Revision Commission panel that drafted the bill adopting the Uniform Certificate of Title for Vessels Act in Connecticut that was passed in 2014. He was a member of the Connecticut Law Revision Commission advisory committee on the 1999 revision to Article 9 - Secured Transactions of the Uniform Commercial Code and was a primary proponent and spokesperson for the Connecticut Bar Association in the adoption of revised Article 9 in Connecticut. He also authored, and was the spokesperson of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Connecticut Bar Association in the adoption by the Connecticut General Assembly, of the 2003 technical amendments to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and related statutes. Attorney Welsh received a Citation from the Connecticut General Assembly for his work in the adoption of revised Article 9.
Mr Welsh has a wide-ranging practice in commercial finance and business law matters and has acted as general counsel for steel companies in the United States.