Tom Carney’s Priorities for Delray Beach:

Tom Carney putting Delray Beach residents first!

Tom has over 40 years of experience concentrating in corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, real estate, and land use/zoning law.

Tom’s client base is comprised of institutional lenders and banks, closely held businesses, and individual investors. He has represented a variety of corporate clients in the sales and mergers of their businesses, assisted in structuring mezzanine and other long-term financing for businesses, structuring private placement of debt and/or equity disclosure documentation, structuring trust and other asset protection and estate planning instruments. Tom acted as underwriter’s counsel on multiple municipal revenue bonds.

Tom served as Mayor and Commissioner of Delray Beach ( Previously, he served as Vice-Chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency and as Chairman of the Delray Beach Housing Authority.

Tom is a member of the Board of Directors of New Hope Charities (Palm Beach, FL). ( He is the past President of the Arts Garage (; past member of the Board of Directors of Old School Square (; former member of the Board of Trustees of Palm Beach Atlantic University (

From 1985-1995, Tom was a founder and Director of Carney Bank, a state-chartered bank principally serving Delray Beach’s citizens and small businesses.

During 1979 – 1983, Tom served as an Assistant Republican Tax Counsel to the Committee on Way and Means (U.S. House of Representatives) and as an Attorney-Advisor with Legislation and Regulations Division of the Internal Revenue Service (Washington D.C.). He has been practicing in South Florida since 1984.

Tom earned his B.S. (Political Science) at Spring Hill College; his Juris Doctor (J.D.) at Boston College Law School, and his LLM (Master of Laws in Taxation) from Georgetown University. Tom was an Associate Editor of the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review, and authored “The 1976 French Finance Law: Its Effect on U.S. Citizens Residing in France with U.S. Source Passive Income,” 2 B.C. Int’l & Comp. L.J. 163 (1978).

Tom is a member of the Florida Bar, the Massachusetts Bar, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court (Florida); United States Court of Appeals (Florida); United States Tax Court (Washington D.C.); and the United States Supreme Court.

Tom and his wife, Lucie, have been married for 46 years and have two adult children.

Tom is active in a variety of other charitable organizations, including:

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