Circle BMW Welcomes Back Thomas J. DeFelice, III to Resume Role as Vice President & General Counsel
EATONTOWN, N.J. (November 20, 2020) – Circle BMW, one of the region’s leading BMW dealerships, is pleased to welcome back Thomas J. DeFelice, III. DeFelice will return to the position he previously held, Vice President and General Counsel, where he will oversee the dealership’s daily business operations in addition to serving as its lead counsel.
DeFelice spent the past three years practicing law at Aboyoun Dobbs LLC, a highly regarded and nationally lauded automotive law firm, where he represented some of the most prominent dealer groups in the country, specializing in franchise law, corporate law and mergers & acquisitions, closing nearly half a billion dollars in automotive asset and real estate transactions.
Circle BMW Founder and President, Tom DeFelice, Jr., said, “Tom’s unique combination of legal and operational skills are a tremendous asset to our company.” He added, “Tom is well-poised to lead Circle BMW and immediately contribute to the company’s long-term business objectives and growth.”
DeFelice first held the position of vice president and general counsel at Circle BMW from September 2015 to March 2018. Previously, he worked as an associate at the law firm of Landman, Corsi, Ballaine & Ford, P.C. in Newark.
In 2018, while at Circle BMW, DeFelice was recognized as a finalist for the NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year Award. He is a graduate of the Dealer Candidate Academy at the National Automobile Dealers Association and a member of the NJ Car Next Generation Board.
DeFelice earned a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law and an MBA from Monmouth University. He is also a graduate of Boston College, where he earned a B.A. in Economics, and Christian Brothers Academy.
About Circle BMW
Circle BMW, owned and operated by Tom DeFelice since 1980, and recently rejoined by his son Thomas J. DeFelice, III, is dedicated to excellence in all phases of the BMW ownership experience: sales, service, parts, accessories, lifestyle products and lifetime customer support. Serving customers in Central New Jersey, Circle BMW is one of the tri-state area’s leading luxury automotive dealerships and a four-time recipient of the prestigious BMW Center of Excellence Award for achieving outstanding levels of performance and customer service. In addition to new vehicles, Circle BMW offers Certified Pre-Owned vehicles that meet demanding standards for resale. Our award-winning Service Department is among the top in the nation and is proud to employ the largest staff of BMW Master Technicians in New Jersey. Circle BMW is one of the largest BMW authorized stocking dealers of original equipment parts and accessories in the region. Learn more at circlebmw.com and connect with us on Facebook.com/CircleBMW, Twitter.com/circlebmwsales, Instagram.com/CircleBMW and YouTube.com/circleBMWTV.
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