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Real Estate Attorney

Tom is a real estate and corporate attorney. He counsels clients on transactional, corporate and real estate matters, including the acquisition, sale, leasing and subleasing of commercial property; the negotiation of joint ventures; asset and stock purchase transactions; the syndication of membership interests; and the acquisition, financing, preservation and sale of multifamily, office, industrial, shopping center and mixed use developments. Tom represents a range of clients from publicly-held companies to closely-held family businesses as well as privately-held corporations and individuals, investors, builders, developers, lenders and property managers.



Represented client in the acquisition and financing of a seven shopping center portfolio with properties in four states.

Advised client regarding an equity investment in a portfolio of 21 student housing projects valued more than $500 million.

Represented client in an office building refinance loan of $92 million with multiple lender participants.

Represented joint venture investor with respect to a $65 million senior housing project.

Sale of investment in a regional chain restaurant portfolio.

Counseled client on acquisition, preservation, financing and tax credit syndication of four projects with a value in excess of $40 million.

Represented client with joint venture involving more than 30 properties relating to concrete and sand and gravel operations.

Advised client regarding a 200,000 square foot build-to-suit industrial lease.

Guided client in development of a shopping center with more than 400,000 square feet of leasable area.

Served as intern to the Honorable Justice Patricia Boyle of the Michigan State Supreme Court.


Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America® since 2017

Michigan Super Lawyers®, 2008 - 2017; Rising Star, 2008 - 2012

DBusiness© Top Lawyers, 2013

Community Alliance Star Award, 2012

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Michigan Housing Council

National Leased Housing Association

State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Section

University of Michigan Alumni Association

Wayne State Law School Alumni Association

Community Involvement

Leadership Ann Arbor, Class of 2009

News & Publications


Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., cum laude, 2000
Associate Editor, Wayne State Law Review
Order of the Coif

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.G.S., Philosophy and Psychology, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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