Tom is a real estate and corporate attorney. He counsels clients on complex transactional, corporate and real estate matters, including the acquisition, financing, 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, exchange (1031 exchange), preservation and sale of multifamily, office, industrial, retail shopping center, condominium and mixed use developments.Tom represents a range of clients from publicly-held companies to closely-held family businesses, individuals, investors, builders, developers, lenders, real estate brokers 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
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
Leadership Ann Arbor, Class of 2009
News & Publications
- September 10, 2018
- August 27, 2018
- May 14, 2018
- September 6, 2017
- August 16, 2017
- October 27, 2016
- October 12, 2016
Wayne State University Law School
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
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