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Tom concentrates his practice on commercial real estate and related transactional matters. His broad-based real estate practice has given him in-depth knowledge relative to a wide range of real estate related transactions, with a particular emphasis on representation of commercial developers and publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs). Tom has extensive experience in the negotiation of multi-property, multi-state master leases, as well as many other types of leases, and the representation of sellers and purchasers of commercial property. Tom’s practice also includes significant experience with tax-deferred exchanges and the representation of real estate lenders.

Activities & Honors

  • Selected, Leading Lawyers Network (2003-2021)
  • Selected, Illinois Super Lawyers (2006, 2012-2015, 2018-2019)
  • University of Michigan Law Review, Associate Editor (1976-1977), Notes Editor (1977-1978)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Order of the Coif



University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1978

University of Michigan, B.A., with high distinction, 1974

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois

Representative Clients

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