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Tom in His Own Words

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"He understands our appetite for risk when it comes to working with lenders and entering into joint venture agreements and contracts. He understands our risk tolerance better than anyone."

Thomas G. Jaros

Real Estate

Tom is a partner in the Real Estate Group and focuses on acquisitions and dispositions of all product types across the nation, including multi-family, office, industrial, retail and hotel.  Tom is particularly experienced in the financing aspects of his client’s projects.  Over the years, Tom has developed a significant amount of experience with non-recourse financing, including CMBS and mezzanine loans.  This experience has led to a significant practice involving troubled mortgage loans, including restructurings, workouts and defense of foreclosure and guaranty suits.  

Tom’s practice philosophy is to “own” a client’s matter.  What matters to the client, matters to Tom.  Tom looks to maintain a level of engagement with his clients such that he lives every deal step-by-step in order to make sure the client is satisfied.  Tom brings a level of practicality to problem-solving by applying a business approach to the issues.  Above all, Tom is a “deal guy” who wants to see his client’s transaction close. 

Tom was recognized individually in the 2012-2015 editions of Chambers USA in the area of Real Estate: Illinois (see related press release).  Chambers noted that his clients had the following to say, “We love working with him. Fantastic service, great advice, and he could not be more responsive. He sets the bar high for other firms."


Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D., 1992, high honors
Knox College, B.A., 1989, cum laude
Bar Admissions
Illinois, 1992
Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
Ranked in Chambers USA, 2014-2017
Named a Leading Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Network, 2016
Illinois Super Lawyer - 2010, 2011, 2012

Q&A

If you weren’t an attorney, what would you be?
A chef that owns a winery – every lawyer’s dream.
What’s your favorite lawyer joke?
What do you call 10,000 lawyers at the bottom of an ocean… a good start.
What’s your favorite book?
There are two by David McCulloch – “The Great Bridge" and “Truman.”

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