Tom is a board certified specialist in real estate.
Tom’s practice covers a wide variety of transactional matters, representing individuals and businesses in all phases of buying, financing, selling, and leasing residential and commercial property. He has successfully closed more than $1 billion in transactions to date.
Tom’s representative matters include:
- Overseeing acquisition, sale, or construction of all character of multimillion dollar residences (waterfront, inland, condominium)
- Site identification and acquisition, including acquisition of entitlements and oversight of construction, for multiple assisted living facilities throughout Florida and Kentucky
- $90 million refinancing of statewide skilled nursing facility system
- Purchase and/or refinancing of multiple auto dealerships
- Negotiating acquisition, financing, and ongoing representation of apartment, hotel, and retail properties
- Examination of title and issuance of title insurance in connection with thousands of residential, commercial, and vacant land transactions
In 2015, Tom was appointed by Governor Rick Scott as one of two consumer members of the Florida Real Estate Commission, which administers and enforces Florida’s real estate license law. Tom served as the 2018 chair of the FREC. A native Sarasotan, Tom’s civic affiliations include causes that promote the diversification of Florida’s economy and preservation of its cultural heritage. Tom is past chair of the Board of Trustees of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, where he also chaired its CEO search, audit, and nominating committees. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation. Tom’s comments on Sarasota’s history, economy, and real estate market have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Gulf Coast Business Review, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, SRQ, New York Social Diary, and Metropolis.