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Thomas Whitten

Associate
whitten.tom@dorsey.com

Overview

Tom advises clients on real estate and finance transactions from inception to closing.
Clients’ business goals and timing considerations guide all aspects of his practice. Tom regularly partners with clients on real estate acquisitions, dispositions, development, leasing, borrowing and lending.

Education & Admissions

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (J.D., 2020), Cum Laude

Arizona State University (2017)

Admissions

  • Arizona

Clerkships

  • Arizona Court of Appeals, Judge Cynthia Bailey

Experience

  • Representing publicly traded REITs in single site and portfolio acquisitions.
  • Assisting institutional lenders with negotiation, diligence, and closing of real estate secured loans.
  • Representing landlords and tenants in negotiation of office, retail, and other leases.
  • Representing joint ventures and individual borrowers in obtaining real estate secured loans.
  • Representing entities in the acquisition of state-owned land through a public auction process.
  • Assisting developers in the acquisition and development of properties to create a portfolio exceeding one hundred properties.

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Lending Transactions
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Real Estate & Land Use

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Urban Land Institute - Partnership Forum
  • Co-founder of the Young Visionaries Board