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Provided by Thomas D. Kearns

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Real Estate

Career

Tom represents owners, operators and developers in the acquisition, development, ground leasing and financing of office, residential and retail properties. He has extensive experience with joint venture, LLC, tenant-in-common and other agreements between co-venturers including programmatic ventures across multiple assets, and has negotiated and drafted sophisticated commercial condominium documents including condominiums to permit not-for-profit entities to take advantage of real estate tax exemptions. Tom has been one of the most active practitioners in the purchase, turnaround and sale of Manhattan office buildings. Recently Tom handled several workouts of ground leased hotels when the hotel industry was hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Publications

Tom has a bi-monthly column for the New York Real Estate Journal, a leading industry newspaper, and maintains an active twitter account @TDKearns.

Personal

J.D., Fordham University School of Law; M.B.A., Fordham University; B.A., Fordham University. The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Real Estate since 2019; elected a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL); New York Super Lawyer since 2006.

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Real Estate: Mainly Dirt - New York
4
Band 4

Tom Kearns is co-head of the real estate practice. He has significant experience in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate including leasing and acquisitions.
"He has deep expertise in ground leasing and joint ventures. He pays attention to the big picture, but also masters the details including the development of real estate law through decided cases."

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