Brown Rudnick LLP

Thomas J. Phillips

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Practice Areas

Real Estate (General)


Environmental, Zoning and Land Use

Retail and Shopping Centers

Real Estate Financing

Distressed Real Estate

Workouts and Restructurings


Tom Phillips, Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, has been practicing commercial real estate and land use law for over 30 years. He has counseled owners, developers, landlords, tenants, lenders and investors in a variety of property acquisitions and sales, development and permitting projects, leases, debt and equity financings, workouts/restructurings and other sophisticated real estate transactions spanning virtually all asset classes. He has particular experience working with retail and mixed use properties. He is the Vice Chair of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Legal Advisory Council and a past ICSC State Director.

Tom has been recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Real Estate Law.

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Tom was a partner in the Boston law firm of Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar, where he served as Real Estate Department Chair.