Thomas's practice is focused on commercial real estate with a concentration on retail acquisitions and development, commercial leasing, land use, and real estate litigation. Among other clients, Thomas represents a national Fortune 500 retailer in the acquisition of sites across the country for retail development, and has expertise in purchase and ground lease transactions; joint site development agreements; and shopping center easement, use, and operational agreements. He also represents other national real estate developers, owners, and governmental boards in the litigation and defense of permitting appeals and other disputes involving zoning and land use regulatory controls. Thomas also advises commercial landlords and tenants in commercial lease transactions involving office, retail, and industrial properties, and also handles litigation of commercial landlord-tenant disputes.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 1994
  • Boston College, B.A., 1991
    • Cum Laude
    • Dean's List, Golden Key, National Honor Society 

Bar Memberships

  • Massachusetts, 1994
  • District Court of Massachusetts, 1995

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner (2008 - Present)
    • Associate (2000 - 2007)
  • Rosenberg & Schapiro, P.C.
    • Associate (1995 - 2000)
  • Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts
    • Legal Intern (1994 - 1995)
  • Schapiro, Hays & Kelly
    • Law Clerk (Summer 1993)
  • Kalamaros & Associates
    • Law Clerk (Summer 1992)

Professional Affiliations

  • President, Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association (Current)
  • Member of Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association (Current)
  • Past-Treasurer, Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association
  • Past-Chair of Continuing Legal Education Committee, Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • NAIOP, The Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • Board Member, Southborough Zoning Board of Appeals

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Volunteer Lawyers Project of Boston Bar Association

Lectureships

  • Speaker, "MCLE’s 14th Annual Real Estate Law Conference" - March 2012
  • Speaker, "MCLE's Practicing with Professionalism Conference" - Panel: General and Affinity Bar Associations and Mentoring Programs - May 2014