Tom is the co-chair of the firm’s U.S. Real Estate Group. He represents a broad spectrum of clients in connection with investments in, and the financing, development, operation, and disposition of, real estate assets in California and throughout the United States. He has a track record of representing clients with substantial and complex transactions.
Tom’s practice emphasizes transactions involving REITs; acquisition and disposition of real estate assets, loans, and portfolios; real estate finance transactions and credit facilities of all types; matters involving the financing, acquisition, operation, and disposition of hotels and resorts; real estate joint ventures and other equity investments; credit lease and master lease transactions involving corporate real estate assets; and workouts, restructurings, and the exercise of remedies with respect to problem loans, troubled joint ventures, and other problem real estate investments.
Tom regularly represents financial institutions and other clients in connection with syndicated credit facilities; A/B notes and participation arrangements; mezzanine financing; and intercreditor and co-lender arrangements related to the financing of major office, residential, retail, hospitality, and mixed-use projects.
Tom’s REIT practice includes such matters as representing REITs and contributors in connection with tax deferred roll-up transactions involving the receipt of common and custom-tailored preferred operating partnership units; representing clients selling projects to REITs in taxable transactions involving cash consideration or REIT securities; representing lenders providing financing to REITs for working capital and acquisition or development lines (including credit facilities in connection with REIT IPO’s); and representing REITs or their counterparties in connection with joint ventures, purchase and sale transactions involving individual projects and portfolios, development projects, credit facilities, mortgage and mezzanine loan investments, and other matters.
Tom is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.
The Daily Journal selected Mr. Fileti as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California, and also as one of California’s top 25 real estate transactional lawyers, in 2013. He is also recommended by Chambers USA 2019, Legal 500 US 2019, Best Lawyers In America 2020, Super Lawyers 2020, and Who’s Who Legal 2018.
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