Seyfarth Adds Real Estate Lawyer Thomas Galli in Washington, D.C.

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 23:09

Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today the arrival of partner Thomas Galli to the real estate practice in Washington, D.C. Galli joins from Greenberg Traurig LLP where he was a shareholder in the real estate, sports facilities and public private partnership practice groups.

Galli’s practice focuses on real estate transactions and developments for mixed use, office, data center, retail, stadium, industrial, multifamily, single-family community, undeveloped land, and other types of properties located throughout the country. He has served clients on the acquisition and disposition of single assets and portfolios (including loan portfolios), permanent, securitized, credit line, and construction financing, loan restructuring and workouts, lease transactions for landlords and tenants, and public private partnerships.

“Tom adds further depth to our diverse real estate platform. His sophisticated commercial real estate practice complements our institutional and development practices,” said Paul Mattingly, chair of Seyfarth’s Real Estate department. “As public private partnerships continue to expand as a vehicle for growth in the market, Tom joins a cross-disciplinary team of lawyers handling these complex transactions nationally.”

Galli regularly advises developers, private equity firms, REITs, pension funds, opportunity funds, insurance companies, asset managers, banks, publicly traded companies, private companies, entrepreneurs, technology companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

“Tom brings a national reputation and a consistent history of success to our strong real estate team in D.C.,” said Robert Bodansky, managing partner of Seyfarth’s Washington, D.C. office. “He is an impressive lawyer with a passion for client service. His addition strategically grows our local bench and enhances the firm’s real estate capabilities overall.”

Galli received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and earned his B.S., magna cum laude, in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Galli’s arrival follows the recent addition of partners Gregg Bernhard and Gordon Peery who both joined the firm’s real estate practice in Los Angeles. With more than 140 real estate lawyers across the country, Seyfarth has one of the largest real estate practices in the United States. Both national and local in scope, Seyfarth provides a full range of services including development, construction, leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, financing, and joint ventures.