Tom Simmons

Thomas W. Simmons

Partner

Email: tsimmons@liffwalsh.com
Direct Line: (443) 569-7270

My clients’ goals and priorities remain at the forefront of every transaction.

Tom Simmons is a Partner with Liff, Walsh & Simmons and currently serves as the Director of the Real Estate and Commercial Finance Practice Groups. Tom regularly represents clients in all aspects of real estate, business and finance transactions including mergers and acquisitions, land acquisition, development, leasing, and disposition, as well as the financing of the same. Tom’s experience is not just limited to Maryland transactions, having represented clients in transactions all across the country, including California, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and the entire Southeast. Additionally, Tom is a Principal with Eagle Title, LLC, the firm’s affiliated title company, where he previously served as the Director of the Commercial Division, overseeing all of the company’s commercial transactions. Tom prides himself on his relationship-focused approach to the deal-making process to ensure his client’s goals and priorities remain at the forefront of every transaction. His broad range of experience and practical approach to problem-solving allows him to facilitate even the most complex transactions.  Tom has been recognized by his peers both as a Super Lawyer “Rising Star” and as a “Leading Lawyer” in Anne Arundel County.

 

Tom graduated from the Severn School and subsequently obtained his undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College. Upon graduating from Gettysburg, Tom attended the Florida State University College of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctor. Tom began his career serving as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable William C. Mulford, II, at the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

 

Tom currently resides in Anne Arundel County with his wife and children and is actively involved in his community. He has served on the boards of numerous local organizations and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation and as the President of the Board of Directors for the Wellness House of Annapolis.

 

REPRESENTATIVE TRANSACTIONS

  • Represented a real estate investment company in acquiring a portfolio of multi-family assets through a series of transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $150,000,000.
  • Represented a local financial institution in making a series of credit facilities in the aggregate amount of $38,325,000 to finance the development and operation of a meat processing facility in Oklahoma.
  • Represented a national financial institution in making a $28,560,000 credit facility secured by a ground lease interest in an industrial property to an international food company.
  • Represented a financial institution in financing a series of shopping center pad site acquisitions in numerous states across the country with an aggregate loan amount in excess of $27,000,000.
  • Represented a financial institution in providing over $26,000,000 in financing to a prominent hospitality company
  • Represented an EB5 Lender in a mezzanine financing transaction relative to a $25,000,000 Apartment Development in Washington, DC.
  • Represented a local financial institution in making a $20,000,000 credit facility secured by an investment property in California.
  • Represented a local financial institution in making an $18,077,000 credit facility to finance the redevelopment of a historic building in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Represented a financial institution to provide credit facilities totaling $15,000,000 to support working capital and equipment acquisition by a trucking and equipment rental company.
  • Represented a non-profit organization in developing and constructing a new facility with a project size in excess of $12,000,000.
  • Represented a non-profit organization in a complex sale and lease-back transaction for a significant location with a deal size of $8,000,000.
  • Represented a real estate investment group in acquiring a portfolio of apartment buildings utilizing CMBS financing with a deal size in excess of $7,000,000.

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  • Successfully represented a national railway carrier and a department of local government to quiet title to land to be utilized in a public-private partnership for the expansion of the railway.
  • Served as an expert witness in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland and provide testimony that successfully eliminated the lien priority of various competing creditors.
  • Served as title counsel for a $40,000,000 waterfront development project involving a $20,000,000 construction and development loan.
  • Served as title counsel for developing a $40,000,000 hotel project involving a series of construction and development loans totaling $29,000,000.
  • Served as local real estate counsel for a healthcare group during a $15,000,000 recapitalization transaction.
  • Represented a financial institution in modifying and restructuring a $6,000,000 hotel construction and development loan.
  • Represented a financial institution providing a $4,400,000 hedged credit facility to a non-profit organization secured by real estate in the District of Columbia.
  • Represented a government contractor in the sale of a division of the company with a deal size in excess of $5,000,000.
  • Served as title counsel relative to a $16,000,000 loan to convert an existing apartment complex to luxury condominiums.

Areas of Practice

Real Estate

Banking & Finance

Business Counseling, Contracts & Transactions

Land Use & Zoning