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Thomas W. Simmons

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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, the Director of the Real Estate Practice Group, and a member of the Business Law, 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 Vice President with Eagle Title, LLC, the firm’s affiliated title company, and 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. Mr. Simmons has served on the boards of a numerous of local organizations and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Building Traditions Society for the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation as well as the Board of Directors for the Wellness House of Annapolis.

REPRESENTATIVE TRANSACTIONS

  • Represented a financial institution in providing over $26,000,000 in financing to a prominent hospitality company
  • Represented a financial institution to provide credit facilities totally $15,000,000 to support working capital and the acquisition of equipment by a trucking and equipment rental company.
  • Represented a financial institution in financing a series of shopping center pad site acquisitions in numerous different states across the country with an aggregate loan amount in excess of $27,000,000.
  • Represented an EB5 Lender in a mezzanine financing transaction relative to a $25,000,000 Apartment Development in Washington, DC.
  • Represented a real estate investment group in the acquisition of a portfolio of apartment buildings utilizing CMBS financing with a deal size in excess of $7,000,000.
  • 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 non-profit organization in the development and construction of a new facility with a project size in excess of $12,000,000.

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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 which 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 the development of 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 the modification and restructuring of a $6,000,000 hotel construction and development loan.
  • Represented a financial institution in providing a $4,400,000 hedged credit facility to a non-profit organization secured by real estate located in the District of Columbia.
  • Represented a financial institution in providing a $2,900,000 credit facility secured by borrower’s location in Georgia.
  • 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 for the purpose of converting an existing apartment complex to luxury condominiums.
  • Represented a developer in pre-leasing a 36,000 square foot shopping center during development and construction of the center.
  • Represented a landlord in the leasing of a 40,000 square foot shopping center.

 

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law (J.D., 2008)
  • Gettysburg College (B.A., cum laude, 2005)

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Associations

  • Anne Arundel Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association Member
  • Anne Arundel Commercial Industrial Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland Building Industry Association
  • American Land Title Association
  • Maryland Land Title Association

Areas of Practice

Real Estate

Banking & Finance

Business Counseling, Contracts & Transactions

Land Use & Zoning

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James (Jay) R. Walsh

James (Jay) R. Walsh

Mr. Walsh is a founding partner of Liff, Walsh & Simmons and serves as the firm’s Managing Partner. He is the director of the firm’s Business and Finance practices and a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use and Civil Litigation practice groups. READ MORE

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