Thomas R. Fileti - Morrison & Foerster LLP

Thomas R. Fileti

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 213-892-5276

Tom Fileti is head of the firm's Los Angeles Real Estate Practice Group. He represents a broad spectrum of clients in connection with investments in, and the financing, development, operation, and disposition of, real estate assets. Mr. Fileti's practice emphasizes real estate finance transactions and credit facilities of all types; transactions involving REITs; acquisition and disposition of real estate assets, loans, and portfolios; matters involving the financing, acquisition, operation, and disposition of hotels and resorts; real estate joint ventures and other equity investments; credit lease transactions involving corporate real estate assets; and workouts, restructuring and the exercise of remedies with respect to problem loans, troubled joint ventures, and other problem real estate investments. He has also represented clients in connection with real estate aspects of transactions involving utility station sites and corridors.

Mr. Fileti 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.

Mr. Fileti'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; and representing REITs in connection with joint ventures, purchase and sale transactions, development projects, credit facilities, mortgage and mezzanine loan investments and other matters.

Mr. Fileti is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. While attending the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he was elected to the Order of the Coif.

Cornell UniversityAB University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolJ.D.

Client Comments

"Tom Fileti brings a high degree of professionalism, integrity, and insight into each of our transactions. Tom excels at understanding complex transactions and he brings clarity to appropriate (and alternative) courses of action. His real estate expertise coupled with his familiarity with case law has provided us a clear advantage in each of our deals. Of equal importance is his ability to move a deal towards a positive conclusion by focusing on what is of value to our firm."

-Clifford Rooke
Eurohypo AG

Office Location

707 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90017-3543
United States

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law