Tom Hayslett maintains a commercial practice that covers real estate transactions, business-to-business commercial agreements, commercial finance transactions and general business counsel to closely owned enterprises. Tom’s practice includes representing buyers, sellers, developers and owners of retail shopping centers, office buildings, hospitality properties, manufacturing and warehouse facilities, and residential developments; as well as representing manufacturers, processors, professional service providers and other businesses in negotiating transactions and reviewing agreements amongst business counterparties in connection with the purchase, sale and leasing of materials, finished goods and services.
Tom places very high value on professionalism in all situations, clarity in communications and forward-thinking decision making that evaluates alternative courses of action, costs and benefits, and a broad range of consequences. Tom works hard at distinguishing between which issues are important to each particular client and its business model and which issues are of less concern to that client. Tom’s best client relationships exist where he gets to know his clients well--their values, business strategies and personalities--and is able to be a trusted advisor in a way that is tailored to those clients.
Tom previously served as Chair of the firm's Commercial Practice.