Thomas M. Niezer

Thomas M. Niezer

Barrett McNagny LLP

Recognized since 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Real Estate Law
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Tom Niezer has over 30 years of experience in real estate law and land use law. He regularly works with regional economic development corporations and helps businesses negotiate and secure local and state public benefit subsidy award. He has represented non-profit development organizations who partner with local development agencies and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation for purposes of targeted redevelopment initiatives or the establishment of new manufacturing or other facilities with job-creation incentives that require utilization of federal and state tax credit funding, Indiana regional city funding, Indiana Community Revitalization Enhancement District (CReED) funding and multiple sources of local funding. Tom currently serves on the board of directors and is the secretary for the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, whose mission is to provide economic development support of the 11 county region comprising northeast Indiana.

Professionally, Tom is rated an AV ® Preeminent™ attorney based on Martindale-Hubbell's peer review ratings and has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® publication for real estate law since 2017. He is involved in the community and currently a board member of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and the advisory board of the Northeast Indiana Scholarship Granting Organization. Tom has also served as a board member and president of the board for the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the Mad Anthony's Children's Hope House, the Three Rivers Festival, Fort Wayne Neighborhood Housing Partnership, and the Bishop Dwenger High School Board of Education, where he served as president. Tom was recognized as an "Everyday Star" by the Parkview Foundation Muriosity® project.

Tom received his B.A. in 1982 from Wabash College and his J.D. in 1986 from the University of Dayton School of Law. He is admitted to practice before the Indiana state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

* AV ® Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. The AV rating is a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.


  • 215 East Berry Street
    P.O. Box 2263
    Fort Wayne, IN 46802


  • University of Dayton , J.D., graduated 1986
  • Wabash College, B.A., graduated 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1986

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana

Barrett McNagny LLP
Headquarters: Fort Wayne, Indiana

23 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

3 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Real Estate Law, Fort Wayne (2021)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Real Estate Law

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