Loeb & Loeb Adds Thomas F. Hanley III to National Real Estate Department (Los Angeles)

Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that Thomas F. Hanley, III has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the Real Estate Department. Previously, Hanley was a partner at Dykema Gossett, where he led the firm’s Los Angeles Real Estate Practice Group.

“Tom brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the Los Angeles market that will only strengthen our national platform as we continue to expand, particularly in the areas of finance, acquisitions and sales,” said Raymond A. Sanseverino, chair of Loeb & Loeb’s Real Estate Department. “His diverse skillset and deep knowledge of such a huge growth area for Loeb will be invaluable to our firm and our clients.”

Hanley focuses his practice on all areas of transactional real estate law, with emphasis on acquisitions and dispositions, retail and office leasing, representation of commercial lenders and borrowers in real estate financings, and commercial real estate development. This work includes office projects, multi-family projects, retail projects, industrial buildings, hotels and large multi-asset portfolios.

Hanley’s extensive capabilities in the real estate finance area were recently demonstrated when he led a team of attorneys in the due diligence review of a portfolio of 43 real estate loans exceeding $700 million in face value. In 2011 alone, he was engaged in representing clients in financing transactions well in excess of $1.5 billion dollars. He also has experience representing clients in restructuring loan agreements, real estate workouts, negotiating pre-bankruptcy settlements, and coordinating regulatory compliance.

“Tom’s practice is a great complement to our core areas of concentration within the real estate sector, and we are very pleased to welcome him to the firm,” said Loeb & Loeb Chairman Michael D. Beck.

“Loeb has a strong national brand that offers me a great platform to expand my practice,” said Hanley. “I am very excited to be joining the team in Los Angeles and look forward to working with the firm-wide group to continue building on its solid reputation in this area.”

Hanley is the fourth lateral partner to join Loeb & Loeb’s Real Estate Department in the past year, following the expansion of the firm’s national real estate finance team with the addition of partners Steven M. Kornblau and David B. Kostman in New York, and the addition of land use partner Paul Rohrer in Los Angeles.

In addition to his real estate practice, Hanley has been heavily involved in civic engagement matters. In the mid-1990s he served as a peace negotiator during the conflict in Bosnia, successfully negotiating a cease-fire for the war and later was the original architect of the “American Plan” which became the basis for the Dayton Accord, ending the war.

Hanley earned his J.D., cum laude, from Southwestern University, where he was a member of the Law Review, and his B.B.A. from Loyola Marymount University. He is admitted to the bar in California and the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California, and is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.