Thomas B. Cahill, Attorney at Law
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Thomas B. Cahill

Thomas B. CahillThomas B. Cahill, Attorney at Law, is a solo practitioner in the area of commercial real estate law representing developers and retailers in retail and office leasing, acquisition and disposition. Tom has more than twenty years of experience in real estate transactions, with particular emphasis on the shopping center industry. A significant portion of those transactions included multi-party easement agreements among various landowners in shopping centers.

Prior to establishing his own practice, Tom had a successful career as a corporate attorney for Sears, and as a partner in private practice.

Some of Tom's notable accomplishments include:

  • Representing a national big box retailer in numerous transactions involving multi-parcel assemblages
  • Representing a national department store in its acquisition of nine department stores in a single transaction structured as a tax free exchange
  • Acting as a corporate General Counsel's representative on the team negotiating one of the largest real estate debt restructurings 

Well known in the shopping center legal community, Tom has conducted advanced workshops and roundtables at the Law Conference of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Tom's topics have included:

  • Acquiring a Department Store in an Existing Mall
  • Advanced Purchase and Sales Topics
  • Title Insurance
  • Property Assemblages
  • Exit Strategies
  • Rights of First Offer and First Refusal
  • Drafting in Plain English

Tom also has experience as a teacher and seminar presenter including:

  • Adjunct Professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law since 1987 teaching Real Estate Drafting;
  • Presenter of numerous continuing legal education seminars for Lorman Education Seminars
    and National Business Institute on topics such as:
    • Real Estate Closings
    • Title Insurance
    • Easements

His peers have recognized Tom by awarding him a Martindale Hubbell AV Rating, which identifies him as a lawyer with very high to preeminent legal ability and the highest professional and ethical standards.

Tom earned his B.A. degree from Illinois Benedictine College and his J.D. from Northern Illinois University College of Law (cum laude).

Tom is licensed to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the DuPage County Bar Association. He also supports attorneys from other parts of the country by acting as local counsel on behalf of their clients who are involved in transactions in Illinois.

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