Michael A. Thom

Located in

Philadelphia, PA

“I approach each matter from a client-first perspective so I can focus on what matters most to the client. ”

- Michael A. Thom

“I approach each matter from a client-first perspective so I can focus on what matters most to the client. ”

- Michael A. Thom

Mike is an attorney in Obermayer’s Business & Finance Department. He focuses his practice on banking, public finance, real estate transactions (including commercial sales and leasing), corporate matters, and private securities.

Clients appreciate Mike’s empathetic and approachable nature. In his practice, Mike puts himself in his clients’ shoes so he can understand both their legal and business goals. He enjoys working with different types of people, groups, organizations, and communities to creatively find the right legal solutions to address their economic priorities.

When he’s not working, Mike can be found doting on his wife and kids. He is also interested in playing sports, especially golf and basketball, and enjoys kicking back to watch a Sixers game.

Prior to joining Obermayer, Mike gained considerable experience as a transactional real estate attorney. He also has exceptional skills in acquiring and developing value added real estate. He has negotiated, drafted, and reviewed commercial and residential leases, agreements of sale, loan documents, and closing documents.  Some of his more notable deals include:

  • Representation of a client in the acquisition, private placement, and financing of an off-campus student housing complex
  • Representation of a client in the private equity raise to acquire a commercial office building and apartment complex
  • Representation of a client in the refinancing of its current loan in excess of $20M to complete necessary tenant and capital improvements
  • Representation of a commercial landlord in the lease documentation of over 50,000 SF of rentable square footage of commercial office space

Mike has a multifaceted understanding of the law. Before beginning his career as an attorney, Mike worked for a State Representative as Chief of Staff. In this position, he oversaw the administrative operation of the District Office, managed the Representative’s legislative priorities and press, and stood in for the Representative where needed. Prior to that, Mike was a Legislative Correspondent for a Congressman in Washington D.C.

Mike has been awarded the 2019 Lawyers of Distinction Award for his work on real estate and business transactions. Additionally, previously served on the Montgomery Township Parks and Recreation Board and the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation’s Advancement Committee where he was named a “Hatters Hero.”