Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

Thomas Bartolozzi

Thomas A. Bartolozzi

Partner
Phone: 404.504.7746
Fax: 404.365.9532
tbartolozzi@mmmlaw.com

Thomas Bartolozzi is an experienced, motivated and results-driven real estate lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience. He has served as lead counsel and negotiated and documented copious acquisition, sales, leasing, lending, franchising and business transactions involving virtually every type of buyer, seller, lender, originator, borrower, developer, owner, operator, asset, property, structure and collateral. Tom’s educational and professional experiences, along with his personal business experience, bring unique legal and business insight, problem-solving skills and perspective to any transaction, helping both clients and their business partners achieve their goals and generate revenue quickly.

Tom focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions, including the formation, acquisition, sale, leasing, marketing and/or regulatory compliance of commercial, multifamily, retail, industrial, management companies, hotel and resort properties. He often represents and advises public and private REIT’s on their formation and compliance issues, as well as acquisitions, dispositions, and financings, and manages lending, finance and workout transactions on behalf of borrowers and lenders, including representation of originators and sellers of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loan transactions. His experience also includes private offerings of debt and equities; securitizations, receivable sale and hypothecation transactions; franchise creation, operation and compliance with applicable federal and state registration and disclosure requirements; and all aspects of community association law on behalf of associations and developers.

Tom is a frequent speaker on topics related to real estate acquisition and development, legal structure and organization of entities, and real estate lending and finance. Prior to joining MMM, he was a partner at Taylor English, where he chaired the leisure & hospitality group.

Representative Experience

  • Represented resort operator, Intrawest Resorts, in its acquisition by Fortress Investments for more than $2 billion.
  • Advised Flack, Inc. in the acquisition of Drayton Towers, a historical high rise in Savannah, Georgia.
  • Originated strategy and plan for the swap of the Summer Bay Resort, Las Vegas, with Harrah’s Hotels for the re-establishment of an over 20,000 Summer Bay time share ownership resort on Harrah owned real estate.
  • Represented Basis Real Estate Capital, LLC with the origination and funding of multiple CMBS loan transactions, which were included in an approximately $785 million securitization.
  • Counseled resort developer in the sale of a $30 million resort and other assets.
  • Advised Las Vegas resort developer in the sale of real property intended for a redevelopment project located on the Vegas strip by Harrah’s Hotel Resort and Casino.
  • Represented resort developer in connection with a $40 million hypothecation loan transaction involving receivable loans, which was securitized.
  • Advised resort developer in acquisition of new resort homes to add to a club, involving a $200 million credit facility, negotiation of the purchase and sale agreement, review of due diligence, review of loan documents and preparation of all corporate work relative to the transaction.

Accolades

  • Selected, Best Lawyers, Real Estate Law, 2023

Membership

  • Member, American Resort Development Association (ARDA)
  • Member, Atlanta Board of Realtors
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, Business and Real Property Law Sections