Nixon Peabody LLP
Thomas Greiner has many years of experience representing universities, energy companies and other large retail and industrial enterprises on the ground, in the office and in court regarding all aspects of real estate.
What do you focus on?
At present, my practice is concentrated in two distinct areas.
Land use development
Specifically securing zoning and land use approvals for large and complex developments. This involves an analysis of all permits and approvals required, quarterbacking a team of professionals in all disciplines related to the project and securing the approvals. When necessary, I assist in and/or conduct any court proceeding needed to defend such approvals. One long-term project that I have worked on over many years is the deployment of a wireless telecommunications network comprising more than 1,500 wireless tower and/or base station sites.
Purchases and sales, leasing, easements, etc. Large companies and institutions convey or acquire land and buildings in one form or another. For decades, I have assisted them in complex transactions to advance and balance their holdings. Often, the traditional conveyancing is combined with land use and zoning in the context of a large development. Recently, I assisted a university in a multi-use $100 million signature development.