Phone: (804) 783-7202
Fax: (804) 783-7291
 

Tom Ebel is a member of the Business group of Sands Anderson and has over thirty-five years of experience in the areas of real estate, business, corporate, bankruptcy and creditors' rights law.

Tom represents developers, investors and financial institutions in a wide variety of real estate and other commercial transactions, as well as landlords and tenants in commercial lease matters. He also counsels business owners on a variety of corporate and business matters, including sales, mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings and succession planning.

Tom has represented the interest of lenders, insurance companies, local governments, creditors' committees, trustees, trade and other creditors, landlords and debtors in a number of bankruptcy proceedings and other creditor's rights matters, including workouts and foreclosures of real estate and personal property.  

Tom served on the firm's Board of Directors, its governing body from 1999-2007, and as President of the firm from 2001-2007. His many years of experience in managing a law firm give him meaningful insight into the challenges faced by owners and executives of businesses and enable him to give sound, practical advice on legal issues. He counsels law firm and other professional service firm owners and management on the special issues that these privately owned service businesses encounter.

He has lectured to continuing legal education and trade groups on commercial leases, the treatment of security interests and commercial leases in bankruptcy, asset protection, recent developments in bankruptcy and creditors' rights law, fiduciary duties of officers and directors and strategic planning and lateral recruiting for law firms.  His peers named him in Virginia Business' 2007-2014 "Legal Elite."  Tom is listed in the 2014 Edition of "Best Lawyers in America©"  for his law practice. He has earned the rating "AV" from his peers through the Martindale Hubbell Peer Review System, the highest rank for experience and ethics. He also serves as a Commissioner in Chancery for the City of Richmond and the County of Henrico. Tom is a member of Lead Virginia's Class of 2015.

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 AV rated by Martindale Hubbell

Education

B.A., Hampden-Sydney College, 1976 magna cum laude
J.D., University of Richmond, 1979

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U. S. Bankruptcy Court for Eastern District of Virginia
  • U. S. Bankruptcy Court for Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the    Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Professional Affiliations  

  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond, Executive Committee, Bankruptcy Section, Chairman, 2005 - 2006;  Executive Committee, Business Law Section, 2010 - 2014
  • Virginia Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2007 - 2009
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Needle's Eye Ministries, Board of Directors, Executive Committee
  • Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation

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 *CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

 

■ Quick Facts

 

Get to Know Tom

 video
YouTube video

 AV rated by Martindale Hubbell

Education

B.A., Hampden-Sydney College, 1976 magna cum laude
J.D., University of Richmond, 1979

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U. S. Bankruptcy Court for Eastern District of Virginia
  • U. S. Bankruptcy Court for Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the    Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Professional Affiliations  

  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond, Executive Committee, Bankruptcy Section, Chairman, 2005 - 2006;  Executive Committee, Business Law Section, 2010 - 2014
  • Virginia Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2007 - 2009
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Needle's Eye Ministries, Board of Directors, Executive Committee
  • Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation

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 *CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.