“I enjoy helping real estate and business clients solve difficult business and legal challenges.”
Tom Ebel offers complete legal guidance when helping his clients navigate real estate, business, and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law. Collaborative and congenial, Tom is currently Of Counsel and member of our Business Group. He served on the firm’s Board of Directors from 1999 – 2007, and as President of the firm from 2001 – 2007. His years managing the firm bring meaningful insight to the challenges faced by business owners and executives.
He understands that business success depends on collaborative communities, and he enjoys working as a trusted member of his clients’ teams. By combining his business instincts and in-depth legal knowledge, Tom helps clients resolve difficult and complex disputes and litigation. He represents developers, brokers, investors, and financial institutions in a variety of real estate and other commercial transactions. He counsels business owners on a variety of corporate and business matters, including sales, mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and succession planning. Tom has also helped landlords and tenants in commercial lease matters, including solar farm leases.
Tom has built credibility by supporting the following clients:
Real Estate owners and investors
Trade and other creditors
He’s navigated bankruptcy proceedings and other creditor’s rights matters including workouts and foreclosures of real estate and personal property. Tom enjoys working with his clients as counsel and confidant, while helping them proactively avoid difficult situations.
When not in the office, Tom enjoys fly-fishing, writing, and golf.
AV® rated (highest possible rating) Martindale-Hubbell
Virginia Business magazine "Legal Elite" in Real Estate/Land Use 2007- 2020
University of Richmond J.D., 1979
Hampden-Sydney College B.A. 1976, magna cum laude
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
Taught continuing legal education and trade groups on: - Asset protection
- Commercial leases
- Fiduciary duties of officers and directors
- Strategic planning and lateral recruiting for law firms
- Treatment of security interests and commercial leases in bankruptcy
Commissioner in Chancery, City of Richmond and County of Henrico
Bar Association of the City of Richmond Chair, Executive Committee, Bankruptcy Section, 2005 – 2006, Executive Committee, Business Law Section, 2010 – 2017
Lead Virginia Class of 2015
Richmond Real Estate Group
Virginia Bar Association Chairman, Committee on Federal Judgeship for the Eastern District of Virginia
Board of Governors, 2007 – 2009
Virginia Law Foundation Fellow, Class of 2014
Virginia State Bar
Needle’s Eye Ministries Executive Committee Chair, Board of Directors
Hampden-Sydney College Richmond Alumni Leadership Team
Substance Abuse Task Force