Thomas, Rick D.

Rick Thomas is a problem solver adept at developing creative solutions to get real estate deals across the finish line. With a national perspective, Rick showcases his skill set where business meets the law in a wide variety of transactions in every economic climate.

Rick has significant experience working with landlords and tenants in retail, office and industrial leasing. In some of the region’s most high-profile development projects, Rick has played an integral role negotiating leases with big-box retailers and other national tenants.

With a well-rounded understanding of how to move deals forward, Rick adeptly represents buyers and sellers of a wide variety of real estate asset types, including senior living facilities, shopping centers, golf courses, medical office buildings and hospitals. Additionally, Rick has worked with many types of lending institutions to secure financing for acquisition and development of commercial projects.

Rick also has a background dealing with distressed real estate assets, with experience representing clients on portfolio-lease workouts and in connection with bankruptcy litigation concerning commercial projects.

News & Events

Regional Board Member, Book Trust

Impact Denver (Fall 2016)

Publications & Presentations
  • Special Considerations for Buyers and Sellers of Seniors Living Facilities
    Author, Western Real Estate Business, December 2014

  • Cross-Defaulted Leases in Bankruptcy: Integrated or Severable Agreements?
    Comment Author, PRATT’S J. OF BANKR. L at 549-574, September 2013

  • UC May be a Bargain, But Students Have Some Points
    Author, Letter to the Editor, The Wall Street Journal at A22, March 15, 2010

  • Tipping the Scales in Chapter 11: How Distressed Debt Investors Decrease Debtor Leverage and Efficacy of Business Reorganization
    Comment Author, 27 EMORY BANKR. DEV. J. 213, 2010

  • J.D., 2011, with honors, Emory University School of Law
  • B.A., 2008, summa cum laude, with distinction, University of Colorado
  • Colorado
  • Florida
Editor in Chief, Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, Emory University School of Law
Florida Bar Association