bmb-thomas-p-carneyReal Estate Law

Thomas practices in the areas of administrative and government law, land use and real estate, and litigation. Thomas represents individuals and corporate entities in the acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing and development of real property. Thomas’ practice involves a wide range of transactions including the development of condominiums, residential developments, affordable housing facilities, public utility buildings, public parking garages, restaurants and hotels. Thomas brings a unique understanding of a client’s business needs having worked in the real estate development and construction businesses prior to practicing law.

As a former Assistant Solicitor of the City of Wilmington, Thomas represented the City as a lender in private and public residential and commercial real estate transactions and as a participating jurisdiction in federally funded affordable housing programs. During his tenure as an Assistant Solicitor, Thomas also represented the City’s Real Estate and Housing Department, Planning Department, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment and various other boards and commissions of the City. This experience provides Thomas with a sophisticated understanding of municipal, land use and administrative law, which is extremely beneficial during his representation of clients seeking land use and other administrative approvals.

Thomas’ practice also involves a wide range of real property and land use litigation. His experience includes cases dealing with quiet title actions, zoning ordinances, building codes, administrative decisions, title claims, easements rights, private nuisance actions and mechanic’s liens.
Thomas was born in Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from Salesianum High School. Thomas has a B.S. in finance from the Pennsylvania State University and received his J.D. from the Temple School of Law. Thomas practiced in Wilmington at one of Delaware’s largest law firms prior to joining Baird Mandalas Brockstedt and transitioning his practice to Lewes in 2017.

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