Thomas Galli


  • Thomas Galli
  • Phone: +1 202 776 5212
    Fax: +1 202 478 2661

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    505 9th Street, N.W., Suite 1000
    Washington, DC 20004-2166

Thomas Galli practices in the area of real estate law, representing clients in real estate transactions and development for mixed-use, data center, office, industrial, retail, stadium, multifamily and other types of properties located throughout the country. He has worked on matters involving the acquisition and disposition of single assets and portfolios (including loan portfolios), permanent, securitized, credit line and construction financing, loan restructuring and workouts, lease transactions for landlords and tenants, and public-private partnerships.

 Mr. Galli’s clients include private equity firms, REITs, pension funds, opportunity funds, insurance companies, asset managers, banks, publicly traded companies, private companies, developers and government agencies. Mr. Galli also has represented a number of private equity firms on bids for, and acquisitions of, nonperforming loan portfolios, including the acquisition of nonperforming loan portfolios having an aggregate unpaid principal balance of approximately $5.4 billion from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) through its structured transactions program.

 Mr. Galli is a 1988 graduate of Stanford Law School and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Transactions and Development


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 1988
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1985


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2020-present
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    - Partner, 2016-2020
  • Greenberg Traurig
    - Shareholder, 2006-2016
  • Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald
    - Attorney, 2004-2006
  • Winston & Strawn
    - Partner, 2001-2004
  • Piper Rudnick, Rudnick & Wolf
    - Partner, 1996-2001
    - Associate, 1993-1995
  • Melrod, Redman & Gartlan
    - Associate, 1992-1993
  • Allen, Matkins, Leck, Gamble & Mallory
    - Associate, 1988-199

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association

  • California Bar Association

  • District of Columbia Bar Association

  • Virginia Bar Association

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • "Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships for Project Development: Deal Structures and Documentation," Webinar, Strafford Publications, Inc., March 24, 2016
  • Moderator, "Maturing Data Center Industry Including: Renewed M&A Activity, Valuation of the Data Center Operation & the Impact of Cross-Regional International Demand," Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit, Reston, Virginia, September 17, 2015
  • Moderator, "Real Estate Projects Executed in Partnerships and Other Collaborations with Governmental Authorities," Public-Private Partnership Conference & Expo, Dallas, February 24, 2015
  • "Professional Sports Stadiums and Successful Districts and Economic Development," Public Private Partnership Conference, Dallas, February 24-25, 2014
  • "REO-to-Rental: The View from the Federal Government," IMN, Single Family Aggregation: A Forum for Private Equity, REITs, Institutional Investors & Bank Rent-to-Own Programs, Scottsdale, Arizona, November 29-30, 2012
  • "Distress in the Residential Marketplace," Deloitte Conference, Distressed Debt & Assets Symposium, New York City, June 7, 2012
  • "Single Family Home Aggregation Strategies: Can it be Done Effectively?" IMN NY Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing Forum, New York City, May 30-31, 2012
  • "FDIC Structured Transactions and How They are Influencing Bank Sales of Loan Portfolios and Fannie Mae Structured Transactions," RealShare, Distressed Assets Conference, Dallas, May 3-4, 2012
  • "Beyond Distress," Green Pearl Events, New York City, September 22, 2011
  • "NPLs, FDIC Loan Sales & Servicing Bank Debt," IMN 12th Annual U.S. Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing Forum, New York City, June 1-2, 2011
  • "Distressed Debt & Assets," Deloitte Distressed Debt & Assets Symposium Conference, New York City, May 10, 2011
  • "How To Find Success In Distress," Globestreet Webinar, March 30, 2011
  • "Structured Sales: Seller Finance, Joint Ventures & Participations for Loan Portfolios," IMN Executive Conference on Distressed Real Estate, New York City, March 28-29, 2011
  • "Distressed Debt Tax, Accounting and Valuation Issues and Solutions," Deloitte Conference, New York City, November 3, 2010
  • "FDIC's Asset Disposition Programs," Urban Land Institute Fall Conference, Washington, D.C., October 15, 2010
  • "Investors' Interest in Distressed Loan Opportunities," Urban Land Institute Fall Conference, Washington, D.C., October 14, 2010
  • "FDIC's Asset Disposition Programs," Second Annual RealShare Distressed Assets Conference, Dallas, September 16, 2010
  • "FDIC Loan Sales," 11th U.S. Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Forum, IMN Conference, New York City, June 3-4, 2010
  • "Bank Exposures to Real Estate Risks and FDIC Asset Disposition Programs," New York University, New York City, May 19, 2010
  • "FDIC Asset Disposition Programs," Eighth Annual RealShare Conference, Washington, D.C., March 23, 2010
  • "FDIC Asset Disposition Programs," Symposium on Distressed Commercial Real Estate, IMN Conference, Hollywood, Florida, February 25-26, 2010
  • "The FDIC's Structured Transactions Program," Asset Advisory Alliance Conference, Newport Beach, California, February 2-6, 2010
  • "Distressed Assets in Commercial Mortgage Crisis," NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association - Northern Virginia Chapter, Alexandria, Virginia, October 27, 2009
  • "FDIC's Structured Transactions Program: Sales of Interest in Distressed Loan Portfolios," NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, National Webinar, September 16, 2009
  • ALI-ABA's Modern Real Estate Transactions Conference, July 30-August 2, 2003
  • "Negotiating Terms for Base Rent 'Commencement Date,' and Pass-Throughs,"Washington, D.C. Association of Realtors, Washington, D.C., October 14, 2003