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Thomas M. Quirk


Tom Quirk represents developers in the acquisition, sale, leasing and financing of commercial and residential real estate projects. In addition, he handles leasing for commercial landlords and tenants.

Results By the Numbers

  • 0 Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
  • 0 Practice Areas included in Chambers 2013: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Representative Experience

Mr. Quirk has managed the following recent projects:


  • Development and financing of a 290-unit mid-rise apartment project with 10,000 square feet of retail space
  • Development of a 130-acre, mixed-use project with office, retail and residential uses, where the retail uses are anchored by a national big-box retailer
  • Development of a 12-acre, 112,000 square foot office and retail project with multiple office condominiums, including the lease of a first floor unit to a national drug store chain
  • Acquisition, development, financing and leasing of shopping centers
  • Acquisition and sale of thousands of acres of property, including assemblage of land for entitlement, horizontal development and sale
  • Acquisition, development, financing and sale of new and existing apartment projects throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic
  • Creation of restrictive covenant and architectural control regimes for residential, commercial and mixed-use developments
  • Creation of commercial and residential condominiums
  • Interstate Land Sales Act Compliance


  • Preparation and negotiation of leases on behalf of landlords and tenants for office, industrial and retail properties, including, as tenant’s counsel, leases for supermarkets in new and existing shopping centers
  • Landlord's counsel on a stadium to a minor league baseball team franchise
  • Tenant's counsel on a lease of 110,000 square foot property for a university dormitory and parking rights in adjacent parking deck

Telecommunications Services

  • Negotiation of telecommunications services contracts (cable, satellite, internet and telephone) with revenue sharing arrangements for apartment and condominium project owners

Tax Deferred Exchanges

  • Representation of purchasers and sellers in more than $300 million in tax deferred exchange transactions

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Honors & Awards

  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate Law, 2012-2017
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star in Real Estate, 2009-2010
  • Business North Carolina magazine's "Legal Elite" in Real Estate, 2008