Thomas I. Matyas’ practice is focused on real estate litigation. His in-depth knowledge of his clients and the real estate industry, paired with his team approach with clients, emphasizing communication, has resulted in strategies for his clients to cost-effectively attain their business goals.
With a diverse client base, Tom has significant experience litigating complex claims related to real estate in state and federal trial and appellate courts in Illinois and in numerous other states. These matters seek various equitable and/or monetary relief including injunctions, specific performance, money judgments, declaratory judgments, evictions, quieting title, foreclosures, reformation, and rescission.
Tom has litigated matters with respect to the full line of real estate products, including telecommunication, retail, office, apartment buildings, industrial, unimproved, railroad, hospitality, government buildings, retirement, and health care properties.
- Represents an array of real estate clients, including telecommunication companies, developers, lenders, property owners, tenants, product manufacturers, contractors, mortgage bankers, brokers, railroads, attorneys, and real estate management companies.
- Litigates commercial client matters related to accounting, adverse possession, condominiums, construction, fraud, contract, easements, evictions, foreclosures, joint venture claims, lender liability, lease, mechanic lien, municipality, partnership, guaranty, product liability, property rights, professional malpractice, quiet title, sale/purchase, securities, title insurance, and tort claims.
Professional Affiliations :
- Member, Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association
- Member, Mortgage Bankers Association of America
- Member, American Inns of Court
- Named one the of the top real estate litigation lawyers in Illinois by the Leading Lawyers Network, including 2014
- J.D., New York Law School, 1973
- B.A., Roosevelt University, 1970
Admissions : Illinois
Admitted To Practice :
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
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