Thomas Demuth

Thomas Demuth

Commercial & Business Attorney with a Concentration on Commercial Real Estate

Milwaukee
Wisconsin
Licensed in
WI
University of Wisconsin

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About
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Upon graduation, I went to McDermott, Will & Emery in Chicago and practiced corporate, real estate and tax law. I then joined Godfrey & Kahn where I became a shareholder in the real estate group, head of real estate lending and continued to practice corporate law. At these firms, I received excellent training and represented some of the largest and most innovative clients in the US.

After practicing law for 17 years, I founded a real estate development company. I built a multi-million dollar company and developed many significant projects. I sold the company and was recruited
… read more for senior positions by two other real estate companies. I continued to hone my legal skills at these companies by negotiating and drafting countless documents for my businesses.

The combination of my legal and business experience helps me foster the growth of clients' businesses, solve their problems and guide them through difficult matters.
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"Thomas was instrumental in resolving a zoning, land use encroachment across boundary lines. If you are looking for someone to efficiently get to the root of the issue and support your case to resolving property line issues, Thomas is the right person and you won't find a better ally."

Assist with Tenant Dispute
Posted on Nov 7, 2023
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"Great response and good guy"

Consult on Corporate Restructure
Posted on Sep 24, 2023
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"I was worried about using an online legal service but Thomas was professional and quick to get my legal needs addressed! Highly recommend!"

Assist with Buying & Selling Residential Real Estate
Posted on Sep 21, 2023
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"Tom is very understanding, knowledgeable about his subjects and brings patience and organization to table. he acts with authority and achieves results. Thank you Tom."

Terminate Commercial Lease
Posted on Sep 10, 2023
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"Tom did a great job."

Purchase & Sale Agreement (Commercial) Services
Posted on Sep 8, 2023
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"Thomas was great to work with. Highly responsive and detail oriented. I would highly recommend working with him."

Real Estate LLC Services
Posted on Jul 6, 2023

Work History

DeMuth & Associates, LLP

Managing Partner

Nov 2022 - Present

DeMuth & Associates is a boutique business law firm with the sophistication, innovation and experience to handle the many complex legal issues faced by our clients. Our firm is driven to help our clients achieve their goals and aspirations in the most cost-efficient and expeditious manner. We provide extraordinary client service and the one-on-one personal attention required by our clients.

Nov 2022 - Present

Fresh Coast Development Company

Managing Member

Sep 2021 - Mar 2023

Fresh Coast Development is a boutique real estate development company focused on projects which have significant social impact, are catalytic and provides investors with superior returns. The main emphasis of FCD is the development of mixed-use projects adjacent to professional and collegiate sports stadiums. Tom handles the sourcing, development and financing of these Billion dollar projects.

Sep 2021 - Mar 2023

Summit Smith Development

Managing Director

Jul 2018 - Sep 2021

I lead a team of development professionals in the company's efforts to source large and complex real estate projects throughout the U.S. Many of our projects used a public private partnership structure. I was responsible for developing, obtaining entitlements, leasing, financing operating and disposition of projects.

Jul 2018 - Sep 2021

Irgens Development Partners

Vice President of Development and Construction

Jun 2014 - Jul 2018

I was the Vice President of Development and Construction Group. In this role, I sourced new projects, underwrote projects, arranged the equity and debt for the projects and supervised the construction of projects. During my tenure, the company significantly expanded its office, retail and healthcare portfolio.

Jun 2014 - Jul 2018

Lighthouse Development Company

Founder and Managing Partner

Aug 2005 - May 2014

Lighthouse Development company focused on developing and building mixed-use projects in urban areas. As founder of the company my primary responsibilities sourcing, underwriting, designing, acquiring all debt and equity, supervising the construction of all projects, managing completed projects and supervising our employees.

Aug 2005 - May 2014

Godfrey & Kahn

Shareholder

Jun 1991 - Aug 2005

Member of Real Estate Practice Group and Head of the Real Estate Lending Group. Participated in the merger & acquisition and bankruptcy groups. During my time at Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. I received an AV Preeminent Rating. This is the highest award an attorney can receive from their peers; it is given only to attorneys who have demonstrated the highest level of skill and integrity for over 10 years.

Jun 1991 - Aug 2005

McDermott Will

Attorney

Sep 1989 - Jun 1991

Member of the Real Estate Practice Group, Tax Group and Corporate Group. McDermott Will was an excellent place to begin my legal career because they had a rotational program which allowed me to practice in many different specialty groups.

Sep 1989 - Jun 1991

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