Tom Quilling is a graduate of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He received his B.S. in Architecture degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
Tom Quilling has over fifteen years of law practice experience, and six years of architecture practice experience, Tom Quilling has developed expertise in law practice areas that take advantage of his professional architectural career.
Tom has a comprehensive transactional and litigation background with particular emphasis in matters involving construction, environmental, real estate, land use and governmental relations law. Tom manages the legal aspects of large land deals and construction projects, where he assists public agencies, owners, and developers in meeting environmental regulations and green building standards, and provides advises on transactional work including leasing, acquisitions and sales. Because of the nature of his practice Tom has experience in many complex litigation cases in various areas of law.
Tom works with construction industry clients from the inception of a project and the formation of contracts to the resolution of claims in litigation. An experienced litigator, he looks for unique solutions to construction disputes to achieve solutions that are efficient and cost effective for his clients.
Tom represents public and private entities in his Construction Practice – including educational facilities, public agencies, owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, consultants, design professionals, condo and homeowners associations.
Tom’s litigation experience covers numerous construction litigation actions ranging from standard two-party disputes to complex multi-party claims involving amounts in controversy totaling tens of millions of dollars. His experience includes representing contractors in bid protests against state, and local governments; representing parties in contract claims and disputes, including claims for changes, delays, inefficiencies, accelerations, defective work, differing site conditions, and terminations; and representing contractors and owners in defense of a range of construction actions, including mechanic's liens, payment claims, toxic mold claims, and default terminations. Tom also regularly counsels and represents clients in various alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including mediation and arbitration.
Tom’s practice involves the representation of clients in environmental and land-use litigation, transactional and compliance matters. He is also experienced with sustainable (LEED) development. He has represented clients in state and federal environmental and land-use litigation, including cases involving CERCLA, RCRA, CEQA and other environmental statutory and common law claims.
Tom regularly advises clients concerning the impact of environmental laws on all types of business and real estate matters. He undertakes environmental due diligence, provides strategic advice, and negotiates and resolves environmental issues arising in construction or real estate development matters. He assists in managing environmental due diligence investigations, oversight of environmental consultants, and the review and finalization of their reports.
Real Estate Practice
Tom has represented commercial and residential developers, lenders, borrowers, sellers, buyers, investors, landlords, and tenants and individuals. He has reviewed, negotiated and prepared all the necessary documents to complete complex commercial real estate transactions, including deeds, notes, mortgages, liens and assignments of interest.
Tom has experience in several areas of real property law. His real estate practice areas include: purchase and sale of residential and commercial real estate; construction and development of commercial and residential property; green and sustainable (“LEED”) development; land use and entitlements.