Thomas is a Shareholder in Maynard Nexsen’s Real Estate practice group. A seasoned transactional attorney, his practice focuses primarily in commercial real estate.

Thomas assists and advises clients on acquisitions and dispositions of a variety of property types, including multi-family, senior living, shopping centers, offices, low-income and affordable housing projects, and undeveloped tracts. In connection with these transactions, he drafts and negotiates purchase and sale agreements, advises on real property and entity due diligence, evaluates title and survey matters, and helps structure 1031 exchanges and tenant-in-common arrangements.

Thomas prepares and reviews various organizational documents for limited liability companies, limited partnerships, joint ventures and other types of ownership entities. He is skilled in reviewing and negotiating loan documents for various types of commercial real estate loans, including conventional, securitized, mezzanine, Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae and HUD loans.

Thomas also represents developers in connection with planned units, condominiums and mixed-use communities. He assists builders in drafting and negotiating construction agreements and has experience in reviewing and preparing office, retail and industrial leases for both tenants and landlords.

In addition to his real estate practice, Thomas assists in other transactional areas, including corporate acquisitions and asset-based financing.

Prior to joining Maynard Nexsen, Thomas practiced commercial real estate and financing law at a boutique business firm in Greensboro. Thomas holds a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a B.S.B.A. from Appalachian State University.

Community & Professional

  • Greensboro Bar Association, Real Property Section, Past President; Young Lawyers Section, Member of the Executive Council
  • Wyndham Championship Executive Committee, Past Member
  • Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro Future Fund
  • National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Section, Past Section Council Member

Outside Maynard Nexsen

Thomas enjoys golf, soccer, and spending time with his wife, Laura, and their two children. He also provides legal services on a pro bono basis to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro, Inc.



  • Woodward/White, Inc., The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate (2019-2023)
  • Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, Real Estate Law (2016-2020)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2010-2012)




  • State Bar: North Carolina
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