Tom Hillier helps his clients get to the finish line. Combining nearly 40 years of experience with a common-sense approach to issues, Tom finds practical ways to satisfy his clients’ goals. Being a “deal maker” and not a “deal breaker” has real meaning to Tom.
Tom’s transactional experience covers a broad field, with extensive experience representing parties in the acquisition and disposition of commercial real property, including office buildings, shopping centers, and apartment complexes. He has represented both landlords and tenants in commercial leases, and lenders and borrowers in real estate financing. He is often called upon to give real estate enforceability opinions. Tom’s list of clients includes investors involved in tax-deferred exchanges, tenant-in-common transactions, and other forms of real estate securities offerings. He is now using this experience to perform due diligence review and analysis of EB-5 offerings materials on behalf of migration agents and foreign investors.
Tom speaks extensively to the real estate brokerage community and has authored the Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education chapter on promissory notes. He also teaches classes to Oregon real estate brokers on brokerage law, real estate contract forms, and best practices.
EB-5 due diligence
Real estate finance
Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court District of Oregon
J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 1980
B.A., Economics, University of Oregon, 1977, with honors
Memberships & Affiliations
- Board Member, Dougy Center, 2007-2015
- American Bar Association
- Multnomah County Bar Association
- Real Estate and Land Use Section, Oregon State Bar
- Construction Section, Oregon State Bar
- Pro Bono Counsel, K T Foundation of Oregon, 2004-2015