Thomas Bartolozzi is an experienced, motivated and results-driven business, real estate and corporate lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience who excels at helping his clients and business partners to achieve their objectives and generate revenue in a timely fashion. Mr. Bartolozzi is the chair of the Leisure and Hospitality Department at Taylor English and also an active member of Taylor English’s Corporate and Business; Real Estate; Lending and Corporate Finance Departments. Mr. Bartolozzi has extensive experience in a wide range of areas. His experience includes corporate and business law transactions; mergers and acquisitions; corporate reorganizations; private offerings of debt and equities; entity formation and governance on behalf of private and public companies and start-ups; lending, finance and workout transactions on behalf of borrowers and lenders, including representation of originators and sellers of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loan transactions and lenders in structuring and negotiating finance facilities; securitizations, receivable sale and hypothecation transactions; commercial and residential real estate transactions, including the formation, acquisition, sale, leasing, marketing and/or regulatory compliance of commercial, multifamily, retail, industrial, management companies, hotel and resort properties including condominiums, condo-hotels, timeshares, fractional, private residence and destination clubs and other new resort products; representing and advising public and private REIT’s on their formation and compliance issues, as well as acquisitions, dispositions, and financings; e-commerce transactions; trade practice and marketing; trademark registration, restaurant acquisitions, sales, development, financing, leasing, operations and restaurant licensing (including alcohol beverage); franchise creation, operation and compliance with applicable federal and state registration and disclosure requirements on behalf of both franchisors and franchisees; and all aspects of community association law on behalf of association and developers, as well as all related and ancillary legal work and services on behalf of his clients in a variety of industries.
Mr. Bartolozzi has frequently lectured on subjects related to these practice areas, including real estate acquisition and development, legal structure and organization of entities, real estate lending and finance, and condominium and homeowner association issues. He is an instructor for continuing legal education for attorneys.
Prior to joining Taylor English, Mr. Bartolozzi was a shareholder at a midsized Atlanta-based firm, where he headed its real estate department, co-chaired the community association practice group and was a member of the resort and hospitality group. He is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia, New York State Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, American Resort Development Association (ARDA) and its regulatory and finance committees, Atlanta Board of Realtors, Community Associations Institute (CAI) – Georgia Chapter and Urban Land Institute (ULI). Mr. Bartolozzi also sits on the boards of several companies in the real estate, hospitality and e-commerce industries.
Mr. Bartolozzi has been lead counsel and has negotiated and documented copious acquisition, sales, leasing, licensing, lending, franchising and business transactions involving virtually every type of buyer, seller, lender, originator, borrower, developer, owner, operator, asset, property, business, structure and collateral and he is well equipped and suited to represent and assist his clients in all of their business and legal needs. Mr. Bartolozzi’s educational and professional experiences, along with his personal business experience, brings unique legal and business insights, problem-solving skills and perspective to any transaction necessary to close same timely and efficiently.
American Resort Development Association
Atlanta Board of Realtors
Community Associations Institute (CAI) – Georgia Chapter
Urban Land Institute
American Bar Association, Business Law Section
New Jersey State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia, Business and Real Property Law Sections
Performed all due diligence and assisted as to acquisition of resort operator, Intrawest Resorts by Fortress Investments for more than $2 billion.
Performed all due diligence and closing of the acquisition of Drayton Towers, a historical high rise in Savannah, Georgia, by Flank, Inc. our client.
Originated strategy and plan for the swap of the Summer Bay Resort, Las Vegas, with Harrah’s Hotels for the re-establishment of an over 20,000 Summer Bay time share ownership resort on Harrah owned real estate.
Represented Basis Real Estate Capital, LLC with the origination and funding of multiple CMBS loan transactions, which were included in an approximately $785 million securitization. Continues to advise and represent client in quarterly CMBS securitization transaction. Represented lender in the negotiation and drafting of CMBS loan documents for a subsequent securitization.
Represented resort developer in the sale of $30 million resort and other assets. Represented a South Carolina-based timeshare developer with its sale of timeshare resorts located in South Carolina and Tennessee. Assisted in drafting and negotiation of asset purchase and sale agreement and all related closing documents. We also assisted in updating all necessary regulatory registrations.
Represented Las Vegas resort developer in the sale of real property intended for a redevelopment project located on the Vegas strip by Harrah’s Hotel Resort and Casino. One of several attorneys involved in document negotiation, drafting and closing the transaction.
Represented a resort developer in connection with a $40 million hypothecation loan transaction involving receivable loans, which was securitized. Assisted in all aspects of document negotiation and drafting and due diligence.
Represented surviving company in a $200 million merger. Represented resort developer in acquisition of new resort homes to add to a club. The transaction also involved a $200 million credit facility with CapitalSource bank. Assisted in negotiation of the purchase and sale agreement, review of due diligence, review of loan documents and preparation of all corporate work relative to the transaction.
- Corporate and Business
- Financial Institutions
- Higher Education and Research Parks
- Leisure and Hospitality
- Business Law Services
- Complex Credit Facilities and Securitizations
- Formation of Timeshare Resorts and Vacation, Travel and Destination Clubs
- Hotel and Resort Management and Operations
- Marketing, Promotional and Affinity Programs
- Project (Hotel and Resort) Acquisition
- Project (Hotel and Resort) Financing
- Project (Hotel and Resort) Structuring and Development
- Regulatory Compliance and Administrative Law
- Restaurant, Food and Beverage
- Trade Practice/Governmental Investigations
- Lending and Corporate Finance
- Real Estate
- Restaurant, Food and Beverage, and Licensing
Widener University School of Law, JD, summa cum laude, 1995
New York University School of Law, LLM, Corporate Law, 1999
Rutgers College, BA, cum laude, 1991