Attorney Thomas W. Tavenner, Jr. is a partner at the firm, specializing in Commercial Real Estate Law. Mr. Tavenner received his undergraduate BA degree with distinction in economics from the University of Maine at Orono and his JD with honors from Suffolk University Law School.
Prior to Joining the Firm, Mr. Tavenner for the past fourteen years held the position of General Counsel and Senior Vice President at Realty Financial Partners inWellesley,Massachusetts. In this role in representing multiple private closed end real estate funds, he was responsible for managing all fund issues and coordinating transactions and litigation with outside counsel. These duties included managing the legal work in the acquisition and disposition of multiple commercial real estate investments, including property and legal due diligence, and the drafting of complex operating and partnership agreements, purchase agreements, loan documents and commercial leases. In addition, Mr. Tavenner in his role as an asset manager was responsible for the liquidation of non-performing loans/investments as well as the development of a residential golf course project. Lastly, Mr. Tavenner was also responsible for overseeing and maintaining all internal employment, corporate governance, licensing and statutory compliance matters on behalf of these private funds.
Mr. Tavenner began his career as an associate at Curran & Curran, P.C in Boston,Massachusetts, handling all aspects of bankruptcy-related matters. His primary focus in this role was the representation of corporate and individual chapter 7, 11 and 13 debtors, as well as secured and unsecured creditors. Thereafter, Mr. Tavenner became a partner at Curran, Coffey & Tavenner, LLP in Boston, Massachusetts where he continued his focus on debtor bankruptcy practice while expanding into commercial law, real-estate and general civil practice. While a partner he was a member of the subcommittee of the Boston Bar Association consumer bankruptcy panel and the MCLE faculty advisory panel. He is also the co-author of the book “Keys to Understanding Chapter 13 Bankruptcy” for the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education consumer bankruptcy seminar.