December 1, 2021
Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli is pleased to announce that Real Estate Finance attorney Thomas L. Patalano has joined the firm’s New York City office as a shareholder. The addition of Patalano continues the ongoing growth of Polsinelli’s national Real Estate and Financial Services Department, particularly in the New York City office, and will help service the mounting demand in the greater New York area. Polsinelli’s New York City office is proud to have grown its Construction Litigation, Real Estate Services and Real Estate Finance Practices by nearly 20 attorneys in the past year.

Patalano represents investment banks, national and international banks, and alternative lenders in the origination of commercial mortgage and mezzanine loans on properties across the nation across all asset classes.

“We’re pleased to welcome Tom to Polsinelli at this exciting time, as our New York City office continues to grow and we see very strong demand across the board in our Real Estate Finance practice,” said Financial Services Division Chair John T. Duncan III. “Tom’s skillset and experience will allow him to plug in and immediately add value for our clients.  We look forward to seeing the great things Tom does here at Polsinelli.”

“It’s a rare opportunity to work for a firm of Polsinelli’s caliber,” Patalano said. “I look forward to serving clients, growing my practice and collaborating with my new colleagues in New York and across the country.”

Patalano earned his J.D. from Pace University School of Law and his B.B.A., in finance, from Pace University. Patalano was at Alston & Bird LLP before joining Polsinelli.

Patalano joins Polsinelli’s expanding Real Estate and Financial Services Department, which recently also welcomed attorneys Arielle Frost and Rafael Santos-Hernández in New York, Andrew Cromer, Dora Acherman and Louis D. Rubin in Miami, Amber L. Munday in Chicago, Lauren E. Hirt in Denver, Kristian J.F. Bornemann in San Francisco, Bradley E. Wright in Phoenix, and Robert J. Bello in Polsinelli’s Chicago and Los Angeles offices.

The leading practices in Polsinelli’s New York office include financial services, real estate finance, corporate, M&A, private equity, venture capital, investment management and funds, health care, bankruptcy, technology, privacy and cybersecurity, and intellectual property. Attorneys offer the experience and insight our clients need to keep pace with ever-changing markets and technological innovations. Additionally, the recent promotion of Gabriel Yomi Dabiri to Office Managing Partner further positions Polsinelli’s New York City office as a leader in prioritizing each of superior client service, sophisticated legal practice and a healthy, positive workplace culture.

Polsinelli's Financial Services Division is recognized nationally for providing insightful and practical counsel to clients in all aspects of debt and equity financing. The firm handles a plethora of debt-related matters, including loan origination, servicing, sales and securitizations to financial restructuring, workouts, loan enforcement, and bankruptcy. The team was included in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report with the highest ranking, Tier 1, in the Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Real Estate Law and Public Finance Law categories.

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.