Thomas W. (Tom) Jerry

P 314.333.3940 | F 314.862.4656


Tom Jerry is a business attorney principally focused on real estate issues and the day-to-day legal needs of business entities and their owners.

Tom regularly represents real estate owners, developers, and investors with respect to acquisitions, sales, commercial, and residential development, public incentives, financing, construction, zoning, easements, restrictive covenants, subdivisions, condominiums, leasing (office, retail, industrial, and residential), and like-kind exchanges.

In addition to his real estate work, Tom provides local, regional and national businesses and non-profit organizations with counsel concerning formation, structuring, financing, governance, contracting, acquisitions, sales, and secured transactions.



  • Saint Louis University School of Law, 1995 (J.D.), Order of the Woolsack, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri, 1995

  • Represented developer of multi-stage regional shopping center (totaling in excess of 800,000 rentable square feet) with respect to all aspects of acquisition, subdivision, construction, leasing to national credit tenants, establishment of OEA and ECR agreements, and, ultimately, staged sale of developed properties to real estate investment trusts.
  • Represented bondholder trustee in foreclosure on major convention center hotel property (comprising approximately 1,000 rooms and extensive amenities including multiple ballroom spaces) and subsequent negotiation, structuring and closing of simultaneous sale of subdivided portions of property to two separate hotel redevelopers.
  • Represented business division of Fortune 500 manufacturing company in establishing credit, sales and security documentation for pilot program introducing wireless technology products to new markets.

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2024
  • St. Louis Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, Chairman, 2009-2018

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Illinois Bar
  • Missouri Bar
  • International Council of Shopping Centers