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Babatomiwa (Tomi) Akinyemi


Spencer Fane attorney Tomi Akinyemi

T 314.333.3956
F 314.862.4656

Tomi assists clients in Real Estate and Business Transactions from the firm’s St. Louis office in order to accomplish their individual, entrepreneurial, and business goals.

At Spencer Fane, he assists real estate clients in navigating complex transactional matters, including real estate finance, acquisition, disposition, due diligence, and leasing of industrial, commercial, multifamily, and mixed-use properties. He also regularly counsels commercial landlords and tenants in the negotiation and drafting of leases for multi and single-tenant office, retail, multi-family, and industrial properties in various markets including Texas, California, Missouri, and Kansas. Additionally, Tomi has represented lenders in low-income housing tax credit, historic tax credit, and leverage loan transactions involving over $60,000,000 in the aggregate in several different states. Tomi also has experience assisting corporate clients with general corporate matters, including formation, dissolution, and mergers/acquisitions.

Tomi’s excellent analytical and communication skills, in conjunction with his leadership, earned him several accolades while earning his law degree at Washington University in St. Louis. Tomi received the CALI Excellence for the Future award in Business Lawyering: Listening, Writing, and Negotiation and was a member of the National Semi-Finalist ABA Representation in Mediation Team. In addition, Tomi served as President of the Student Bar Association earning the Dean’s Leadership Award and the Excellence in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Award. Tomi gained practical work experience with the Urban Revitalization Clinic at Washington University.

Before law school, Tomi graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Criminology.

Contact Tomi Akinyemi at 314.333.3956 or takinyemi@spencerfane.com.