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Thomas Niezer focuses his practice on real estate law, land use planning, and real estate finance law, with a dual emphasis in commercial transactions and residential real estate development, sales, and purchases. He also focuses on eminent domain actions representing municipalities and individual property owners on public roadway and utility projects and business transactions for small to medium-sized businesses.
With over 30 years of experience, Tom has represented real estate development clients before planning commissions, boards of zoning appeals, local engineering, surveying, traffic, utility, and stormwater governmental departments. He has worked with clients in real estate acquisitions, sales, leasing, and construction matters.
Professionally, Tom is rated an AV ® Preeminent™ attorney based on Martindale-Hubbell's peer review ratings and has been selected for inclusion since 2017 in The Best Lawyers in America® publication for real estate law. He is actively involved in the community as a board member of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and a member of the advisory board of the Northeast Indiana Scholarship Granting Organization. Tom has also served as a member of the board of directors for the Home Builders Association - Fort Wayne, the Mad Anthony’s Children’s Hope House, the Three Rivers Festival, and the Fort Wayne Neighborhood Housing Partnership. He has served as a board member and president of the Bishop Dwenger High School Board of Education and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art board of directors. Tom was recognized as an "Everyday Star" by the Parkview Foundation Muriosity® project.
Tom received his B.A. in 1982 from Wabash College and his J.D. in 1986 from the University of Dayton School of Law. He is admitted to practice before the Indiana state courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
* AV ® Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. The AV rating is a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.