Founded in 1988, we are now in our 33rd year! We are a three-attorney law firm, located in Ballantyne Corporate Park in Charlotte, practicing in both North and South Carolina. We offer professional, personalized service to promptly and successfully complete your legal matters. More About Us.
Corporate & Business Matters
Thomas J. Gorman, P.A. handles everything from basic incorporations of small businesses to complex multi-state merger and acquisition matters; from limited liability company formations to general business contracts. We have vast experience assisting with the establishment of hundreds of corporations and businesses throughout the Carolinas and beyond.
Commercial Real Estate
We handle everything in commercial real estate: from simple lease reviews, to drafting of complex leases; from the closing the purchase of an office condo, to condominium development; from basic real estate contracts to hotel and mixed use development; from simple subdivision of property to the combination of multiple parcels. In essence, Thomas J. Gorman, P.A. can handle all of your commercial real estate needs.
Wills & Estate Planning
To provide proper estate planning, an attorney must be a good listener. We listen to what you want to accomplish, learn about your priorities and family relationships, and then we draft an estate plan for you. Our attorneys draft wills, all types of trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, health care powers of attorney, and all other estate planning documents. When someone has passed away, we will take care of the estate administration (probate), and any trust administration matters. As experienced elder law attorneys, we can explain and create VA trusts, Medicare and Medicaid trusts.
We have more than 35 years’ experience in representing general dentists and dental specialists, with direct knowledge of the many dental legal issues you may face. For those purchasing an existing practice, we can draft or review purchase contracts and letters of intent, guide you through the due diligence process, and successfully close your transaction. For new practices, we can review the lease or real estate purchase contract, form your new corporate entity (in accordance with dental board regulations), and advise on general contract and employment issues.
While we already have an established international practice, we are also a proud member of the IR Global International Network, based in London, United Kingdom, with over 1,000 professionals in more than 155 jurisdictions worldwide. No matter where your legal needs occur, we can work with our friends in the IR Global network to arrange for top-flight local representation to either represent you outright, or to work with us as a team.
Tom Gorman practices in the areas of commercial real estate, corporate, estate planning, and estate and trust administration.
In his more than 37 years of practice, Mr. Gorman has drafted wills, trusts, powers of attorneys, living wills, health care powers of attorneys and assisted with elder law planning for numerous clients. He has drafted more than 10,000 trusts of various types, including revocable living trusts for probate avoidance, special needs trusts, life insurance trusts, charitable remainder trusts, and trusts for estate tax avoidance.
Mr. Gorman has represented numerous commercial real estate clients, including developers of hotels and mixed-use projects, office condominiums, and development of retail, residential, and industrial and warehouse properties.
Mr. Gorman represents business owners regarding everything from starting a business with basic limited liability and corporate formation questions, to business purchases, including complex mergers and acquisitions. He provides guidance to international clients doing business in the US, and to US companies doing business internationally.
In addition to his regular corporate and real estate clients, Mr. Gorman has specific expertise assisting dentists looking to start a practice, buy an existing practice or needing day to day business advice.
Law School: Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC, J.D., 1985
Undergraduate: Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, B.A., magna cum laude, Economics and English, 1982
North Carolina- 1987; South Carolina- 2007; Texas- 1985.
Rated as Preeminent (5.0 out of 5.0) by Martindale Hubble, based upon client reviews.
Recipient of the Client Champion Platinum Award, 2012 to Present.
Rated as Superb (9.3 out of 10) by Avvo.
IR Global International Referral Network Member 2019-Present.
Ranked as one of the Best Real Estate Attorneys in Charlotte by Expertise.com.
Attorney/Shareholder, Thomas J. Gorman, P.A. 1988-Present.
Attorney, Petree, Stockton & Robinson (now Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP) Charlotte, NC 1987.
Attorney, Baker, Smith & Mills, Dallas, TX 1985-86.
Legal Intern, U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC 1983.
Community Involvement & Advisory Boards
Catholic Charities- Diocese of Charlotte Board of Directors 2019-Present.
First Citizens Bank- Charlotte Area Advisory Board 2019-Present.
St. Matthew Catholic Church World Hunger Drive 2005-Present. Meal packing event MC 2013-Present.
Parish Pastoral Council 2003-06, Chairperson 2005-06.
Thompson-Pratt Financial Group Trusted Advisor Panel 2010-Present.
Merrill Lynch Fox-Kaplan Wealth Management Team Board of Advisors 2006-16.
Knights of Columbus Council #10852- Third Degree.
Duke University School of Law Cornerstone Society 1985-Present.
Seminars and Lectures
BridgeTrust Title Insurance Group CLE Lecture “eRecording: Here and Now” 2012.
Hines-Fox Group of Merrill Lynch “Estate Planning in the New Normal” 2010.
Ameriprise Financial “Estate Planning for Financial Advisors” Seminars 1995-99 and 2003-08.
Institute for Financial Education- Instructor, Real Estate Law 1996-98.
National Business Institute CLE Lecture “Mastering Real Estate Titles in North Carolina” 1995.
Trusts & Estates in North Carolina
Ballantyne Corporate Park 15720 Brixham Hill Ave., Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28277
Trusts & Estates in South Carolina