Thomas M. Little


Thomas M. Little


Thomas (Tommy) M. Little represents developers, lenders, and tenants in real estate financing, development, and leasing matters. Tommy’s practice is focused on the areas of real estate development and finance, golf and recreational amenity, resort development, and commercial lending. He is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Practice.

Tommy has extensive experience representing developers of high-end, single-family, and multifamily real estate projects, including several of the most recognized waterfront condominium developments in Florida, having aggregate sales of more than US $500 million.

His practice also includes both dispositions and acquisitions of commercial developments, office buildings, mixed-use projects, and multifamily projects. Tommy represents both landlords and tenants in connection with commercial leases. Additionally, in the past 25 years, he has represented institutional lenders in connection with acquisition and development loans, construction loans, including syndicated loans, and term loans, as well as represented several lenders in financing more than 100 private golf clubs, public golf facilities, marinas, and destination resorts that have hospitality, golf, and/or yachting as a primary recreational amenity.

Furthermore, Tommy has represented numerous developers of mixed-use projects, providing development solutions for the projects, including devising the structure, planning, and documentation for the governance and operational structure of the respective project and the necessary declarations, reciprocal easement agreements, and development agreements.

Awards and Recognition

  • Peer review rated as AV Preeminent®, the highest performance rating in the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ system
  • Recognized, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the practice area of Real Estate (2021-2023)
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of:
    • Real Estate Law (2006-2024)
    • Leisure and Hospitality Law (2013-2024)
  • Selected for inclusion to the Florida Super Lawyers lists in the field of Real Estate: Business (since 2008)
  • Recognized as one of Florida’s Legal Elite™ by Florida Trend magazine (2005, 2006, 2012 and 2017)
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 in the field of Real Estate (2010 and 2016)

Community Involvement

In 2013, Tommy contributed more than 100 pro bono hours to the Bay Area Legal Services Volunteer Lawyers Program and was recognized by the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee with a Gold Award. Tommy is also very active in the community and was previously with Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

09 February 2024 Deals and Wins

Foley Advises Cabot Saint Lucia in Securing $100M Construction Facility for Resort Golf Community

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to Cabot Saint Lucia Inc., led by Cabot co-founder and CEO Ben Cowan-Dewar, in connection with securing its $100 million construction facility from VICI Lendco LLC.
13 October 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Tower Three in Sale of Champions Retreat Golf Club to Arcis Golf

Foley & Lardner LLP represented Tower Three Golf Champions Retreat LLC, a subsidiary of the private equity firm Tower Three Partners, founded by Bill Forrest, in its sale of the Champions Retreat Golf Club to Arcis Golf LLC.
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
26 June 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Named to 2023 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that 17 of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2023 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
01 June 2023 Press Releases

Foley Earns Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2023

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that it has again been recognized by Chambers & Partners as one of the top law firms in the country in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
20 January 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Advises Mosaic on Sale of Streamsong Resort

Foley & Lardner LLP represented The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) in the sale of Streamsong Resort, one of the world’s leading golf destinations, for $160 million to Chicago-based KemperSports.