Thomas Belden

Of Counsel
Contact:
Direct Dial: 216-472-4608


Thomas G. Belden, focuses his practice on commercial real estate, commercial loan review, and buying, selling, developing, financing, leasing and tax planning in connection with the establishment, sale and purchasing of businesses, and real estate tax valuation complaints.

His extensive background includes experience with developers, builders, lenders, owners of manufacturing and service businesses, shopping centers, office buildings and industrial warehouses.

Tom has been co-editor of Matthew Bender & Co.’s Ohio Transaction Guide since 1975, Current Legal Forms since 1976 and Ohio State Taxation since 1989. He has also been a contributing author to CCH Federal Tax Service since 1989.

Tom is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan and Ohio State Bar Associations. He is also chairman of the Civil Service Commission for the City of University Heights, Ohio. He is a former adjunct faculty member of Case Western Reserve Law School where he taught Real Estate Planning.

Tom attained his Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1971. He received an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1967 and in 1966 he graduated with a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

While he was in law school, he was a member of the National Moot Court Team and Note Editor of the Case Western Reserve Law Review.

Tom is a member of the Order of the Coif, an honor society for lawyers who graduate in the top 10 percent of their class. He was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1971.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Real Estate

Education
Juris Doctor: Case Western Reserve University
MBA: University of Michigan
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame

Court Admissions
Ohio
U.S. Tax Court

Associations & Accolades
University Heights Civil Service Commission Chairman
Member of the Order of the Coif

Publications
Editor of Matthew Bender & Company’s Ohio Transaction Guide, Current Legal Forms and Ohio State Taxation
Contributing Author of the CCH Federal Tax Service