Cozen O’Connor: Wallrich, Thomas

Thomas G. Wallrich

Member

Minneapolis

(612) 260-9002

(612) 260-9082

Recent Publication:

Section 301 Tariff on List 3 Increases; Exclusion Process Proposed [Alert]

Tom Wallrich and Kristi Zentner discuss the USTR’s May 9 announcement that results in a 25 percent increased duty rate on all relevant goods that are exported from China on or after May 10, 2019, or that enter the United States after June 1, 2019.

Thomas concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial transactions, banking, bankruptcy, real estate finance, and development and commercial litigation. In the past 20 years, Tom has also developed a substantial practice in international trade in the regions of China, Mexico, and Canada

Tom's bankruptcy practice includes representing debtors, creditors, and committees in complex reorganization proceedings and workouts, as well as debt and equity restructurings. His banking practice is focused primarily on representation of community banks and regional banks in transaction documentation, participation agreements, regulatory matters, and debt restructuring transactions and litigation. Tom is also experienced in commercial transactions, including purchases and sales of businesses and significant import-export experience particularly in the Pacific Rim and Canada. His commercial dispute resolution experience includes significant litigation, non-litigation, and administrative representations before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the United States Trade Representative (USTR).

Tom's real estate practice involves representation of commercial landlords in lease creation, lease disputes, property recovery, and bankruptcy matters. He also represents many commercial and residential developers in land use issues, governmental approval matters, subdivision of land, tax increment financing, sales, financing, and debt treatment and restructuring matters.

Tom has been named a "Super Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters for 15 consecutive years. He has also been named one of the Top 25 Super Lawyers for business restructuring and workouts. Tom is active in the Twins Cities community; he is a clinical instructor at the University of St. Thomas Law School, he serves his alma mater on the University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts Internship Board, and is also active in fundraising at Benilde/St. Margaret's Academy.

Experience

News

Cozen O’Connor Expands Presence in Minneapolis with Hiring of Christopher Bellini

January 14, 2014

Before joining Cozen O’Connor, Mr. Bellini was a partner in Dorsey & Whitney’s Corporate Group, where he was chair of the Private Equity Practice Group and a member of the Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions and Venture Capital and Emerging Companies practice groups.

Cozen O’Connor Expands Real Estate Group Nationally

September 10, 2013

Cozen O’Connor has significantly bolstered the strength and scope of its national real estate practice with the addition of eight experienced lateral attorneys across the Washington, DC, New York, West Palm Beach, Wilmington, Philadelphia and Minneapolis offices in recent months, including seven partners and one associate.

Cozen O’Connor Opens Minneapolis Office with the Addition of Eight Lateral Attorneys

June 04, 2013

The firm announced it is opening a Minneapolis office with transactional and commercial litigation attorneys from Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP. Thomas Wallrich, Steven Silton, Thomas Kane, Peter Crema, Nadia Hasan, Heather Marx, Joel Nesset and Kristi Zentner are all joining the firm as members.

Publications

Section 301 Tariff on List 3 Increases; Exclusion Process Proposed [Alert]

May 28, 2019

Tom Wallrich and Kristi Zentner discuss the USTR’s May 9 announcement that results in a 25 percent increased duty rate on all relevant goods that are exported from China on or after May 10, 2019, or that enter the United States after June 1, 2019.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Globalism and Managing Risk

October 05, 2017 - Des Moines, IA

21st Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop

June 12, 2014 - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1990
  • University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, B.A., 1987
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court - District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court