Thomas I. Matyas: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Thomas I. Matyas

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone(312) 201-2692

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate and Construction Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Public Finance
  • Debt Finance & Capital Markets
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Hospitality
  • Government and Public Sector
  • Consumer Products & Retail
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
University University of Illinois and Roosevelt University, B.A., 1970
Law SchoolNew York Law School, J.D., 1973
Admitted1973, Illinois; U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court


Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association
Mortgage Bankers Association of America
American Inns of Court

BornBudapest, Hungary, August 25, 1947

Tom's practice is focused on real estate litigation. His in-depth knowledge of his clients and the real estate industry, paired with his team approach with clients, emphasizing communication, has resulted in successful strategies for his clients to cost-effectively attain their business goals. With a diverse client base, Tom has significant experience litigating complex claims related to real estate in state and federal trial and appellate courts in Illinois and in numerous other states. These matters seek various equitable and/or monetary relief including injunctions, specific performance, money judgments, declaratory judgments, evictions, quieting title, foreclosures, reformation, and rescission. Tom has litigated matters with respect to the full line of real estate products, including retail, office, apartment buildings, industrial, unimproved, railroad, hospitality, retirement, and health care properties.
•Represents an array of real estate clients, including developers, lenders, property owners, tenants, product manufacturers, contractors, mortgage bankers, brokers, railroads, attorneys, and real estate management companies

•Litigates commercial client matters related to accounting, adverse possession, condominiums, construction, consumer fraud, contract, evictions, foreclosures, joint venture claims, lender liability, lease, mechanic lien, municipality, partnership, guaranty, product liability, property right, professional malpractice, quiet title, sale/purchase, securities, title insurance, and tort claims and disputes

Besides Edwards Wildman

Tom's wife of 41 years, Harlene, is also a trial lawyer and they have three sons, four grandchildren, an English mastiff named George Harrison, and a cat named Mick Jagger. Outside of family, friends and law, Tom's passions are cigars, bicycling, and painting furniture.


Named one the of the top real estate litigation lawyers in Illinois by the Leading Lawyers Network, 2004, 2005 and 2011


City of Yorkville Landfill Litigation

In a case that was decided by the Illinois Appellate Court in 2011, our Environmental, Real Estate, and Real Estate Litigation lawyers successfully represented the City of Yorkville, Illinois in its defense of its decision to reject the application for the siting of a municipal solid waste landfill.

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Thomas I. Matyas

225 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3000
ChicagoIL 60606


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