Thomas E. Mathews

Thomas E. Mathews

St. Cloud, Minnesota

Tom is a business lawyer, concentrating on for profit and non-profit entities.

His practice areas include: purchase/sale of business enterprises; commercial real estate, acquisition, development, and financing; common interest developments, condominiums; organization and governance of non profit and for profit entities, including formation of corporations, general and limited partnerships, and limited liability companies; tax exempt organization, including qualification and compliance; intellectual property; and estate and wealth planning.

Tom's experience also includes consultation, negotiation, and preparation of: transactions relating to healthcare providers, professional practices, manufacturing and retail business; agreements between owners, transfer restriction agreements, control agreements and sales; commercial real estate purchase agreement, easements, land planning issues, commercial leases, manufacturing, marketing, distribution, and design agreements, confidential and trade secret agreements, development and assignment of intellectual property; and commercial lending documentation and practices. He has extensive experience in the formation, governance, and regulation of healthcare systems.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Commercial Financing
  • Real Estate Acquisition
  • Tax-Exempt Organization
  • Estate and Wealth Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1973
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1983


  • Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1973
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • B.A. - 1968
    • Major: Philosophy

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV-Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Section Member: Law Office Management Committee; Business Law Section; Real Estate
  • Stearns/Benton Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Chapter Member: Tax and Finance; Business Law and Governance
  • St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce