Foundational real estate counsel for tribes, trade organizations and more
Thomas Springer helps tribes and tribal businesses achieve their goals by managing issues associated with federal Indian law. His real estate practice includes work on economic development, infrastructure and transportation facilities, land acquisitions and exchanges, and fee to trust transfers. In addition, Thomas has represented state and national firms, industry trade organizations and professional associations across many industries, including:
- Health care and pharmaceuticals
- Securities, insurance and financial services
- Building construction
- Electric and natural gas utilities
Thomas served four terms as a state representative in the Wisconsin State Assembly and while in office, he was chair of Excise and Fees Committee, served four terms on the Assembly Health Committee and led efforts on agricultural commodities exchange reform.
Experience in Action
- Negotiates tribal gaming compacts and intergovernmental agreements, including numerous appearances before federal advisory committees.
- Advocates tribal positions on legislation at the federal and state levels. Thomas also is intimately familiar with the federal regulatory process on tribal gaming matters and has advocated on behalf of clients during rule promulgation for both consultation and negotiated rule-making processes.
Professional & Civic Activities
- American Bar Association
- Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists
News & Insights
- University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 2001)
- University of Wisconsin (B.S., 1991)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit