J Bashore II

J. Thomas Bashore II

Of Counsel

J. Thomas "Tad" Bashore II has more than twenty years of experience in assisting real estate investment trusts (REITs) and other publicly traded and privately held companies with a variety of complicated and sophisticated corporate law matters. His practice focuses on entity formation and organization (including alternative entities such as statutory trusts), corporation law and corporate governance, board responsibilities, mergers and acquisitions, asset dispositions, public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, and other corporate transactions. As Maryland corporate counsel, he regularly advises public REITs and numerous private REITs operating independently or as elements of equity funds, as well as mutual funds and closed-end funds, regarding matters of Maryland corporation law and Maryland real estate investment trust law.


Representative Matters

  • Represented NYSE-listed real estate investment trusts, as Maryland corporate counsel, in connection with underwritten public offerings of common stock, preferred stock, depositary shares, and senior notes, including the establishment of "at-the-market" offering programs
  • Represented public and private Maryland corporations, Maryland real estate investment trusts, and other Maryland entities, as Maryland corporate counsel, in connection with revolving and term loan credit facilities, including subscription-secured credit facilities
  • Represented a privately held industrial business in the sale of substantially all of the assets of one of its divisions
  • Represented open-end and closed-end investment companies, as Maryland corporate counsel, in connection with corporate governance matters and various other matters of Maryland corporation law

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Section of Business Law

Maryland State Bar Association, Section of Business Law

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA, REITs: Maryland Counsel (Nationwide), 2022, 2023

The Legal 500 US, Real Estate - Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), "Rising Star," 2019-2023

Named "Rising Star—Maryland" by IFLR 1000 for Real Estate/M&A, 2020-2023

Board Memberships & Community Service

Former president and board member, Towson (Maryland) Presbyterian Preschool


Co-author, "Letters of Intent and Term Sheets in the Context of M&A Transactions," Ballard Spahr Mortgage Banking Update, April 26, 2012



Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D. 2001)
Executive Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

Duke University (A.B., cum laude, 1994)