Thomas E. Mathews

Tom is a business lawyer, concentrating on for profit and nonprofit 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 nonprofit 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.

Court Memberships

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota


  • Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV-Rating
  • Central Minnesota Community Foundation, Professional Award in Philanthropy, 2017

Professional Affiliations

  • 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

Community Involvement

  • Stearns History Museum, Board Member, 2013-present
  • Central Minnesota Community Foundation, Professional Advisory Committee, 2009-present
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  • St. Cloud

    1010 West Saint Germain
    Suite 500
    Saint Cloud, MN 56301
F: 320.257.5740


Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1973

University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1968