Meyer, Unkovic & Scott Partner Tony J. Thompson was recently named to serve as legal counsel for NAIOP Pittsburgh, the regional association of developers, owners, investors, and professionals of commercial real estate.
Thompson focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on real estate disputes – including ownership, easement and boundary disputes, land use and zoning hearings, and commercial evictions. Thompson provides counsel to owners, property managers, developers, and retail and office tenants. He also routinely assists the firm’s business clients with their development of risk avoidance policies and procedures. When necessary, Thompson uses his trial skills to handle cases involving breach of contract, trade secrets, infringement and misappropriation claims, products liability defense, and other complex commercial litigation in our state and federal courts, as well as arbitration proceedings.
His volunteer and community involvement throughout the Pittsburgh region is extensive, and includes the following:
- Member, Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) (Chair of the 2020 Bench Bar Conference)
- Council Member, ACBA’s Civil Litigation Section (Vice-Chair, 2018-2019)
- Member, ACBA’s Diversity Collaborative Committee (Chairman, 2012-2014)
- Member, ACBA’s Homer S. Brown Division (Treasurer, 2012 – 2013; Chair 2018-2019; Council, 2015 – present)
- Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Minority Bar Committee (Vice-Chair, 2019 – present)
- Former Board of Director, Rainbow Kitchen Community Services (Treasurer, 2012 – 2014; Vice-President, 2014 – 2018)
- Former Board of Director, Small Seeds Development, Inc. (Finance Committee Chair, 2010 – 2011; Vice-President, 2014-2018)
- Board of Directors, Sarah Heinz House Associate Board
- Former Council Member, ACBA’s Young Lawyers Division (Diversity Committee Chair, 2008 – 2009)
Thompson is a past recipient of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Homer S. Brown Division’s Young Leader Award, which is awarded to an attorney under the age of 40 who exhibits strong leadership qualities and a commitment to the promotion of equality and the advancement of justice among the African-American community. He was also selected as a “2016 Fast Tracker” by the Pittsburgh Business Times, and has been selected for inclusion as a “Rising Star” in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyers® from 2013 to 2019.
Thompson earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006 and B.A. from Washington & Jefferson College in 2003. He resides in Monroeville with his wife and son.
To learn more about NAIOP Pittsburgh, please visit: https://www.naioppittsburgh.com