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Thomas W. Ostrowski

Cleveland, OH | D 216.696.5572 | F 216.592.5009

Tom Ostrowski is the chair of the Tucker Ellis Finance Group.

His practice focuses on all aspects of commercial banking, including commercial loans, letters of credit, loan restructuring, agented and syndicated loans, and secured lending; corporate finance; and real estate financing.

He has significant experience in commercial real estate and corporate finance matters, asset-based finance, healthcare lending, workouts, and structured and secured finance. He has represented various private equity funds and subordinated debt lenders and their portfolio companies.

Tom’s family consists of his wife Erika and five children. When he’s not chasing their many pets, he spends much of his non-work time at swim meets, soccer games, and concerts.

education & admissions


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D., 1993); Cleveland State Law Review, Staff Editor
  • The State University of New York at Buffalo (B.A., 1989)

state admissions

  • Ohio, 1993
  • New York, 1994
publications & events

Speaking Engagements

  • "The Outlook for M&A in 2015," KeyBank, Cleveland, Ohio (April 2015)
  • "Dilemmas When Representing Borrowers and Lenders," Ohio Professional Conduct Program, Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland, Ohio (December 2014)
  • "Update on Middle Market Lending and Loan Agreements," Cohen & Company Client CPE Program, Cleveland, Ohio (November 2014)
  • "Loan Agreements," Skoda Minotti CPE Summit, Cleveland, Ohio (October 2014)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® (2010-2018)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars® (2005, 2006)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2006-2022)
in the community
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • America SCORES Cleveland, Advisory Board Member
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