Thomas A. Hippler is Of Counsel in the firm’s Real Estate and Business Law departments.
Tom’s practice focuses on representation of retailers and developers in commercial real estate matters, including leasing, acquisition, development, and financing. He also represents companies on corporate matters including compliance, risk management, and governance. Tom returned to the firm after sixteen years leading the U.S. legal function of Koninklijke Ahold N.V., an international food and e-commerce retailer.
Prior to rejoining Sherin and Lodgen, Tom served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Ahold USA, the parent company of regional supermarkets Stop & Shop, Giant Food, and Giant/Martins, and of e-commerce food retailer Peapod. Tom left Sherin and Lodgen to join Stop & Shop in 2000 as Vice President, Real Estate Law and in that role he built its in-house Real Estate Law Department. Tom became General Counsel of Stop & Shop in 2002 and he became General Counsel of Ahold USA in 2004. His executive management responsibilities included all of Ahold USA’s Legal and Legal Compliance activities, as well as its Quality Assurance, Risk Management and Safety, and Sustainable Retailing functions. At different times during his tenure with Ahold USA and its subsidiaries, Tom’s executive responsibilities also included oversight of the real estate and construction, communications, and public and charitable affairs business functions at Stop & Shop and Giant Food.
Before joining Ahold, Tom practiced at Sherin and Lodgen for thirteen years, including seven years as a partner of the firm. Tom was also a member of the firm’s management committee.
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The National Law Review recognizes Sherin and Lodgen as a Go-To Thought Leader for the firm’s reporting on Massachusetts' COVID-19 response. The attorneys at Sherin Lodgen provide analysis of statewide orders from the Governor and Commonwealth agencies attempting to stop the spread of Coronavirus, they provide guidance on how businesses can best comply with these orders. News areas that resonated with NLR readers include articles on: the Massachusetts eviction and foreclosure moratorium act; a new business interruption insurance bill filed in the Commonwealth legislature and what Massachusetts hotel owners need to know about COVID-19 Essential Services Orders. The following Sherin Lodgen attorney authors were notable for their Massachusetts Coronavirus coverage: Andrew E. Bensson, Joshua M. Bowman, Jessica Gray Kelly, Thomas A. Hippler and Joseph Y. Wang.