Thomas P. McAlister

Of Counsel

Mr. McAlister is a commercial real estate attorney with over 30 years experience in all aspects of commercial real estate development and finance, specializing in retail shopping center development and retail/restaurant tenant representation on a nationwide basis for regional and national shopping center development companies and retail and chain restaurant companies.  He has worked extensively on multi unit retail and restaurant expansion roll outs and acquisitions. In addition to his private practice representing numerous national retail and restaurant tenants, Mr. McAlister served as General Counsel for over 10 years for a national retail shopping center development company supervising acquisition, development, sale, finance and leasing of millions of square feet of retail shopping center space throughout the country.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Banking & Finance Law

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1983
  • Louisiana, 1986


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. (Cum Laude) - 1983
    • Law Review: Houston Law Review, Publications Editor, 1982 - 1983
  • Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
    • B.A. - 1980
    • Major: Political Science

Contact Information

New Orleans, Louisiana
(504) 680-5499

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Associate Member, 1988 - 2017

Past Employment Positions

  • Realm Realty Company, General Counsel, 2005-2016
  • Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein McAlister & Hilbert, L.L.C., 1999-2004

Representative Clients

  • Realm Realty Company
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
  • Burger King Corporation


  • Jeffrey L. Moore, CEO, Realm Realty Company
  • S. James Torcivia
  • Tom Archer, Burger King Corporation