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Thomas E. Walling

Mr. Walling’s practice focuses on complex business litigation matters representing accounting firms, manufacturers, borrowers, and creditors. He also emphasizes environmental and toxic tort matters, business entity formation, real-estate acquisitions, and financings.

Thomas E. Walling is a senior associate of Spach, Capaldi & Waggaman, LLP. With over twenty-seven years of business and legal experience combined, Mr. Walling has been deeply involved in commercial transactions, litigation, environmental and toxic tort matters, business management, engineering, regulatory and corporate compliance, and human resources law.

Mr. Walling’s practice emphasizes complex business litigation matters. He has represented accounting firms, aerospace manufacturers, sign companies, landlords, borrowers, creditors, real estate developers, general contractors, owners, partners, officers, and directors in a wide variety of litigation matters, including internal owner disputes, land use/eminent domain disputes, construction defect matters, breaches of leases, trademark disputes, environmental disputes, and general contract disputes.

Mr. Walling’s practice also focuses on business entity formation, real estate acquisitions and financings, and regulatory law. As a former in-house counsel, Mr. Walling managed all corporate transactions, including commercial contract negotiation and drafting and real- and personal-property-secured financings. Today, he counsels clients in those areas and in business-entity formation, governance and compliance, and management matters.

Mr. Walling has also performed broad-based due diligence audits of factories for both medium-sized businesses and multi-location Fortune 500 companies. He has performed EPA/RCRA audits of hazardous waste sites and Department of Transportation audits of hazardous waste transporters. He has borne chief responsibility for relationships on environmental matters with officials at all levels of government, including the United States Environmental Protection Agency, California’s Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and numerous other federal, state, and local agencies. Mr. Walling graduated from U.C. Santa Barbara in 1986 with a BA in Biological Sciences. He earned his J.D. from Western State University College of Law in 1996.