Tony Barros heads the Litigation, Business Law, Real Estate Development, Acquisitions, Finance and Leasing practice at Sullivan & Barros, LLP. Tony's practice includes addressing the corporate, contracting and construction law needs of business clients ranging from real estate to technology. Some of these needs include negotiating commercial transactions and employment/independent contractor agreements, forming business entities, and advising clients in regard to the private placement of securities and on corporate governance matters.

Tony has closed billions of dollars in commercial real estate transactions for clients for nearly three decades. He advises developers, property owners, borrowers, landlords and tenants in the acquisition, development, financing, and leasing of commercial and residential real estate projects that range from millions to hundreds of millions of dollars in scale. He also represents lenders and investors in workouts and restructurings of debt and equity transactions and enforcement remedies.

His extensive real estate transactional experience includes creating residential condominiums, such as expandable residential condominiums and mixed-use condominiums under a master condominium structure, formation of HOAs, as well as structuring and negotiating public/private partnership transactions with municipalities and municipal affairs. Tony's experience in forming HOAs and condominium associations ranges from establishing small condominium associations to establishing complex townhome communities with hundreds of homes and other uses.

Tony's litigation practice includes property damage, contractor negligence, covenant and easement enforcement, breach of contract, condominium disputes, and other areas within real estate development, acquisitions, and finance law.

Outside of his practice of law, Tony has developed over 200 condominium units, underground parking facilities, and 30,000 SF of neighborhood retail space occupied by numerous national and regional credit tenants. In the Washington Business Journal’s 1998 “Best Real Estate Deals," one of Tony’s development projects won in the category of “Best Community Impact.”

Through his development experiences and his years of practicing law, Tony is able to provide superior legal counsel to his clients. He began practicing commercial real estate law in the District of Columbia in 1994. He was with the DC offices of Ginsburg, Feldman & Bress, PC, Wilkes Artis, and Holland & Knight for years before practicing as a solo practitioner and joined Sullivan & Barros, LLP in 2009. Tony is a former Board member of the DC Board of Real Property Assessments & Appeals.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA, 1994
  • B.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1991

Professional Associations

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar