Nailah I. Tatum


Office phone: 850-222-8611

Office Location: Tallahassee



Nailah Tatum is a member of the firm’s transactional practice group with a focus in real estate and business law, areas in which she brings significant skills and experience to her work. Her dual J.D. and M.B.A. degrees give her a sophisticated understanding of the complex connectivity between the business and legal needs of her clients.

Ms. Tatum is based in BMO’s Tallahassee office. She has more than a decade of experience handling complex commercial real estate transactions, including assisting clients in the purchase and sale of significant commercial and industrial properties, representing local governments in contracting and construction matters, and advising clients on policy and regulatory compliance and corporate and board governance.

Prior to joining BMO, Ms. Tatum practiced with the Philadelphia-based law firm Saul Ewing LLP, including a second assignment in-house for one year with FedEx Ground’s Business Transactions Group. She earned her J.D. and M.B.A. degrees simultaneously from the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law and a B.S. degree from Florida A&M University.


College: Florida A&M University – B.S., Business Administration, 2002

Law School: Penn State University Dickinson School of Law – J.D., 2005

Other school or degree: Pennsylvania State University – M.B.A., 2005



New Jersey



Florida Supreme Court, 2013

New Jersey Supreme Court, 2005

Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 2005

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2005

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2005

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 2005


Pennsylvania Bar Institute Cooperative Purchasing Outline (July 2009)


New Procurement and Contracting Practices and Realities. Pennsylvania Municipal League. February 2013.

Boilerplate Clauses in Contracts: Use at Your Own Risk, PBI Seminar, June 2012.

Financial Management and State Contracting, Presentation to the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, April 2010.

General Overview of the Plat and Subdivision Process, Lorman Seminar, September 2008.