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:to make changes: do something in a new way
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Financial & Real Estate Services

The Financial & Real Estate Services group (FRE) represents national and local developers, lenders, investors, institutional and corporate owners, governmental and quasi-governmental entities, users, managers, construction companies and brokers in all areas of real estate law. The practice includes experience with developers and governmental entities in both incentive-based redevelopment and traditional projects.

FRE is structured to provide targeted, interdisciplinary knowledge in redevelopment projects. Our real estate attorneys work in project teams that include lawyers in the firm’s Public Finance subgroup, negotiating incentives and assembling properties by purchase or condemnation. They also work with lawyers in the Litigation subgroup, defending and prosecuting condemnation cases, land use disputes, intergovernmental conflicts and litigation contesting the validity of permitting and incentives.

Through our owned affiliate, Development Dynamics, we help identify available tax incentives, and initiate, negotiate, and coordinate with local development agencies and officials.

The firm is also one of the founders of Selequity, a crowdfunding website that provides accredited investors exposure to professionally-operated, private real estate investment deals. Likewise, commercial real estate owners (sponsors) have the ability to use the Selequity network to access a broader range of accredited investors.

In our broader real estate practice, we assist retailers, casinos, golf courses, hotels, land conservancy organizations, manufacturing and mining companies, municipalities, apartment owners and developers, shopping center developers, sports and entertainment venues, title insurance underwriters, universities and colleges, and utilities with:

For questions, please contact Rick Engel.

Practice Highlights

The FRE practice group has negotiated and closed the acquisition of a site, build-to-suit leasing and state incentives for Nordenia USA. See Governor Jay Nixon's press release.

Of the Armstrong Teasdale attorneys named to the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, four were named top Real Estate lawyers and one was named a top Eminent Domain and Condemnation lawyer.

Three attorneys are featured in 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Real Estate law.

One attorney is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

The firm was identified as a Top Real Estate Law Firm by Midwest Real Estate News in the "Best of the Best" issue from 2012-2014 

The firm authors articles for lawyers and real estate professionals on a national and regional basis, including Missouri Real Estate Practice (West Publishing) and Land Use Regulation, 1st and 2nd Editions American Bar Association).

Three members are listed in Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers® most recent edition.