$145.9 Million Sale of Office Building, Land
Represented the seller in the sale of a 1 million-plus-square-foot Class A office building in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, in a unique separate sale of the fee ($25.9 million) and the leasehold estate ($120 million).
Renegotiation of Nearly 1,000 Retail Leases for Men’s Clothing Retailer
Completed a two-phase renegotiation of nearly 1,000 retail leases across the United States and Canada for a men’s retail clothing client in connection with COVID-19 impacts and the client’s emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. In the first phase, we negotiated rent deferral agreements for nearly 400 retail locations in connection with the impact of COVID-19 and related government-mandated closures on the client’s operations; and assisted with nearly two dozen litigation matters relating to closures in several states. In the second phase, following the client’s declaration of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, we renegotiated nearly 850 retail leases assumed by the client in connection with the bankruptcy proceedings, successfully finalizing and obtaining full execution of nearly 99% of renegotiated leases submitted for legal review, nearly three times the success rate the client had originally anticipated.
Special Counsel for Municipality in Property Acquisition
Special counsel for the City in connection with property acquisitions for a project including flood mitigation and Chapter 353 redevelopment efforts.
Acquisition of Transmission Line Easements for Energy Client
Assisted client in securing transmission line easements by negotiation and condemnation.
Review of 480 Leases for Grocery Store Chain
Conducted a lease review for a national grocery store chain, consisting of approximately 480 leases across the country with a wide range of landlords and terms. This involved flagging construction and improvement rights, maintenance and repair responsibilities, approaching renewals and incomplete files.
$200 Million Chapter 100 Bond Issuance for Manufacturing Company
Served as counsel for manufacturing company’s expansion, including the transfer of real estate, construction of new facilities and installation of new equipment.
$200 Million Construction Financing
Closed $200 million in construction financing for construction of a health care client’s headquarters expansion. Also helped the client secure various state and local tax incentives, including the issuance of $715 million in Chapter 100 bonds for the project.
Local Counsel in Facility Zoning Matter
Served as local counsel for online retailer on its first Missouri distribution facility. Representation included zoning issues relating to parking and traffic requirements for the facility, consisting of a 348,480-square-foot a sorting center and 100,000 square feet in another building for a delivery station.
$248 Million Chapter 100 Bond Issuance for Pharmaceutical Company
Served as counsel for medical company’s acquisition of real property and construction of laboratory, research, development, manufacturing and office space. The pharmaceutical company constructed a new facility of approximately 320,000 sq. ft., housing certain research and development equipment.
$65 Million Chapter 100 Bond Issuance for Manufacturing Company
Served as bond counsel in Chapter 100 bond issuance for manufacturing facility expansion and acquisition of equipment. Local facility installed new equipment for canned goods.