Implemented Strategy for $1.7 Billion Headquarters Deal for National Intelligence Agency
Created and implemented a complex strategy that allowed a municipality to acquire land for a new $1.7 billion headquarters facility for a national intelligence agency. The complex deal for the facility, which will help the municipality keep 3,100 jobs, involved countless negotiations, the use of eminent domain, and landing $131 million in state funding to buy and clear the site.
Advised Medical Marijuana License Applicants on Real Estate Matters
Counseled applicants in connection with choosing proposed medical marijuana facility sites, advised and assisted clients with understanding and securing zoning and land use approvals, and assisted with the negotiation and preparation of purchase contracts and leases.
Counseled 15+ Clients in Missouri Medical Marijuana Application, Licensure Process
Advised and assisted over 15 other companies filing medical marijuana license applications, including assistance with rule interpretations and analysis of Missouri’s complex application materials.
Assisted Multiple Clients in Missouri Medical Marijuana Application, Licensure Process
Assisted multiple clients in drafting and submitting numerous applications for medical marijuana facility licenses to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Acquisition of Transmission Line Easements for Energy Client
Assisted client in securing transmission line easements by negotiation and condemnation.
Counsel to Coal-Mining Company in Chapter 11 Proceedings
Served as co-counsel to the largest private-sector coal company in the world in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
Successfully Obtained Zoning Code Amendments and Land Use Approvals for Construction Project
Successfully obtained zoning code amendments and land use approvals to construct and operate storage facilities in Missouri. Prepared multi-faceted applications to amend the zoning codes and to obtain use permits; appeared at several municipal board meetings; and communicated in a timely manner with municipal staff, committees, board members and our client's teams of engineers and architects to meet deadlines embedded in the complex zoning codes.
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.
Representation of Property Management Companies in Landlord/Tenant Disputes
Worked with several property management companies to develop and implement the best strategy to meet the landlords’ goals in collecting all past-due rent, initiating eviction proceedings and/or entering into complex settlement agreements with delinquent tenants to remain in properties, which resulted in collecting over $300,000 in past-due rent and securing punctual performance under the leases.
Dismissal of Environmental Claims Against Energy Client
Obtained dismissal of environmental claims against a client in the energy industry. Because the lawsuit in question was filed after the client filed its Chapter 11 reorganization plan, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court granted the client’s motion to enforce the release and injunction provisions in the confirmed plan. As a result, the court dismissed the causes of action with prejudice.
Successful Representation of Global Health Care Company in Receivership Action
Represented health care company in a state court receivership action filed in Wisconsin. Prepared all of the necessary pleadings to memorialize our client's claim and advocated on their behalf which ultimately resulted in receiving a significant payout from the receivership estate.
Successfully Negotiated Property Vacation of Delinquent Tenants
Successfully negotiated the peaceful vacation of properties and payment of all past-due rent and other fees from delinquent tenants through the initiation of eviction proceedings, and ultimately, the preparation and execution of complex settlement agreements.
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.