$10 Million Mining Operation, Real Estate Acquisition
Served as real estate counsel in approximately $10 million acquisition of mining operations and associated real estate in southwest Missouri, including negotiation of the purchase and sale agreement; drafting and negotiation of several new easement agreements for cross access, utilities and rights of way; negotiation of new mineral leases; and extensive title and survey review of approximately 880 fee-owned acres and approximately 1,000 leased acres of real estate.
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.
Approval of Special Tax District
Secured tentative approval for a special tax district for redevelopment project being developed by client company. The district would levy a 1 percent sales tax on goods sold in the 22-acre district. It would expire at the end of 2043 or once it reached a limit of $4.5 million.
$43 Million Bond Issue for Municipality
Represented a municipality in the issuance of more than $43 million in bonds to fund the redevelopment of a former shopping center site. Because of possible changes in the tax code, it was necessary to structure the transaction twice in order to anticipate all possible contingencies and minimize the tax obligation for the municipality’s developer.
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.
Regulatory Analysis for New Product Offering
Conducted analysis of state regulations applicable to a new product offering by a national real estate brokerage. This included analyzing state real estate agency disclosures and obligations, and preparing and revising state disclosures and marketing materials.