Women’s Inclusion Network Director Earns Diversity & Inclusion Award

August 2, 2018 Press Releases

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces that partner and director of the firm’s Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN) Hillary Bean will receive one of the inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Awards from Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

According to Missouri Lawyers Weekly, the awards recognize “attorneys, firms and organizations who are significantly advancing diversity, inclusion and the dignity of all people in Missouri’s legal profession and in communities in which exceptional legal work impacts justice for all.”

Armstrong Teasdale’s WIN program creates a positive and supportive environment for women attorneys through mentoring, networking and educational opportunities. In addition to serving as director, Bean is also a member of the firm's Hiring and Inclusion Committees.

An attorney in the Financial and Real Estate Services practice group, Bean handles leasing, financing, sales and other transactions for major companies such as a Fortune 100 multinational corporation. She has experience in transactions involving environmental risk. Bean has negotiated and drafted contracts, escrows and insurance documents in which the environmental risk was a small part of a transaction and also when the transfer of environmental risk was the main motivation for the transaction.

In her practice, Bean negotiates and drafts leases and related agreements. She coordinates leasing objectives with overall design and development for the building or project. This includes the negotiation of work letters, management agreements, development agreements and loan documentation.

Bean is skilled in all areas of land use, development, construction, finance and leasing issues relating to build-to-suit and design-build projects. She also counsels developers and owners in the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties. She negotiates and drafts purchase and sale agreements and conducts legal due diligence for properties including office buildings, retail centers, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, industrial, flex/office and mixed-use projects.

Bean will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Aug. 15 at the Missouri Botanical Garden.