Acquisition, Sale, Leaseback of Properties in Illinois, Tennessee
Conducted extensive diligence of title, survey, environmental and property condition issues for a national manufacturing client with respect to a 200,000-square-foot industrial/office facility in Illinois and a 50,000-square-foot industrial/office facility in Tennessee. This included drafting, negotiating and closing acquisition of land and facility; and negotiating, drafting and closing sale and leaseback of land and facility to a national private equity firm.
Acquisition of Transmission Line Easements for Energy Client
Assisted client in securing transmission line easements by negotiation and condemnation.
Borrower’s Counsel on $46 Million Real Estate Loan
Served as borrower's counsel on a $46 million real estate loan secured by a 312-unit multifamily residential development.
$55 Million Sale of Advertising Company
$55 million sale of advertising company to public company. The asset sale transaction involved the sale of rights in over 400 locations in four states, the transfer of over 1,000 advertising contracts, and the sale of two commercial buildings. The team helped the client navigate various corporate governance issues and achieve its goal of selling the business.
Acquisition of Electrical Contracting Firm
Counsel to buyer in the acquisition of an electrical contracting firm, largely owned by an ESOP and subject to a multi-employer pension plan. Combination with mechanical contracting business of the buyer resulted in a combined business with approximately $100 million in annual revenues.
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.
Reduction in Appraised Value of Property for Client
Prevailed on a tax appeal before the St. Louis County Board of Equalization. The client, an operator of a composting and mulching facility, was challenging the appraised value of the land being used for the facility. We received a reduction of more than 50 percent in the appraised value of the property, which will save the client in excess of $75,000 in real estate taxes over the next three years.
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.
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.