Experience

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.