Experience

Lender’s Counsel on $9.6 Million Equity Bridge Loan

Served as lender's counsel for a $9.6 million equity bridge loan related to the development of a 236-unit low-income housing tax credit project in Detroit, Michigan.

Counsel to Lender, Purchaser on $17.6 Million Credit Facility

Served as purchaser's and lender's counsel with respect to a $17.6 million credit facility related to the acquisition and development of a 212-unit low-income housing tax credit project located in North Carolina.

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.

Advised on Tax Implications of Selling Partnership Interests

Advised housing management client on the tax implications related to the sale of partnership interests and cancellation of indebtedness income, which included analyzing the tax consequences of transaction structures and financing classifications to avoid negative income tax consequences to the partners.

Formation of Qualified Opportunity Fund, Opportunity Zone Business

Assisted a client with the formation of a qualified opportunity fund and a qualified opportunity zone business, including drafting all fund offering documents for a $4 million capital raise to fund a hotel development.

Contract Negotiations for Architectural Firm

Represented a global architectural and design firm in contract negotiations as part of a multi-year renovation of a national thoroughbred horse racing park. The client requested several contract revisions subsequent to the bidding process, which were successfully negotiated.

$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.

Defended Company Performing Cleanup at Superfund Site

Defended company who performed $28 million environmental cleanup of PCBs, asbestos and TCE at Superfund site, formerly used for automotive manufacturing, under Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent. The site is located in a residential area and will be transformed into a recreational facility.

Superfund Site Involving PCB Contamination

Represented a steering committee responsible for resolving a Superfund site involving PCB contamination.

$200 Million Chapter 100 Bond Issuance for Manufacturing Company

Served as counsel for manufacturing company’s expansion, including the transfer of real estate, construction of new facilities and installation of new equipment.

Construction Contracts for $10 Million Missouri High School

Represented a large general contractor in the preparation and negotiation of all construction contracts and disbursing documents related to the construction of a high school in Missouri.

Construction Contracts for Pool Company in Significant Apartment Development

Represented a pool installation company with respect to the preparation and negotiation of construction contracts for pools and outdoor water features for an apartment complex in a major metropolitan development.

Construction Contracts for Specialty Subcontractor in Retail Store Development

Handled the preparation and negotiation of construction contracts for a specialty subcontractor working for a sporting apparel retailer in Illinois, valued at half a million dollars.

Contract Negotiations for Multimillion-Dollar Hospital Development

Represented a large general contractor in the preparation and negotiation of AIA contract documents for a multimillion-dollar hospital development in Illinois.

Design and Construction Contracts for National Theme Park Owner

Handled all design and construction contracts for a national theme park owner for all construction projects, including various attractions and water features exceeding $10 million in value.

Managed Construction Defects Dispute for Assisted Living Center

Represented a large general contractor in a dispute with the owner and multiple levels of subcontractors concerning subcontractor construction defects in an assisted living center in Georgia.

Managed Dispute for General Contractor in Multimillion-Dollar State Project

Represented a general contractor in a multimillion-dollar dispute with a subcontractor and materials supplier concerning a project for the state of Illinois.

Representation in Various Insurance Coverage Issues

Represented homeowners associations, developers and real estate property managers on various insurance coverage issues, including D&O policies, property damage, construction disputes, and commercial liability.

Representation of Class A Office Building Portfolio Owner

Represented owner of portfolio of Class A office buildings throughout St. Louis region.

Representation of National Developer in 30-Story Residential Tower, Commercial Construction

Represented a national developer in connection with the land assemblage, zoning, permitting and development agreement for the construction of a 30-story residential tower plus approximately 10,000 sq. ft. of ground floor commercial space in St. Louis County, Missouri.

Representation of Owner of Largest Multi-Tenant Office Building in Missouri

Represented the owner of the largest multi-tenant office building (over 1 million sq. ft.) in the state of Missouri, on all leasing and other property management issues.

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.

Representation of Regional Property Owner on Over 90 Properties in 13 States

Represented a regional property owner with over 60 affiliated companies on matters regarding the leasing and/or property management work for over 90 properties in 13 states.

Represented General Contractor in $5 Million Multi-Party Litigation

Represented a large general contractor in ongoing multi-party litigation involving construction defects exceeding $5 million.

Represented Property Owner in $25 Million Development of Manufacturing Facility

Represented property owners in the preparation and negotiation of construction and architectural agreements for a specialty manufacturing facility exceeding $25 million.

Represented Property Owner in $350 Million Development

Represented property owners in the preparation and negotiation of all construction and architectural agreements for a project exceeding $350 million, and counseled property owners concerning contractor delay and performance issues throughout the project.

Represented Property Owner in $80 Million Development in California

Represented property owners in the preparation and negotiation of design and construction contracts for a building in California exceeding $80 million.

Trial and Appellate Representation of National Home Builder in Contract, Environmental Disputes

Represented a national home builder in contract and environmental disputes at both trial and appellate levels.

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