$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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$111 Million Construction Industry Acquisition
Represented acquired persons in a $111 million acquisition in the construction industry involving industrial building, pipelines, and power and communication lines.
$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.
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