Experience

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.

$32 Million Construction Loan for Distribution Facility

Represented purchaser and developer in the acquisition and development of an approximately 830,000 sq. ft. distribution facility in St. Louis, Missouri, including the closing of a related $32 million construction loan.

Representation of National Developers in Significant Joint Venture

Represented two national developers in a joint venture project in Clayton, Missouri, to secure the zoning, permitting and governmental incentives for the construction of a mixed-use project of approximately 300 apartments and over 40,000 sq. ft. of commercial space.

Successfully Negotiated Property Vacation of Delinquent Tenants

Successfully negotiated the peaceful vacation of  properties and payment of all past-due rent and other fees from delinquent tenants through the initiation of eviction proceedings, and ultimately, the preparation and execution of complex settlement agreements.

National Counsel for Commercial Real Estate Company

Served as national counsel, monitored litigation progress, and hired local counsel for commercial real estate company with lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions.

Defeated Actions Against $72 Million Apartment Development in Missouri

Defeated actions for a declaratory judgment and a writ of mandamus that permitted the construction of a $72 million residential apartment tower in Clayton, Missouri, that was upheld by the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District in 2015.

Redevelopment of Blighted Industrial Area

A blighted industrial area of St. Louis, strategically located near several major institutions, required assistance to redevelop. We structured and gained approvals for a complex, multi-phase redevelopment project supported in part by tax increment financing. Roughly five years in, over $600 million has been invested in construction, creating 5,000 jobs and completely transforming a 167-acre area.

Citations Vacated for Client in Fatality Involving Construction Crane

Defended company in an OSHA evidentiary hearing involving a fatality on a crane.  At the conclusion of the hearing, the Administrative Law Judge vacated all citations.

Summary Judgment for General Contractor in $8 Million Breach of Contract, Negligence Case

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of general contractor regarding real estate developer’s claims of breach of contract and negligence seeking damages in excess of $8 million dollars with respect to alleged construction defects.