$15 Million Equipment and Real Property Acquisition
Represented the buyer in a $15 million equipment and real property acquisition.
Representation of National Chain Tenants
Represented tenants of national chains (drug, financial and fast food), insurance companies, petroleum and manufacturing companies on a national basis.
Representation of World’s Largest Mall Owner on Construction, Real Estate Issues
Represented the largest mall owner in the world on various construction and tenant issues.
$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.
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.
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.
Acquisition of Two Properties for New York Real Estate Developer
Represented a New York real estate developer in the acquisition of two properties, one in Park Slope for $7 million, and the other in Lower Manhattan for $36 million.
Acquisition of Transmission Line Easements for Energy Client
Assisted client in securing transmission line easements by negotiation and condemnation.
45,000-Square-Foot Lease Negotiation for Real Estate Company
Represented a national real estate owner and management company in the complex lease negotiation for nearly 45,000 square feet of commercial office space in suburban St. Louis for a professional services company providing technology services to the federal government.
$55.4 Million Golf Course Sale
Represented the developer of a golf course in a five-year, $55.4 million sale, involving $31.7 million purchase of Bureau of Land Management reversionary patent and significant re-zoning by local government.
Purchaser’s, Lender’s Counsel for $20.8 Million Credit Facility
Served as purchaser's and lender's counsel with respect to a $20.8 million credit facility related to the acquisition and development of a 216-unit low-income multifamily housing project located in South Carolina.
$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.
Property Acquisition, Construction Contracts, Public Incentives for 1 Million-Square-Foot Development
Represented a health care client in acquisition of property for a multi-building campus development in excess of 1 million square feet. Negotiated design and construction contracts for the project, as well as a public incentive package valued at more than $450 million.
Counsel to National Property Data Lender
Served as counsel for compliance and litigation defense to national public corporation in connection with real property.
Counsel to National Mortgage Servicer Defending Consumer Protection Claims and Affirming on Appeal Second Trial Judge’s Authority to Rule Conversely on Second Summary Judgment
Served as counsel to lender/servicer in defense of multi-count counterclaim for damages in context of foreclosure action, affirmed on appeal following differing decisions by original and successor trial judge.
Counsel to Land Engineer in Defense of Property Flooding Claims
Served as counsel to engineer in connection with damages claim for water runoff in development and appeal of writ of prohibition as to inverse condemnation claim.
Counsel for Multimillion-Dollar Commercial Real Estate Transaction
Served as borrower’s counsel issuing borrower’s opinion letters for several large commercial real estate transactions.
Trial Counsel on Breach of Contract Damages and Assignment of Contract, Affirmed on Appeal
Served as Plaintiff’s counsel and lead trial counsel on damages claim for breach of contract and/or negligence and rights on assignment. Matter affirmed on appeal, per curiam.
Counsel to Secured Creditor in Beer Distributorship Bankruptcy
Served as counsel to mortgage lender in Chapter 11 of Central Illinois closely held beer distributor.
$200 Million Construction Financing
Closed $200 million in construction financing for construction of a health care client’s headquarters expansion. Also helped the client secure various state and local tax incentives, including the issuance of $715 million in Chapter 100 bonds for the project.
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.
Sale of Superfund Site
Counseled a mining company through the rare sale of a federal Superfund site, an 1,800-acre former cobalt mine. This included securing a collateralized walk-away indemnity for the client, handling the real estate components and assisting with the relationship with another responsible party for the cleanup during the transaction.
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.
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.
$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.
$43 Million Bond Issue for Municipality
Represented a municipality in the issuance of more than $43 million in bonds to fund the redevelopment of a former shopping center site. Because of possible changes in the tax code, it was necessary to structure the transaction twice in order to anticipate all possible contingencies and minimize the tax obligation for the municipality’s developer.
Representation of Over 40 Retailers with Respect to Real Estate
Represented multiple related companies in the bi-state region, collectively operating over 40 stores and carwashes, with respect to real estate (purchase, development, tax credits, government incentives, zoning, leasing, real estate tax appeals and sales) and other industry issues.
Successfully Obtained Zoning Code Amendments and Land Use Approvals for Construction Project
Successfully obtained zoning code amendments and land use approvals to construct and operate storage facilities in Missouri. Prepared multi-faceted applications to amend the zoning codes and to obtain use permits; appeared at several municipal board meetings; and communicated in a timely manner with municipal staff, committees, board members and our client's teams of engineers and architects to meet deadlines embedded in the complex zoning codes.
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.
Expansion of Manufacturing Capacity for Client
Client needed to expand manufacturing capacity. Drafted and negotiated real estate purchase contract, negotiated and secured development incentives, and guided client through successful redevelopment in Hazelwood, Missouri.
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