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.
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.
$15 Million Equipment and Real Property Acquisition
Represented the buyer in a $15 million equipment and real property acquisition.
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.
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.
Trade Secret, Cybersecurity Protection for Real Estate Technology Industry Client
Represented leading commercial real estate industry platform and cloud service provider in transactions and disputes including the protection of trade secrets and cybersecurity breaches.
New York City Hudson Yards Joint Venture
Served as counsel on a joint venture to develop New York City’s Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States.
Real Estate Development Agreements for University Medical Center
Represented a higher education client in drafting and negotiating numerous real estate development agreements that included the revitalization of two surrounding neighborhoods in St. Louis.
Assignment of Interests in Limited Partnerships Owning 700+ Kansas Apartment Units
Assisted multiple general partner entities with the assignment of their interests in 38 limited partnerships that own approximately 700 multifamily apartment units located in the State of Kansas. The assignments included seeking approval and consent to the transfers from approximately 100 limited partners, the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Rural Development.
Assignment of Interests in Limited Partnerships Owning 500+ Tennessee Apartment Units
Assisted multiple general partner entities with the assignment of their interests in approximately 20 limited partnerships that own 500+ multifamily apartments units located in the State of Tennessee. The assignments included seeking approval and consent to the transfers from approximately 100 limited partners.
$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.
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