Experience

$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.

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.

Long-standing Representation of Banks, Lending Institutions in Real Estate Matters

Represented multiple banks, lending institutions and related entities on all matters of real estate including acquisitions, REO management and dispositions, zoning, 1031 exchanges, easements and leases.

Local Counsel in Facility Zoning Matter

Served as local counsel for online retailer on its first Missouri distribution facility. Representation included zoning issues relating to parking and traffic requirements for the facility, consisting of a 348,480-square-foot a sorting center and 100,000 square feet in another building for a delivery station.

Representation of Class A Office Building Portfolio Owner

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

Multimillion-Dollar Deal in Client’s First International Expansion

Represented a client that heat treats metal parts for general manufacturers, including those in the automotive and aircraft industries, in its first international expansion. The deal included providing assistance with a long term supply arrangement with an European equipment manufacturer as well as a long-term facility lease and construction agreements; retaining local counsel in Mexico; setting up foreign subsidiaries and adding a new U.S. subsidiary; as well as handling associated intellectual property, real estate and tax issues.

Review of 480 Leases for Grocery Store Chain

Conducted a lease review for a national grocery store chain, consisting of approximately 480 leases across the country with a wide range of landlords and terms. This involved flagging construction and improvement rights, maintenance and repair responsibilities, approaching renewals and incomplete files.

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.

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.

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.

Settlement in Long-Standing Real Estate Litigation Matter Prior to Jury Trial

Secured a significant settlement in a real estate dispute in which the client filed suit against a developer for breach of partnership agreement, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud; against the recipients of the proceeds for fraudulent transfer and aiding and abetting; and against the closing agent for negligence and aiding and abetting. Following significant procedural wins for the client, the defendants made a settlement offer which was 25 percent higher than the client’s original settlement demand at the outset of the litigation.

Seven-Figure Settlement Against Developer

Negotiated a seven-figure settlement against a largely defunct Texas developer. The claims were mainly based upon the breach of multiple development agreements between the parties associated with several large affordable housing projects in Texas and various affiliated notes. The client had considered the matter a complete loss and believed there was little, if any, possibility of recovery.

$65 Million Chapter 100 Bond Issuance for Manufacturing Company

Served as bond counsel in Chapter 100 bond issuance for manufacturing facility expansion and acquisition of equipment. Local facility installed new equipment for canned goods.

$248 Million Chapter 100 Bond Issuance for Pharmaceutical Company

Served as counsel for medical company’s acquisition of real property and construction of laboratory, research, development, manufacturing and office space. The pharmaceutical company constructed a new facility of approximately 320,000 sq. ft., housing certain research and development equipment.

$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.

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