Rhys Williams is an associate in the firm’s Financial and Real Estate Services practice group. He represents developers, investors, financial institutions, governmental bodies and other public and private entities in all aspects of real estate transactions, including the acquisition, sale, leasing, financing, development and construction of real property. In addition to negotiating and drafting complex commercial contracts, easement agreements and subdivision indentures, Rhys assists clients in obtaining planning and zoning approvals for various uses.
A significant part of Rhys’ practice involves representing businesses and individuals in the legalized marijuana industry. In this area, Rhys advises clients on state and federal regulations governing not only the operation of legalized marijuana businesses, but also the solicitation of and contracting with investors and other business partners.
Rhys represents developers and municipalities in matters involving local and state tax incentives, redevelopment corporations, special taxing districts and tax abatement, including Missouri’s Chapter 100 industrial revenue bonds.
Rhys also represents clients involving debtor and creditor rights, loan restructuring and workouts, commercial foreclosures and bankruptcy law.
Before joining Armstrong Teasdale, Rhys served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Gary A. Fenner in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. Prior to that, he was a summer associate at Armstrong Teasdale and also served as a law clerk for a firm in Omaha, Nebraska.
- Creighton University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2018)
- Creighton Law Review – Editor in Chief
- Moot Court Board – Problem Director
- Moot Court Competition – First Place Team Member
- Nebraska Wesleyan University (B.S., with distinction, 2015)