Experience

Approval of Special Tax District

Secured tentative approval for a special tax district for redevelopment project being developed by client company. The district would levy a 1 percent sales tax on goods sold in the 22-acre district. It would expire at the end of 2043 or once it reached a limit of $4.5 million.

$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.

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.

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.

$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.