$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.
Acquisition of Transmission Line Easements for Energy Client
Assisted client in securing transmission line easements by negotiation and condemnation.
Obtained Reversal of Circuit Court Judgment Affirming Tax Assessments for Natural Gas Pipelines
Obtained a reversal in the Missouri Court of Appeals of a Missouri State Tax Commission ruling, upheld on appeal to the circuit court, that disallowed depreciation in the calculation of real and personal property tax assessments for a statewide system of natural gas pipelines. Because the pipelines crossed 16 counties in the state, each of the underlying county assessments had to be appealed separately, necessitating appeals in each district of the Court of Appeals.
$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.