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REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL LEASING

Our Real Estate practice group represents both landlord and tenant clients across the country in virtually every type of commercial lease matter, including office, retail, commercial, manufacturing, industrial and ground lease transactions. Our real estate attorneys have developed long-term relationships with several national retail brands, international corporations, institutional investors, and all types of entrepreneurial and smaller business ventures, and we regularly assist with their leasing needs.

 

High-value leasing and leaseback transactions

Represented the buyer-developer in the acquisition of a property and the negotiation and closing of a $50.8 million construction loan for a new student housing facility at a public university in Ohio. (2015)

Led the negotiation of a $20 million build-to-suit lease for the new corporate headquarters of a major agricultural banking entity. The transaction involved the negotiation of a Chapter 100 lease with the county, pursuant to which the landlord will receive certain tax abatement which will be passed on to the client in the form of reduced additional rent. (2015)

Represented a major California telecommunications company in a $30 million sale and partial leaseback transaction. (2015)

Negotiated the $12 million sale of a manufacturing client’s corporate headquarters, including leaseback of facility post-closing and the sale of certain equipment/personal property as part of transaction. (2015)

Negotiated an $8 million lease for new fast-casual restaurant at a premier shopping center in Tampa, including special signage requirements and details. (2015)

Representation on real estate portfolios

Advised a major financial reporting company on their office leases across the country. For one location in central California, we drafted and negotiated a $10 million lease extension and expansion amendment that included a tenant improvement allowance,  anchor tenant signage rights on the building, further expansion and extension options, a termination option, common area upgrade work and the addition of certain tenant amenities. (2015)

Complex projects

Represented the master tenant in the $5 million sale of a long-term retail leasehold with a major metropolitan transit agency. We negotiated with various prospective purchasers, and the final purchaser agreed to purchase the leasehold and take an assignment of the master lease and various subleases with local and national tenants at one of the agency’s train station terminal. The negotiations included procurement of consent from the transit agency and certain master lease revisions to accommodate the buyer’s requests. (2016)

Represented a shopping center landlord in connection with the 10-year lease of a retail facility to a blood plasma collection company. The unique use of the premises as a blood plasma donation center required extensive negotiations regarding satisfaction and compliance with other exclusive uses in the mall, along with compliance with the shopping center declarations and covenants. (2016)

Represented two tenant-in-common owners in a 1031 exchange transaction involving the sale of relinquished properties in Hawaii and replacement property with tenant-in-common interest. The transaction involved the coordination of the 1031 exchange, substantial due diligence on various potential replacement properties, lease analysis of various triple-net leases, and preparation of TIC agreement per IRS guidelines. (2016)

Represented a trust company in the sale of a remaining parcel owned by the trust company as the trustee for certain bondholders. The transaction involved title clearance, exempt tax status issues regarding real estate taxes based on a lease to church, numerous city inspection issues, and escrow and buyer agreements pertaining to new water meters and lines. (2016)

Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6225

Douglas ("Dugie") is a real estate and corporate practitioner and strategist who assists clients with a wide range of transactions.

Douglas ("Dugie") is a real estate and corporate practitioner and strategis...

Douglas Baron
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9418

As a real estate litigator with more than 30 years of experience, Jeff develops and executes highly effective litigation strategies for clients with all types of commerci...

As a real estate litigator with more than 30 years of experience, Jeff deve...

Jeff Brown
Counsel
Chicago
312 580 2317

Bethany practices in the areas of commercial real estate and business and corporate law.

Bethany practices in the areas of commercial real estate and business and c...

Bethany Bruno
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6376

Matt is a highly dedicated legal advisor who provides guidance to clients on complex data center and real estate transactions.

Matt is a highly dedicated legal advisor who provides guidance to clients o...

Matt Buesching
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6131

Hap represents developers, lenders and businesses in real estate matters and transactions across the country.

Hap represents developers, lenders and businesses in real estate matters an...

Hap Burke
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6090

Laura practices in the firm's real estate and construction areas.

Laura practices in the firm's real estate and construction areas.

Laura Corcoran
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2234

With over 30 years of experience, Walter serves a diverse group of clients in the acquisition, development and sale of commercial, industrial and residential properties f...

With over 30 years of experience, Walter serves a diverse group of clients ...

Walter Cupkovic
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6330

Jim is an experienced real estate strategist and negotiator who counsels companies on a broad range of real estate matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, develo...

Jim is an experienced real estate strategist and negotiator who counsels ...

Jim Dillon
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6031

Dan serves as a practical, imminently accessible legal advisor to developers, institutional owners and corporate users of commercial and industrial real estate throughout...

Dan serves as a practical, imminently accessible legal advisor to developer...

Dan Engle
Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6394

Developers, nonprofit corporations, and public entities seek Bill's varied and extensive background in real estate transactions and infrastructure finance.

Developers, nonprofit corporations, and public entities seek Bill's varied ...

Bill Kuehling
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6074

Paul has represented real estate developers, financial institutions, national tenants and construction companies in a variety of complex real estate transactions througho...

Paul has represented real estate developers, financial institutions, nation...

Paul Macon
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5036

Jeff serves a diverse segment of real estate clients by offering a 360-degree approach to achieving their objectives.

Jeff serves a diverse segment of real estate clients by offering a 360-degr...

Jeffrey Merar
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6211

Bill represents a range of clients in the areas of real estate, construction, development, and public finance.

Bill represents a range of clients in the areas of real estate, constructio...

Bill Metzinger
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2327

Experienced with both real estate transactions and litigation, Justin uses a hybrid approach in representing purchasers, sellers, landlords, tenants, owners, operators, l...

Experienced with both real estate transactions and litigation, Justin uses ...

Justin Newman
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5071

Daniel is an associate in Chicago.

Daniel is an associate in Chicago.

Daniel North
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2315

Jack Parrino represents clients engaging in real estate and construction matters by stepping into the deal from his client's perspective to offer trusted, practical advic...

Jack Parrino represents clients engaging in real estate and construction ma...

Jack Parrino
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2236

Gary uses his extensive real estate background to help developers and investors piece together their real estate projects from start to finish.

Gary uses his extensive real estate background to help developers and inves...

Gary Plotnick
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6053

Jennifer is an experienced real estate attorney who provides guidance on a variety of complicated real estate transactions, including purchase and sales, leasing, financi...

Jennifer is an experienced real estate attorney who provides guidance on a ...

Jennifer Price
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6516

Jarrod is the chair of Thompson Coburn's Tax Credits practice and has over 15 years of experience representing lenders, community development entities and investors in co...

Jarrod is the chair of Thompson Coburn's Tax Credits practice and has over ...

Jarrod Sharp
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9448

Barry serves as a corporate strategist and outside general counsel to small- to mid-sized companies, as well as their principals, in a variety of industries.

Barry serves as a corporate strategist and outside general counsel to small...

Barry Weisz
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6561

Thomas is an associate in Saint Louis.

Thomas is an associate in Saint Louis.

Thomas White III
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6978

Jason is a trusted advisor to developers, bankers, and investors in all types of commercial real estate transactions.

Jason is a trusted advisor to developers, bankers, and investors in all typ...

Jason Zeigler