Lead complex multi-party negotiations and closings with developers, retailers, city officials, and other end users, resulting in the development of numerous real estate projects.
Experienced in drafting complex real estate agreements such as REAs, Leases, Supplemental Agreements, Indemnity Agreements, and Purchase and Sale Agreements in connection with the development and redevelopment of regional enclosed, lifestyle, and open air shopping centers located around the country.
Drafted and negotiated complex agreements such as Asset Purchase Agreements, Intellectual Property License Agreement, Structured Escrow Agreements, Transitional Service Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Non-Compete Agreements, Shareholder Voting Agreements, among other types of necessary acquisition documents.
Possess broad experience in identifying, researching and resolving numerous issues and disputes related to CAM, real estate tax, insurance, and maintenance and repair.
Diversified background in drafting and negotiating general corporate license and service agreements.
Counsel, The May Department Stores Company
Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010, 2013 and 2017-2018
Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®,"Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011-2013 and 2015
Member, Illinois Bar Association
Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
Member, Missouri Bar Association
Past Member, Board of Directors, Association of Corporate Counsel, St. Louis Chapter
J.D., cum laude, Creighton University School of Law, 1999
Board of Editors and Research Editor, Creighton Law Review
B.A., magna cum laude, Saint Louis University, 1996