Thompson Coburn is pleased to announce that real estate attorney Bill Kuehling has joined the firm as counsel in our St. Louis office. Bill was previously a senior partner at Polsinelli PC.
Bill advises developers, nonprofit corporations, and public entities on a variety of real estate transactions and infrastructure finance. He has more than 20 years of experience in real estate development, public/private partnerships, land use, and municipal law, and serves as an advisor to national developers seeking tax abatements, tax increment financing, or any other redevelopment opportunities across the St. Louis region.
Having drafted the first form-based zoning code in the City of St. Louis, Bill has developed a special focus on controversial land use and zoning issues, including obtaining zoning, demolition, and building permit approval over significant public opposition — including redevelopments in historic districts. He is currently listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) for land use and zoning.
Before entering private practice, Bill was the Director of Public Safety for the City of St. Louis, and served as on the staff of two St. Louis mayors. He also has served as a leader of several organizations dedicated to the continued vitality of the St. Louis region, including the Downtown St. Louis Foundation, Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District, and FOCUS St. Louis.
Bill earned his law degree from Georgetown University and an executive MBA from Washington University. He obtained his B.A. from Tulane University.