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CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

Construction and development projects are like a jigsaw puzzle: If all the pieces don’t fit together exactly right, or pieces are inadvertently overlooked, then the resulting picture is ruined.

Our real estate construction attorneys know how to work with the client’s team of professionals charged with executing the project so that all of the pieces fit together and the project comes in on time and on budget. We work closely with our clients during all phases of the construction process to help them accomplish their goals and objectives for the project. Thompson Coburn attorneys have decades of collective experience with all types of construction projects, including public infrastructure, medical, utilities, bulk warehouse, multifamily and general commercial projects. Our attorneys have participated in industry-leading conferences involving construction-related issues and challenges, knowing that communicating better information to all participants in this sector of the real estate industry will benefit their projects.

Because developers have significant resources invested in every project and there are numerous contracts involved in bringing a project to completion, it is possible for disputes to arise at any stage of the process. If that happens, our mediation and litigation experience in the construction field assures that the client gets the effective and experienced representation that it requires.

Led negotiations and prepared the agreements for the construction of a $200 million clean air scrubber power plant project.

Updated construction contracts and related documents for contractors and public entities to conform to new federal and state requirements, including E-Verify program obligations.

Coordinated all construction aspects for implementation of the Saint Louis Zoo master plan, including the Living World facility, Elephant habitat, Gorilla habitat and other major upgrades and improvements to the zoo facilities.

Served as lead counsel in implementing construction of light rail development across a major metropolitan region.

Handled significant health care representation in design/build of new hospitals and other medical office facilities for a wide variety of health care providers.

Specific design/build construction experience in the area of bulk warehouse and storage facilities across the United States.

Assisted with incentive-assisted redevelopments, including New Markets Tax Credit projects, for both office and multifamily projects.

Worked on multifamily new construction projects financed with HUD-insured construction lenders.

Handled numerous projects involving land assembly, rezoning, designation by governmental municipality as selected redeveloper, incentive negotiations, redevelopment agreement implementation and design/build contract responsibilities for mixed-use lifestyle/transit-oriented developments.

Represented lenders in construction lending for all types of public, commercial and industrial new construction or renovation.

Publications

Chicago lifts limits on efficiency units close to transit

A reminder about changes to tenant security deposits in Missouri

Due diligence checklist for commercial real estate acquisitions

Unpaid construction work? Stay calm – and make sure every word of mechanics lien is accurate

Missouri expands project delivery options for public works projects

Waivers of implied warranty strengthened for condo, home builders in Illinois

Public contracting requirements: Not just for ‘traditional’ government contractors

Construction due diligence: Sooner is always better than later

Supreme Court overturns EPA’s 'Tailoring Rule,' upholds GHG BACT for 'anyway' sources

News

Thompson Coburn sponsors vacant property summit at SLU Law

Three Thompson Coburn attorneys tapped for St. Louis Magazine’s 2016 ‘Power List’

Jason Zeigler joins Thompson Coburn in Washington, D.C., as real estate partner

Real Estate Group retains high ranking in 2015 ‘Best of the Best’ survey

25 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2015 Chambers USA

Lafayette Preparatory Academy moves to Lafayette Square in St. Louis

Real estate attorney Bill Kuehling joins Thompson Coburn

Katriina S. McGuire joins Thompson Coburn's real estate practice in Chicago

Congratulations to our 15 St. Louis ‘Lawyers of the Year’

112 Thompson Coburn attorneys featured in 2015 Best Lawyers list

Real Estate Group retains a top ranking in 2014 Best of the Best Survey

Thompson Coburn represents U.S. Bank in financing named Wall Street Journal's 'Deal of the Week'

Gary Plotnick joins local ADL board of directors

EPA, Boys & Girls Club announce $30 million cleanup of Superfund site

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis honors Thompson Coburn for pro bono work on Superfund cleanup site

Eric E. Boyd joins Thompson Coburn's Environmental Group

102 Thompson Coburn attorneys featured in 2013 Best Lawyers list

Kit Bond hosts two-day housing conference in St. Louis

David Coffman joins Thompson Coburn as a partner

Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6225

Douglas represents real estate clients in the development, financing, construction, acquisition, zoning and leasing of various types of real property.

Douglas represents real estate clients in the development, financing, const...

Douglas Baron
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6014

Mary has spent her nearly 40-year career representing major corporations in high-stakes trials and arbitrations across the region.

Mary has spent her nearly 40-year career representing major corporations in...

Mary Bonacorsi
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6376

Matt represents real estate developers, property owners, financial institutions, commercial landlords and tenants, and corporate clients on a wide range of real estate ma...

Matt represents real estate developers, property owners, financial institut...

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
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2209

Bernie represents developers, land owners and building owners in the areas of land use and municipal law in the City of Chicago and its surrounding municipalities.

Bernie represents developers, land owners and building owners in the areas ...

Bernie Citron
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 6142

David is a lead trial lawyer with a track record of success across a diverse array of claims, including various types of construction and real estate disputes, business t...

David is a lead trial lawyer with a track record of success across a divers...

David Dick
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 6582

Barbara draws on her extensive background in regional government to counsel clients on the financing, zoning, and tax credit issues that crop up in public-private develop...

Barbara draws on her extensive background in regional government to counsel...

Barbara Geisman
Senior Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6051

As an experienced real estate and construction practitioner, Gary counsels clients on a variety of real estate transactions and contract issues.

As an experienced real estate and construction practitioner, Gary counsels ...

Gary Heifetz
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
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2326

Katriina helps clients navigate challenging land use and zoning issues throughout the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs, paving the way for successful developments.

Katriina helps clients navigate challenging land use and zoning issues thro...

Katriina McGuire
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
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 6193

Debbie is a key legal advisor to public entities, investment bankers, banks and developers in all types of public finance and development incentive transactions.

Debbie is a key legal advisor to public entities, investment bankers, banks...

Debbie Rush
Senior Counsel
Los Angeles
310 282 9429

Mitchell is an accomplished business and real estate litigator and counselor.

Mitchell is an accomplished business and real estate litigator and counselo...

Mitchell Stein
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