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Dan Engle

Senior Counsel

St. Louis
314 552 6031 314 552 6031 direct

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

Dan's broad and extensive experience as a transactional attorney over the past 30 years has earned him the respect of his peers and his clients, who appreciate his candor, responsiveness, and ability to explain complex issues and risk in simple, straightforward manner.

In his borrower-side work for a wide array of businesses, Dan has led real estate transactions in nearly all 50 states, frequently serving as national counsel for major corporations embarking on sale lease-backs or net-leased transactions for properties across the country. He has guided developers through all stages of multi-family developments, and represented purchasers and developers of environmentally challenged industrial sites across the U.S. and Canada.

In each transaction, Dan and his group seamlessly integrate the law with the facts, prioritize relevant issues, and help clients navigate complications so they can make an informed decision and move forward in closing the transaction.


Commercial real estate transactions nationwide, including portfolio dispositions, with the largest single disposition being in excess of $500 million

Represented Fortune 100 company in the relocation of its U.S. headquarters

Commercial leasing representation nationwide focusing on NNN lease transactions and structuring

Large mixed-use projects, including urban infill


Multi-family transactional experience involving over 50,000 units

Condominium development and conversion activities of more than 2,500 units

Land assemblage, development incentives and construction representation for new development of multi-family projects


Over $2 billion in sale/leaseback transactions nationwide, including data centers

Sale/leaseback and redevelopment of manufacturing facilities


Liability assumption and transfer of significant environmentally challenged industrial sites for remediation and redevelopment across the U.S.

Acquisition and repositioning of closed steel mills

Acquisition and redevelopment of former auto manufacturing facilities

Million-square-foot industrial leases of bulk warehouse properties

Thompson Coburn Publications

City of St. Louis large building energy reporting deadline is May 1

New Opportunity Zone investment may reduce capital gains liability

Could graffiti art prevent your redevelopment project?

Are ‘Gross Up’ provisions gross in commercial leases?

A reminder about changes to tenant security deposits in Missouri

Crowdfunding for real estate - buyer beware

Understanding triple net leases

Sale/leaseback transactions moving full steam ahead


“Securitized Real Estate Financing";
Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly, July 27, 1998

“Foreclosure or Deed in Lieu”;
Venue, Spring 1991

“Caveats for Tenants in Commercial Leases”;
Venue, Winter 1990

“Understanding Legal Terms in Commercial Leases";
St. Louis Commerce Magazine, December 1990

“Legal Challenges to Time Sharing Ownership”;
Missouri Law Review, Summer 1980

“Age Discrimination in Employment Act - Resort to State Remedies as a Prerequisite to Federal Action”;
Missouri Law Review, Spring 1979


Lecturer, "Select Office Lease Issues";
Summer 2006

Lecturer, "Issues in Condominium Conversions";
Spring 2006