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Gayle Mercier


St. Louis
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Gayle is a thoughtful and detail-oriented attorney valued by clients for her practical legal counsel.

As co-chair of Thompson Coburn's real estate group, Gayle advises clients in the areas of commercial real estate acquisition and development, as well as real estate and commercial finance.  She represents real estate developers and financial institutions, including both bank and non-bank institutional lenders and corporate clients in a variety of complex real estate transactions throughout the United States.  Frequently, these transactions involve financing arrangements such as low income housing tax credits, tax increment financing, brownfield tax credits, new market tax credits and historic tax credits.

As co-chair of the Firm's Cannabis industry group, Gayle helps lead a talented interdisciplinary team providing a wide range of legal services to clients. In her cannabis work, Gayle provides counsel on a myriad of real estate issues faced by clients in this unique and disruptive industry. An early adopter and thought-leader on the issue of legalized medical marijuana in Missouri, Gayle's cannabis clients turn to her for sophisticated legal advice.

Thompson Coburn Publications

Subleasing and false advertising: How trademark law can help property managers

Electronic signatures and remote online notarizations during COVID-19


Amendment 3 has passed in Missouri: What’s next for recreational marijuana in the state?

Highlights from Missouri Cannabis Business Breakfast

Missouri DHSS releases proposed rules for medical cannabis cultivation facilities

Zoning green: Local concerns may affect placement of medical cannabis businesses

Missouri DHSS releases first proposed rules for medical cannabis

Opportunities and risks for cannabis tenants


State and Federal Implementation of Industrial Hemp Laws

The State of Cannabis in the States: A Federal Overview

The Dodd Frank Rollback: Easing the Rules for Commercial Real Estate (HVCRE) Lending