Saint Louis University School of Law,
J.D., cum laude, 1989
Thomas White Family Fellow
Saint Louis University Law Journal, Managing Editor
District of Columbia
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Chair, Real Estate Section, 2003-2008
District of Columbia Bar Association
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings), 2015-2023
Thompson Coburn LLP
United States Senate Commerce Committee
Danforth Law Fellow, 1989-1990
University City Industrial Development Authority
Catholic Charities of St. Louis
Finance Committee Member
Hap represents developers, lenders and businesses in real estate matters and transactions across the country. He has a special focus in the areas of multi-family housing, restaurant and retail, industrial and mining, health care and agriculture.
Hap helps clients structure and negotiate real estate transactions of all sizes, working closely with clients to resolve issues and to close deals efficiently. Hap leads an experienced team of attorneys and legal professionals who are responsive, efficient, and skilled in solving problems and keep costs to a minimum. He has access to firm lawyers in the tax, environmental, zoning and other areas to address those issues.
As a member of Thompson Coburn's Sweepstakes Law group, Hap assists clients on regulatory issues and proceedings related to sweepstakes, gaming and other corporate promotions.
Represented lenders in $20 million-plus construction and renovation projects for senior living facilities.
Represents lenders in hotel and hospitality construction loans, retail center construction loans and workouts, industrial facilities.
Acquisition and development of industrial facilities throughout the country.
Disposition of retail and restaurant sites in multi-unit transactions.
Negotiated leases for office headquarters, industrial facilities and warehouse leases.
Property management and condemnation for sites throughout country.
Represented clients in disputes involving real estate portfolio, including condemnations, title disputes, renegotiating real estate agreements and relationships, redevelopment of sites and other legal matters.
Represented developer in construction of apartment complex.
Development of single-tenant industrial sites.
Acquisition of multi-family portfolio.
Development of retail and restaurant facilities.
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