Saint Louis University School of Law,
J.D., magna cum laude, 2001
Order of the Coif
Editor, St. Louis University Law Journal
Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant
Saint Louis University,
B.A., cum laude, 1997
Missouri Bar Association
Illinois Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Junior Board Member
Thompson Coburn LLP
Summer Associate, 2000
Jennifer is an experienced real estate attorney who provides guidance on a variety of complicated real estate transactions, including purchase and sales, leasing, financing, and portfolio and property management, among other areas.
Her clients include retailers, national and local restaurants, landlords, tenants, and other national and local companies of all sizes, including nonprofit organizations, utility companies, banks, and individuals.
In her nationwide leasing practice, Jennifer has drafted and negotiated numerous leases for landlords, tenants and subtenants. She has experience with all types of leases, including office, retail, warehouse, agricultural and ground leasing. Jennifer's significant experience on both sides of a lease allows her to proactively anticipate issues and provide responsive, common-sense updates to the client on the status of a deal.
Jennifer is among a select group of attorneys with significant knowledge of commercial ground leases and other types of leasehold financings. For tenants seeking these types of financings — or for the financial institutions backing them — Jennifer monitors all relevant lease provisions, coordinates with the various parties impacted by the financing, and handles all related documentation.
Jennifer also has significant experience helping companies manage all aspects of their property portfolios, including purchase and sales, leasing, easements, financing, litigation, condemnation, zoning and related areas. She works collaboratively with each company's team and ensures all issues are addressed correctly and efficiently.
In her general purchase and sale practice, Jennifer advises all types of clients on real estate transactions ranging from $1 million purchases to a $50 million+ transaction involving properties spread across 30 states. She has also advised both banks and borrowers in connection with financing such transactions.
Jennifer has represented banks and borrowers in connection with ground lease financing issues.
She has represented a regional retailer that has ground leased over 10 locations across the Midwest.
Jennifer has also represented both landlords and tenants in the drafting, review and negotiation of numerous leases covering all types of space across the country.
Jennifer has extensive experience representing both sellers and buyers in the purchase and sale of multi-family apartment units.
She has participated in the purchase or sale of over 20 apartment buildings or complexes ranging from five to more than 200 units each.
Jennifer has handled over 50 surplus property dispositions for a fast food restaurant chain across 25 states.
She has represented both franchise and non-franchise restaurant owners in the negotiation of leases and subleases covering shopping centers, office towers and standalone buildings.
Jennifer has experience managing real estate portfolios for a wide range of clients operating various types of businesses.
She is able to help solve problems both within and outside her areas of focus by tapping the experience of Thompson Coburn colleagues with in-depth knowledge of environmental law, corporate law and real estate related litigation, among other areas.
Jennifer has special experience in the complex state-by-state requirements for architectural licensing, and has helped design and architectural firms secure licensing for operations in multiple states.
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