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Spenser Owens


St. Louis
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Spenser is a results-focused real estate attorney focusing on transactions involving construction, leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, real estate lending, tax credits and development incentives and land use and zoning. He represents owners, developers, general contractors and construction managers, subcontractors, real estate lenders and investors across the entire spectrum of the real estate industry, including in the educational, restaurant, entertainment, multi-family housing, retail and industrial sectors.

Spenser assists clients at every step of their transactions, from structuring, negotiation, documentation and administration, all while keeping the end-result of the transaction in focus. Spenser's guidance maximizes value through providing creative solutions to difficult problems and mitigating risk.

Spenser counsels cannabis-related business with respect to licensing, compliance and real estate transactions. He has spoken at Missouri cannabis business conferences and led continuing legal education seminars regarding cannabis laws and regulations.

A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Spenser worked as a legal assistant and paralegal for a solo practitioner during his undergrad studies at the University of New Mexico. In law school, he was editor in chief of the Washington University Jurisprudence Review, served as a mock trial judge for the university's undergraduate mock trial program, co-founded the Community Development, Housing, and Real Estate Law Society, and was a member of the Black Law Students Association.


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The FCC’s ‘Contest Rule’ and how it may affect your sweepstakes

Cannabis and Coronavirus: Issues for cannabis-related businesses to overcome

Highlights from Missouri Cannabis Business Breakfast

Highlights from the USDA listening session on federal hemp regulations

Seed to sale: Missouri DHSS releases proposed rules for dispensaries

Missouri DHSS releases first proposed rules for medical cannabis

Blog browse: Highlights from the Missouri Department of Health’s first medical cannabis forum

Highlights from the Missouri Department of Health’s first medical cannabis forum


State and Federal Implementation of Industrial Hemp Laws

Thompson Coburn Publications

CARES Act provides relief for small businesses through SBA loans and programs

CARES Act enacts foreclosure and eviction moratoriums for federally-backed multifamily loan programs

HUD, FHFA and states freeze single-family home foreclosures and evictions due to COVID-19

‘Waters of the United States’ rule from EPA, Corps may make real estate development more easily achievable and less costly

How to get the most from your title insurance before and after a real estate transaction


High Priorities: Land Use, Marijuana, and Meta-Values
10 Wash. U. Jur. Rev. 293 (2018) Spring 2018

Charter School Funding Gap
46 Fordham Urb. L.J. 72 (2019) March 2019