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Spenser Owens


St. Louis
314 552 6498 direct

Spenser assists lenders, owners, and developers in a wide variety of real-estate-related transactional matters, including commercial acquisitions and sales, leasing, and traditional and tax-credit financing. Spenser lends a careful eye to documenting the details of each and every step of the deal, all while focusing on the larger context of the transaction.

Spenser frequently represents real estate lenders and has developed experience in representing lenders in connection with commercial real-estate-secured credit facilities as well as transactions financed with New Markets Tax Credits. Spenser also assists in the preparation and negotiation of leases for commercial, industrial, and medical use.

Amid the growing national market for medical cannabis, Spenser helps clients address licensing and real estate issues related to the medical cannabis and industrial hemp industries, including zoning and leasing matters. He also provides advice on substantive aspects of state and federal regulations affecting businesses and property owners in the medical cannabis and industrial hemp spaces.


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

Thompson Coburn Publications

‘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