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REAL ESTATE AND RETAIL

Our Real Estate practice is national in scope. Over 30 real estate attorneys located in Missouri, Illinois, Washington D.C. and California serve clients across the nation, helping them achieve their business goals. Our clients have included national fast food restaurant chains, a national discount grocery, a major big-box retailer, retail developers, lenders and investors, and other prominent companies in the retail industry.

Where legal matters may require providing counsel on a corporate merger and acquisition matter, a tax-related issue, or help to set out a litigation strategy, we can easily tap into our 380-attorney firm and provide the quick, efficient and economical support necessary to conclude the matter.

Depth and Range

  • We have over 30 real estate lawyers in Missouri, Illinois, Washington D.C. and California, so we are able to be extremely responsive, and turn around projects quickly.
  • As a full-service firm, we have attorneys practicing in environmental, tax, permitting, and other areas, so deals don't get held up.
  • We have handled transactions in almost all 50 states.
  • Represented national fast food restaurant retail chains in acquisition, development and disposition of restaurants throughout the country
  • Represented national discount grocery store chain in leasing and development
  • Represented national shoe retailer in lease work
  • Developed or redeveloped shopping centers on behalf of developer clients
  • Financed numerous shopping centers on behalf of lender clients
  • Represented constructors in acquiring, developing, and building shopping centers and retail sites
  • Represented both landlords and tenants in lease negotiations
  • Drafted, reviewed and/or negotiated reciprocal easement agreements for retail properties
  • Assisted clients with federal New Markets Tax Credit Program, as well as with state and federal historic tax credit applications
  • Handled real estate tax appeals for retail clients and developers
  • Represented national shopping center owners
  • Handled lease disputes on behalf of shopping center owners

Blog Posts

Commercial landlords: Time to tighten up your lease waivers of liability?

What real estate parties should consider for letters of intent

Work-out agreements and loan modifications: Put them in writing if the collateral is real property

Trusted advisors: Altered reality - Rethinking retail lease clauses in the COVID era

Lienholders beware: Must you share the wealth?

Why plaintiffs should think twice before recording a lis pendens

Playing the hand you’re dealt: Dealing with force majeure clauses like a Maverick

California Judicial Council enacts Emergency Rules to suspend eviction and foreclosure actions during COVID-19 pandemic

Ghost kitchens: A scary-good real estate opportunity in California

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

Publications

What landlords need to know about Chicago’s ‘Fair Eviction Notice’ ordinance

What landlords need to know about Chicago’s ‘COVID-19 Eviction Protection’ ordinance

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

Electronic signatures and remote online notarizations during COVID-19

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

City of St. Louis large building energy reporting deadline is May 1

City of Chicago expands TOD Development Benefits to certain bus routes

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

New Opportunity Zone investment may reduce capital gains liability

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

Uh-oh, y’all: EPA’s action against ‘Fixer Upper’ stresses importance of lead paint rules

Could graffiti art prevent your redevelopment project?

5 points to remember before relying on the EPA’s new NSR guidance on projected future emissions

Pending tax reform, prepaying 2018 real estate taxes could benefit Illinois individual taxpayers

The hidden exposure of tenant estoppels and SNDAs

Expanded ARO pilot program poised for Chicago City Council approval

Key issues in negotiating financeable ground leases

Are ‘Gross Up’ provisions gross in commercial leases?

5 tips for environmental due diligence in business transactions

Missouri appellate court opens the door to Spearin claims by contractors against public entities

New circuit split raises questions about ‘permit shield’ defense in Clean Water Act cases

Chicago lifts limits on efficiency units close to transit

A reminder about changes to tenant security deposits in Missouri

Court rejects contractor’s mechanic’s lien because of ‘intent’

Due diligence checklist for commercial real estate acquisitions

California real estate: Change the ownership, increase the tax

Do you need a Section 404 permit for your real estate development?

Missouri expands project delivery options for public works projects

Public contracting requirements: Not just for ‘traditional’ government contractors

Missouri municipal entities must follow statutorily-required steps before executing settlement agreements

Crowdfunding for real estate - buyer beware

Understanding triple net leases

Sale/leaseback transactions moving full steam ahead

Considerations for auctioning real estate

TCLE

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

Help from the Dark Side: A Litigator's Perspective on Commercial Real Estate Issues

Arbitration and Other Forms of ADR

News

St. Louis Boys & Girls Club announces plans for youth golf facility at former Superfund site

Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2020 Chambers USA

Gayle Mercier joins Business Journal panel to discuss St. Louis growth

Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2020

17 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2019 Chambers USA

Gayle Mercier selected for 2019-2020 Class of Leadership St. Louis

Gayle Mercier shares cannabis knowledge in St. Louis Business Journal feature

Jason Grinnell joins Real Estate group

Thompson Coburn lawyers help a much-in-demand charter school grow

Sara Melly joins Thompson Coburn’s Tax Credits practice

Justin Newman named to Law Bulletin’s distinguished ‘40 Under 40’ list

Thompson Coburn sponsors vacant property summit at SLU Law

Three Thompson Coburn attorneys tapped for St. Louis Magazine’s 2016 ‘Power List’

Jarrod Sharp named to 2016-17 Class of Leadership St. Louis

23 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2016 Chambers USA

A merger story: Tom Minogue and Jack Musgrave discuss 20 years as Thompson Coburn

Real Estate Group retains high ranking in 2015 ‘Best of the Best’ survey

Thompson Coburn earns corporate counsel recommendations five years running in national report

25 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2015 Chambers USA

Justin Newman joins Thompson Coburn's real estate practice in Chicago

Los Angeles litigator, business advisor Rich Reinis joins Thompson Coburn

Katriina S. McGuire joins Thompson Coburn's real estate practice in Chicago

Congratulations to our 15 St. Louis ‘Lawyers of the Year’

St. Louis Business Journal covers Thompson Coburn’s work on unique Superfund settlement

27 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2014 Chambers USA

Thompson Coburn represents U.S. Bank in financing named Wall Street Journal's 'Deal of the Week'

Gary Plotnick joins local ADL board of directors

Thompson Coburn closes acquisition of Lion’s Choice restaurants

Longtime St. Louis mayoral advisor Barbara Geisman joins Thompson Coburn

Associates join Business Litigation, Real Estate Tax Assessment groups

Downtown Chicago office tower sails through city zoning process under TC counsel

Thompson Coburn attorneys to collaborate with St. Louis City Counselor’s office on problem properties

Real Estate group supports $51 million apartment complex purchase

Partner
New York

John draws on his more than 30 years of litigation experience to represent a wide variety of clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts.

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John Amato
Partner
St. Louis

Douglas ("Dugie") is a real estate and corporate practitioner and strategist who assists clients with a wide range of transactions.

Douglas ("Dugie") is a real estate and corporate practitioner and strategis...

Douglas Baron
Associate
Chicago

Talar advocates for clients in land use, zoning and licensing matters throughout Chicago and its surrounding suburbs and represents them in commercial real estate sales a...

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Talar Berberian
Partner
Los Angeles

Drawing on his over 15 years of experience, Simran Bindra provides strategic banking and finance counseling to his clients as well as representing owners and developers o...

Drawing on his over 15 years of experience, Simran Bindra provides strategi...

Simran Bindra
Partner
Los Angeles

As a senior litigator with more than 30 years of experience, Jeff develops and executes highly effective litigation strategies for clients with all types of complex dispu...

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Jeff Brown
Partner
St. Louis

Matt is a highly dedicated legal advisor who provides guidance to clients on complex data center and real estate transactions.

Matt is a highly dedicated legal advisor who provides guidance to clients o...

Matt Buesching
Associate
St. Louis

Chad represents clients in a variety of real estate transactions.

Chad represents clients in a variety of real estate transactions.

Chad Burchard
Partner
St. Louis

Hap represents developers, lenders and businesses in real estate matters and transactions across the country.

Hap represents developers, lenders and businesses in real estate matters an...

Hap Burke
Partner
Chicago

Bernie represents developers, land owners and building owners in the areas of land use and municipal law in the city of Chicago and its surrounding municipalities.

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Bernie Citron
Counsel
St. Louis

Laura represents clients in a variety of real estate transactions and financings.

Laura represents clients in a variety of real estate transactions and finan...

Laura Corcoran
Partner
Chicago

Patrick practices in Thompson Coburn’s Real Estate Tax Assessment Practice Group.

Patrick practices in Thompson Coburn’s Real Estate Tax Assessment Practice ...

Patrick Cullerton
Partner
Chicago

With over 30 years of experience, Walter serves a diverse group of clients in the acquisition, development and sale of commercial, industrial and residential properties f...

With over 30 years of experience, Walter serves a diverse group of clients ...

Walter Cupkovic
Partner
St. Louis

David is a lead trial lawyer with a track record of success across a diverse array of claims, including various types of construction and real estate disputes, business t...

David is a lead trial lawyer with a track record of success across a divers...

David Dick
Partner
St. Louis

Jim is an experienced real estate strategist and negotiator who counsels companies on a broad range of real estate matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, develo...

Jim is an experienced real estate strategist and negotiator who counsels ...

Jim Dillon
Senior Counsel
St. Louis

Dan serves as a practical, imminently accessible legal advisor to developers, institutional owners and corporate users of commercial and industrial real estate throughout...

Dan serves as a practical, imminently accessible legal advisor to developer...

Dan Engle
Partner
St. Louis

Over the last decade, Elizabeth has worked directly on several billion dollars in tax credit transactions and represented clients in a variety of complex real estate and ...

Over the last decade, Elizabeth has worked directly on several billion doll...

Elizabeth Feldmeir
Partner
New York

Mark represents financial entities and commercial borrowers in all aspects of real estate lending and finance, including workouts and restructurings.

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Mark Graham
Partner
Los Angeles

Jason uses his years of experience in leading real estate transactions and financings to navigate his clients through the Los Angeles real estate market.

Jason uses his years of experience in leading real estate transactions and ...

Jason Grinnell
Senior Counsel
St. Louis

As an experienced real estate and construction practitioner, Gary counsels clients on a variety of real estate transactions and contract issues.

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Gary Heifetz
Partner
St. Louis

Cheryl represents lenders and obligors in complex finance transactions, loan restructurings, and bankruptcy, receivership, foreclosure and other proceedings involving cre...

Cheryl represents lenders and obligors in complex finance transactions, loa...

Cheryl Kelly
Senior Counsel
St. Louis

Anne-Marie practices in the real estate and corporate sections in the firm with particular emphasis on real estate acquisitions and dispositions, financing and developmen...

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Anne-Marie Kienker
Senior Counsel
St. Louis

Paul has represented real estate developers, financial institutions, national tenants and construction companies in a variety of complex real estate transactions througho...

Paul has represented real estate developers, financial institutions, nation...

Paul Macon
Partner
New York

Steve represents financial institutions, businesses and constituencies in federal and state courts throughout the United States in a wide variety of major commercial disp...

Steve represents financial institutions, businesses and constituencies in f...

Steven Mandelsberg
Associate
St. Louis

Parker drafts contracts and agreements for transactional real estate matters such as acquisition and sales, development, financing and leasing.

Parker drafts contracts and agreements for transactional real estate matter...

Parker McCarty
Partner
Chicago

Katriina helps clients navigate challenging land use and zoning issues throughout the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs, paving the way for successful developments.

Katriina helps clients navigate challenging land use and zoning issues thro...

Katriina McGuire
Partner
Chicago

Jeff serves a diverse segment of real estate clients by offering a 360-degree approach to achieving their objectives.

Jeff serves a diverse segment of real estate clients by offering a 360-degr...

Jeffrey Merar
Partner
St. Louis

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

Gayle is a thoughtful and detail-oriented attorney valued by clients for he...

Gayle Mercier
Associate
Chicago

Meghan represents both national and regional real estate owners and developers in all aspects of purchase, sale, development and construction.

Meghan represents both national and regional real estate owners and develop...

Meghan Murphy
Partner
Chicago

Experienced with both real estate transactions and litigation, Justin uses a hybrid approach in representing purchasers, sellers, landlords, tenants, owners, operators, l...

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Justin Newman
Partner
New York

Zachary delivers practical, tactical, and experienced advice to corporate, lending, and fiduciary clients with respect to all phases of litigation, alternate dispute reso...

Zachary delivers practical, tactical, and experienced advice to corporate, ...

Zachary Newman
Counsel
Chicago

Daniel represents a diverse client base in a broad range of real estate matters, including the development, financing, leasing, acquisition and sale of commercial real es...

Daniel represents a diverse client base in a broad range of real estate mat...

Daniel North
Associate
St. Louis

Spenser helps real estate clients navigate complicated transactional matters, including commercial acquisitions and sales, tax credits, and real estate finance.

Spenser helps real estate clients navigate complicated transactional matter...

Spenser Owens
Partner
Chicago

Jack Parrino represents clients engaging in real estate and construction matters by stepping into the deal from his client's perspective to offer trusted, practical advic...

Jack Parrino represents clients engaging in real estate and construction ma...

Jack Parrino
Partner
Chicago

Gary uses his extensive real estate background to help developers and investors piece together their real estate projects from start to finish.

Gary uses his extensive real estate background to help developers and inves...

Gary Plotnick
Partner
St. Louis

Jennifer is an experienced real estate attorney who provides guidance on a variety of complicated real estate transactions, including purchase and sales, leasing, financi...

Jennifer is an experienced real estate attorney who provides guidance on a ...

Jennifer Price
Partner
Chicago

Fred represents clients in the sale and acquisition of complex properties and develops innovative strategies to significantly minimize the real estate tax liability of pr...

Fred represents clients in the sale and acquisition of complex properties a...

Fred Richards III
Associate
St. Louis

Sarah represents clients in a diverse range of transactional and real estate finance matters, including acquisition and sales, development, financing, and leasing.

Sarah represents clients in a diverse range of transactional and real estat...

Sarah Rowan
Partner
St. Louis

Jarrod is the chair of Thompson Coburn's Tax Credits practice.

Jarrod is the chair of Thompson Coburn's Tax Credits practice.

Jarrod Sharp
Partner
Chicago

Shannon represents property owners in real estate tax assessment proceedings in Cook County and throughout the state of Illinois.

Shannon represents property owners in real estate tax assessment proceeding...

Shannon Sheehan
Partner
Los Angeles

Barry serves as a corporate strategist and outside general counsel to small- to mid-sized companies, as well as their principals, in a variety of industries.

Barry serves as a corporate strategist and outside general counsel to small...

Barry Weisz