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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

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

Blog Posts

Enforcing a mechanic’s lien in California? Don’t waive your right to arbitrate the dispute

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Property damage, cannabis production at issue in landlord’s insurance coverage dispute

Video of webinar on ADR, liquidated damages and letters of intent now available

Arizona appellate court takes the high road and enforces a commercial lease to operate a medical marijuana dispensary

Arizona case could point way on enforcement of commercial leases for medical marijuana dispensaries

Will a court recognize ‘aerosol artists’?

‘Home Improvement’ decision may provide tools for drafting, managing CAM in commercial leases

Cannabis industry taps REITs to draw financing

‘I’m yours … and yours’: California Supreme Court puts restrictions on ‘dual agents’

Publications

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?

Unpaid construction work? Stay calm – and make sure every word of mechanics lien is accurate

Missouri expands project delivery options for public works projects

Waivers of implied warranty strengthened for condo, home builders in Illinois

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

Todd Rowden co-authors chapter in real estate litigation book

Considerations for auctioning real estate

News

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

Tom Boyle joins Real Estate Tax Assessment group as partner

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

Lafayette Preparatory Academy moves to Lafayette Square in St. Louis

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

Real estate attorney Bill Kuehling joins Thompson Coburn

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’

112 Thompson Coburn attorneys featured in 2015 Best Lawyers list

Real Estate Group retains a top ranking in 2014 Best of the Best Survey

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

Trial judgment ends longtime business battle involving $100 million Lake Geneva luxury waterfront housing development

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

St. Louis Bar Foundation honors Paul Brown for program targeting ‘problem properties’

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

Documentary featuring Senator Kit Bond premieres at St. Louis International Film Festival

Real Estate group supports $51 million apartment complex purchase

Kit Bond hosts two-day housing conference in St. Louis

Affordable housing group honors Senator Kit Bond with lifetime achievement award

Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6225

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
Partner
Chicago
312 580 5063

Tom helps commercial, industrial and residential property owners challenge their property tax assessments to capture significant long-term cost savings on their tax liabi...

Tom helps commercial, industrial and residential property owners challenge ...

Tom Boyle
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9418

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

As a real estate litigator with more than 30 years of experience, Jeff deve...

Jeff Brown
Counsel
Chicago
312 580 2317

Bethany practices in the areas of commercial real estate and business and corporate law.

Bethany practices in the areas of commercial real estate and business and c...

Bethany Bruno
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6376

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
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6131

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
312 580 2209

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.

Bernie represents developers, land owners and building owners in the areas ...

Bernie Citron
Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6090

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
312 580 2223

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
312 580 2234

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
314 552 6142

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
314 552 6330

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
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6031

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
Senior Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6051

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

As an experienced real estate and construction practitioner, Gary counsels ...

Gary Heifetz
Partner
Chicago
312 580 5081

Jim focuses his practice on corporate finance, real estate finance, workouts, restructurings, and commercial real estate transactions.

Jim focuses his practice on corporate finance, real estate finance, workout...

James Inendino
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6167

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
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6137

Danny represents clients in a range of transactional and real estate finance matters, including acquisition and sales, tax credits, financing and capital, and constructio...

Danny represents clients in a range of transactional and real estate financ...

Daniel Kraus
Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6394

Developers, nonprofit corporations, and public entities seek Bill's varied and extensive background in real estate transactions and infrastructure finance.

Developers, nonprofit corporations, and public entities seek Bill's varied ...

Bill Kuehling
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 2520

With more than three decades of experience behind him, William "Mark" Levinson serves as a partner in our Los Angeles office.

With more than three decades of experience behind him, William "Mark" Levin...

William Mark Levinson
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6074

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
Chicago
312 580 2347

Anita's practice focuses on banking and commercial finance and real estate tax assessment.

Anita's practice focuses on banking and commercial finance and real estate ...

Anita Mauro
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2326

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
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5036

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
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6211

Bill represents a range of clients in the areas of real estate, construction, development, and public finance.

Bill represents a range of clients in the areas of real estate, constructio...

Bill Metzinger
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2327

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

Experienced with both real estate transactions and litigation, Justin uses ...

Justin Newman
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5071

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
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2315

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
312 580 2236

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
314 552 6053

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
312 580 2335

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
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6516

Jarrod is the chair of Thompson Coburn's Tax Credits practice and has over 15 years of experience representing lenders, community development entities and investors in co...

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

Jarrod Sharp
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5034

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
St. Louis
314 552 6208

Gayle advises clients in the areas of commercial real estate acquisition and development as well as commercial finance.

Gayle advises clients in the areas of commercial real estate acquisition an...

Gayle Smith
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9448

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
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6561

Thomas is an associate in Saint Louis.

Thomas is an associate in Saint Louis.

Thomas White III