Real Estate

Successful businesses share four common traits: visionary leadership, sound planning, excellent execution and responsive legal counsel.

Whether you are an individual, or working on behalf of an organization, our team of professionals is passionate about helping you make smart, informed decisions that will help you achieve your goals.

Collaborative by nature, we work together with owners, developers, contractors, buyers, sellers, lenders, and tenants. We assist clients with real estate sales and acquisition, ownership, development, and financing.

Our clients trust our swift, objective analysis and clear, compelling advice – advice that leads to award-winning developments known to spark economic growth.

Significant Experience

Published Decisions:
  • Frontenac Bank v. T.R. Hughes, Inc., 404 S.W.3d 272 (Mo. App. E.D. 2012)
  • 8000 Maryland, LLC v. Huntleigh Financial Services Inc., 292 S.W.3d 439 (Mo. App. E.D. 2009)
  • Ram Financial, LLC v. Americon, LLC, 487 S.W.3d 491 (Mo. App. E.D. 2016)

Services We Provide

  • Adverse Possession

  • Asset Management

  • Building Permits

  • Closing and Title Insurance Conflicts

  • Commercial and industrial real estate leases

    Clear documentation of landlord and tenant duties, rights and responsibilities

  • Commercial Real Estate Leases (Retail, Industrial, Office, Triple Net (NNN), and Gross)

  • Condemnation

  • Conditional Use Permits

  • Condominium and Homeowner’s Association Governance

  • Condominium and Homeowner’s Association Agreement Amendments

  • Condominium and Homeowner’s Association Disputes

  • Construction and Design Contracts

  • Construction and Design Defects

  • Construction Dispute Resolution

  • Construction Financing and Disbursement

  • Dispute Resolution

  • Easements, Licenses, and Other Third-Party Rights

  • Eminent Domain

  • Eminent Domain and Land Use

  • Enforcement and Interpretation of Indentures, Declarations and Bylaws

  • Eviction and Unlawful Detainer Actions

  • Foreclosures and Evictions

  • Insurance Coverage and Claims

  • Land Use Approvals

  • Lease Disputes

  • Lender Disbursements

  • Mechanic’s Liens and Other Liens

  • Operating Agreements for LLCs and Other Entity Types Holding Real Estate

  • Partitions

  • Performance and Design Deficiencies

  • Planning and Zoning

  • Property Management

  • Property Rights

  • Property Tax Appeals

  • Real Estate Brokerage and Compliance

  • Real estate development

    Site acquisition | Entity formation | Finance | Tax credits | Design and construction agreements | Resolving disputes | Easing | Sale on completion

  • Real Estate Disputes and Litigation

  • Real Estate Entity Financing

  • Real Estate Entity Formation and Joint Venture Structures

  • Real Estate Finance

  • Real Estate Private Equity and Investments

  • Real Estate Tax Planning

  • Real Estate Transactions

  • Rent and Possession

  • Residential Real Estate Leases

  • Site Acquisition

  • Site Disposition

  • Tax Credits

  • Tax Incentives

  • Tax-Free Exchanges (1031 and/or Like-Kind)

  • Title Insurance and Major Claims

  • Warranty Claims

  • Zoning

  • Real Estate Team

    P: 314.505.5424

    R. Thomas Avery


    P: 314.505.5404

    P: 314.505.5490

    Douglas S. Dove

    Managing Shareholder

    P: 314.505.5460

    P: 314.754.4870

    Mitchell H. Herzog

    Senior Counsel

    P: 314.853.6963

    P: 314.754.4872

    Sarah J. Luem


    P: 314.505.5498

    P: 314.505.5464

    John S. Meyer Jr

    Senior Counsel

    P: 314.505.5442

    P: 314.754.4864

    P: 314.505.5466

    William B. Remis


    P: 314.754.4852

    Brian J. Sabin


    P: 314.505.5426

    A. Christine Scott

    Senior Analyst, Business & Finance and Real Estate Services

    P: 314.754.4874

    P: 314.754.4848

    Robert T. West

    Senior Counsel

    P: 314.721.7701

    P: 314.754.4842

    P:  314.754.4840

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