J. Andrew Crossett joins Husch Blackwell’s Real Estate & Development group in St. Louis, Mo., as an Associate. Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Crossett spent more than 4 years at a Kansas City-based AmLaw 200 firm (2008-2013).
Crossett has practiced real estate law since the inception of his legal career, specializing in commercial real estate purchase, sale, mortgage, lease and loan workout matters for commercial developers, builders, investors, banks and mortgage lenders. His experience has included representing a real estate investment group in the acquisition of in-line outdoor shopping centers in Missouri and Kansas; serving as the lead associate representing one of the nation’s largest privately held insurance companies in complex commercial property transactions; serving as the lead associate for a group of banks restructuring an underperforming $20 million construction loan; and representing a regional Class III railroad in connection with adverse possession claims, railroad right-of-way encroachments and track ownership issues.
Crossett received his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law (2008), where he graduated Order of the Coif and received four CALI Excellence for the Future awards. He received his B.A., in Political Science, from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., where he was Phi Beta Kappa and Valedictorian (2005).
Husch Blackwell’s Real Estate & Development attorneys pursue an interdisciplinary approach to sophisticated real estate transactions, combining the firm’s wealth of experience and knowledge in areas such as finance, environmental law, construction and design, corporate entities, taxation, public finance, municipal law, and real estate dispute resolution to offer clients creative and flexible solutions to the variety of problems that arise in sophisticated real estate transactions. Husch Blackwell publishes substantive updates on commercial real estate through its Real Estate & Development Law Update blog.