Erika is an experienced transactional attorney on Husch Blackwell’s Real Estate, Development & Construction team. She prides herself on delivering effective legal solutions to her clients on a national level, with an exemplary level of service at a superior value.
Erika has devoted her legal career to representing corporations, construction professionals, banking institutions, developers, retailers, technology companies and restaurant owners that frequently develop, manage and finance commercial real estate nationally and internationally. She is highly experienced in a wide variety of commercial real estate matters, including the acquisition, construction and disposition of operating assets for all types of property, including multistate and offshore portfolios. She also advises clients in all areas of leasing, including office; retail; manufacturing; sale-leaseback transactions; government-owned properties; and data center, communications and cellular site leasing.
Erika has served as outside and in- house counsel to general contractors, design/build firms, subcontractors, engineers, architects, developers and governmental entities throughout the United States on private and public projects of all sizes. Additionally, she represents national and state banking associations, institutional lenders, life insurance companies and borrowers in connection with the origination, refinancing and servicing of construction loans, bridge loans, term loans, permanent loans, revolving lines of credit and other credit arrangements secured by office, retail, industrial, multifamily, hospitality, healthcare, senior and affordable housing properties. She regularly participates in complex transactions involving preferred equity, mezzanine debt, cross-collateralized properties and multiasset workouts.
Erika frequently speaks at seminars and to local and national associations about risk management of construction projects, commercial leasing, facilities management and lien law. She is a native of New Mexico and a former collegiate soccer and rugby player.