As a member of the Real Estate, Development & Construction industry team, Ernesto has represented developers and public bodies in some of the most high-profile real estate and public financing transactions in the region. He advises clients on all aspects of development work, from the acquisition of land through the construction and leasing of commercial, industrial and residential properties. Ernesto regularly counsels clients on matters relating to public financing tools and incentives, such as tax increment financing, tax abatement, community improvement districts, transportation development districts and state and federal tax credits. He also has extensive experience in the negotiation of commercial, office and industrial leases for both landlords and tenants.
Ernesto brings value to clients by applying his broad knowledge of real estate transactions to several unique practice areas, including drafting state legislation and assisting in its refinement and passage through the legislative process. Additionally, he has experience representing public bodies with regard to a variety of professional sports franchise facilities, focusing on the negotiation, adoption and implementation of public financing incentives.
In addition to assisting clients, Ernesto plays a key role is recruiting new talent to the firm as the Program Coordinator of the St. Louis office’s Summer Associate Program (2015-2016) and a member of the firm’s Executive Recruiting Committee in St. Louis.