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Real Estate, Development & Construction

Smart legal solutions that help our clients build the future.

From public-private partnerships for massive projects like arenas and airports to small land-use deals, we understand the positive impact our clients’ real estate, development and construction projects have on the economy and communities.

Whether a project requires local government connections, a deep understanding of financing and tax credits, document analysis and drafting, or experienced litigators, we stand by our clients to help them seize opportunities and overcome obstacles.

No matter the size or complexity of the project, the nearly 100 lawyers on Husch Blackwell’s Real Estate, Development & Construction team have the experience and bandwidth to drive client success. We partner with clients in nearly every state, as well as internationally.

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Hunt Development Group

Our P3 team assisted the client in crafting a winning bid to develop a 430,000-square-foot civil and family courthouse facility to replace the Heman Marion Sweatt Courthouse.

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Jacobs Engineering Group

Our team assisted the client, one of world’s largest engineering companies, in relocating its corporate HQ to the Lone Star State.

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Garney Construction

We represented the project lead in the Vista Ridge project, the largest water infrastructure P3 in the United States.

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Harris Park Midtown Sports & Activity Center

Our team helped bring a sports-themed development project in Kansas City's urban core to fruition.

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$4.5M Client Savings
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$650K Client Savings
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$2M Client Savings
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$22.5M Client Savings
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$2.9M Client Savings
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U.S. Beef & Platform Ventures

Husch Blackwell served as buyers’ counsel in the $118 million purchase of the Plaza Vista Office Building in Kansas City.

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CityDeck Landing LLC

Our team filed a rare petition for a supervisory writ with the Wisconsin Supreme Court—and won the case.

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Washington State Major League Baseball Public Facilities District

The owner of T-Mobile Park turned to Husch Blackwell to strike a new agreement with the Mariners.

Client Success
REIT Prevails in Court
Client Success
Inroads for Carmax
Articles | June 2021
The Sky's No Longer the Limit
White Papers | January 28, 2021
Finding Opportunity in Today's CRE Portfolio Management

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
- Albert Einstein

White Papers | April 13, 2020
Converting Hotels for COVID-Related Uses
Articles | October 04, 2019
Schemes, Scams & Occupational Fraud
Alerts | February 20, 2019
Texas Supreme Court Rules Emails to Testifying Expert Can Be Privileged

Clients often make good testifying experts because they have specialized knowledge and experience in their industry. While normally emails between an attorney and a testifying expert are discoverable, what if the testifying expert is also the client–are such emails discoverable by virtue of the client being a testifying expert?

Articles | January 28, 2019
Inside Higher Ed: A Few Lessons About Public-Private Partnerships

As many institutions look to public-private partnerships as a financing solution for their biggest and most important projects, Charles G. Renner describes a few of the ins and outs.

Articles | January 25, 2019
Law360 Expert Analysis: A Primer on Real Estate Ventures (Parts 1 and 2)

This two-part article discusses the reasons parties enter into real estate joint ventures for the development of commercial real property, how to form a real estate joint venture, the importance of a robust joint venture agreement, key terms of which to be aware and drafting tips related to such terms.

Part 1 outlines initial steps. Part 2 discusses interest transfers and exit strategies.

Articles | January 18, 2019
GlobeSt.com: Applying Blockchain to Real Estate Transactions

Rodney Carter and Bill Gardner discuss the application of blockchain technology to real estate transactions.

Articles | Winter 2019
Licensed Architect: Do the "Write" Thing

Josh Levy offers some perspective on contracts--and how they should be viewed during performance of a project--for licensed architects to consider.

Articles | January 17, 2019
Lexis Practice Advisor®: Real Estate Joint Ventures for Commercial Real Estate Development

Andy Crossett and Samantha Maerz authored Real Estate Joint Ventures for Commercial Real Estate Development for Lexis Practice Advisor®.

Speaking Engagements | June 17, 2021
Panelist, "Adaptive Reuse," BizTimes
Webinar | April 2021
Kansas City Region 2021 Outlook
Webinar | September 25, 2020
The 10 Commandments of Association Management Plus Collections!

Association Academy

Webinar | June 23, 2020
Turbulent Waters

Emerging Environmental Law Trends Webinar Series

Seminars | March 11, 2020
Construction Academy 2020 - Milwaukee
Speaking Engagements | September 26, 2019
Speaker, "Airport Infrastructure, " Infraday South
Speaking Engagements | September 26, 2019
Speaker, "Road Infrastructure," Infraday South
Seminars | June 25, 2019
Opportunity Zones
Seminars | June 4, 2019
Opportunity Zones Discussion
Seminars | May 2, 2019
Construction Academy 2019 - Denver
Seminars | April 18, 2019
Construction Academy 2019 - Omaha
Seminars | April 4, 2019
Construction Academy 2019 - Dallas
Seminars | March 7, 2019
Milwaukee Construction Academy 2019
Media Mentions | September 02, 2021
Law360: Real Estate Lawyers on the Move (log-in required)
Media Mentions | August 02, 2021
Austin Monthly: Austin's Top Attorneys 2021
Media Mentions | July 28, 2021
GlobeSt.: Women of Influence 2021
News Releases | March 08, 2021
Husch Blackwell Named A Top Sports Law Firm
News Releases | February 08, 2021
Husch Blackwell Ramps Up Washington, DC, Growth Plans
Media Mentions | January 06, 2021
The Missouri Bar: MoveMakers & NewsMakers 1/6/21
Media Mentions | October 01, 2020
Multi-Housing News: 2020 Leading Real Estate Law Firms
News Releases | March 31, 2020
Missouri Lawyers Weekly Chooses Two Husch Blackwell Litigators for 2020 Women's Justice Awards

Jones and Robinson are members of the firm’s Real Estate, Development & Construction industry group and Construction Litigation practice team.

News Releases | December 19, 2019
Husch Blackwell Welcomes 22 New Partners

Nearly 60 percent of the firm's 2020 partnership class is comprised of women.

News Releases | November 11, 2019
26 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

The firm has 16 attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list and 10 attorneys named to the Rising Stars list.

News Releases | November 11, 2019
Kevin Kelley Named as 2019 Sports & Entertainment Law Trailblazer by National Law Journal

Kelley was recognized for his participation in some of the most high-profile sports facilities deals of the past decade.

News Releases | November 05, 2019
Michael Kelly Joins Husch Blackwell in Kansas City
News Releases | October 30, 2019
JP Croake Joins Husch Blackwell's Madison Office

Croake's corporate practice focuses on helping businesses – from startups to established companies – at all stages of growth. 

News Releases | October 07, 2019
Two Husch Blackwell Associates Selected for AdvanceLaw Diversity Mentorships

AdvanceLaw, a collective of over 250 corporate legal departments that helps member companies find and retain outside counsel by vetting law firms and sharing feedback, launched the program earlier this year.

News Releases | September 11, 2019
Purvi Shah Joins Husch Blackwell's Kansas City Real Estate Team

Shah has represented lenders throughout all phases of real estate and business loans.

News Releases | September 10, 2019
Husch Blackwell's Scott and Eckelkamp Named 2019 Up & Coming Lawyers

The annual Up & Coming awards “celebrate outstanding legal professionals who are 40 or younger or who are within their first 10 years of practice.

News Releases | September 03, 2019
Nine Husch Blackwell Lawyers Named to 2019 Thomson Reuters' Texas Super Lawyers

Covering more than 70 practice areas, Super Lawyers is a directory of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | August 06, 2019
Austin Monthly Names 12 From Husch Blackwell as Top Austin Attorneys

The Top Austin Attorney listing was compiled through an online peer-voting process.

News Releases | July 22, 2019
Husch Blackwell Launches Construction Academy

The Academy aims to include diverse voices and stakeholders including business leaders from the construction, design, engineering, development and project funding fields, as well as trade associations, universities, and policymakers.

News Releases | July 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Named as Finalist for P3 Awards 2019

The competition covers firms and projects throughout North and South America.

News Releases | July 10, 2019
2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers Names Six From Husch Blackwell

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

News Releases | June 17, 2019
Husch Blackwell Named Among Top 50 Construction Law Firms by Construction Executive Magazine

The firm tied for 12th by headcount of dedicated construction lawyers.

News Releases | June 03, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places Five Attorneys in ILFR's Inaugural Real Estate Rankings

Overall, the new edition represents the second year IFLR has ranked top financial and corporate law firms and lawyers on a state-by-state basis.

News Releases | June 03, 2019
Sixteen Husch Blackwell Attorneys Recognized in 2019 IFLR 1000 United States

The 2019 edition of the IFLR 1000 represents the second year IFLR has ranked top financial and corporate law firms and lawyers on a state-by-state basis.

News Releases | May 31, 2019
Three Husch Blackwell Practices Net 2019 Legal 500 US Rankings

The Legal 500 United States assesses and ranks the capabilities of law firms around the world in over 100 jurisdictions with a comprehensive research program.

News Releases | May 28, 2019
Bill White Joins Husch Blackwell's Madison Office

White has significant experience litigating land use and development issues on behalf of property owners, developers, municipalities and businesses.

Media Mentions | May 26, 2019
KETV-TV: The Spirit of Entrepreneurship (VIDEO)
News Releases | May 21, 2019
Brent Meyer Named to Fellowship in Construction Lawyers Society of America

Meyer joins three other Husch Blackwell attorneys as CLSA Fellows.

Media Mentions | May 10, 2019
Milwaukee Business Journal: A Budding Industry
News Releases | May 08, 2019
Husch Blackwell's Retail Team Recognized as Industry "Influencer"

Husch Blackwell’s Retail practice group was honored by Real Estate Forum in part for the 2017 creation of its Retail Institute.

News Releases | April 29, 2019
Chambers USA 2019 Ranks Husch Blackwell in 10 Areas of Law; 33 Attorneys Recognized

Attorneys in 10 offices across the firm's footprint are recognized in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA

News Releases | April 04, 2019
JD Supra Honors Three Husch Blackwell Thought Leaders

The Readers’ Choice Awards reflect a deep dive into JD Supra's reader data in 26 established categories.

Media Mentions | March 26, 2019
KCUR-FM: An Update on Levees and Flood Protection (AUDIO)

This past week, much of the Midwest has been devastated by severe flooding. In this conversation, KCUR listeners get an update on flood protection from Karin Jacoby, attorney with Husch Blackwell and registered engineer in waterway management.

News Releases | March 20, 2019
2019 Colorado Super Lawyers Names Four From Husch Blackwell

Colorado Super Lawyers recognizes four Husch Blackwell attorneys from Denver.

News Releases | March 12, 2019
Four Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2019 Thomson Reuters' Texas Rising Stars

Texas Rising Stars 2019 lists four Husch Blackwell attorneys.

News Releases | March 11, 2019
Husch Blackwell P3 Report and Survey Document Growing Appeal of Public-Private Partnerships

Husch Blackwell's second report on public-private partnerships show decision-makers' increased confidence in the use of P3 agreements.

Media Mentions | February 20, 2019
Law360: Real Estate Lawyers on the Move
News Releases | February 05, 2019
Nikelle Meade Named to Austin Black Business Journal Top 10 Central Texas Lawyers

Nikelle Meade, partner in Husch Blackwell’s Real Estate & Development Group, has been named a 2019 Top 10 Central Texas Lawyer by the Austin Black Business Journal.

Media Mentions | February 04, 2019
Texas Lawyer Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 4 (log-in required)

Texas Lawyer reports on three new attorneys joining the Houston office of Husch Blackwell.

Media Mentions | February 2019
Governing: In the Zone
News Releases | January 28, 2019
Husch Blackwell Adds Three Partners in Houston

Robert Eckels, Arturo Michel and Sandy Hellums-Gomez join the Houston office of Husch Blackwell.

Media Mentions | January 28, 2019
Texas Lawyer: Husch Blackwell Adds 3 Partners to Houston Public Law Team

The lateral hires include former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels, former Houston City Attorney Arturo Michel and governance and compliance lawyer Sandy Hellums-Gomez.

News Releases | January 15, 2019
Michael Bridges Honored for Pro Bono Service by Legal Services Corporation

Michael Bridges was recognized for his family law and contracts work with clients of Legal Services of Southern Missouri.

Media Mentions | December 12, 2018
Urban Milwaukee: Can Public-Private Deals Help County?
News Releases | December 10, 2018
Husch Blackwell Elects 25 to Partnership
Testimonials Chief Legal Officer

“Husch Blackwell has provided us with excellent and experienced legal representation in sophisticated transactions.”

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Testimonials Client Feedback

“The lawyers are more than just advisers, they are partners in achieving our goals. They are always extremely knowledgeable and exceptionally effective.”

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Testimonials Tim Fowler, Director, Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District

“It’s been a true blessing to have the capabilities of Husch Blackwell in times when we’ve really needed it… I can’t tell you how much I’ve appreciated that because I have seen the fruits of the labor. One of the best things I think we’ve ever done on this board was bring in the Husch team.”

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Testimonials Dan Fitzgerald, CEO, Horizon Construction Group

"Husch Blackwell has helped us grow by providing excellent services in every area from entitlements, financing, acquisitions, contract drafting and dispute resolution. Their Construction & Design group has a depth of industry knowledge that gives us the confidence we need to pursue any opportunity in any state.”

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Testimonials Charles Desmeules, Director—Legal Affairs, Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.

“Thanks for Husch Blackwell’s help and great work on Phoebe Solar. Innergex would not have been able to do this complex project without you. We greatly appreciated your expertise on construction and real estate matters.”

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Testimonials Chambers USA 2021

“I have been consistently impressed by the service and talent of the team at Husch, which has given me great comfort in navigating a diverse set of challenges and business issues.”

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Testimonials Chambers USA 2021

"Our attorneys at Husch Blackwell are well versed in real estate matters and have consistently provided sound counsel. Their document review and preparation are best in class, and when faced with turning around complex legal documents they always rise to the challenge and meet our deadlines.”

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Case Study

A victory for CityDeck Landing LLC in a dispute over construction of an apartment building.

Learn about the rare petition we filed

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