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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 more than 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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Microsoft Corporation

Our team assisted Microsoft in the construction of a $1 billion data center on a 315-acre parcel of land in Wisconsin.

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Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation

Our team negotiated a historic energy savings performance contract that will help Harris County in their efforts to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Netrality Properties, LP

Our team ensured the issuance of $56 million in bonds for the development and renovation of an important client site.

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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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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.

White Papers | May 09, 2024
2024 Project Perspectives: Exploring Trends and Developments in Alternative Project Delivery

P3s are in a constant state of flux as project owners and participants continue to innovate, striking upon new ways to bring much-needed infrastructure online.

White Papers | December 15, 2023
Corporate Transparency Act Guide

On January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) will go into effect, and if your business is deemed to be a Reporting Company under the CTA, the clock will begin ticking on new federal reporting obligations.

Legal Updates | June 21, 2023
EEOC Casts New Focus on Construction Industry
White Papers | March 07, 2023
2023 Public-Private Partnership Trends Report

Exploring what is possible through P3s when the spotlight is squarely on rethinking and rebuilding infrastructure in the U.S.

Blog | November 08, 2022
Chickens and Covenants
Legal Updates | October 24, 2022
City of St. Louis Issues Draft Incentives Framework
Podcast | February 17, 2022
WisBusiness: the Podcast with Rebecca Mitich
Legal Updates | November 15, 2021
President Biden Signs Infrastructure Package into Law
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
Legal Updates | March 30, 2020
Remote Online Notarization and COVID-19
Articles | October 04, 2019
Schemes, Scams & Occupational Fraud
Seminars | March 21, 2024
2024 Construction Academy in Milwaukee
Speaking Engagements | November 15, 2023
Speaker, "Engineering Ethics," Engineers Club of Omaha
Seminars | November 2, 2023
Construction Academy 2023
Seminars | May 18, 2023
Cream City Construction Workshop
Seminars | October 13, 2022
Construction Academy 2022 - Milwaukee
Seminars | September 22, 2022
Construction Academy 2022 - Omaha
Webinar | March 25, 2022
Association Academy: What's New in 2022!
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
News Releases | June 20, 2023
Husch Blackwell Adds Two Partners in Chicago
Media Mentions | April 18, 2023
Ingram's 40 Under Forty Class of 2023: Mike Kelly
Media Mentions | January 27, 2023
REDNews: 2022 Texas Icons
News Releases | November 07, 2022
Husch Blackwell Elects 29 to 2023 New Partner Class
News Releases | May 16, 2022
David Lemkemeier Joins Husch Blackwell's St. Louis Office

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that David Lemkemeier has joined the firm’s St. Louis office as a partner in its Real Estate, Development & Construction industry group.

News Releases | April 21, 2022
Husch Blackwell Earns Appellate Victory in Wisconsin Land Use Case

Husch Blackwell prevailed for a plaintiff landowner in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals against the City of Brookfield in a closely-watched land use case.

Media Mentions | January 23, 2022
BizTimes: Notable Women in Law: Lydia Chartre
News Releases | December 06, 2021
Husch Blackwell Elects 36 to 2022 Partnership Class
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.

The real estate team is highly skilled and also very well connected to the legal and political players in this area.

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