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Overview

Cory advocates on behalf of clients in property deals that involve acquisition and expansion loans, platting and development of real property, zoning issues and mechanic’s liens.

Cory’s industry experience includes: 

  • Obtaining and renegotiating loans of various sizes for real estate development companies. 
  • Negotiating sales of property, ranging from residential housing to multimillion-dollar commercial transactions.

An experienced and vigorous litigator, Cory defends a range of clients – from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. He counsels in business and commercial litigation matters, including construction, real estate development, employment, product liability, contracts, negligence and property claims.


Industries

Services

Recognition

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, Rising Star, 2011-2017
  • Springfield Business Journal, “40 Under 40,” 2012

Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
    • Order of the Coif
    • Missouri Law Review, Editorial Board
  • B.S., Southwest Missouri State University
    • cum laude
    • Political Science

Admissions

  • Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
Experience
  • Represented real estate development companies in obtaining and renegotiating loans of various sizes, including a loan in excess of $14 million.
  • Negotiated sales of property, ranging from residential housing to multimillion-dollar commercial transactions.
  • Represented shareholder in business dispute litigation, resulting in favorable $1.5 million verdict.
  • Advised clients in the formation of for-profit and not-for-profit legal entities, including homeowner and condominium owner associations.
Community Leadership
  • Dickerson Park Zoo, Friends of the Zoo, Board of Directors, 2013 
  • Mizzou Alumni Association, Board of Directors, 2013