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Overview

With a focus on corporate real estate transactions, Courtney aims to serve as a true partner to clients.

Courtney traces her interest in law to childhood, when she observed her attorney father at work and in the courtroom. As she grew up, she was drawn to the client advocacy and intellectual challenge that made his career so rewarding. However, the litigation central to her father’s practice wasn’t appealing: instead, Courtney’s collaborative skills made transactional work an excellent fit.

Today, Courtney counsels clients across a wide variety of corporate real estate issues. With an emphasis on equity investment in real estate and joint ventures, her experience includes over 10 years of acting as equity investor counsel for major financial institutions, private real estate equity firms, and tax credit syndicators in corporate real estate transactions, as well as extensive work in the areas of low-income housing tax credits and affordable housing. Courtney has significant experience assisting clients through all aspects of the corporate transaction; she excels at navigating complex transactional structures and negotiating to achieve each client’s unique business objectives and broader goals.

Courtney places a high priority on working closely with clients to minimize risk and achieve the best deal possible. She truly enjoys building relationships with clients, many of whom she has represented for years, and considers the highest compliment to be when clients view her more as a teammate than as outside counsel.


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Education

  • J.D., Creighton University School of Law
    • cum laude
  • B.S.B.A., University of Kansas
    • Dean's List
    • College of Business Honor Roll

Admissions

  • Nebraska

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association
  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
Experience
  • Facilitated more than $1 billion of equity investments in affordable housing real estate developments throughout the U.S.
  • Served as equity investment counsel for banks and tax credit syndicators investing in numerous tax credit-financed affordable housing developments.
  • Has represented both investors and developers in numerous corporate real estate development joint ventures.
  • Served on team of counsel assisting multiple private real estate equity firm clients with the formation and ongoing operation of private real estate investment fund offerings.
  • Served on team of counsel assisting various clients with Opportunity Zone investments, including Qualified Opportunity Fund formation and preparation of private offering documents in connection therewith.
Case Studies
U.S. Beef & Platform Ventures

When U.S. Beef, formerly the largest franchisee of Arby’s restaurants in the U.S., sought to shift its business focus after selling its restaurant assets in December 2018, it partnered with Platform Ventures, an investment firm, to acquire the Plaza Vista Office Building, located on the west end of Kansas City’s iconic Plaza District, from EverWest Real Estate Investors. The deal proved to be incredibly complex, and U.S. Beef and Platform turned to Husch Blackwell for guidance in turning their plans into reality.

Outside the Office

Outside the office, Courtney spends lots of time with her husband and two elementary-aged children. The family especially enjoys being outdoors, traveling, watching movies, playing board games, and hanging out with their pets.

A passionate animal lover, Courtney is the proud owner of four pets: a rescue dog, a shelter cat, and two rescue cats. She previously worked as a shelter volunteer and currently supports many local shelters and animal rescue organizations around the community.

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