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Ellen Jacobson Pantaenius

Ellen Jacobson Pantaenius

Senior Counsel
Kansas City
office: 816.983.8258
fax: 816.983.8080
Overview

Ellen represents landlords and tenants on office, retail and industrial lease negotiations and serves as national and regional commercial mortgage loan counsel for life insurance companies.

She has closed millions of dollars of commercial real estate purchase, sale and lending transactions.

Her extensive work on behalf of industry clients has included:

  • Assisting a large hospital system in the multimillion-dollar purchase and lease of several buildings for patients and administrative staff.
  • Counseling a nonprofit hospital system as it sold hospital and medical office buildings.
  • Representing an investor in a $145 million tax equity investment for a 60-megawatt wind project in Nebraska and Kansas.
  • Advising hospitals and physicians in drafting, amending and enforcing lease agreements.

Ellen also has extensive experience managing real estate aspects of renewable energy projects and has represented developers, purchasers, borrowers, lenders and investors in connection with wind energy projects in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska.


Industry

Services

Recognition

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2015

Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
    • magna cum laude
      • UMKC Law Review, managing editor
  • B.J., University of Missouri-Columbia
    • magna cum laude
    • Advertising

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kansas City Commercial Real Estate Women (KC CREW)
  • The Missouri Bar
Experience
  • Represented a large hospital system in the structuring, negotiation and consummation of a multimillion-dollar purchase and lease transaction for several buildings to be used for administrative and patient care purposes.
  • Provided counsel and assistance to a nonprofit hospital system in connection with the sale of numerous hospital and medical office building sites.
  • Represented a hospital foundation in the acquisition of properties in the vicinity of the hospital campus for future development.
  • Represented hospitals and physicians – in a landlord and tenant capacity – in drafting, amending and enforcing lease agreements.
  • Represented lenders on term financing of a 200-megawatt wind project in eastern Nebraska.
  • Advised Duke Energy with respect to the acquisition of a131-megawatt Cimarron II wind project in southwestern Kansas.
  • Represented the developer of a 100-megawatt wind project in central Kansas.
  • Counseled lenders on the construction and term financing of a $240 million, 150-megawatt wind project in Missouri.
  • Represented an investor in a $145 million tax equity investment for a 60-megawatt wind project in Nebraska and Kansas.
  • Represented the purchaser of a 100-megawatt wind project in Kansas.
Thought Leadership
News Releases
Community Leadership
  • The Don Bosco Centers, Board of Directors, 2011-present