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Overview

Heidi assists the Banking & Finance team in complex real estate and financing transactions and helps ensure that clients feel supported and fully informed.

After more than 40 years in the legal industry and more than 30 as a paralegal, Heidi has worked on real estate transactions from nearly every possible side. She’s been employed by law firms, a major retail corporation, a title company, developers and property companies, and she has a 360-degree view of the transaction process. There’s very little she hasn’t seen, and she knows titles and other transactional documents like the back of her hand. Heidi loves nothing more than the excitement of a closing.

At Husch Blackwell, Heidi deals with property-based loans, multi-phase development projects, construction real estate loans, tax credit financing structures, and the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate. She often works with commercial finance matters that involve New Markets Tax Credits, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, tax increment financing, HUD financings, mortgage lending, work-outs and other commercial loans. Heidi has extensive experience drafting and gathering transactional and closing documents, and she has managed a wide variety of transactions all the way from pre-offer to post-closing.

Heidi is known for her attention to detail and her decades of experience, but she’s most of all known for her focus on clients. She knows that clients are often intimidated by legal language and the legal technicalities of the process, and her favorite part of her job is working directly with them to ensure that they feel guided and supported. Heidi aims to develop solid relationships with clients, and she often works with the same clients repeatedly through multiple transactions. Her goal is for clients to feel that they’ve got a friend and true partner at the firm.

Experience
  • Drafts, reviews and revises various types of documents in connection with commercial real estate and asset acquisition/disposition.
  • Examines title commitments and documents affecting title; clears title issues.
  • Reviews surveys for encroachments and other issues.
  • Drafts, reviews and revises loan modification documents for lenders.
  • Prepared wills and other estate planning documents.
  • Handled due diligence matters and closings for property company.
  • Led multifamily housing team in sales of apartment communities for property company.
  • Created landlord/tenant responsibility forms as determined by lease terms.
  • Reviewed and abstracted leases prior to purchase of a location; obtained tenant estoppel.
  • Reviewed title commitments, exception documents and surveys; cleared issues; established and monitored escrows; reviewed and drafted closing documents and coordinated closings for major retail company.
Outside the Office

Most of Heidi’s free time is devoted to her extensive volunteer work with the Boy Scouts of America, an organization she has supported for more than 30 years.

Heidi also loves to spend time with her five grandchildren, complete Sudoku puzzles and read.

Community Leadership

Heidi has volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America since her oldest son first joined Cub Scouts in 1989. She’s passionate about the organization’s ability to build leadership skills, both in its young members and in its adult volunteers.

Heidi is currently serving a three-year term as a commissioner for one of the Boy Scouts’ 16 national territories. Her role is to represent the members within her territory, and she deeply enjoys working with the people involved.

Previously, Heidi has assisted with the planning and execution of a National Jamboree and has served as an instructor six times at volunteer training centers.

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