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Overview

Wendy concentrates her practice on reviewing, negotiating and drafting complex lease agreements for landlords, tenants and developers across the nation.

Wendy likes to joke that all the hours she spent at the mall as a teen were actually career research. Indeed, Wendy’s insight into the changing landscape of brick-and-mortar stores and shopping centers is invaluable to the landlords, tenants and developers she represents in a broad range of retail market areas, from big-box stores to restaurants. In addition to counseling retail leasing clients across the nation on existing development, redevelopment and ground lease projects, Wendy drafts and negotiates leases for office, healthcare, industrial and warehouse uses.

During her 25-year career, and prior to joining Husch, Wendy was in-house real estate counsel for both national retail companies and developers, including one of the nation’s largest mall Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). She has drafted and negotiated leases across the United States and Canada. Her ability to build consensus, identify creative solutions, and build and maintain relationships with legal counterparts – particularly brokers and developers – are key assets she brings to the negotiating table.

Wendy has a broad knowledge of leasing for build-to-suit projects, existing locations and redevelopments of existing projects. Her experience also extends to post-execution issues, including estoppel; subordination, non-disturbance and attornment (SNDA) agreements; defaults; prohibited use violations; enforcement of lease provisions; and navigating and obtaining third-party consents for redevelopment projects.


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Recognition

  • Junior League Leadership Award
  • REDD Internal Person of the Year, 2008

Education

  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law
  • M.B.A., Rockhurst University
  • B.A., University of St. Thomas
    • magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
Outside the Office

Today, Wendy finds herself on the other end of mall drop offs as a mother of three. She also considers herself a foodie and a wine enthusiast, and is committed to visiting Napa Valley every year to prove her dedication to this unofficial title.

Community Leadership

Wendy is a member of the committee that guides the firm’s True North enrichment program for women. She is also a member of the Chattanooga chapter of 100 Women Who Care, an organization that supports local not-for-profits in furthering their missions.