- Real Estate
- Development & Construction
- Corporate Real Estate
- Development Incentives & Tax Credits
|Contact Info||Telephone: 314.480.1744|
|University ||Brown University, B.A., Political Science, 1989|
|Law School||Washington University in St. Louis, J.D., 1994 Washington University Law Quarterly, Associate Editor|
|Admitted||1994, Missouri; 1995, Illinois|
Professional Associations and Memberships
American Bar Association
•The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
•Illinois State Bar Association
•The Missouri Bar
•TerraLex, Real Estate Practice Group, co-chair, 2013-present
As part of the firm's Real Estate, Development & Construction industry team, Frans works with in-house counsel and facilities managers of Fortune 500 corporations in efficiently managing their real estate portfolios. He negotiates headquarters relocations, site selections, governmental incentives, leases, subleases and regulatory issues. Frans also works with regional developers, private equity funds and other clients with all facets of commercial real estate transactions, including multistate portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, financing, leasing, project management and joint venture formation.
Among his legal accomplishments are these:
•Advising Sanson Group with development of more than 7 million square feet of retail, office and industrial buildings and 1,000 residential units.
Representing client in management of more than 20 million square feet of retail, office and industrial property in 12 states and more than 2,000 residential units worth in excess of $2.5 billion.
Counseling Express Scripts on the development of its corporate headquarters, which consists of five buildings containing nearly 1 million square feet of office and operations space.
Represented Sanson Group with development of 1,000 residential units and more than 7 million square feet of retail, office and industrial buildings.
•Advised client in management of more than 20 million square feet of retail, office and industrial property. This spanned 12 states and included more than 2,000 residential units worth in excess of $2.5 billion.
•Represented Express Scripts on the development of its corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Mo. This consisted of five buildings containing nearly 1 million square feet of office and operations space.
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