Jonathan W. Giokas: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Jonathan W. Giokas

St. Louis,  MO  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Development & Construction
  • Banking & Finance
  • Development Incentives & Tax Credits
  • Housing - Multifamily
  • Senior & Student
  • Land Use
  • Tax
Contact InfoTelephone: 314.480.1713
Fax: 314.480.1505
University Wake Forest University, B.A., Politics, cum laude, with department honors, 1999
Law SchoolBoston College Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2003
Admitted2003, Missouri; 2004, Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships
•Missouri Growth Association, Board of Directors
•Illinois State Bar Association
•The Missouri Bar


Jonathan counsels companies, financial institutions and municipalities with respect to a variety of real estate transactions. He works closely with clients to secure private and public sources of capital for property and real estate projects and the funding of new or existing businesses.

In addition, Jonathan advises clients in development agreements, loan documents, equity investments, entity structures, leases, and purchase and sale agreements. He has been particularly active in projects that involve New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC), historic preservation tax credits, tax increment financing (TIF), low income housing tax credits, bond financing and special taxing districts.

His significant experience within the real estate industry includes representing:

•The $86 million redevelopment of one of the largest vacant buildings in downtown St. Louis.

One of the first projects to seek approval under the Missouri Downtown Economic Stimulus Act.

A publicly traded Fortune 500 company regarding the location of its worldwide headquarters facility.


Represented a private developer with respect to the financing of the $86 million redevelopment of one of the largest vacant buildings in downtown St. Louis into a mix of retail space, apartments and residential condominiums using various public and private capital sources, including historic tax credits, low income housing tax credits and tax increment financing.

•Advised a large municipality in the development of a high-profile site, which was one of the first to seek approval under the Missouri Downtown Economic Stimulus Act (MODESA).

•Represented a publicly traded Fortune 500 company during the location of its worldwide headquarters facility, which utilized revenue bond financing and other state and local incentives.

•Counsel to low income housing tax credit investor with respect to $11 million rehabilitation project.

Business Insights

Business Insights

7.24.13 U.S. Supreme Court Significantly Expands Reach of Constitutional Concerns in State and Local Land-Use Decisions
Real Estate, Development & Construction Alert

1.01.08 MODESA: The Missouri Downtown and Rural Economic Stimulus Act, The Urban Land Institute - Financial Toolbox Series
Speaking Engagement

6.01.07 Capturing Incentives for Historic Developments, Lorman Education Teleconference
Speaking Engagement

In The News

4.13.12 Husch Blackwell Leads EM Properties to Close on Hotel Pere Marquette Today
Real Estate, Development & Construction News Release

1.04.12 Twelve Husch Blackwell Attorneys Added to Partnership in 2012
Real Estate, Development & Construction Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals News Release

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Office Information

Jonathan W. Giokas

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600
St. LouisMO 63105-3441


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