Kathleen's real estate and development experience includes representing owners, developers, contractors, design-builders, lenders, borrowers, buyers, sellers, commercial landlords and tenants in a broad range of real estate-related transactions. A member of the Real Estate, Development & Construction group, she regularly assists clients with acquisitions, dispositions and development of industrial, commercial, office, warehouse, retail and agricultural properties throughout the United States.
To understand the breadth of her practice, consider that Kathleen has:
•Represented several multinational New York Stock Exchange corporations in their real estate transactions.
•Advised a cement company in the acquisition of land for mining.
•Represented trusts on the disposition of real estate.
Kathleen is active in the not-for-profit community and advises various nonprofit groups on construction, management and operation of their real estate. She also has unique experience representing school districts in the disposition, acquisition and development of school properties.
Awards and Recognitions
The Best Lawyers In America, Real Estate Law, 2003-2015
•Chambers USA, Real Estate Law, 2005-2014
•Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2005-2010, 2012, 2013; Top 50 St. Louis, 2005; Top 50 Women, 2005-2006
•Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2011-2012
Better Learning Communities, Board of Directors, 2011-present; chair, 2012-present
•Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri, Board of Directors, 1981-1988 and 2003-2012; chair, 1986-1988
•Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri Foundation, Board of Directors, 1998-2002 and 2003-present; chair, 1998-2002
•Lutheran Senior Services, Board of Directors, 2010-present; vice chair, 2013-present
•Thomas Jefferson School, Board of Directors, 2008-present; chair, 2013-present
•Represented several multinational New York Stock Exchange corporations in their real estate transactions throughout the United States.
•Advised a multinational company with respect to the real estate aspects of the $675 million sale of a wireless communications company.
•Represented a publicly traded company in $165 million development of its downtown headquarters facilities in St. Louis, including property acquisition, air rights, utility relocation and public incentives.
•Advised a cement company in the acquisition of land for mining and expansion of its plant facilities.
•Counseled a private corporation in its $85 million expansion of its main facility and the development of its off-site support facilities.
•Represented publicly traded companies and a privately held corporation in negotiating their headquarters leases.
•Represented a not-for-profit corporation in the acquisition and development of numerous office buildings for statewide operations.
•Represented an international congregation of Catholic women in intellectual property, financing, employee benefits and bequest issues.
•Handled various real estate matters for several St. Louis area school districts, including the acquisition of land, development of new schools, sale of surplus properties, leasing of sites, and joint use agreements with other schools and municipalities.
In The News
8.19.14 Husch Blackwell Boasts 106 Best Lawyers on 2015 List, Seven Lawyers of the Year
Energy & Natural Resources ; Financial Services ; Food & Agribusiness ; Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction ; Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation
5.23.14 Chambers USA 2014 Gives Husch Blackwell High Rankings in Nine Areas of Law; 40 Attorneys Recognized
Energy & Natural Resources ; Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction
10.16.13 In Missouri, 76 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 Lawyers of the Year
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction ; Financial Services ; Energy & Natural Resources
6.03.13 Husch Blackwell Receives High Rankings, Praise from Clients in Chambers USA 2013
10.15.12 A Combined 84 Husch Blackwell Attorneys are Named 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Missouri and Nebraska
8.23.12 2013 Best Lawyers Includes 106 Husch Blackwell Attorneys in 56 Practice Areas and 7 States
6.12.12 Husch Blackwell Receives Top Rankings from Chambers and Partners
Real Estate, Development & Construction
9.06.11 More Than 100 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2012
6.13.11 Husch Blackwell Receives High Rankings, Praise from Clients in Chambers USA 2011
Real Estate, Development & Construction